The Alders and Chestnuts Children's Centre

The Alders and Chestnuts Children’s Centre offers activities for under 5s and support for their families and carers in the Sandhurst, Owlsmoor, College Town, Crowthorne, Little Sandhurst and New Scotland Hill areas.  Sessions are provided from the children’s centre building at the College Town schools site, church halls and other local community centres.

Bracknell Forest Council Children’s Centre Consultation

Bracknell Forest Council are proposing to make changes to how services are delivered at the Alders and Chestnuts Children’s Centre, and would like to seek the views of parents and carers who currently use the Centre.

You can take part in the consultation by completing this survey


See below for the types of services we provide:

  • Freedom - domestic abuse programme
  • home safety advice
  • holiday activities
  • PEEP
  • healthy eating
  • activities for under 5s
  • family play together for RMA families
  • dads and kids sessions
  • parenting workshops
  • ante-natal drop in session
  • paediatric first aid and baby resuscitation workshops
  • breastfeeding support and advice group
  • speech and language drop-in service
  • baby clinic
  • volunteering opportunities

You can also access free slimming world classes, smoking advice, speech and language courses, benefits information and one to one support from the Alders and Chestnuts outreach worker if necessary. We are here to provide information, advice and support for you and your family.

Bottle to cup scheme - the guidance is that babies should start using a cup from around 6 months old. Come and collect a free cup from the Alders Children's Centre to help change from bottle to cup feeding.

Do I have to pay?

All sessions are free unless otherwise stated.

Visit us

The centre is based on the site of the College Town schools and you can contact us either in person at any of the sessions offered or by telephone.

Further information

Volunteering opportunities

The Alders and Chestnuts Children’s Centre volunteering opportunities  - would you like to be part of a friendly team, gain practical experience and enhance your CV? Do you enjoy helping others, chatting to parents and telling other parents about the children’s centre? If so please contact us for further information on how you can become a volunteer.

Dump your dummy

The Alders and Chestnuts is a dummy free zone. Staff will ask if your toddler would like to leave their dummy with the dummy bear whilst at centre sessions. This is to support E-Cat (Every Child a Talker) however, if your toddler is upset or tired please just ask for it back.

Family outreach support worker

We all have times in our lives when we need help and support. For more information please call The Alders and Chestnuts Family Outreach Worker on 01344 354200

Healthy eating and drinking

The Alders and Chestnuts follows a healthy eating and drinking policy. Refreshments are provided for you - please do not bring your own food and drink into centre sessions.

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