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, 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 centre will contact you. If your booking is successful you will receive an email immediately confirming your place.

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 14 days. If you have then unfortunately you 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 details

Buggy Walk

Join us on our free Buggy Walks at your local park with a member of your Children’s Centre team. You will be able to meet new friends and will have the opportunity to talk about things which are familiar to all at this stage of your child’s development. Walking with your baby has lots of advantages, as well as light exercise it gets both you and your baby out in the fresh air. This session is suitable for babies in a buggy or pram. Come rain or shine we will be walking, talking and making new friends.

Please bring along a blanket for you and your baby as we will be sat for activities, #50thingstogether.

Government guidelines states that new parents and child groups can continue to provide support, therefore, come and join us on our free under 1’s ‘Buggy Walks’ with a member of your local Children’s Centre team.

Places are limited due to current restrictions. 

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 at Hurdsfield Children's Centre

Babies Together is a free weekly session for parents and carers with babies from birth to one year old. It’s a fun and relaxed session where you and your baby can take part in a wide range of activities suitable for their age and stage of development. 

We’ll introduce you to a world of stories, rhymes, messy play, sensory activities, baby-friendly crafts, the parenting journey and lots more!

Places are limited due to Covid restrictions, so booking a ticket for yourself and your child through the Eventbrite link is essential.  Unfortunately, older siblings cannot be accommodated at this session.

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

Some of our activities will be based in our outdoor area so weather appropriate clothing is encouraged. We also suggest that you bring a change of clothes for your baby in case they get messy! 

Toddlers Together at Ash Grove Children's Centre

If your child is aged between 1-2 year’s, please join our free face to face 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. 

Places are limited due to Covid restrictions, so booking a ticket for yourself and your child through the Eventbrite link is essential. 

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

Some of our activities will be based in our outdoor area so weather appropriate clothing is encouraged. We also suggest that you bring a change of clothes for your toddler in case they get messy! 

Stay and Play at Broken Cross Children's Centre

If your children are aged from birth up to 5 years old. Come and explore a range of play activities, including messy play and outdoor play, with an interactive rhyme and song time to end. 

Places are limited due to Covid restrictions, so booking a ticket for yourself and your child through the Eventbrite link is essential. 

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

Some of our activities will be based in our outdoor area so weather appropriate clothing is encouraged.  We also suggest that you bring a change of clothes for your baby in case they get messy!

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.  

This virtual session will last up to 1 hour and will be carried out with a small group of parents.   

To enquire about a place contact Ashgrove childrens centre  

Baby and Me

Baby and Me is a virtual session, which runs over 3 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.

These sessions will take place over the free Microsoft Teams app and details of this will be sent on confirmation of the place. 

To enquire about a place on Baby and Me, email: Ashgrove childrens centre

Sensory Experience

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. Sessions can only be booked with people that live in your household or in your support bubble.

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,email Ashgrove childrens centre or call 01625 374484 or 01625 378081

Weaning advice

A Virtual Weaning session delivered by Health Professionals and Family Service Workers.

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.

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 every 4 weeks. 

Our Children’s Library

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

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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