Boothtown Children's Centre
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.
|Monday||Let's Play||9.15 am to 10.45 am||Children 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. Come along and join the fun!|
|Tuesday||Family Learning Easter Arts and Crafts||3.30 pm to 5.00 pm||8 April only. Come along to our Easter themed activities with different messy arts and crafts|
|Tuesday||Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities||1.00 pm to 3.00 pm||Starts 11 March for 13 weeks. A crèche is available and the course is by referral only. Contact the centre for more information|
|Wednesday||Buggy 4 Fitness||11.30 am to 12.30 pm||A 4 week course starting 12 March, held at Boothtown Methodist Church. Train to get back into shape after your new arrival and bring your baby along too! The sessions focus on a wide variety of post natal specific exercises|
|Wednesday||Baby Group||1.30 pm to 3.00 pm||For under 1s. A varied programme including baby playtime, messy activities, rhymes and singing, baby massage and weaning|
|Wednesday||Family Support Drop-in with Polish Support||1.30 pm to 3.30 pm||2, 16 and 30 April. Come and speak to a Polish Family Support Worker for advice on housing, benefits, training and financial advice. Drop-in aimed at the Polish community|
|Thursday||FRIENDS Group||9.15 am to 11.15 am||Self referral/referral only, contact the centre for more information. Term time only|
|Thursday||Parent and Toddler Group||1.30 pm to 3.00 pm||Drop-in for children aged 0 to 4 years and their parents and carers. Term time only|
|Thursday||Family support Drop-in||1.30 pm to 3.30 pm||Drop-in session for informal advice on a variety of parenting issues offered by our Family Support worker. Term time only|
|Friday||Breast Feeding Support Drop-in||9.30 am to 12.30 pm||A 'Le Leche League' qualified Breast feeding supporter is available within the Children's Centre. Whether you're a mum or dad to be, or you already have a bundle of joy, if you have any questions or require support, reassurance and help with specific problems, please feel free to drop in|
|Friday||Ante natal clinic||9.30 am to 12.30 pm||Run by midwives for women registered with GPs at any surgery. Please ring 01422 342552 to book|
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:
- Parent and Child Groups [PDF file 967KB]|
- Family Support Drop-in [PDF file 219KB]|
- Czech/Slovak Family Drop-in [PDF file 354KB]|
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]|
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:
- Andrea Briggs, Centre Manager
- 01422 250365
- Rawson Street North
Halifax HX3 6PU