Macclesfield Collaboration Children's Centres

As of Monday 23 March 2020, a decision was made to pause some of our Children's Centres. The affected centres being: Knutsford, Poynton, Broken Cross, Hurdsfield, Oak Tree, Monks Coppenhall, Sandbach including Alsager, Middlewich and Nantwich.

Our other Children's Centres (Oakenclough, Ash Grove, Congleton and The Brooks) have remained open for midwifery clinics.

We can now offer some additional sessions. The locations for these are shown on our activity timetable. Please see below Ash Grove Children's Centre weekly activity timetable  for our current early start offer. We are using EventBrite to book places onto these sessions. If you experience issues accessing EventBrite, please contact the Family Information Service on 0300 123 5033 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.

In line with the health and safety of our service users and our staff, please do not attend any of our sessions if you 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.

As the sessions are held outside, please dress appropriately. Sessions will only be cancelled in extreme weather.  

Due to revised Government Guidelines and the need for effective Track and Trace, please only attend our sessions if you have booked a ticket and have received an e-mail confirming your place.  If you are unsure please contact Ash Grove Children's Centre on 01625 374484

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 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 the 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.

Midwifery appointments

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

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:

  • Monday to Thursday 9:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 9:00 to 16:30
  • Plan your journey with Google Maps
  • To gain access to Broken Cross services and groups, please ensure you press the correct room buzzer. 

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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