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.

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. 

Weekly timetable 2021

Monday activities at Oakenclough and Poynton children's centre

ActivitiesActivity details
Buggy Walk 

Join us on our free Buggy Walks at your local park with a member of your Children’s Centre team. You will be able to meet new friends and will have the opportunity to talk about things which are familiar to all at this stage of your child’s development. Walking with your baby has lots of advantages, as well as light exercise it gets both you and your baby out in the fresh air. This session is suitable for babies in a buggy or pram. Come rain or shine we will be walking, talking and making new friends.

Please bring along a blanket for you and your baby as we will be sat for activities #50thingstogether.

Government guidelines states that new parents and child groups can continue to provide support, therefore, come and join us on our free under 1’s ‘Buggy Walks’ with a member of your local Children’s Centre team.

Places are limited due to current restrictions. 

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

Babies Together 

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.

This is also a great opportunity to meet other parents with similar age children. 

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 

If your child is aged between 1-2 year’s, please join us for our Virtual 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. Or just log in to watch and grab some ideas for you and your child to do at a later date.

This is also a great opportunity to meet other parents with similar age children. 

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

Stay and Play

If your children are 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.

Places are limited due to Covid restrictions, so booking a ticket for yourself and your child through the Eventbrite link is essential.  If you are unable to attend, please cancel your place by calling the centre as soon as possible so that a place can be offered to another family.  

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!

We operate a waiting list so if places are full, please ensure you add your details and we will contact you if space becomes available. 

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

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

Baby and Me 

Baby and Me is a virtual 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.

These sessions will take place over the free Microsoft Teams app and details of this will be sent on confirmation of the place. 
To enquire about a place on Baby and Me, please email oakencloughchildrenscentreadmin@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Sensory
Experience

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. Sessions can only be booked with people that live in your household or in your support bubble. 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 The Oakenclough Children’s Centre to request a session oakencloughchildrenscentreadmin@cheshireeast.gov.uk on or call 01625 374 180.

Weaning Advice 

A Virtual Weaning session delivered by Health Professionals and Family Service Workers.

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.

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 every 4 weeks. 

Our Chidlren's Library Email/Call to book a timed slot to use our loaning library which has lots of baby books and story sacks for your baby. 

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.

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:

  • Currently closed
Knutsford Children's Centre
Manor Park North
Knutsford
WA16 8DB

Opening hours Knutsford:

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