Children's centres

Boothtown Children's Centre

Young child holding a book

Boothtown Children's Centre is based behind Rawson Junior, Infant and Nursery School. There is a large crèche area, kitted out with new furniture and resources, a training kitchen, a community / meeting room as well as a quiet room.

The following is a timetable of activities offered at Boothtown Children's Centre.

DayActivityTimeFurther information
MondayLet's Play
9.15 am to 10.45 amChildren aged 0 to 5 years welcome! Let's Play is a rolling programme of themed activities to build on your child's communication skills through singing and talking. Term time only. (Outside of term time, we run Holiday Activities, ring the centre for more information.) All groups are free, but we appreciate a voluntary contribution and crèches are £1.50.
MondayAnte natal clinic11.30 am to 3.00 pmRun by midwives for women registered with GPs at any surgery, call 01422 360336 to book.
TuesdayStrengthening Communities Parenting Course Self referral / referral only, contact the centre for more information. Term time only.
WednesdayBaby Massage10.30 am to 12.00 pmBy appointment only from 25 March to 15 April, for more information and to book a place, call 01422 360365.
WednesdayBaby Group1.30 pm to 3.00 pmFor under 1s. A varied programme including baby playtime, messy activities, rhymes and singing, baby massage and weaning.
ThursdayFRIENDS Group9.15 am to 11.15 amSelf referral/referral only, contact the centre for more information. Term time only.
ThursdayParent and Toddler Group1.30 pm to 3.00 pmDrop-in for children aged 0 to 4 years and their parents and carers.
FridayAnte natal clinic9.00 am to 1.30 pmRun by midwives for women registered with GPs at any surgery. Please ring 01422 360336 to book.
FridayFamily Support drop-in1.30 pm to 3.30 pmDrop-in session for informal advice on a variety of parenting issues, benefits, housing or any other personal / emotional issues offered by our Family Support Worker


Our Community Development Worker organises courses designed to help gain confidence, learn new life skills, and get back into work. These include Interview Skills, Numeracy, Confidence Building, and English as a Second Language:

There are also courses available for Parent and Child Groups, Family Support drop-ins and Czech/Slovak Family Drop-ins:

Safeguarding Policy

As an organisation we are particularly conscious of the extra special care and attention we must take when working with our children, young people and the vulnerable in our community. Therefore we have put in place special protections to make sure that staff, trustees, volunteers and members of the public know exactly what to do to make sure they play a part in keeping these people safe.

In organisational terms this means that we have robust and comprehensive safeguarding policies and procedures in place.To know just what that means, please see Safeguarding Children Policy [PDF file 207KB]|PDF file

Help for parents to start work or training

Do you need help and advice to start work or training? If so, we can make an appointment to see a Jobcentre Plus Adviser at the centre, who can help you search for jobs, training courses and provide a calculation showing how much better off you will be if you return to work.

Considering starting a course?

If you are thinking of starting a college or training course and would like advice regarding accessing the right course or help with childcare costs, come and discuss the available options with the Children's Centre Outreach Adviser.

To arrange an appointment speak to a member of staff at the Children's Centre or call Jobcentre Plus on 01422 424658.

For further details please contact:

Last Updated: 25/03/2015