Contact Longfellow Drive Worksop
Phone: 0115 9773758 or 0300 500 80 80
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 behaviour
- domestic abuse
- 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
- Emotional health
- Children’s development
- Children’s behaviour
- Children’s emotional health
- Playing with your child
- Domestic abuse
- Family life
- 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
West Bassetlaw Children's Centre
West Bassetlaw Childcare West Bassetlaw Children's Centre School Road Langold Worksop
Contact West Bassetlaw Childcare West Bassetlaw Children's Centre School Road Langold Worksop
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.
- Funded childcare places available for qualifying two year olds and three and four-year-olds (15 hours entitlement).
- School holiday play schemes.
- A safe, friendly and fun place for you and your child.
- Learning through indoor and outdoor play activities.
- A well-qualified, kind and caring team.
- A dedicated person to give focused support to your child.
Contact Goodwill Hall, Retford
Phone: 07929 352753
Cosmic Cottage CIC, is a Community Project based in Retford, run by volunteers. We are situated at the Goodwin Hall as an Internet café with a relaxing atmosphere, Customers are able to browse the Internet for fun or information, fill online forms, job search, and renew driving licences and any other government forms.
We help anyone who is unsure about using technologies. Computer advice is available even if you don’t know anything about a computer we can help. We also take referrals from the Job centre and Library, for job searches and CV creating.
There are some useful resource information leaflets available. NCHA Bassetlaw Connect has a drop in for those people having problems with social security or PIP forms also have information about the new universal credit.
We also have printing and photocopy services or just relax in the café and have freshly made food.
COVID19 update 24th August 2020 - We have been asked now several times if we are going to open after the lock down, our answer is YES! As soon as the government has said it is safe to open cafes and public buildings we will be ready. Cosmic Cottage and Goodwin Hall would like to thank everyone who has supported us before the lock down and cannot wait to open and see you all again.
Anyone who bought meal tickets, please keep hold of them we are hoping to put the meal on at a later date, if this is not possible then we will refund you. The people who have paid deposits for stalls, don’t worry again we can reschedule or we can refund. If you have any questions about this please contact us. We miss you all!!
From Goodwin Hall and Cosmic Cottage, Stay Safe and Stay at Home. https://www.facebook.com/cosmiccottage.net/
As a Community project, Cosmic Cottage is a non-profit company and relies on community support and Volunteers. Volunteers are given work experience, working with the public; being reliable, punctual and able to follow instructions to fulfil the role. Training “on the job” is available. Also access to online courses to increase their knowledge is supported.
Recently we have been instrumental in helping two homeless people get a new home so they are no longer living on our streets.
We are much more than a café!!
So if you would like to help or donate we are open every Friday from 9am to 4pm. We would love to see you.
Qualified teacher in attendance. Disabled access and toilets.
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.
Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.
Thinkuknow is unique. It is underpinned by the latest intelligence about child sex offending from CEOP Command.
Thinkuknow aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.
Alongside the Thinkuknow website the programme provides educational resources, including films, cartoons and lesson plans, to help professionals raise young people’s awareness.
There is also a comprehensive Parent/Carer Zone with vital information on how to keep your child safe online - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
Phone: 07520 619919
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
- child development
- parenting advice and support
- emotional health and wellbeing
- behaviour difficulties
- family health
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.
Text Parentline on 07520 619919.
Get confidential advice from our Healthy Family Teams on a range of issues
Feeding and Nutrition
Parenting advice & support
Emotional Health and Wellbeing
BCVS Community Advisor
BCVS@ThePriory The Old Abbey School Priorswell Road Worksop Nottinghamshire
The BCVS Community Advisor can offer supported navigation for all patients registered with a Bassetlaw GP.. Community Advisor os part of Bassetlaw Social Prescribing Service.
BCVS Community Advisor
BCVS@ThePriory The Old Abbey School Priorswell Road Worksop Nottinghamshire
Contact BCVS@ThePriory The Old Abbey School Priorswell Road Worksop Nottinghamshire
Phone: 01909 476118
IMPROVING THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF BASSETLAW RESIDENTS THROUGH SUPPORTED
ACCESS AND NAVIGATION INTO LOCAL SERVICES AND SUPPORT GROUPS
The Community Advisor is a specialist with a wealth of knowledge and experience about services across Bassetlaw, helping individuals to access non-medical support services from voluntary organisations and community groups.
Anyone over the age of 16 who is registered with a Bassetlaw GP can access this service.
You can ask at your GP Reception when the Community Advisor will be visiting your local surgery or contact us directly here at BCVS.
The Community Advisor will discuss with the individual how one of the many voluntary or community services may help them improve their health and wellbeing alongside any existing medical treatment.
The Community Advisor can help you to:
- Identify groups which may offer additional support to help you understand and manage your medical condition
- Access community social groups by giving you a named contact and specific group information
- Access benefits, debt and welfare advice
- Address loneliness and isolation issues by encouraging participation with local activity group
- Access information and advice on a wide range of services for the whole family
Your Community Advisor will be able to identify suitable support options and they will afford the time to find contact details of the leaders of groups and services to make the access as smooth as possible.
There are several ways to make contact with the Community Advisor:
You can ring the Community Advisor direct for telephone advice. Available Monday to Friday on 01909 476118 Ext 24.
Phone: 0300 500 80 80
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If you need help using this directory or would like to contact us for more information, please get in touch with one of our friendly advisors using the details below:
Telephone: 0300 500 80 80
CSC minicom: 01623 434993
We are open Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm.
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