Services for Young Children

Parent and toddler group

Child age range

  • 6 weeks  – 3 years age range


  • Parent and toddler groups provide play and socialisation for children.

  • Parent and toddler groups provide socialisation for parents who must stay with their children when attending.

  • Groups usually run by parents or a committee of local parents/ organisations.

Quality assurance

  • Some groups are supported by the Hampshire Pre-School Learning Alliance.

  • Some parent and toddler groups can be registered through the voluntary part of the Ofsted Childcare Register if they meet requirements.

  • Some groups are affiliated with Hampshire children's centres and receive support and guidance in delivering services.


  • Low cost - session which often includes refreshments.

Times available

  • Mornings or afternoons, different days, lasting from 1 hour to just under 2 hours.