We are delighted to be bringing our popular weekly toddler class 'Once Upon A Storytime' back to the Lantern Arts Centre starting on Monday 12th April 2021. Please note Storytime will not be running on the May Bank Holidays.

  • Day: Mondays

  • Time: Choose from 2 sessions 9.30am or 10.45am

  • Length of session: 35 mins 

  • Age: 0-5yrs (Babies under 6 months go free!)

  • Price: £5 (£3 each additional sibling)

  • What happens: Stories, songs and rhymes!  

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Covid 19: The sessions will look a little different in this challenging time, there will be less singing and movement for example.  But rest assured, Amy will do everything possible to make it a brilliant session for you and your child!


Keeping You Safe

  • Please do not come to the session if you or your child are displaying any symptoms of Covid 19

  • Always pre-book your session - we will only be able to allow a limited number of people in the Studio.

  • Adults - please wear a mask around the building and during the session

  • Please use hand sanitizer upon entry

  • Please leave buggies as directed and do not bring them into the session.  Car seats are ok for very little ones.

  • We will only be using musical instruments that can be easily sanitised - no sharing!

  • Please use the Worple Road entrance at the front of the church.

  • Please observe social-distancing.  Amy will tell you where to sit in the session.

  • Click here for more info on how the LAC is keeping you safe.


How Do I Book?

Please email Amy to book your place - amy.phillips@lanternarts.org  Please write Storytime in the subject box.  Include your name, the name and number of children you are bringing and your mobile phone number.  When Amy has confirmed you have a place you can pay online by clicking here.


About Amy


Amy is the Artistic Director of the Lantern Arts Centre, she is an actress, director and theatre practitioner.  Amy is also a local mum of 4 children - all of whom attended Once Upon A Storytime!  An English literature graduate, Amy is passionate about books and reading and has been reading books and singing rhymes to the children of Raynes Park for a decade.  Amy has been awarded  a Team London Award and a Merton Volunteer Team Success Award for Once Upon A Storytime.


"The best session of this kind in the area!"  (Ruth, mum to Alex)


"Amy is a great storyteller and musician who gets all the children involved in the class! Our son Aran loves going and it’s great to see him singing along with the regular tunes. We’d definitely recommend it as a great intro to stories and singing for little ones." (Miriam, mum to Aran)


"All of the children have really enjoyed this session, especially the stories Amy tells! One of babies' first words was even 'bubble bubble'!! From the tiny turtle song!"  (Sophie and Jan,childminders in RaynesPark)


"My daughter, now 2.5, and I have been enjoying Once Upon a Storytime since she was four months old. It’s been a wonderful activity to complement all stages of her development and strongly supports her love of books and songs. We’ve really enjoyed being part of the Lantern Arts Community and look forward to our newest addition enjoying the experience of Storytime at The Lantern Arts Centre too!" (Jen, mum to Andi)