Activities at Macclesfield Children's Centres

Please see below for our current early start offer. We are using EventBrite to book places onto these sessions. Links to book places along with dates and times are available by visiting  Macclesfield Children's Centres facebook page. If you experience issues accessing EventBrite, or you do not have access to facebook, please contact Macclesfield Children’s Centres on 01625 374484 or 01625 378081 who will be able to assist. By using EventBrite to book your place, you will be automatically registered with your local children’s centre. If further information is needed for your booking, a member of the children's centre will contact you. If your booking is successful you will receive an email immediately confirming your place. We have limited availability across all of our sessions to ensure that we are able to provide a high quality learning experience, therefore, as a result, places do get booked quite quickly. We operate a waiting list, therefore, if you are no longer able to attend please contact the Children’s Centre as soon as possible so that we can allocate a place to somebody else. In line with the health and safety of our service users and our staff, please do not attend any of our sessions if you or any of your booking are showing symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have had contact with anyone else with signs and symptoms of Covid-19 in the past 10 days, unless you are exempt you unfortunately will not be able to attend the activity. For sessions held outside, please dress appropriately. Sessions will only be cancelled in extreme weather. 

Weekly Timetable

Other regular activities

ActivitiesActivity Day/Time/VenueActivity details

Babies Together

Monday 

1.30pm - 2.30pm 

Broken Cross Children's Centre

Term-time only

For babies up to 18 months, this is a relaxed, fun and interactive session with lots of singing and play. You will gain new ideas for your baby as well as information on developmental milestones and ways for you to support your babies ongoing development. This is a weekly session. Each week we will have different and exciting activities which we will make together. Once a month, a health professional will be in attendance should you want to discuss anything particular about your child’s development. 

Please book your place via Eventbrite. Links to book your place along with dates and times are available by visiting Macclesfield Children's Centres Facebook page. 

Babies Together

Tuesday

10.00 - 11.00am

Ash Grove Children's Centre

Term-time only.

For babies up to 18 months, this is a relaxed, fun and interactive session with lots of singing and play. You will gain new ideas for your baby as well as information on developmental milestones and ways for you to support your babies ongoing development. This is a weekly session. Each week we will have different and exciting activities which we will make together. Once a month, a health professional will be in attendance should you want to discuss anything particular about your child’s development. 

Please book your place via Eventbrite. Links to book your place along with dates and times are available by visiting Macclesfield Children's Centres Facebook page. 

Toddlers Together

 

Wednesday

10.00am - 11.00am

Hurdsfield Children's Centre

 

Term-time only.  

If your child is aged between 18 months and 2 ½ years, please join us for our Toddler’s Together session where you and your child will have the opportunity to sing, create, play and talk with a member of your local Children’s Centre. Once a month, a health professional will be in attendance should you want to discuss anything particular about your child’s development.

Come and meet a Cheshire East Chatters Speech and Language Therapist or an Early Language Lead Practitioner once a month at our Toddlers Together session and find out more about the new tool designed to help parents and carers understand the journeys of children with communication needs. The next Speech and Language drop-in session will be on Wednesday 24 November 2021.

Please book your place via Eventbrite. Links to book your place along with dates and times are available by visiting Macclesfield Children's Centres Facebook page. 

 Stay and Play 

Friday

10.00 - 11.00am

Broken Cross Children's Centre

Term-time only.

Suitable for under 5’s. Come and explore a range of play activities, including messy play and outdoor play, with an interactive rhyme and song time to end.

Please book your place via Eventbrite. Links to book your place along with dates and times are available by visiting Macclesfield Children's Centres Facebook page. 

Smile

Friday

Ash Grove Children's Centre

10.00am - 12.00

SMILE sessions cover understanding perinatal mental illness, learning new coping strategies, ways to wellbeing, self-care, improving self-esteem and strengthening resilience. 

For advice and guidance about SMILE, please follow them on Facebook ‘The Smile Group’ or email them on hello@smilegroup.org.uk for queries, support and to attend the weekly sessions.

Well baby Clinic

Wednesday 9.15am - 11.00am Ash Grove Children's Centre

Thursday 1pm - 3.30pm Broken Cross Children's Centre

Friday 9.15am - 11.30am Hurdsfield Children's Centre

Check your babies’ weight, growth and development with a member of the Health Visiting Team.Contact 0300 123 0755 to book your appointment

Cherubs

 

 

Monday Hurdsfield Children's Centre 9.30am -1.00pm

Thursday Ash Grove Children's Centre 9.30 - 11.00am

 

Helping breastfeeding mums, with support and information as soon as mum and baby are discharged from hospital. For advice and guidance about Cherubs, please follow them on Facebook ‘Cherubs of Cheshire – CHEshire Really Useful Breastfeeding Support’. To book a place on their weekly sessions please visit their Facebook Page, to find a link for Eventbrite bookings or contact their duty line to book on 0300 1234579.

Little Stars 

Every fortnight starting Thursday 7th October 2021

Oakenclough Children's Centre 1.30 -2.30pm.

Suitable for children 0-8 years with additional needs. Including activities to support your child’s development, messy play, sensory play and physical play, in a relaxed and fun environment. Please book your place via Eventbrite. Links to book your place along with dates and times are available by visiting Oakenclough Knutsford and Poynton Children's Centres Facebook Page.   

Midwifery Appointments

 

Every Day 

Ash Grove Children's Centre,

Broken Cross Children's Centre

Hurdsfield Children's Centre

 

For appointments please ring 01625 661145 between 10.00am and 12.00 Monday to Friday

For advice and guidance about attending a midwifery clinic across Cheshire East, please follow the Macclesfield Maternity Unit Facebook/ Leighton Hospital Maternity Unit Facebook page for important guidance.

Development Checks

Every Day 

Ash Grove Children's Centre,

Broken Cross Children's Centre

Hurdsfield Children's Centre

Look out for your invite to your child’s 9 month and 2.5-year-old development check with our Health Visiting Team.

Cheshire East Health Visiting Team Enquiries: 0300 123 0755

Our Children’s Library

Every Day

Ash Grove Children's Centre

Hurdsfield Children's Centre 

Email/Call to book a timed slot to use our loaning library which has lots of baby books and story sacks for your baby. 

Sensory Experience

Every Day

Ash Grove Children's Centre

Hurdsfield Children's Centre

Sessions are limited and are suitable for babies under 1 and children with additional needs to enjoy our sensory equipment and resources in a quiet relaxing environment. These sessions are not led by our staff, but we are on hand if you have any questions. If you would like to book a session in our sensory room, please email Ashgrove childrens centre or call 01625 374484 or 01625 378081

Baby Massage

 

 

Baby massage is a lovely way to enjoy time with your baby and it can also help you bond together. Baby Massage is a 5-week course where our trained Family Service Workers will demonstrate a variety of soothing holds and rhythmic strokes. These can help your baby to feel securely attached, reduce crying and can help with discomforts such as colic. To enquire about a place, please email Ashgrove childrens centre  

Baby and Me

 

Baby and Me runs over 4 weeks. The sessions last up to 1 hour and support both you and your baby. Each session focuses on your baby’s learning and development and activities which you can do with your baby in your home. These activities include sensory play, songs and rhymes and messy play. You will also have the opportunity to meet and talk to other parents and share experiences that you are all having as you welcome your new baby. To enquire about a place on Baby and Me, please email Ashgrove childrens centre

Bookstart Corner

This evidence based 4-week course is 1:1 home based and focusses on making rhymes, sharing books, stories and mark making part of the family’s daily routines The programme is intended to be carried out with children who are possibly at risk of speech delay. Please speak to a professional regarding a referral. 

Play Can Make a Difference

 

This course promotes parent and child interactions to develop children’s communication skills.  This is done through different play activities with lots of messy play.  The programme is intended to be carried out with children who are possibly at risk of speech delay. Please speak to a professional regarding a referral. 

Weaning advice

 

On this session you will find a lot of helpful information on when to introduce your baby to solid foods and tips to make it easier, and what baby-led weaning is. Introducing your baby to their first foods is an important time in your baby’s life and can be lots of fun.

We also operate a Virtual Weaning session delivered by Health Professionals and Family Service Workers. This session is open for online booking. Please visit Macclesfield Children's Centres Facebook page for more information on how to book a place. 

We will confirm your booking by email with the link to virtual meeting via MS TEAMS. 

Sessions will be available monthly. 

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.

Calling all parents! phone: 0300 123 5033 to check if your 2 year old is eligible for free 2 year old childcare.

Contact details

Macclesfield Children's Centres

Email Ash Grove Children's Centre

Ash Grove Children's Centre

Phone: 01625 374484

Hurdsfield Children's Centre

Phone 01625 378081

Broken Cross Children's Centre

Phone 01625 374470

Opening Hours Ash Grove Children's Centre and Hurdsfield Children's Centre:

9:00 - 17:00 Monday to Thursday

9:00 - 16:30 Friday

Broken Cross Children's Centre:

Thursday and Friday 13:00 - 15:00

As you visit and engage with your local Children’s Centre in the coming weeks, you will asked to complete a new membership form. We are using a new secure data system and need to re-register families so we can ensure we hold your most recent information that you provide to us. If you wish to receive updates going forward, you must ensure you complete your email address on the new membership form.

Please ask us if you would like more details.  

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