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SEND
Play in Your
own Way

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A session for parents/carers of children with SEND. Advice and support available from professionals.

Biggleswade Children's Centre 1.30-3pm

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  • 23rd January 2024

  • 19th March 2024

Sandy Children's Centre 1.30-3pm​

  • 9th January 2024

  • 6th February 2024

  • 5th March 2024

For more information please contact:

Karen
 

Baby Brasserie 

Alison is running our Sandy brasserie session at Sandy Children's Centre on Tuesday mornings 11-12.30pm to offer support for breastfeeding mums and mums to be. Please contact Alison to find out more or drop into the session. 

 

Karen is running our Biggleswade Brasserie session at Biggleswade Children's 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 courses are: 

  • 6th March 2024 - Sandy

  • 1st March 2024 - Biggleswade

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

There is a fee of £20 to secure your place for baby massage. 

Chattertots

 

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

Our next course will be in starting on

  • 10th January 2024.

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

 

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Starting solids

Alison and Kirsty are running online and face to face 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:

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  • 19th January 2024 - Sandy
  • 16th February 2024 - Virtual
  • 14th March 2024 - Sandy

 

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's Club

Dad's Club is run from Robert Peel Primary School in their Forest School Garden once a month.

2024 Saturday Dates:

6th January

3rd February

2nd Mrach

As this is an outdoor session so please dress for the weather.

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Speech and Language

Support

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 Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time is a fun singing session for babies 0-12 months on a Thursday afternoon 1.30-2.00pm at Biggleswade Children's Centre within Biggleswade Library.

No need to book, just turn up.

For more information email

Kirsty.

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Bumps, Birth and Baby

Here at the Children's Centre run antenatal classes in person and virtually via Microsoft Teams alongside the Baby Friendly Team. 

If you are 32+ weeks pregnant 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 in person classes are:

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 time:

CBC Children's Centres Bump, Birth & Baby Stuff Events | Eventbrite

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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:

  • 10th January 2024 - Sandy Children's Centre

  • 21st February 2024 - Biggleswade Children's Centre

Please email Maxine 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'. 

Baby Self Weigh 

Appointments for weighing babies when recommended by health professionals are every Tuesday, at  

Sandy Children's Centre and Biggleswade Children's Centre, alternately, between 9.30-11.45am (Biggleswade) and 1-3pm (Sandy).

Appointments can be made by calling

0300 300 8134 or 0300 300 8114. 

Your health team are always here for you so please get in touch 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.

Next course: 29th February 2024 - Sandy

To register your interest in the next course

Please contact us on:

Tel: 0300 300 8114 / 0300 300 8134.

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Bumps 2 Babes

A stay and play session for pregnant ladies and parent/s carers of children

0-12 months. Make friends and share tips.

Tuesday's starting 9th January 2024 at

Sandy Children's Centre

For more information please call 

0300 300 8114 or email Alison

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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.

Biggleswade Children's Centre

Chestnut Avenue

SG18 0LL

10.30am-11.30am

17.1.24

31.01.24

14.02.24

28.2.24

13.03.24

27.03.24

Contact Paula for more information.

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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 (Term time only).

No need to book - just turn up

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Come and Play

A stay and play session for parent/s carers of children aged 12 months - 5 Years. Make friends and share tips.

Sandy Children's Centre 

fortnightly 9.30-11am

11.01.24

25.01.24

08.02.24

22.02.24 - Robert Peel Forest School

07.03.24

21.03.24

Parent Puzzle

Tips and strategies for parenting in a positive way including Giving Praise, Time to Calm Down, Handling Anger and Stress.  For parents/carers of children 3 – 5 years. 

Evening course starting at Sandy Children's Centre

27th September 6.30pm-8.30pm

4 week course.

Please contact Cathy to book on.

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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 . 

Childminders group

A session specifically aimed at childminders with children in their care.

Sandy Children's Centre 10-1130am

15.1.24

22.01.24

29.01.24

05.02.24

12.02.24

26.02.24

04.03.24

18.03.24

25,03.24

   Self Run Group – for more information contact

Carol

First Aid for Parents

We are running introduction to first aid sessions in Sandy for parents/carers on Saturday mornings.

This course is really great and informative.

There is a small fee of £10 per adult for the course. 

Next course date:

17th February 2024

To book, please contact Maxine
or Call or Text 07585 888903/07471 025519

For you to benefit the most from the session we ask that you do not bring your baby or child along with you. We understand this is not always possible but unfortunately if your child is over 3 months they will not be able to come along with you. 

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