Oakenclough, Knutsford and Poynton Children's Centre

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

Important information

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. 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 Centre Facebook Page 

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 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.   

Activities across the Oakenclough Children's Centre

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

Activities Oakenclough, Knutsford and Poynton Children's Centres

About Oakenclough

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 town centres.

Each centre has a team of friendly and experienced staff who work across Wilmslow, Poynton and Knutsford 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

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

Oakenclough Children's Centre Colshaw Drive Wilmslow SK9 2PZ

Oakenclough opening hours:


Knutsford Children's centre Knutsford Cheshire WA16 8DB

Knutsford opening hours:

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

Poynton opening hours:

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