Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 lockdown all groups at the Children’s Centres are currently suspended. As soon as we can re-open we’ll post our timetable here and let families know via our Facebook page
Information about local services for children, young people and their families including child care and help available to pay for it.
Children’s Centres can offer one to one or group support with:
the emotional health of you or your child
playing with your child
children’s development, including listening and communication
feeding your child
increasing your confidence and help to get a job
preparing for a baby
We can give you information about other services, and our groups are a great place to meet other parents and carers with young children. There are also lots of volunteering opportunities - ask at your local Children's Centre or use the contact details below to find out more
Training opportunities for parents/carers delivered by local colleges and other training providers
Tailored packages of support are available if required
Provides a fun, safe place for children to play and develop, a place for families to talk to each other. This could be in the centre, community venue or local toddler group.
A chance for all parents including fathers and young parents to get health and parenting advice and support from midwives, health visitors, family support workers and many more
Quality play and early learning experiences provided by children's workers, childminders, day care settings and schools; all supported by a teacher. This includes funded education for all three and four year olds for 12.5 hours per week.
Links with Job Centre Plus if you are considering new opportunities in employment or training , or need advice on benefits
All services aim to be inclusive for children and parents with additional needs, linking with specialist services and early support.
Opportunities to volunteer and be part of the management, planning and evaluation of children's centres and have a say about local services.
Stay and Play, Monday 9.00-10.30am
Come along to one of our play sessions, with a variety of activities for your children (0 up to 5 years) to enjoy whilst learning and developing important skills.
Under 1s Group, Wednesday 1.30-3.00pm
BABES Breastfeeding Group, Thursday 9.30-11.30am
Come along and meet other breastfeeding and pregnant women, you can also receive support from a trained Breastfeeding Peer Supporter.
Monday 9.00am – 12.00pm
The Children’s Centre can also offer support with:
Meeting other parents/carers
Children’s emotional health
Playing with your child
Preparing for a baby
Understanding your child
Feeding your baby/child
Financial advice and support
Help to get a job
Volunteering with us
Increasing your confidence
Signposting to other services
Listening and communications
Parents/carers can request support by speaking to staff at the Children’s Centres or in groups or telephoning
Our committed, friendly and well-qualified childcare team provides high-quality care and learning opportunities for children aged between 0-11 years. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a focus on learning through play and we actively encourage parents to become involved in the life of our setting.
We are open from 7.30am — 6pm Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year, excluding bank holidays and three staff training days.
The Ladybirds group is for the 6-week to 2 year olds. This room is calm and inviting, with age-appropriate toys and a dedicated outside play area.
The Caterpillars group is for 2 to 3 year olds. This group is on a steep learning curve with their language and communication and physical development.
The Butterfly group is for the 3 to 5 year olds. This group is playing and learning fast, developing and growing in their understanding. The Butterflies have the free 15-hour entitlement and are reaching their Early Learning Goals ready for school. September 2017 will see us offering 30 hours free childcare for this age.
After-School Club: We have staff running an After-School Club for older children. Activities range from cooking to games in the sensory garden.
Help in a crisis during Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
During this COVID-19 pandemic there may have to be changes in the way some of our services work. Please contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.
The national suspension on visiting inpatient areas has been lifted. Please contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.
If you need help in a mental health crisis during Coronavirus pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis
For other medical advice and support contact your your GP or visit NHS 111
Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe blood loss, serious burns, suspected stroke.
Parentline - a confidential texting service for parents and carers
During these unsettling times, you may have health and wellbeing concerns about your baby or young child and be unsure how to get the help you need.
Parentline is a confidential text messaging service for parents and carers across Nottinghamshire.
The texting service is an easy way for parent and carers of children aged 0 – 19 years to confidentially ask for help about a range of issues, such as:
feeding and nutrition
parenting advice and support
emotional health and wellbeing
You can contact the Healthy Family Team and find out how to access other local services for example, School Health Team, breastfeeding support or health visitor led sessions.
Parents and carers can contact the text messaging service for advice from Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm excluding bank holidays. Messages sent to the dedicated number are delivered to a secure website, and responded to by the Healthy Family Team. Texts are usually replied to within one working day. Automatic replies will be sent to any messages received out of hours explaining where to get help if their question is urgent, and when they can expect a response.
We are pleased to be able to offer Parentline to parents and carers in the County. It will make accessing health services easier and more accessible, increasing our reach to all families, and creating another platform for parents and carers to connect.