Council services during the COVID-19 outbreak

Maintaining essential services to support your health and wellbeing

Activities at Broken Cross Children's Centre

In light of the current situation regarding Covid-19, a decision has been made to pause our children centre sessions at MACCLESFIELD CHILDRENS CENTRES

Our key focus is the health and safety of children and parents as well as our own staff and families, and with this mind, the sessions will be paused for 4 weeks and then reviewed.

Our Facebook pages will be kept up-to-date with any advice or guidance we can bring you.  

Further information about health visitor clinics/development checks please follow the Cheshire East Health Visitors Facebook page for important guidance on services.

Midwifery clinics are running as usual in our children centres please follow the Macclesfield Maternity Unit Facebook page for important guidance about attending clinics, etc.  

Cherubs Group

Group Paused, please follow on Facebook ‘Cherubs of Cheshire – CHEshire Really Useful Breastfeeding Support’ or contact their duty line on 0300 1234579

Smile Group

Group Paused, please follow them on Facebook ‘The Smile Group’ or email them on hello@thesmilegroup.org for queries and support.

Weekly timetable

Monday

Monday activities at Broken Cross children's centre
ActivitiesTimeActivity details

Development Checks

Parenting Journey Stop 7 & 10

Initial Telephone consultations will replace face to face appointments. Please call Macclesfield Team on 0300 123 0755

9.00am to 12.00

Appointments available with our team of Health Visitors for your child's routine health and development checks.

 

Cherubs breastfeeding support

There will be no Cherubs Groups running. However, Lactation Clinics will offer an appointment based system and limited home visits. Please call 0300 123 4579 for more information or to book an appointment.

1.00pm to 2.30pm

Providing information and support for breastfeeding mums in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Advice and support on hand from breastfeeding mums as well as breastfeeding coordinators.

Midwifery Appointments  

Held at the Children's Centre

Please ring 01625 661145 between 10:00 and 12:00 noon Monday to Friday to book an appointment

Tuesday

Tuesday activities at Broken Cross children's centre
ActivitiesTimeActivity details

Development Checks

Parenting Journey Stop 7 & 10

Initial Telephone consultations will replace face to face appointments. Please call Macclesfield Team on 0300 123 0755

9.00am to 12.00

Appointments available with our team of Health Visitors for your child's routine health and development checks.

 

Stay and play

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

9.30am to 11.00am

(Term- time only)

Session times may be subject to change, please ring the centre for information.

Held most weeks during Term-time

Contact the centre for session dates and themes.

For children 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.

The sensory rooms at Ash Grove and Hurdsfield are available to use when there is no Stay and Play; please call to book your slot.

Please also feel free to pop in and borrow some books from our libraries.

Midwifery Appointments  

Held at the Children's Centre

Please ring 01625 661145 between 10:00 and 12:00 noon Monday to Friday to book an appointment

Wednesday

Wednesday activities at Broken Cross children's centre
ActivitiesTimeActivity details
Midwifery Appointments  

Held at the Children's Centre

Please ring 01625 661145 between 10:00 and 12:00 noon Monday to Friday to book an appointment

Thursday

Thursday activities at Broken Cross children's centre
ActivitiesTimeActivity details

Well baby clinic

POSTPONED FROM 23 MAR UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

All Well Baby clinics at Broken Cross childrens Centre, Ash Grove children Centre and Hurdsfield Children Centre will be suspended from Monday 23rd March until further notice..
For any Queries please call Health on 0300 1230755

1.30pm to 3.00pm

(last entry is at 2.50pm)

A drop-in clinic to have your baby weighed and a chance to discuss any health or development concerns with our dedicated team of Health Visitors.

Midwifery Appointments

 

Held at the Children's Centre

Please ring 01625 661145 between 10:00 and 12:00 noon Monday to Friday to book an appointment

Friday

Friday activities at Broken Cross children's centre
ActivitiesTimeActivity details
Midwifery Appointments

 

Held at the Children's Centre

Please ring 01625 661145 between 10:00 and 12:00 noon Monday to Friday to book an appointment

Other regular activities

Here are details of some of our regular groups and what they have to offer;

Other regular activities
GroupDescription

Parenting Journey

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Parenting Journey is a new universal offer for parents and carers across Cheshire East.

Delivered by Children's Centre staff and Health Visitors, Parenting Journey consists of 12 stops from pregnancy until your child starts school and provides advice and support around health, your child's development and their readiness for school.

For more information contact your local Children's Centre.

Weaning Talks

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

We hold regular Weaning Talks as part of the Parenting Journey.

 

Weaning Talk 2020 Dates:

Broken Cross Children’s Centre 1.30pm - 3.00pm

  • Tuesday 31 March
  • Tuesday 30 June
  • Tuesday 29 September
  • Tuesday 15 December

Hurdsfield Children’s Centre 1.30pm - 3.00pm

  • Wednesday 29 April
  • Wednesday 29 July
  • Wednesday 28 October

Ash Grove Children’s Centre 9.30am - 11.00am

  • Tuesday 25 February
  • Tuesday 26 May
  • Tuesday 25 August
  • Tuesday 24 November

Baby Massage

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Learn how to massage your baby whilst helping strengthen baby to parent communication, boost self esteem and confidence in parenting, relax both parent and baby, improve attachment and bonding, relieve wind, colic and constipation and reduce crying.

Speak to a member of staff if you would like to join us.

Baby and Me

Macclesfield Children’s Centre’s

(Times & Days Vary)

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

A friendly 5 week group for parents and carers with young babies, variable sessions include;

An Introduction to Children’s Centres and services, Treasure baskets, Minor Ailments, Home safety, Rhyme Time, Sensory and Messy play.

If you would like to join us speak to a member of staff. 

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.

Contact Details

Broken Cross Children's Centre
Parkett Heyes Road
Macclesfield
SK11 8UD

Email Broken Cross Children's Centre

Telephone: 01625 374 470

Main Contact: Tracy Collins
 
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Opening Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm

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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