Saturday group helps dads bond with kids

ST JOHN S Little Learners Nursery in Huntingdon is running a Saturday morning group for dads to bond with their children. The scheme, called Men Behaving Dadley, has been running since October. The nursery is open for dads and children under five every

ST JOHN'S Little Learners Nursery in Huntingdon is running a Saturday morning group for dads to bond with their children. The scheme, called Men Behaving Dadley, has been running since October.

The nursery is open for dads and children under five every Saturday morning between 9am and 12 noon, and they can pop in for as long as they like to make use of the nursery facilities.

The group was originally set up to provide free sessions for single dads who may only have weekend access to their children, or who may live in temporary accommodation with nowhere suitable to spend time with their children.

Men Behaving Dadley provides an alternative to other activities such as going to the cinema or fast food restaurants, which can become expensive, or outdoor activities which can be less appealing during the winter months.

Many dads have been grateful for the chance to bring their children to play in a warm, safe and fun environment.

Julie Grinstead, Men Behaving Dadley organiser, said: "I was successful in a bid for a monetary award from charity Unltd in London as Men Behaving Dadley is a project that has been set up solely to benefit families in Huntingdon.

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"So far the scheme has reached 14 families. There are still places available for dads, granddads, older brothers and even uncles to bring their under fives to join in.

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