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. Come along and join the fun!
TuesdayFamily Learning Easter Arts and Crafts3.30 pm to 5.00 pm8 April only. Come along to our Easter themed activities with different messy arts and crafts
TuesdayStrengthening Families, Strengthening Communities1.00 pm to 3.00 pmStarts 11 March for 13 weeks. A crèche is available and the course is by referral only. Contact the centre for more information
WednesdayBuggy 4 Fitness11.30 am to 12.30 pmA 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
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
WednesdayFamily Support Drop-in with Polish Support1.30 pm to 3.30 pm2, 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
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. Term time only
ThursdayFamily support Drop-in
1.30 pm to 3.30 pmDrop-in session for informal advice on a variety of parenting issues offered by our Family Support worker. Term time only
FridayBreast Feeding Support Drop-in9.30 am to 12.30 pmA '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
FridayAnte natal clinic9.30 am to 12.30 pmRun 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:

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:

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