Activities at Crewe and Nantwich 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 Crewe Children's Centres facebook page for Oak Tree and The Brooks Children's Centres activities and by visiting Monks Coppenhall Children's Centre facebook page for Monks Coppenhall and Nantwich and Rural Children's Centres activities. If you experience issues accessing Facebook or Eventbrite, please contact Oak Tree Children’s Centre on 01270 371250, or Monks Coppenhall Children's Centre on 01270 371240 and they 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 places do get booked quite quickly.  We operate a waiting list, 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. 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 

activities at Crewe and Nantwich Children's Centres
ActivitiesActivity Day, Time, Venue        Activity details

 Babies Together

Monday 

10am -11.15am

The Brooks Children's Centre


  Thursday

1.30pm-2.30pm

Monks Coppenhall Children's Centre 

 For babies up to 12 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 in 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 Crewe Children's Centres facebook page, for The Brooks Children's Centre and Monks Coppenhall Children's Centre facebook page, for Monks Coppenhall Children's Centre or call your local centre and we can email you a link. 

Toddlers Together

Monday 

10.30am-11.30am

Monks Coppenhall Children's Centre


Wednesday

9.30am - 10.45am 

Oak Tree Children's Centre

 If your child is aged between 1-2 1/2 years old, 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 in 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 Crewe Children's Centres facebook page for Oak Tree Children's Centre, and Monks Coppenhall Children's Centre facebook page for Monks Coppenhall Children's Centre, or call your local centre and we can email you a link.

Weaning Advice

 

On this session you will find a lot of helpful information on when to introduce your baby to solid foods, 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 Crewe Children's Centre facebook page for more information on how to book a place. We will confirm your booking by email with the link to a virtual meeting via MS Teams.

Virtual sessions will be available monthly. 

Stay and Play Together

 Tuesday

10.30am-11.30am

Nantwich and Rural Children's Centre


Wednesday

1.30pm-2,30pm

Monks Coppenhall Children's Centre


Thursday

10.00am -11.15am

The Brooks Children's Centre


Friday

9.15am-10.45am

Oak Tree Children's Centre

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

Once a month a Cheshire East Chatters Speech and Language Therapist or an Early Language Lead Practitioner will be in attendance for advice.  Find out more about the new tool designed to help parents and carers understand the journeys of children with communication needs.  

Please book your place via Eventbrite.  Links to book your place along with dates and times are available by visiting Crewe Children's Centres facebook page for Oak Tree and The Brooks Children's Centres, and by visiting Monks Coppenhall Children's Centre facebook page for Monks Coppenhall and Nantwich and Rural Children's Centres, or call your local centre and we can email you a link

Cherubs

 Wednesday

12.30pm - 2pm

The Brooks Children's Centre

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

Friday 

1pm-2pm

Monks Coppenhall  Children's Centre

Suitable for children 0-8 years old with additional needs. Including activities to support your child's development, messy play, sensory play and physical play in a relaxed and fun environment.

No need to book, just turn up. 

Health Visitor Development Checks

By Invitation only

Look out for your invite to your child's 9 month and 2 1/2 year old development check with our health visiting team.  

Health Visitor Enquiries, Telephone 0300 1234576

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 oaktreeccadmin@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Baby and Me

 

Baby and Me is a 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.

To enquire about a place on Baby and Me, please email oaktreeccadmin@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Sensory Experience

Every Day

Oak Tree and Monks Coppenhall  Children's Centres


Tuesday and Friday

9am-12pm 

Nantwich and Rural 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 oaktreeccadmin@cheshireeast.gov.uk or call 01270 371250 for Oak Tree Children's Centre, and mcccadmin@cheshireeast.gov.uk or call 01270 371240 for Monks Coppenhall Children's Centre and Nantwich and Rural Children's 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.

Our Children's Library Everyday

To book a timed slot to use our loaning library which has lots of baby books and story sacks for your baby, email oaktreeccadmin@cheshireast.gov.uk or call 01270 371250 for Oak Tree Children's Centre, and email mcccadmin@cheshireeast.gov.uk or call 01270 371240 for Monks Coppenhall Children's Centre.

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. 

Contact

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

Oak Tree Children’s Centre
Newcastle Street
Crewe
CW1 3LF

 

The Brooks Children's Centre
Balmoral Avenue
Crewe
CW2 6PL

 

Monks Coppenhall Children's Centre

Remer Street

Crewe

CW1 4LY

 

Nantwich and Rural Children's Centre

Dog Lane

Nantwich 

CW5 5GX

Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday 9.00 to 17:00
  • Fridays 9.00 to 16:30

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