Council services during the COVID-19 outbreak

Maintaining essential services to support your health and wellbeing

Activities at The Brooks Children's Centre

In light of the current situation regarding Covid-19, a decision has been made to close some of our children centres as of Monday 23 March 2020. The affected centres are:

  • Knutsford
  • Poynton
  • Broken Cross
  • Hurdsfield
  • The Brooks
  • Sandbach including Alsager and Middlewich
  • 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, Congleton, Monks Coppenhall and Oak Tree) remain open for midwifery clinics/lactation clinics only. All other children centre/health visitor sessions remain paused as per earlier communication.

Our Facebook pages will be kept up-to-date with any advice or guidance we can bring you.  

Further information about health visitor clinics/development checks please follow the Cheshire East Health Visitors Facebook page for important guidance on services.

For advice and guidance about attending a midwifery clinic across Cheshire East, please follow the Macclesfield Maternity Unit Facebook/ Leighton Hospital Maternity Unit Facebook page for important guidance.

For advice and guidance about Cherubs, please follow them on Facebook ‘Cherubs of Cheshire – CHEshire Really Useful Breastfeeding Support’ or contact their duty line on 0300 1234579

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

Please follow the Cheshire East Parenting Journey Facebook page on tips and advice on how to help support your child’s learning and development whilst at home.

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 - March 2020

Monday

Monday activities at The Brooks children's centre
ActivitiesTimeActivity details

Antenatal clinic

 

By appointment only

Paused - please see our Facebook page for any latest news or advice                                       

 

 

Health visitor drop in and baby weigh

 

 

 

 

No need to book, drop in.

Group Paused – please see our Facebook page for any latest news or advice

 

 

 Baby Massage

 

Group Paused – please see our Facebook page for any latest news or advice

Tuesday

Tuesday activities at The Brooks children's centre
ActivitiesTimeActivity details

Edleston Stay & Play

 

Group Paused – please see our Facebook page for any
latest news or advice 

Babies Together

 

 

Group Paused – please see our Facebook page for any latest news or advice 

Health Visitors

Stop 7 and 10

 

By appointment only

am  7 - 9 month checks

pm 2 year old checks

Group Paused – please see our Facebook page for any latest news or advice

Wednesday

Wednesday activities at The Brooks children's centre
ActivitiesTimeActivity details

 Parenting Journey

Stop 8

 

 

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

Group Paused – please see our Facebook page for any latest news or advice 

Parenting Journey            

Stop 6 - Weaning 

               

 

 

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.

Group Paused – please see our Facebook page for any latest news or advice 

Parenting Journey

Stop 2 - Getting to know us

 

 

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's Centre  if you are unable to make your session date.

Group Paused – please see our Facebook page for any latest news or advice.

Parenting Journey

Stop 5 - Babbling Babies

 

 

 

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.

Group Paused – please see our Facebook page for any latest news or advice

Sensory Experience

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Group Paused – please see our Facebook page for any latest news or advice 


Thursday

Thursday activities
Activities Time Activity details 

Antenatal Clinic 

By appointment only.                                                     

Paused - please see our Facebook page for any latest news or advice   

 Baby Massage with Anna

 

 

 

Group Paused – please see our Facebook page for any latest news or advice

 

Stay & Play Together

Group Paused – please see our Facebook page for any latest news or advice 

Friday

Friday activities at The Brooks children's centre
ActivitiesTimeActivity details

Health Visitors

Stop 7 and 10

 

 By appointment only

Group Paused – please see our Facebook page for any latest news or advice

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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