What's On

New Programme

Our new summer timetable begins on Monday 2nd August  

and will run until the beginning of September 2021. 

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News & Events

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SuperKids

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A virtual support group for parents or carers with children who have a special educational need or disability.

Thursday Mornings 10.30-11.30am. 

  • A free online support group facilitated by Sandy and Biggleswade Children’s Centre, to share experiences with other parents and carers in a similar situation

  •  A chance to speak to professionals from the CDC, Early Years Support Team, Speech and Language plus more

For more information please contact:

karen.burton@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Sandy and Biggleswade Locality Children’s Centre

Baby Brasserie 

Alison/Shelly are running our brasserie session at Sandy Baptist Church on Tuesday afternoons 1-3pm to offer support for breastfeeding mums and mums to be. Please contact Alison on alison.coats@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or shelly.collins@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk to find out more. 

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Sarah banks is also running an online brasserie on Wednesday afternoons so please contact nctsarahbanks@gmail.com.  

Baby Wriggle and Jiggle

Kirsty is running a fun online singing session for babies and young children on a Thursday afternoon from 1pm.

If you would like to join this session then please email kirsty-anne.beard@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

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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.rice@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk for more information and to book your free space.

Our next courses is:

August 4th 1.30-3pm at Sandy Baptist Church Hall.

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

Alternatively, below is a link to BBBS videos recorded last year

 

https://www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/Bedfordshire/services/health-visiting/antenatal/?fbclid=IwAR2bECTDe7n7vMzV59cPak26Yp_ZvcTLSiHE3kvAjOJ2Q9-KY2iqaCePYcA

 

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

Baby Sign

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A three week course designed to introduce you and your baby to signing in a supportive virtual group session. 

Suitable for families with babies 0-1 years old. 

The next course begins on 

TBC

Booking is essential so please contact Karen or Shelly to book your free space. 

karen.burton@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or shelly.collins@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.

Chattertots

 

Please contact Karen to find out the details of the next available course. 

 

karen.burton@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.

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Baby Days

Baby days is a virtual four week course for new parents and babies 0-3 months that covers: Sleep, feeding, brain development and childhood illnesses. 

Courses run on Wednesday afternoons for four weeks and the next courses are starting on:

  • 4th August 2021

Please email lucy.rice@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or kirsty-anne.beard@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk 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'. 

Starting solids

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'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!  Looking forward to that new chapter in a month or so.'

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 Monday and Friday mornings.

The next sessions are:

  • 13th August

Please get in touch with alison.coats@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or kirsty-anne.beard@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk to book your place. 

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.

To register your interest in the next course which will begin please contact us on:

Tel: 0300 300 8114 / 0300 300 8134

Email: Sarah.Hossack@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Lorna.Tucker@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

 or message us on Facebook.
 

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Health Visitor Pop in 

This session is currently suspended due to COVID19 and will be runing as soon as we are able to.

 

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

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Parent Pals

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Have you found things a little difficult recently?

Do you want to build new friendships?

Would you like to meet new people with children from your local area?

Do you want to share ideas and thoughts with others?

Would you like non-judgmental support and encouragement?

If the answer to any of the above questions is….. YES!

Then come and join our new Parent Pals sessions 😊

 

Parent Pals will be running virtually, every other week on a Tuesday afternoon 1.30-2.30pm

 

The first session begins on Tuesday 19th January.

 

Contact us to receive the link for the sessions please email:

claire.racher@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
paula.murphy@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

 or message us on Facebook.
Virtual sessions will be delivered via Microsoft Teams.

We look forward to seeing you 😊 

Dad & Me

Dad and me is currently an invite only session so we can make it as safe as possible. Please contact us to add your name to the list

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Sandy & Biggleswade Children's Centre

SALT drop ins are now being run over the phone.

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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 Claire.Racher@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or 0300 300 6515 .