Activities at The Brooks Children's Centre

Christmas opening and closing dates 2018/2019

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The Centre is closed from 4.00pm on Monday 24 December until 9am on Friday 28 December 2018 and then closed from 4.30pm on Friday 28 December 2018 until Wednesday 2 January 2019.

If you have a general query on Thursday 27 December or Monday 31 December 2018 during the hours of 9am to 5pm please call Crewe Family Centre on 01270 371301.
If you have a concern about a child during these times, call CHECS on 0300 123 5012.
If you have a concern about a child out of hours including weekends and bank holidays, please contact the Emergency Duty Team (Out of Hours) on 0300 123 5022.

Library

You are invited to come along to The Brooks Children’s Centre and see our new reading area, where you can stay and read with your child and borrow from a range of fantastic books from our free library service. Receive a free book bag on joining!

Weekly timetable - December 2018

Monday

Monday activities at The Brooks children's centre
ActivitiesTimeActivity details

Antenatal clinic

  • 3 December
  • 10 December
  • 17 December
  • 24 December

9.00 - 16.00

By appointment only

 

Health visitor drop in and baby weigh

  • 3 December
  • 10 December
  • 17 December

No Clinic on 24 December
No Clinic on 31st December
(alternative date arranged for
Friday 28 December - see below)

13.30 - 15.00

 

 

  

 

No need to book, drop in.

Tuesday

Tuesday activities at The Brooks children's centre
ActivitiesTimeActivity details

There will be no Edleston Stay & Play  on now until
Tuesday 8th January 2019.

9.15 -10.45

 A popular group for children aged up to 4 years. Come along for arts, craft, singing, stories and a free snack.  

Babies Together (previously called Bumps and Babes)

  • 4 December 
  • 18 December

No group on 11 December and then back on 8 January   

9.30 - 11.30   

The group is primarily for children under the age of 1, whereby parent and child can stay and play in a relaxed and informal setting. No need to book, just come along. 

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Health Visitors

Stop 7 and 10

  • 4 December
  • 11 December
  • 18 December

9.30 - 16.00

By appointment only

am  7 - 9 month checks

pm 2 year old checks

Wednesday

Wednesday activities at The Brooks children's centre
ActivitiesTimeActivity details

Parenting Journey

Stop 8
5 December

Stop 9
5 December

10 to 11.30

 

1 to 2.30

A fun and active play session exploring how you can support and understand your child's language and communication development.

 

A fun and active play session introducing 5 a day for your childs learning and development.


Parenting Journey

Stop 5

12 December

 

10 to
11.30

 

Stop 5 for babies 9 – 16 weeks. This Stop is delivered by Health Visitors and Family Service Workers. It is an opportunity for new parents to visit the Children’s Centre and meet other parents. The focus of this Stop is safety in the home and communicating with your baby. Invite letters will be sent to you. Please confirm with your children’s centre if you are unable to make that date.

Parenting Journey

Stop 6

12 December

 1 to 2.30

This Stop is delivered by Health Visitor Professionals and Family Service Workers.

The focus of this Stop is communicating with your baby and weaning. Please contact a Children's Centre to book your place.

Parenting Journey

Stop 2
19 December

10 to 11.30

At this Stop Health Visitors and Family Service Workers provide support to expectant parents offering advice and information prior to baby’s birth.

This is also an opportunity to look around the Children’s Centre. Invite letters are sent by health visitors. Please call the children centre if you are unable to make your session date

Sensory experience

None available during December - back in January

10.00 to 15:00

The sessions are suitable for babies and parents/carers to enjoy our sensory equipment and resources in a quiet relaxing environment. A none staff led sensory session.

Please telephone or call in to the Centre for more information and to book a session.The sessions are for one hour and we can have up to six babies per session.

The sessions are held on most Wednesdays.

Thursday

 

Thursday activities
Activities Time Activity details 
 13 December  10 - 11.30

 18 months and over

Christmas Party with Santa

Please call the Centre to book a place to avoid disappointment.

 14 December  1 - 2.30

 18 months and under

Christmas Party with Santa

Please call the Centre to book a place to avoid disappoinment.

Friday

Friday activities at The Brooks children's centre
ActivitiesTimeActivity details

Stay and Play together (previously called Mini Crawlers)  

9 December (Messy Christmas Special)

No Stay and Play Together until 11 January 2019

10.00 - 11.15

Play sessions for 0 to 4 year olds, including messy play, fun with books and painting and singing. No need to book, just come along.

Baby Massage

7 December - Session 5

 

1.00 - 15.00

Booking for Baby Massage is essential. Please ring the Centre to book on this course.

 Health Visitor Drop In

(One off session)

 12.30 - 1.30

 

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 us

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


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