Postnatal Support Groups

Emmanuel Postnatal Support Group

Emmanuel Postnatal Group is a baby group in Cheltenham for parents and babies up to 9 months old, it is a part of Emmanuel Church and run by myself. It is a safe space to come along and meet other parents, enjoy a hot drink and home made cake while your baby explores sensory treasure baskets and baby toys. We are a relaxed and welcoming baby group; we now require pre-booking and payment online as we are cashless. Each week there is a special guest who comes along to share something for babies or mums such as a free taster or talk – baby yoga, baby music class, first aid, weaning workshop, postnatal fitness etc. These special guests are currently on hold while we settle back in post covid.

The baby group runs in Cheltenham at Emmanuel Church on Thursdays 11:30-12:45, £3 per family, up to 9 months old.

Visit our facebook page for up to date information about the group.

I am also closely connected with Warden Hill Postnatal Group which is another baby group running in Cheltenham on Mondays in the same format.

Coming into group for the first time initially felt scary but you, Sarah, made me feel and still do feel very welcome with a smile, drink and a delicious cake! The mums at group all feel free to talk about the changing stages, triumphs and stresses of being a new mum with zero judgement- just support and advice from one another. The taster sessions/guests are fun and informative but it is also nice to come on free weeks to relax and chat and let Jake play and start to interact more with his friends. I can’t believe we have now been coming for near 7 months. I have taken so much from such the lovely, supportive environment at Emmanuel. It will be sad to move up Toddlers in a couple of months time. Thank you for running Emmanuel Post Natal Group- a vital group for local new mums.


I have been attending emmanuel postnatal support group since my daughter Isobel was 5 weeks old (she is now nearly 8 months). It was the first time I had ventured out far from home with Isobel and I was pretty scared! Sarah made me feel so welcome and came over and started chatting to me straight away and put me at ease, as well as giving me a much needed tea and chocolate brownie! Ive attended the group pretty much every week ever since and Isobel now loves being there, playing with the toys and all the other babies. The weekly guest hosts have been really informative and the help and support from Sarah and the other mums invaluable. I will really miss going once I have to return to work.


I have been attending Sarah’s Post-natal group in Emmanuel church since my baby was five weeks old and it has fast become the highlight of my, and my son, Theo’s, week. The group is really well attended and has a fabulous friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Sarah is the ideal group host and always makes time to speak to every person there whether it’s their first time or a frequent member. In addition to this Sarah is a fantastic baker and provides very welcome and tasty treats.