What's On

New Programme

Our new summer holidays timetable begins on Tuesday 26th July  

and will run until Wednesday 31st August 2022

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Click 'whats on' to see our latest timetable

News & Events

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Coffee Break

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A coffee afternoon for parents and children with SEN. Support and advice available and there will be a professional visiting the sessions:

  • 7th September 

  • 5th October

  • 9th November

  • 7th December

These will be held at Biggleswade Youth Centre 1.30-2.30pm. 

For more information please contact:

Karen
 

Baby Brasserie 

Alison and Shelly are running our Sandy brasserie session at Sandy Children's Centre on Tuesday afternoons 1-2.30pm to offer support for breastfeeding mums and mums to be. Please contact Alison or Shelly to find out more or drop into the session. 

 

Karen is running our Biggleswade Brasserie session at Biggleswade Youth Centre on Thursday afternoons 1.30-3pm. Please contact Karen for more information or drop into the session. 

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Baby Massage

A four week course designed to introduce you and your baby to the wonderful benefits of baby massage, in a calm and supportive environment. 

Suitable for families with babies 0-6 months old. 

The next course is: 

5th August 10-11am at Biggleswade Youth Centre

Booking is essential so please contact Kirsty to book your space.

As of January 2022, there is a small fee of £20 to secure your place for baby massage. 

 Rhyme Time

Kirsty's rhyme time will be starting again Thursday 8th September. It is a fun singing session for babies 0-12 months on a Thursday afternoon 1.30-2.30pm at Biggleswade Youth Centre

for more information email

Kirsty.

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Bumps, Birth and Baby

Here at the Children's Centre run antenatal classes virtually via Microsoft Teams alongside the Baby Friendly Team. These classes are run on a Wednesday.

If you are 32+ weeks pregnant please contact Lucy for more information or please register on Eventbrite to book your free space. Please click on the course dates below and these will take you to the Eventbrite booking pages - please note that booking doesn't open until two months prior to the course start date.

Our next virtual course is:

From September 2022 we will be back to doing some face to face sessions. Here is the link for info and to book:

If you are unable to attend a Bumps, birth and Baby (BBB)  with our Children's Centre, there are other Centers in Central Bedfordshire running BBB on different dates and times so please get in touch so we can help you find the most appropriate session for you. 

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The team were really friendly. Really lovely discussion and a lot of very valuable information was given. 

Baby Days

Baby days is now running face to face for five weeks in both Sandy and Biggleswade. Baby days is a lovely course for new parents and babies 0-3 months that covers: Sleep, feeding, brain development and childhood illnesses. 

Our next courses with availability is starting on:

  • Tuesday 29th July, 2022 10.15-12noon - Biggleswade Youth Centre

  • Thursday 11th August 10-11.30am - Sandy Children's Centre

Please email Paula or Lucy for more information and to book your free space!

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'I really enjoyed joining the baby days class, The information that was given  was great and I left feeling reassured'. 

Chattertots

 

Speech and Language Support for children around 2 years of age. 

Our next course begins on:

Tuesday 27th September in Sandy.

For more information and to book your free space please contact Karen

 

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Starting solids

Alison and Kirsty are running online starting solids talks to offer advice and support around starting solids with your 6 month old baby.

These sessions run monthly on a Friday afternoon 1.30-2.30pm.

The next sessions are:

 

  • 19th August
  • 16th September
  • 21st October
  • 18th November
  • 16th December

 

Please get in touch with Alison or Kirsty to book your free place. 

'I Just wanted to thank you for today's talk, it was really helpful and nice to know that it's completely normal to not have a clue!' 

Dad & Me

Dad and me is now being run at Robert Peel Primary School in their lovely Forest School Garden on the 1st Saturday of each month. 

Please contact us on 0300 300 8114 to let us know you would like to come along. 

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Speech and Language

Support

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Self Weigh and Health Visitor Pop in 

Appointments only for weighing babies when recommended by health professionals at 

Sandy Children's Centre and Biggleswade Youth Centre alternately between 9.30-11.45am.

Appointments can be made by calling

0300 300 8134 or 0300 300 8114. 

Your health team are always here for you so please get intouch with them if you have any questions, worries or concerns. Their phone number is 0300 555 0606. 

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Time for Two's

Why does your child do the things they do? 
Does your child’s behaviour sometimes drive you crazy?  What can you do to help develop their skills?

 Join us to find out! 😊

We invite you and your child to join us online for 3 weeks of play, fun and information to support their development and get them ready for pre-school.

Our next course begins on:

27th September 2-3pm at Biggleswade Youth Centre

To register your interest in the next course

Please contact us on:

Tel: 0300 300 8114 / 0300 300 8134

or email Karen.
 

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Parents and First Teachers

Parents as First Teachers (PaFT) is 

is a voluntary, early intervention programme for parents of children pre-birth to three years of age. 

 

Parents as First Teachers goals are to increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices.

Intentions of PaFT Programme: 

  • Parent child interaction, Child Development, Parenting Behaviours.

  • Development centered parenting – attachment, sleep, safety, health, nutrition, discipline, transitions.

  • Family well-being – Goal setting, resourcing and family needs, mental health, relationships.

For more information about PaFT please contact Cathy or 0300 300 6515 . 

Revive

Women’s support group for those that are
experiencing low mood or anxiety. It is a safe
space to express your emotions and be heard.

Session are running on Wednesday Afternoons 12-1pm 

 at Biggleswade Youth Centre  (term time only).

The dates are:

28th September, 12th October, 2nd, 16th and 30th November and 14th December. 

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Bouncing Bunnies

Play session focused on physical development and
school readiness. Age 0-5 Includes a baby area.

Every Friday at Biggleswade Youth Centre 9.30-11am.

This is now a drop in session  :)

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