Nantwich and Rural Children's Centre

Nantwich and Rural Children’s Centre
Dog Lane
CW5 5GX (Location Map)

Email Nantwich and Rural Children’s Centre

Contact Number: 01270 375 390
Main Contact: Colette Mercer

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm, Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm.

If you have a concern about a child or your enquiry is urgent contact ChECS on 0300 123 5012 and out of hours on 0300 123 5022.

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Nantwich & Rural Children's Centre entrance


About Nantwich and Rural Children's Centre

The Children’s Centre is located in the heart of the town just off Beam Street on the Wyche Primary School site. We are within easy walking distance of the main street or there are pay and display car parks close by. The Children’s Centre provides services for Nantwich town and the surrounding rural areas.

We offer a range of services all under one roof. These include support and information from our Family Service Workers on a range of issues such as parenting, childcare options, finances and benefits, housing, education, training and employment.

We work with a range of other professionals and can therefore provide you with access to midwives through antenatal appointments, access to Health Visitors, Speech and Language Therapist drop-ins at our stay and play sessions, Youth Support Services and Education Psychology drop in appointments. We also have Cherubs and Clasp groups.

Nantwich and Rural Children’s Centre has a consultation room for midwife appointments, a large family room and baby room where our stay and play groups are held, access to an outside play area, and access to a sensory room in the school building. We also have baby change facilities and a buggy shelter.

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Volunteering opportunities

Nantwich & Rural Childrens Centre Playroom

We currently have volunteers that help us at stay and play sessions. Our volunteers are parents that attend the centre or attended when their children were younger, not currently employed or working part time, childcare practitioners, or are students that volunteer during college holidays.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact us for details.

Nantwich & Rural Childrens Centre Outside Play
  • Easy access- just ring or call in to see us and find out more. No need to book for our regular sessions. Please feel welcome to turn up for one of our sessions or groups and you will be warmly welcomed.
  • Nantwich and Rural Children’s Centre is open all year including school holidays.
  • Our school term time stay and play sessions are for families with children under 5 years of age.
  • Our school holiday family fun sessions are for families and children 0 to 11 years of age
  • Family Support Workers provide support for children and Young People 0 to 19 years of age which include parenting courses

Regular activities at Nantwich and Rural Children's Centre

Group Name Description
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 years.
Baby Group 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.
Parents 24 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 session.
Clasp 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.
Cherubs Breastfeeding and feeding support for mothers and expectant mothers with support from Health Visitors, trained Cherubs’ volunteers and a breast pump loan scheme.
Antenatal Appointments 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.
Messy Time 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.
Share Plus 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 provided.
Sensory Experience 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.
Baby Massage 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 provided.
First Aid 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.
Drop ins

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.

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