Children’s Centre Information

Oakenclough and Poynton Children’s Centres

Oakenclough and Poynton Children’s Centre Timetable

KNUTSFORD, OAKENCLOUGH AND POYNTON CHILDREN’S CENTRE TIMETABLE AS AT APRIL 2022– PLEASE CONTACT THE CENTRE DIRECT TO CHECK INFO REMAINS CORRECT or CHECK THEIR WEBSITE HERE

Oakenclough Children’s Centre, Colshaw Drive, Wilmslow, SK9 2PZ

T: 01625 374 180

Poynton Site, Vernon Primary School, Clumber Road, Poynton, SK12 1NW

T: 01625 383 090

Activities


Activity Day/Time/Venue


Activity details


Babies TogetherMonday,10 – 11 am at Oakenclough Chidren’s Centre

and

Wednesday, 10 – 11 am at Knutsford 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. Dates are: 25 April, 23 May, 20 June 2022.

Please book your place via Eventbrite. Links to book your place along with dates and times are available by visiting Oakenclough Knutsford and Poynton Children’s Centres Facebook Page

Toddlers Together

 

Wednesday, 10 – 11 am at Oakenclough Children’s CentreIf your child is aged between 18 months old and 2.5 years, please join us for our Toddler’s Together session where you and your child will have the opportunity to sing, create, play and talk with a member of your local Children’s Centre.

Once a month, a health professional will be in attendance should you want to discuss anything particular about your child’s development. Dates are: 27 April, 25 May, 22 June.

Speech and Language Therapist (SALT) will drop in on the session on Wednesday, 20 April and Wednesday, 8 June 2022.

This group will be drop-in starting week commencing 19 April.

Weaning AdviceVirtualOn 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. Please visit Oakenclough Knutsford and Poynton Children’s Centres 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 monthly. Dates are: 20 April, 16 May and 27 June 2022.

Stay and PlayTuesday, 10 – 11.30 am at Oakenclough Children’s CentreSuitable for under 5s. Come and explore a range of play activities, including messy play and outdoor play, with an interactive rhyme and song time to end.

Some of our activities will be based in our outdoor area so weather appropriate clothing is encouraged.  We also suggest that you bring a change of clothes for your baby in case they get messy!

This group will be drop-in starting week commencing 19 April.

Well Baby Clinicevery Tuesday afternoonCheck your babies’ weight, growth and development with a member of the health visiting team.

Contact 0300 123 4263 to book your appointment.

Cherubsevery Friday morningHelping 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 on 0300 1234579.

SMILESMILE 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/Special Education Needs every fortnightSuitable for children 0-8 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.

Please book your place via Eventbrite. Links to book your place along with dates and times are available by visiting Oakenclough Knutsford and Poynton Children’s Centres Facebook Page

Development ChecksEvery DayLook out for your invite to your child’s 9 months and 2.5 year old development check with your health visiting team. Please ring them on 0300 123 4263.
Sensory ExperienceEvery DaySessions are limited and are suitable for babies under 1 and children with additional needs to enjoy our sensory equipment and resources in a quiet relaxing environment. These sessions are not led by our staff, but we are on hand if you have any questions. If you would like to book a session in our sensory room, please email oakencloughchildrenscentreadmin@cheshireeast.gov.uk
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.

This face-to-face session will last up to 1 hour and will be carried out with a small group of parents.
To enquire about a place, please email oakencloughchildrenscentreadmin@cheshireeast.gov.uk or call 01625 374 180.

Baby and MeBaby and Me is a face to face session, which runs over 3 weeks as an alternate of Baby Massage.  The sessions last up to 1 hour and support both you and your baby.

Each session focuses on your baby’s learning and development and activities which you can do with your baby in your home. These  activities include sensory play, songs and rhymes and messy play.

You will also have the opportunity to meet and talk to other parents and share experiences that you are all having as you welcome your new baby.

To enquire about a place on Baby and Me, please email oakencloughchildrenscentreadmin@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Bookstart CornerThis evidence based 4-week course is 1:1 home based and focusses on making rhymes, sharing books, stories and mark making part of the family’s daily routinesThe 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 DifferenceThis 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.

Children’s Book LibraryeverydayEmail/call to book a time slot to use our loaning library which has lots of baby books and story sacks for your child.

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