Activities for Sandbach Children's Centre

Serving - Sandbach, Alsager and Middlewich

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 Sandbach Children's Centre Facebook page. If you experience issues accessing EventBrite or you do not have access to Facebook, please contact the Sandbach Children’s Centre on 01270 371 235 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, therefore, 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 Sandbach children's centre
ActivitiesActivity Day/Time/VenueActivity details

Buggy Walk

 

First Thursday of a month, 10am-11am, at Alsager Milton Park

and

Second Friday of a month, 10am-11am, at Sandbach Park

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 book your place via Eventbrite. Links to book your place along with dates and times are available by visiting Sandbach Children's Centre Facebook page.

Babies Together

Monday

9.30am-11am

at Sandbach 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.

Please book your place via Eventbrite. Links to book your place along with dates and times are available by visiting Sandbach Children's Centre Facebook page.

Weaning advice

Monthly

last Monday of a month during Babies Together

20 December and 31 January

9.30am-11am

at Sandbach Children's Centre

 

During 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. This session is open for online booking. Please visit Sandbach 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 virtual meeting via MS TEAMS.

Sessions will be available every monthly.

Stay and Play Together

Wednesday

9.30am-11am

at Sandbach 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 song time to end.

Come and meet a Cheshire East Chatters Speech and Language Therapist or an Early Language Lead Practitioner once a month at our Stay and Play session and 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 Sandbach Children's Centre Facebook page.

Cherubs

Thursday 

1pm-2.30pm

at Sandbach 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 0300 1234579.

Smile

Tuesday

10am-12pm

at Sandbach Children's Centre

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

Every other Monday starting from 29 November

1.15pm-2.45pm

at Sandbach Children's Centre

Suitable for children 0-5 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.

To enquire about a place, please call on 01270 371 235 or email Sandbach Children's Centre.

Young Parents Group

Every other Monday starting from 22 November

1pm-2.30pm

at Sandbach Children's Centre

Young Parents Together group is a great way to meet other young parents aged 25 and under, make new friends and share experiences in a fun and child friendly environment. It is a drop-in session so there is no need to book.
Our Children’s Library

Every day

at Sandbach Children's Centre 

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

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 Sandbach Children's Centre.

Bookstart Corner

This evidence based 4-week course is 1 to 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. 

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

If you have a concern about a child or your enquiry is urgent contact CheCS on 0300 123 5012 or out of hours on 0300 123 5022.

Contact details

Sandbach Children's Centre
Crewe Road
Sandbach
CW11 4NS

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Thursday 9.00 to 17:00

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