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Activities for babies

  • Bumps and Babes - drop in and join other mums for mutual support and a chat. Breast feeding and bottle feeding support is available from a Health Visitor and NCT volunteers. Bottle warming facilities are also available.
  • First Time parents - This fun and lively group is open to first time parents with babies under 12 months and parents-to-be. The group encourages parents to engage in messy play activities, story time and song time. It provides a great opportunity to chat and meet with other new parents and babies, and can help to reduce isolation among first time families. No need to book.
  • Baby massage - encourages bonding and increases parents' confidence in handling their baby. This group also helps to reduce isolation for new mums. The eight week course must be booked.
  • Baby sensory - suited to babies from birth to 13 months, it provides one to one bonding opportunities for mothers, fathers and their babies. It can reduce isolation, and support mothers with low level post natal depression. The group gives parents ideas for play and stimulating activities to use at home. Courses run for 6 weeks and places must be booked. There is a charge for this course.
  • Child health Clinic - drop in for an opportunity to weigh your baby and to discuss any health issues you may have with regard to your child with a trained heath professional.
  • PEEP (Parents Early Education Partnership) for Babies - A rolling programme of 10 week courses, PEEP aims to support parents and carers to enhance their children's learning and development and improve their life chances by making the most of everyday learning opportunities. Through this, babies and children become confident communicators and active learners. PEEP is about valuing and building on what parents already do - sharing ideas from parents, practitioners, the PEEP programme and wider research - but also understanding why they help children's later development.

                    

Activities for babies and toddlers

  • Baby and toddler groups - All groups encourage parents to engage in messy play activities, story time and song time. The groups also give parents ideas for play and stimulating activities to use at home and provide an opportunity to chat and meet with other parents and children. There are 6 baby and toddler groups held at the Centre, please see the timetable for details. These groups need to be booked in advance, as there is only limited space available.
  • Baby and toddler groups outreach - These are drop-in groups so no booking is needed, a full list of venues and times can be found on our timetable.
  • Amazing Multiples - Homestart run this group on alternate Thursday afternoons.  If you have twins, triplets, etc, and wish to come along, please contact Angela on 01420 473555 for further details and to check availabilty.
  • PACEY - a drop-in group for childminders to come along to with their child minded children. This professional development group is run alternate Wednesday mornings at the centre.
  • Saturday Dads Club - for any dads or male carers to come along to on the 1st Saturday of each month. We have a wide range of activities available to suit under 5s. Breakfast is provided! Please contact the Centre to book a place.
  • Bushy Tales - a speech and language development group for children under 3. This group is run on a referral basis and supports children who have a speech and language delay or difficulties.
  • PEEP (Parents Early Education Partnership) for Ones/Twos/Threes - A rolling programme of 10 week courses, PEEP aims to support parents and carers to enhance their children's learning and development and improve their life chances by making the most of everyday learning opportunities. Through this, babies and children become confident communicators and active learners. PEEP is about valuing and building on what parents already do - sharing ideas from parents, practitioners, the PEEP programme and wider research - but also understanding why they help children's later development.