Groups and activities at the Brooks Children's Centre

In light of the current situation regarding Covid-19, a decision has been made to cancel our children centre sessions at The Brooks Children's Centre.

Our key focus is the health and safety of children and parents as well as our own staff and families, and with this in mind, the sessions will be paused for 4 weeks and then reviewed.

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

Further information about accessing health clinics and midwifery clinics at the children’s centres will be shared as it becomes available.

Reach for the Stars

Reach for the Stars Nursery (The Brooks, Crewe), Tel: 01270 478233

Reach for the Stars Nursery is open at The Brooks Children’s Centre, Crewe. The Nursery is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm and provides day-care for 0 to 5 year olds.

Up to 15 hours free childcare a week can be available, simply call 0300 123 5033 or visit or text CHILDCARE to 80878.

The Brooks Childrens Centre Mini Crawlers


Antenatal Appointments (Crewe)

If you have discovered you are pregnant you can phone the Antenatal Department on 01270 612184 to book your first appointment. Follow up appointments can be made by phoning the centre or by calling at reception.

Health Visitor Drop-In (The Brooks, Crewe)

Would you like to see a Health Visitor for advice about sleeping, play, baby-led weaning, tears and tantrums or just to get your baby weighed? Monday’s 1.30 pm to 2.30pm, no need to book, just pop in.

Babies Together  (Crewe)

Is for families with children aged 12 months and under. Runs currently on a Tuesday morning 9.30am to 11.00am.   From 3rd March the group will move to Tuesday afternoons from 1pm to 2.30pm.  As well as being able to Stay and Play with your child, you will meet other parents with young children in a relaxed and informal setting. Members of staff are also on hand to provide any help and advice you may need.

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 and  are held on most Wednesdays.


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!

Family Drop-Ins and Stay and Plays (Term time only)

Stay and Play Together (The Brooks, Crewe)

A Stay and Play session for 0 to 4 year olds, including messy play, fun with books and painting and singing. Running  on a Thursday afternoon from 27 February 2020  from 1pm to 2.30pm.

Edleston Stay and Play at Edleston Primary School

Run by The Brooks Children’s Centre at Edleston Primary School, Denver Avenue, Crewe.  The Stay and Play runs every Tuesday (term time only)  from 9.15am till 10.45am.  As well as being able to Stay and Play with your child, you can meet other parents and get information and advice about a whole variety of things, including; ‘Toddler Taming’, routines, budgeting, feeding, domestic difficulties, speech, housing, healthy eating and much more.

Parenting Journey

The Parenting Journey will support you from pregnancy until your child starts school.  With a mixture of sessions from stay and plays in your children’s centre to your health visitor coming to visit you.  It is a fun way for you to learn more about your baby / child’s development, speak to health and childcare professionals along with a chance to meet other parents. 

Contact your children's centre, speak to your health visitor or contact family information service to find out when your next stop is.

Contact details

The Brooks Children's Centre
Balmoral Avenue

Tel: 01270 371200

Email The Brooks Children's Centre
Opening Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Friday: 9.00am - 4.30pm

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