Activities & Events

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Activity Diary

What’s on Everyday at Our Children’s Centres

Brookhill Children’s Centre

Brookhill 42 Brumwell, Woolwich, SE18 6BD

Monday
  • 9.30am -12pm -
    Health Advice Drop-In Session

  • 9am-16.30pm -
    Davenport Midwife & Thames Team Antenatal Clinics (by appointment only) 

  • 12:30-2.15pm -
    Greenwich Mindful Mums 20th April – 18th May

Learn tips and techniques to look after yourself and handle the stresses and anxieties of being a mum. Build confidence and social connections with other mums.

Referral & Self Referral based
(Call 07850 639 819 to book)

 

  • 12.45pm – 3pm-
    ESOL – Entry Level 1&2 English classes provided by City Lit
    (No crèche provided) (Call 077 3330 7266 to book)

 

  • 1pm - 3pm -
    Parent/Baby/Toddler Stay & Play 0-5yrs 

  • 4pm-6pm -
    Weekly meet-up Autism Group
    (Drop in, all ages welcome)
Tuesday
  • 9:30am-11:30pm - Parent/Baby/Toddler Stay & Play 0-5 years

  • 9am – 12pm -
    2 year Checks  (Appt Only)

  • 9.am-16.30pm -
    Davenport Midwife & Thames Team Antenatal Clinics (by appointment only) 

  • 12 pm - 3pm -
    Post Natal Counselling (by appointment only) 

  • 1pm -3pm -
    Speech & Language Therapy (1st come 1st served 6 children) 

 

  • 1pm – 3pm -
    Integrated Therapy Sessions: (1st come 1st served 6 children)
    7thApr, 5thMay, 9thJune, 7thJuly, 11thAug, 8th Sep 

  • 3.30 – 5.30pm -
    Monthly Greenwich Downs Group Meet Up 1st Tuesday of the month 
Wednesday
  • 9am-12.45pm -
    Davenport Midwife Antenatal Clinic (by appointment only) 

  • 09.45 – 11.45am -
    Functional Skills Practical Skills in English & Maths Crèche Provided 

  • 1pm – 5pm -
    Parent/Baby/Toddler Stay & Play 0-5yrs

  • Thames Midwife Clinic (by appointment only)
Thursday
  • 9.30am-11.30pm - Parent/Baby/Toddler Stay & Play 0-5yrs 

  • 9.30am – 11.30am -
    Breast Feeding Support Group 

  • 10.00am – 12pm -
    Baby Group 0-1 yrs (Drop In) 10am-12pm 

  • 9am – 16.30pm -
    Davenport Midwife & Thames Team Antenatal Clinics (by appointment only) 

  • 1pm-5pm -
    Mums Aid Counselling (by Appointment Only) 

  • Beginners Ballet Term-time only Ballet lessons & preparation for performance:
    - 2yrs: 4-4.30pm,
    - 3-4yrs: 4.40pm-5.10pm,
    - 5-6yrs: 5.15-6pm
    - 6-12yrs: 6pm-7pm
    £22-£28 per 4 weeks (depends on age). Half- price for 5 & under in receipt of benefits.

  • Piano & Guitar Music Lessons (Starting 16th Jan)
    Piano:
    - 3-5yrs 4.30pm-5pm,
    - 6-9yrs 5pm-5.30pm,
    Block of 6 lessons @ £36 (concession rate £30)Guitar:
    - 6-8yrs 5pm-5.30pm,
    - 9-11yrs 5.30pm-6pm,
    - 12yrs and above: 6pm-6.30pm Block of 6 lessons@£42 (concession rate £36) 
    Call 07743288529 for more info
Friday
  • 9.30am - 11.30pm - Parent/Baby/Toddler Stay&Play 0-5yrs 

  • Music Therapy Sessions (1st come 1st served 16 children) 

  • 10.30am - 11.30am -
    SEND Sensory Play (0 – crawlers) £5.50 per family for each session. Block of 6 weeks= £30

  • 1.30pm - 2.30pm  -
    SEND Sensory Play for (10 months – 3yrs) £5.50 per family for each session.
    Block of 6 weeks = £30

Glyndon Community Centre

75, Raglan Road Plumstead SE18 7LB

Monday
  • 9.30am - 11.30am -
    Stay & Play 0-5yrs 
Tuesday
  • 9.30am-11.30am -
    Stay & Play (Drop-in) 
Wednesday
  • 9.30am-11.30am -
    Stay & Play (Drop-in) 

  • 9.30am-11.30am -
    Baby Stay & Play 0-12 months (Drop-in) 

  • 9.30am-11.30am -
    Music Therapy 2-5 years 

  • 1pm-3pm -
    Best Beginnings Midwives  Appointment only
Thursday
  • 10.30am-12pm -
    Big Hopes Big Futures (Booking only)
    12 week parent & child course- Pre book essential Structured sessions planned around getting your child ready for starting nursery pre-school or school. (Suitable for children from 2 yrs onwards)
    (Pre-registration required)

  • 1pm-2pm -
    Tiny Feet 2-5yrs Dance activity for little ones 
Friday
  • 10am-12pm -
    Paediatric First Aid 5th June-10th July (Crèche provided)

    A certified 6-week course that is a great introduction to first aid for children. It’s designed for parents, grandparents or anybody that is in regular contact with children and wants the knowledge and skills to deal with an emergency situation effectively. Booking Required

Plumstead Children’s Centre

6 Purrett Road Plumstead SE18 1JW

Monday
  • 10am-10.45am -
    Laugh, Sing & Play  (Term-time Only) Family laughter workshop with interactive games & songs

  • 1pm - 4pm -
    Mum’s Aid Counselling  Appointment only
Tuesday
  • 10am - 12pm -
    Baby Group 0-12 months drop-in 

  • 1pm-2.30pm -
    Sticky Fingers Play, get messy and explore Walkers – 36months 

  • 1pm-4pm -
    10-12 Month Checks  Appointment only
Wednesday
  • 11.15am – 12pm -
    Tiny Feet 2-5yrs Dance activity for little ones
  • 1pm – 2.45pm -
    Stay & Play – 0 to 5yrs

    (Call to book)
  • 1pm-4pm -
    2 year Checks Every Wednesday afternoon

    (Apt Only)

 

Thursday
  • 9am - 5pm -
    Thames Midwife Clinic  Appointment only

  • 12.30pm – 5pm -
    Group Antenatal Clinic  2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd April 7th,14th, 21st, 28th May

  • 1pm-3pm -
    Parent Gym booster (Crèche Provided) (Fully booked) 26th March
Friday
  • All day everyday -
    Community Clothes & Toys Bank 

  • 10am – 11am -
    All Kids Can 2-5 yrs (Was Activ-tots) Physical Activity for children 

  • 1pm-3pm -
    Personal Career Planning award  6th March – 22nd May (Crèche provided)
    This course will help participants understand the skills and attributes needed to get into different career paths. They will earn an award at the end of the course which will allow them to help coach others in how to plan their career.
    Booking required

  • 1pm-3pm -
    Paediatric first Aid 5th June-10th July (Crèche provided)
    Certified 6 week course. Designed for parents, grandparents or anybody in regular contact with children gain knowledge and skills to deal with an emergency situation effectively.

Slade Children’s Centre

Erindale Road Plumstead SE18 2QQ

Monday
  • Baby Group 0-1 yrs (Need to book due to space)
    - Session 1 - 9.00am-10.30am
    - Session 2 - 10.45am-12.15pm

  • 9.30am – 11.00am 
    Learn Through Play 6 week rolling programme (Term time only) Discover learning through fun activities with your child Ages 2 – 4 years50p per child

  • 1.00pm – 4.00pm  
    10–12 month checks  (Apt Only)
Tuesday
  • 9.30am - 11.30am -
    Stay & Play Drop in 0-5 years 50p charge per child

  • 10.00am - 12.00pm -
    Breastfeeding Support Group - Drop in 

  • 9.30am - 11.30am -
    Childminders Drop In  (Term time only)

  • 9.30am - 1.30pm -
    Devonport Midwives Antenatal Clinic (Appt Only) 

  • 10.00am - 10.30am -
    Rhyme Time Drop in – library 0-5 years
Wednesday
  • 10am – 12.00pm -
    Parenting Course Taming Tantrums 26th Feb – 1st April  (Crèche Provided)
Thursday
  • 9.30am -11.20am -
    Nursery Nurse Drop-in Check your baby’s progress 

  • 9.30am - 10.30am -
    The Slade Health Walk All welcome\buggy friendly. 07927 668657 to book 

  • 10.00am – 12.00pm -
    Special Babies & Children 0-5 years (Drop-in) Activities for babies with delays or SEND children 

  • 9.30am – 10.15am -
    All Kids Can 2-5 yrs Drop-In (Term time only) Physical activity for children.

  • 10.30am - 11.30am -
    Emotional Freedom Technique 2nd Thursday of each month (In Library) No crèche

  • Baby Massage For pre-crawlers 4 week course - £50 See leaflet for more details Need to book

  • 1.00pm – 3.00pm -
    Stay & Play – with Music Therapy Sessions 0 -5 yrs 50p charge per child (Music therapy – 2 sessions, max 6 families)

  • 1.00am – 4.00pm -
    Thames Midwives Antenatal Clinic (Apt Only) 
Friday
  • All day everyday -
    Community Clothes Bank Drop-in.

  • 9.30am – 10.30am -
    Bouncing Babies 6 week course  Need to book

  • 10.30am-11am -
    Rhyme Time 0-5yrs (Drop-in) (Library)

  • Starting Solids Sessions run once a month for babies aged 4-6 months who have not yet started solid food. Dates to follow

  • 1.30pm-3.00pm -
    Health Visitor Baby Massage – Taster (Apt Only)

  • 1.30pm – 3.00pm -
    3 – 4 month checks  (Apt Only) 

Cardwell Children’s Centre

118 Frances Street Woolwich London SE18 5LP

Monday
  • 10am - 12pm -
    Thames Midwives Pregnancy Circle  (Appointment Only)

  • 1pm - 3pm -
    Messy Monday Stay & Play Interactive Music and Story groups at the end of session.
Tuesday
  • 9am-12:30pm -
    Clover Team Midwives  (Appointments only)

  • 1.30pm – 3.45pm-
    Oxleas Nursery Nurse Drop-in Child Clinic For baby weighing, development and feeding guidance.
Wednesday
  • 9.30am – 4.30pm -
    Thames Team Midwives Clinic  (Appointment only)

  • 1pm – 3pm -
    Messy Baby Group A 'first foods' based messy play session for babies under 18 months
Thursday
  • 9.30am – 12pm -
    Thames Midwives Post Natal Clinic (Appointment only)

  • 11am – 12pm -
    “Tiny Feet” A fun, friendly dance session for little walkers to 3 years  £1 charge per session

  • 1pm – 3pm -
    Baby Soft Play Suitable for babies under 18 months 

  • 1pm – 3pm -
    Stay & Play  Voluntary donations accepted
Friday
  • 9.30am – 4.30pm -
    Thames Team Midwives Pregnancy Bookings  (Appointment only)

  • 11am – 12pm -
    Bouncing Babies Singing & signing session to encourage and support early communication for you and your baby. Booking only  Please call the centre for dates, and more information.

Eglinton Children’s Centre

Paget Rise Woolwich, London SE18 3PY

Monday
  • 9.15am -11.15am -
    Childminders Group 

  • 9.30am -11.30am -
    Oxleas 6-8 Week Checks  Appointment Only
Tuesday
  • 9.15am – 11.15am -
    Stay & Play  Voluntary Donation accepted

 

  • 9.15am – 11.15am -
    Oxleas Interactive Music Making As part of Stay & Play session  Please call the centre for more information

  • 9.30am -11.30am -
    Devonport Midwives Clinic (antenatal) Appointment Only

  • 1pm – 4pm  -
    Devonport Midwives Clinic (postnatal) Appointment Only

  • 1pm - 3pm -
    Sewing Course Advanced Level (dates to be confirmed)  Crèche available Booking required
Wednesday
  • 10am -12pm -
    Best Beginnings Midwives Clinic  Appointment Only

  • 9.30am -11.30am -
    Baby Group Singing, stories and sensory play suitable for babies under 18 months 

  • 1pm - 3pm  -
    English & Maths Class Crèche available. Booking required

  • 1pm – 3pm -
    Messy Stay & Play Voluntary Donation accepted
Thursday
  • 9.30am - 12pm -
    Oxleas Health Visitor Advice Session For baby weighing, development and feeding guidance. 

  • 9.30am - 10.30am - “Tiny Feet” A fun, friendly dance session for little walkers to 3 years  £1.00 charge per session

  • 1pm - 4pm  -
    Oxleas Development Reviews at 2! Appointment only

  • 1pm - 3pm -
    Mums Aid & Oxleas Support Group Appointment only
Friday
  • 9.15am -11.15am  -
    Stay & Play Voluntary Donation accepted

  • 12.30pm - 2.30pm -
    Baby Blues Choir  Join us for a session of singing for local mums with activities for children under 5 years
Saturday (Once a month)
  • 10am – 12pm- Once a Month:

    (Dates to be confirmed)
    Saturday Family Days at Eglinton (£2 per adult) from  For families - mums, dads, grandparents and carers, all welcome. So come and explore indoor and outdoor activities plus lots of other play opportunities and have fun with your child. A light brunch will be provided at sessions.

Mulgrave Children’s Centre

Rectory Place Woolwich, London SE18 5DL

Monday
  • 9.00am - 10.30am -
    Oxleas 10-12 Month Checks 
Tuesday
  • 9.30am – 12.00am -
    Oxleas Development Reviews at 2  Appointment Only

  • 9.30am – 12.00am -
    Best Beginnings Midwife  Appointment Only
Wednesday
  • 9.30am – 12.00am -
    Oxleas Development Reviews at 2  Appointment Only

  • 1.00pm – 3.30pm -
    Oxleas 6-8 Week Checks  Appointment Only
Thursday

No Sessions

Friday
  • 9.30am – 11.30am -
    Army Stay and Play At the Army Community Centre


    (Please phone the centre for more information:  0208 331 4128 )

Additional Activities & Course Information

Get involved in our wide range of activities!

Drop In Activities

AUTISM WEEKLY MEET-UP:

Playgroup for autistic children (no age limit)

 

BABY GROUP:

Fun bonding & play drop-in for 0-1 year olds. (Brookhill, Slade, Plumstead & Glyndon)

 

BABY WEIGH & PLAY:

Opportunity to drop-in and weigh your baby and socialise with other mums. (Glyndon)

 

BREAST FEEDING SUPPORT GROUP:

Support for mothers who are breastfeeding. (Brookhill)

 

BUMP, BIRTH AND BEYOND:

Support & Preparation for expectant families. (Brookhill)

 

CHILD HEALTH ADVICE:

Child health drop-in clinic (Brookhill)

 

CHILDMINDERS STAY & PLAY:

Play session for childminders and the children in their care. (Slade)

 

HER CENTRE WOMEN’S GROUP (COFFEE MORNING):

For women needing confidential advice on practical and emotional issues. (Brookhill)

 

INTEGRATED THERAPY SESSIONS:

Drop-in clinic to for under 5’s to see Physiotherapist, Occupational and Speech and Language Therapist. (Brookhill)

 

FAMILY SATURDAY CLUB:

Fun activities for all the family every 1st Saturday of the month. (Brookhill)

 

MONTHLY MEET-UP FOR FAMILIES WITH DOWNS SYNDROME:

All ages welcome first week of each month. (Plumstead)

 

RHYME TIME 0-5 YRS:

partnership with Library which includes sing-a-long rhyme time sessions. (Slade)

 

SPECIAL BABIES & CHILDREN 0-5 YRS:

Music, singing & sensory activities for babies with delays or SEND children (Drop in) (Slade)

 

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY SESSION:

Drop-in session to meet your local Speech and Language Therapist who can give you advice on your child’s speech development and answer any questions you may have about your child’s communication, even if they speak other languages. (Brookhill)

 

STAY AND PLAY:

This is a centre run session where you come and stay with your child to enable you to meet other parents and carers in a friendly and fun atmosphere with opportunities to play and engage with your child. 50p per family. (All Centres)

 

STICKY FINGERS:

Messy play and exploration for walkers to 36 month yr olds. (Plumstead)

 

STOP SMOKING CLINIC:

Drop-in clinic which offers advice, support and resources to help individuals to stop smoking (Glyndon)

Fixed Time Activities

ACTIV TOTS:

A fun way to learn about natural exercise for pre-school children aged 2 years onwards. (Slade, Glyndon & Plumstead)

 

AIM KARATE KIDS:

Martial arts for Autistic/ADHD & Dyspraxia children (no age limit)(Brookhill)

 

BABY BALLET: 2-4 YEAR OLDS:

5 week course in beginners’ ballet. (Slade)

 

BALLET SESSIONS FOR 2-10 YEAR OLDS:

On-going ballet lessons which includes techniques and termly performances. Ballet can assist and improve the development of children in their early learning years. Benefits include:*Nurture Confidence *Enhance focus* Promote bonding*Enable children to learn strength, flexibility & movement *Platform for self-expression. (Brookhill)

 

MUSIC THERAPY:

Come and try the various instruments and join in with the Music Therapist who runs the group. This helps your child be ready for nursery or school by supporting their core skills of listening, confidence and social awareness. (Brookhill, Glyndon & Slade)

 

TINY FEET:

These sessions are a great introduction to dance and movement classes for toddlers and their parents. With fun steps, great music and passionate teachers you are guaranteed an exciting introduction into the world of dance. All walkers to pre-school aged children are welcome. (All Centres)

 

ZUMBA:

Keep fit exercise for adults (Brookhill)

Pre-Booked Courses/Activities

BABY MASSAGE:

Learn massage techniques for pre-crawlers (Glyndon & Slade)

 

BOUNCING BABIES:

Singing with your baby course using actions and gestures (Brookhill)

 

BOY’S TALK:

5 week Positive & involved parenting course to build happy, confident and calm boys (Brookhill)

 

ESOL COURSE:

English for speakers of other languages (ESOL). Learning English or improving what you already know is really useful if you want to study or gain employment. (Brookhill)

 

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS COURSE:

Enables you to gain practical skills in English, Maths and ICT for all learners. It provides you with essential knowledge, skills and understanding that will enable you become confident and independent in daily life and work. (Brookhill)

 

MAKE A STORY BAG:

Parents select a book, and decorate a bag using props and resources to help their children understand and enjoy the story.(Slade)

 

MAKING CHILDREN’S CLOTHES:

Sewing course using sewing machines to make children’s clothes. (Plumstead)

 

MIDWIVES:

Pre-natal & Antenatal clinics. (Brookhill, Slade)

 

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT:

12 week course that involves BMI and blood pressure checks, weekly weigh-in, healthy eating and physical activity. Weekly smart goals and progress checks. (Brookhill)

 

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY 2-4 YR OLDS:

Activities with 18 months plus to help them with communication and confidence building. (Glyndon, Plumstead)

 

BIG HOPES BIG FUTURES:

Home-Start Greenwich are running these pre-school readiness early learning sessions for parents and children. They are 12 week structured sessions around the needs of your child, including helping to establish routines, potty training and early literacy skills. (Glyndon)

 

HOME-START FAMILY GROUP:

Attendance by invitation only. Group for Mums to get together to support each other and enjoy learning some new skills. (Brookhill)

 

MAKE-UP LESSONS:

5 week Make-up lesson tutorial classes. (11th Jan-8th Feb) (Brookhill)

 

FAMILY LEGAL ADVICE:

Advice and information on child contact, disputes between parents, domestic violence and disputes with social care. By appointment only. Call Slade Children’s Centre to book your appointment. (Slade)

 

MUMS AID POSTAL NATAL COUNSELLING SESSIONS:

Free post-natal counselling for mothers with a baby under 2 years old. For women experiencing emotional difficulties during pregnancy and after having a baby. By referral only. Booked appointments. (Brookhill)

Specific Children’s Centre Support

FAMILY SUPPORT:

Children’s Centres offer support to families within our area in a variety of ways. All families go through some difficult times and our service understands that we can play a part in empowering mothers, fathers and carers in their role as parents. We can signpost you to services which you may wish to access. We can offer you one to one support with various issues. If you have concerns about anything please talk to our staff.

 

INFANT FEEDING:

We have now received accreditation for the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) Award. This means we will be promoting breastfeeding, safe and responsive bottle feeding and strong and loving relationship[s between parents and their babies. Please speak to a member of staff.

 

PARENTS FORUM:

The Parents Forum is made up of parents who want to get involved with the Children’s Centre which they normally attend. There are opportunities to have your say regarding activities and events which take place at the centres. If you would like to get involved please contact the Children’s Centre which is closest to you.

We want you to come and enjoy the activities at our centres, we know the challenges of getting children ready and the logistics of getting anywhere, please call us if you are running late and please let us know how we can help.

More than one? Don’t be put off by the age ranges, it can be difficult to attend a class not designed to meet all your children’s needs, do not be put off, we are here to help and can accommodate most requests.

Talk to Us:

Service Development Team - 07739630463

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Oak House,
71, Barnfield Road,
London,
SE18 3UH

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