Activities across Oakenclough, Knutsford and Poynton 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 Oakenclough Knutsford and Poynton Children's Centres Facebook Page. 

If you experience issues accessing EventBrite, please contact the Oakenclough Children’s Centre on 01625 374180 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.We have limited availability across all of our sessions to ensure that we are able to provide a high quality learning experience, therefor, as a result, places do get booked quite quickly. We operate a waiting list, therefore, 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, unless you are exempt you unfortunately 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

Monday activities at Oakenclough and Poynton children's centre

ActivitiesActivity Day/Time/VenueActivity details
Babies Together 

Monday,10 - 11 am at Oakenclough Chidren's Centre 

and 

Wednesday, 10 - 11 am at Knutsford Children's Centre

 

For babies up to 18 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 particular about your child's development. Dates are: 25 April, 23 May, 20 June 2022. 

Please book your place via Eventbrite. Links to book your place along with dates and times are available by visiting Oakenclough Knutsford and Poynton Children's Centres Facebook Page

Toddlers Together 

 

Wednesday, 10 - 11 am at Oakenclough Children's Centre 

If your child is aged between 18 months old and 2.5 years, 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 particular about your child’s development. Dates are: 27 April, 25 May, 22 June.  

Speech and Language Therapist (SALT) will drop in on the session on Wednesday, 20 April and Wednesday, 8 June 2022.  

This group will be drop-in starting week commencing 19 April. 

Weaning Advice 

Virtual 

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. 

We also operate a Virtual Weaning session delivered by Health Professionals and Family Service Workers. This session is open for online booking. Please visit Oakenclough Knutsford and Poynton 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 monthly. Dates are: 20 April, 16 May and 27 June 2022. 

Stay and Play

Tuesday, 10 - 11.30 am at Oakenclough Children's Centre

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

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!

This group will be drop-in starting week commencing 19 April.

Well Baby Clinic 

every Tuesday afternoon 

Check your babies' weight, growth and development with a member of the health visiting team. 

Contact 0300 123 4263 to book your appointment. 

Cherubs 

every Friday morning 

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.

SMILE 

SMILE sessions cover understanding perinatal mental illness, learning new coping strategies, ways to wellbeing, self-care, improving self-esteem and strengthening resilience. 

For advice and guidance about SMILE, please follow them on Facebook ‘The Smile Group’ or email them on hello@thesmilegroup.org for queries, support and to attend the weekly sessions.

Little Stars/Special Education Needs

 every fortnight 

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

Please book your place via Eventbrite. Links to book your place along with dates and times are available by visiting Oakenclough Knutsford and Poynton Children's Centres Facebook Page

Development Checks 

Every Day 

Look out for your invite to your child's 9 months and 2.5 year old development check with your health visiting team. Please ring them on 0300 123 4263. 

Sensory Experience 

Every Day 

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 oakencloughchildrenscentreadmin@cheshireeast.gov.uk

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 face-to-face session will last up to 1 hour and will be carried out with a small group of parents.   
To enquire about a place, please email oakencloughchildrenscentreadmin@cheshireeast.gov.uk or call 01625 374 180. 

Baby and Me 

 

Baby and Me is a face to face session, which runs over 3 weeks as an alternate of Baby Massage.  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 oakencloughchildrenscentreadmin@cheshireeast.gov.uk

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. 

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. 

Children's Book Library everyday

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

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

Oakenclough Children's Centre
Colshaw Drive
Wilmslow
SK9 2PZ

Opening hours Wilmslow:

  • Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 17:00
  • Friday 9.00am - 16:30

Poynton Children's Centre
Vernon Primary School
Clumber Road
Poynton
SK12 1NW

Opening hours Poynton:

  • Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 17:00
  • Friday 9.00am - 16:30
Knutsford Children's Centre
Manor Park North
Knutsford
WA16 8DB

Opening hours Knutsford:

  • Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 17:00
  • Friday 9.00am - 16:30

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