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Children's centres activities

30 January - Baby weighing clinic

Please note that there will be no baby weighing clinic on 30 January 2019. You can leave any questions or queries for the teams that day by calling 0300 365 6000. Your message will be responded to the next day. 

Bookings

To book any courses please call the Children’s Centre or email us at childrens.centres@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Health Visitor Service

If you need to speak to a Health Visitor please call the Duty Line on 0300 365 6000 selecting option 2. Lines are open from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday.

To change, confirm or book appointments with the health team please call 0300 365 6000 selecting option 1. Lines are open from 10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday.

Regular sessions

Citizens Advice Bureau appointments

One to one appointments are available to book to see a Citizens Advice Bureau advisor. Times of these are either 9:30am, 10:15am or 11am.

This service is free but run by appointment only. Please call any Children’s Centre to book.

Where and when

Wednesday 9 January - The Rowans Children's Centre

Tuesday 15 January - The Willows Children's Centre

Friday 18 January - The Oaks Children's Centre

Wednesday 6 February - The Rowans Children's Centre

Tuesday 12 February - The Willows Children's Centre

Friday 15 February - The Oaks Children's Centre

Wednesday 6 March - The Rowans Children's Centre

Tuesday 12 March - The Willows Children's Centre

Friday 15 March - The Oaks Children's Centre

Mondays

Baby weighing clinic

A drop in session provided by the NHS Health Visiting Team. You can weigh your baby while staff and a Health Visitor are on hand to offer support and advice.

Where: The Alders Children's Centre

When: 9:30am to 11:30am

Age group: Under 5 years

Family play together

Drop in play sessions for parents or carers and their children aged under 5 years.

An opportunity to meet other parents or carers whilst playing with your children and supporting their development while learning through play.

Where: The Willows Children’s Centre

When: 1pm to 2:30pm

Age group: Under 5 years

Cantonese family group

Where: The Oaks Children’s Centre

When: 2nd Monday of the month, 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Who: Cantonese speaking families

Tuesdays

Family play together

Drop in play sessions for parents and carers and their children aged under 5 years. An opportunity to meet other parents and carers whilst playing with your children and supporting their development while learning through play.

Where: The Rowans Children’s Centre

When: 9:30am to 10:30am (under 18 months) and 10:45am to 11:45am (18 months to 5 years)

Baby weighing clinic

A drop in session provided by the NHS Health Visiting Team. You can weigh your baby while staff and a Health Visitor are on hand to offer support and advice.

Where: The Willows Children’s Centre

When: 9:30am to 11:30am

Age group: Under 5 years

Family play together for RMA residents only

Drop in play sessions for parents and carers and their children aged under 5 years. An opportunity to meet other parents and carers whilst playing with your children and supporting their development while learning through play.

Where: RMA

When: 10am to 11:30am

Age group: Under 5 years

Wednesdays

Speech and language drop in (SALT)

If you have concerns about your child’s speech and language development please drop into the centre where they can be assessed by a speech and language therapist. Places are on a first come first served basis.

Where: The Willows Children’s Centre

When: 9am to 11am, Third Wednesday of the month

Age group: Under 5 years

Baby weighing clinic

A drop in session provided by the NHS Health Visiting Team. You can weigh your baby while staff and a Health Visitor are on hand to offer support and advice.

Where: The Oaks Children’s Centre

When: 9:30am to 11:30am

Age group: Under 5 years

Singing with the Oaks

Join us for fun singing and actions sessions. No need to book

Where: Jennett’s Park Community Centre, RG12 8EB

When: 9:30am to 10:15am for non movers and 10:15am to 11am for crawlers and walkers under 2 years

Age group: Under 2 years

Thursdays

Speech and language drop in (SALT)

If you have concerns about your child’s speech and language development please drop into the centre where they can be assessed by a speech and language therapist. Places are on a first come first served basis.

Where:

1st Thursday of the month - The Rowans Children’s Centre  

2nd Thursday of the month - The Oaks Children’s Centre  

3rd Thursday of the month - The Alders Children’s Centre 

4th Thursday of the month (Term time only) - The Parks Community Centre, RG12 9QN

When: 9am to 11am

Age group: Under 5 years

Family messy play

Drop in play sessions for parents and carers and their children aged under 5 years. An opportunity to meet other parents and carers whilst playing with your children and supporting their development while learning through play.

Please bring a change of clothes.

Where: The Willows Children’s Centre

When: 9:30am to 10:15am (under 18 months) and 10:45am to 11:30am (18 months to 5 years)

Toddler time

Drop in play sessions for parents and carers and their children aged under 5 years. An opportunity to meet other parents and carers whilst playing with your children and supporting their development while learning through play.

Where: St Michael’s Church, Sandhurst, GU47 8HN

When: 9:30am to 11am, Only 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

Age group: Under 5 years

Baby weighing clinic

A drop in session provided by the NHS Health Visiting Team. You can weigh your baby while staff and a Health Visitor are on hand to offer support and advice.

Where: The Rowans Children’s Centre

When:  9:30am to 11:30am

Age group: Under 5 years

Weaning talks

Provided by the Health Visiting team.

Where: The Rowans Children’s Centre

When: 10am to 11am once a month

How to book: Please call 0300 365 6000 to book a place.

Sleep clinic

For parents with children over 1 year, needing support and advice with their children’s sleep routine. Come along to a workshop to share tips and ideas to try at home.

Where: The Oaks Children’s Centre

When: 10:30am to 11:30am, 1st Thursday of every month

Age group: 1 year and over

How to book: Please contact the Children's Centre to book.

PANDA Support Group

A drop in support group for the families affected by postnatal or antenatal depression and other perinatal mental health issues.

Where: The Alders Children’s Centre

When: 10am to 11:30am, 4th Thursday of the month

Age group: Under 5 years

Family play together

Drop in play sessions for parents and carers and their children aged under 5 years. An opportunity to meet other parents and carers whilst playing with your children and supporting their development while learning through play.

Where: The Oaks Children’s Centre

When: 1:15pm to 2:45pm

Age group: Under 5 years

Fridays

Family play together

Drop in play sessions for parents and carers and their children aged under 5 years. An opportunity to meet other parents and carers whilst playing with your children and supporting their development while learning through play.

Where: St John the Baptist Church, Crowthorne, RG45 7NT

When: 9:30am to 11am

Age group: Under 5 years

Family soft play

A fun way to help your child with their confidence and physical skills. A chance for children to climb, jumps, slide and explore movement.

Where: The Rowans Children’s Centre

When: 10am to 11am (under 18 months) and 11am to midday (18 months to 5 years)

Spanish family group

Where: The Oaks Children’s Centre

When: Midday to 2pm, 2nd Friday of the month

Who: Spanish speaking families

Childminders soft play

A fun way to help your child with their confidence and physical skills. A chance for children to climb, jumps, slide and explore movement.

Where: The Rowans Children’s Centre

When: 1pm to 2:30pm

Who: For childminders looking after children aged under 5 years

Courses

Baby massage

4-week course suitable for babies up to approximately 6 months old.

Cost

£11 (for those families living in the Bracknell Forest area)

£22 (for those who live outside of Bracknell Forest)

Booking and payment required in advance to secure a place.

Where and when

7 January to 28 January, 11am to midday - The Rowans Children's Centre (Fully booked)

9 January to 30 January, 1pm to 2pm - The Alders Children's Centre (Fully booked)

15 January to 29 January, 10:30am to 11:30am - The Oaks Children's Centre (Fully booked)

15 January to 29 January, 2pm to 3pm - The Willows Children's Centre (Fully booked)

20 February to 13 March, 1pm to 2pm - The Alders Children's Centre (Fully booked)

4 March to 25 March, 11am to midday - The Rowans Children's Centre (Fully booked)

5 March to 26 March, 10:30am to 11:30am - The Oaks Children's Centre (Fully booked)

5 March to 26 March, 2pm to 3pm - The Willows Children's Centre (Fully booked)

Mondays

Baby PEEP

This 10-week course includes talk times on supporting and enhancing child development. Each week you and your child can enjoy play activities and ideas, songs and rhymes and book sharing together.

Where: The Alders Children’s Centre

When: 14 January 2019 to 18 March 2019, 1:30pm to 3pm

Age group: Suitable from birth to 12 months.

How to book: Please contact the Children’s Centre to book a place.

Understanding your baby

A 6-week course designed for parents and carers with babies up to 4 months of age. This course covers understanding yours and your child’s feelings, brain development and crying, healthy sleep patterns, feeding, play, development and child care options.

Where: The Rowans Children’s Centre

When: 7 January 2019 to 11 February 2019, 1pm to 3pm

Age group: Babies aged up to 4 months

How to book: Please contact the Children’s Centre to book a place.

Tuesdays

Baby PEEP

This 10-week course includes talk times on supporting and enhancing child development. Each week you and your child can enjoy play activities and ideas, songs and rhymes and book sharing together.

Where: The Oaks Children’s Centre

When: 8 January 2019 to 19 March 2019 (excluding 19 February 2019), 10am to 11:30am

Age group: Suitable from birth to 12 months.

How to book: Please contact the Children’s Centre to book a place.

Wednesdays

1 to 2 year old PEEP

A 6-week course for both parent and child (aged between 1 and 2 years), designed to help you discover how opportunities you give to your child can enhance and support their early learning and development.

Where: Little Acorns Montessori, Windlesham Road, RG42 1GG

When: 9 January 2019 to 13 February 2019 and 27 February 2019 to 3 April 2019, 9:30am to 11:30am

Age group: 1 to 2 year olds

How to book: Please contact the Children’s Centre to book a place.

Understanding your baby

A 6-week course designed for parents and carers with babies up to 4 months of age. This course covers understanding yours and your child’s feelings, brain development and crying, healthy sleep patterns, feeding, play, development and child care options.

Where: The Alders Children’s Centre

When: 20 February 2019 to 27 March 2019, 9:30am to 11:30am

Age group: Babies aged up to 4 months.

How to book: Please contact the Children’s Centre to book a place.

Fantastic food finders

A 6-week course designed to help you enjoy a healthy lifestyle, giving parents the skills to plan and cook healthy well balanced meals. 

Where: The Rowans Children’s Centre

When: 9 January 2019 to 13 February 2019, 10am to 11:30am

How to book: Please contact the Children’s Centre to book a place. Creche spaces available.

Baby PEEP

This 10-week course includes talk times on supporting and enhancing child development. Each week you and your child can enjoy play activities and ideas, songs and rhymes and book sharing together.

Where: The Rowans Children’s Centre

When: 23 January 2019 to 27 March 2019, 10am to 11:30am

Age group: Suitable from birth to 12 months.

How to book: Please contact the Children’s Centre to book a place.

Thursdays

Understanding your baby

A 6-week course designed for parents and carers with babies up to 4 months of age. This course covers understanding yours and your child’s feelings, brain development and crying, healthy sleep patterns, feeding, play, development and child care options.

When and where:

  • 10 January 2019 to 14 February 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am at the Oaks Children's Centre
  • 21 February 2019 to 28 March 2019 - 1pm to 3pm at The Willows Children's Centre

Age group: Babies aged up to 4 months

How to book: Please contact the Children’s Centre to book a place.

Fantastic food finders

A 6-week course designed to help you enjoy a healthy lifestyle, giving parents the skills to plan and cook healthy well balanced meals. 

Where: The Oaks Children’s Centre

When: 28 February 2019 to 28 March 2019, 10am to 11:30am

How to book: Please contact the Children’s Centre to book a place. Creche spaces available.

Fridays

Baby PEEP

This 10-week course includes talk times on supporting and enhancing child development. Each week you and your child can enjoy play activities and ideas, songs and rhymes and book sharing together.

Where: The Willows Children’s Centre

When: 11 January 2019 to 15 March 2019, 10am to 11:30am

Age group: Suitable from birth to 12 months.

How to book: Please contact the Children’s Centre to book a place.