Family hub activities

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Courses and activities

Family Play Together

Our usual sessions will start the week beginning 5 September 2022 (please refer to the Summer Programme before this date).

Drop-in play sessions for parents and carers and their children. Aimed at families with babies and younger children. Older siblings are welcome in the school holidays.

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

Activities include indoor and outdoor play, arts and crafts, ending with song time.

Family Play Together at:

  • The Willows on Mondays, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
  • The Oaks on Tuesdays, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
  • The Rowans on Wednesdays, 9:30am to 10:30am

No need to book - just turn up.

If you have any questions about any of these sessions please call 01344 354382 or email early.help@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Baby PEEP - 9 week course

Baby PEEP courses are suitable for any family with a baby under the age of 1 year.

Baby PEEP is a course which includes talk times on supporting and enhancing child development. Each week you and your little one can enjoy:

  • play activities and ideas
  • songs and rhymes
  • sharing books together

Courses run throughout the year.

You can find out when the next course is available and book on Eventbrite

Understanding Your Baby - 6 week course

Understanding Your Baby is a 6 week courses suitable for any family with a baby under 4 months old.

It includes:

  • understanding the feelings of you and your baby
  • brain development and crying
  • healthy sleep patterns
  • feeding
  • play and development
  • childcare options

Courses run throughout the year.

You can find out when the next course is available and book on Eventbrite

Solihull Journey To Parenthood – antenatal parenting course

This antenatal course is suitable for expectant mothers who are 26 weeks pregnant or more. A partner, family member or a birthing partner is welcome to attend.

The course covers a wide range of topics including:

  • your baby's development in the womb,
  • labour
  • feeding
  • understanding your newborn's needs 

This course is run by qualified facilitators and also includes sessions led by the local midwifery and health visitors who will be on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have.

You can find out when the next course is available and book on Eventbrite

Citizens Advice Bureau appointments

One to one appointments are available to speak to a Citizens Advice Bureau advisor on the phone.

Appointments are available at:

  • 9:30am
  • 10:15am
  • 11am

This service is free but run by appointment only.

Please phone 01344 354382 to book an appointment.

Health Visitor service

If you need to speak to a Health Visitor call the duty line and select option 2.

If you need to book or change an appointment with the health team, please call the duty line and select option 1.

Duty line details:

  • phone: 0300 365 6000
  • Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm

Solihull Parenting online parenting guides

See the Solihull Parenting online parenting guides page for information on how to access online advice and guidance.

Speech and language drop in sessions

For speech and language drop in sessions queries call 0300 365 1234. See our communication and language support page for more information.