Macclesfield Collaboration Children's Centres

In light of the current situation regarding Covid-19, a decision has been made to close some of our children centres. The affected centres are: Knutsford, Poynton, Broken Cross and Sandbach including Alsager, Middlewich and Nantwich.

If you have a midwife clinic appointment at one of these centres, you will be contacted by a community midwife to inform you of your new appointment venue.

Our other children centres (Oakenclough, Ash Grove, Hurdsfield, Congleton, Oak Tree, Monks Coppenhall and The Brooks) remain open for midwifery clinics.

Please see below for our current early start offer. To book places along with dates and times visit Macclesfield Children's Centre Facebook page.  

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. 

Cherubs Group

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 for queries and support.

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

Activities across the Macclesfield Children's Centres

Our Weekly Activities Timetables have more information on regular groups and activities at the centres.

About Macclesfield Children’s Centres

All three Children’s Centres are located within the heart of their communities you can access them on foot, by car and they are on the local bus routes, direct from Macclesfield town centre.

Each centre has a team of friendly and experienced staff who work across the Macclesfield collaborative that offer many activities to children and their families within our community.

We provide a one stop shop for the community where they can access services such as: midwifery, health visiting, family support,  play events and more.

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.  

Parenting Journey

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 start school and provides advice and support around health, your child's development and their readiness for school.

Whilst Parenting Journey sessions within the Children's Centres are currently paused, there is information available online and on the Cheshire East Parenting Journey Facebook page.

Midwifery appointments

Please ring 01625 661145 between 10.00am and 12.00 noon Monday to Friday

Child Health Hub

Cheshire East Integrated Care Partnership are excited to announce that a project is well underway to develop a Child Health Hub in the area. The idea of the Child Health Hub will be to bring care closer to home for the children of Cheshire East. This will be in the form of potentially developing new clinics and care pathways & linking communication more effectively between our GP colleagues and Paediatric departments in Hospitals to ensure that all children receive care where they need it. The project is constantly evolving, so we will continue to keep you updated in regards to ongoing progress.

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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Contact details

Ash Grove Children's centre
SK11 7TD 

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

Hurdsfield Children's Centre
Hulley Road
SK10 2LW

Opening Hours:

Ash Grove and Hurdsfield Children's Centres

  • Monday to Thursday 9:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 9:00 to 16:30

Broken Cross Children's Centre

  • Wednesday to Friday 13:00 to 15:00

Parking at Hurdsfield Children’s centre and Primary School

Due to health and safety concerns about the increased volumes of traffic using the School and Children’s Centre car park, a decision has been taken that as of Monday 25th March 2019 there will be no parking facilities available to the general public on the Children Centre and the School car park.

We would kindly request that you park on the surrounding roads and support us in keeping the children and the public safe. The School and Children’s Centre can be accessed via the pedestrian entrance into School.

Thank you for your support with this matter.

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