|Stay and Play
||For parents/carers and their children under
5 years. We have activities indoors and outdoors to support your
child’s physical, social and language development including messy
play and song time. This helps children’s readiness for nursery and
school. Speech and Language therapy drop in occurs once every half
term during this session. During school holiday stay and play
sessions become Family Fun Sessions for children 0 to 11
||Sensory activities, bubble tube, messy play
and songs. Activities are especially for younger babies and
toddlers from birth to walking. Once children are confidently
walking you can move onto our Monday stay and play session. A
chance to meet other local parents.
||A monthly drop in session for parents under
24 years of age and their babies and children. Activities are
suggested by Young Parents and include career and course
information, baby and child health advice from Health Visitors,
healthy eating and cooking on a budget, local trips and messy play
activities and ideas.
|Childminder Drop In
||An opportunity for local childminders and
the children they care for to have their own stay and play
||Opportunities for lone parents and children
to meet, play and have access to information and advice. Includes a
4 to 5 week course each half term with crèche provided.
||Breastfeeding and feeding support for
mothers and expectant mothers with support from Health Visitors,
trained Cherubs’ volunteers and a breast pump loan scheme.
||Follow up appointments can be booked by
ringing 01270 375390. First appointments are booked by ringing the
Community Team Office, Leighton Hospital 01270 612177.
|Baby and Health Clinics
||A Family Service Worker attends Nantwich ,
Wrenbury, Bunbury and Audlem health centres each month to register
new families with the Children’s Centre and keep them updated about
our activities and courses.
|St Peter’s Stay and Play
||Held at St Peter’s Church Hall, Minshull
Vernon every Wednesday morning 9.30-11.30, £1 subscription per
week, snack provided.
||By referral only. Please ask for further
information. This is our nursery readiness / school readiness
group. A weekly group specifically for children from 18 months of
age. The focus is on activities to support children’s speech and
language development. This is done through books and rhymes, messy
play activities and indoor and outdoor activities.
||By referral only-please ask for more
information if you wish to be referred to this. A 6 week
parenting course of 2 hours per week for parents of children from
toddlers to teenagers. Held during the day with a crèche provided.
Run by Family Service Workers.
|Play can Make a Difference
||By referral only- please ask for more
information if you wish to be referred to this. A 6 week course for
parents/carers whose young children require extra support with
speech and language development. Held during the day with a crèche
||Our baby room becomes a ‘sensory
experience’ environment with bubble tubes, sensory play resources
and relaxing music. Book by telephone or by calling in-
maximum 5 families at a time.
|Baby Led Weaning
||Monthly session led by a Health Visitor- for babies approaching
weaning stage or babies that have already started weaning. A
chance for you to watch a short DVD and lots of time for questions
and to get advice from a Health Visitor with useful baby led
weaning resources for each baby.
|Baby and Child Health Clinics
||Led by a Health Visitor. A drop in session for you to ask
questions and get advice with baby weighing available too.
||Short courses held for parents/carers and
babies. Baby massage may help you and your baby with attachment,
bonding, sleep routines, health and wellbeing. Booking only. Please
ask for details.
|Family Learning Courses
||Improve your skills in English and Maths with crèche
||Delivered by British Red Cross. Basic introduction to first aid
for parents and carers of young children. Babies and children are
welcome to stay with you or use our free creche.
Please ask for details and see our timetable for dates for-
Speech and Language Therapist drop in sessions on one Monday
Stay and Play session each month. Please ring or call in for dates.
No need to book.
Education Psychologist drop in session- bookable appointments
across Cheshire East Children’s Centres. Available in Crewe and
Nantwich. (Nantwich and Rural Children’s Centre March 2014). Please
ring or call in for information.
Youth Support Services- drop in appointments for young people in
Nantwich. Advice and information on education, employment and
training for 13-19 year olds. Please contact YSS or ring or call in
for information at the Children’s Centre.