IF you join Little Bears playgroup you could be in for a big surprise.

For no fewer than ten mums who go to the sessions with their present toddlers have had new additions to the family in the year since the group started.

And that is just so far — there are half a dozen more happy events expected later this year. This includes special care nurse Claire Lord, whose baby was due two weeks ago and was happy to pose with the proud new mums on June 24.

The popular parent and child group meets at the clubhouse at Sean Devereux Park in Chandlers Lane, Yateley. It has recently extended its sessions because of demand.

"We don't know what it is with all these pregnancies," said group leader Debbie Clark. "It has been suggested we should issue a health warning about coming here or that there's something special in the air.

"We are delighted to have all these happy and healthy baby bear additions to our group."