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Children's centres activities

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

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

Citizens Advice Bureau appointments

Where

The Willows Children’s Centre

When

9:30am to 11am

18 December 2018

Who

Bracknell Forest residents

How to  book

Please contact the Children's Centre to book a 45 minute one-to-one appointment.

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)

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

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

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

The Speech and Language drop-in at The Parks Community Centre on 27 December will be cancelled for the Christmas break. Drop-ins will start again on Thursday 3 January at 9am starting at The Rowans.

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)

10:45am - 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

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 starting 4 October 2018

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

Citizens Advice Bureau appointments

Where

The Oaks Children’s Centre

When

9:30am to 11:30am

Who

Bracknell Forest residents

How to  book

Please contact the Children's Centre to book a 45 minute one-to-one appointment.

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)

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

Child-minders 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 child-minders looking after children aged under 5 years

Courses

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

1 October 2018 to 10 December 2018 (excluding 22 October 2018)

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.

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.

Where

The Willows Children’s Centre

When

15 November 2018 to 20 December 2018

1pm to 3pm

Age group

Babies aged up to 4 months

How to book

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

Emotional wellbeing PEEP

A 6-week course designed to look at children’s emotional development. The course looks at the relationship with your child, raising children’s self esteem, helping children to manage feelings and other ways to support your children’s early needs.

Where

The Rowans Children’s Centre

When

8 November 2018 to 13 December 2018

1pm to 2:30pm

Age group

For parents of children aged 3 to 4 years.

How to book

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

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 Rowans Children’s Centre

When

5 October 2018 to 14 December 2018 (excluding 26 October 2018)

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.