East Leake Children’s Centre – Find out more!
Your local children’s centre is the East Leake children’s centre which is situated on the site of Brookside Primary School.
Our activities are run from the children’s centre as well as various community venues. We work closely with other partner organisations such as the Health Centre, Schools, Playgroups and After Schools Clubs, Libraries and Community and Voluntary groups and Jobcentre Plus.
Who are we?
Family Support Team
Our Family Support Workers can offer advice and support before and after baby is born. They can encourage you to help your child learn through play in the home and can introduce you to activities within the Children’s Centre and the surrounding community. They can access other services which can support your family and give advice on your
family’s health and wellbeing.
Our Children’s Workers run the sessions for the children with play and activities from 0-5 years. They also run the crèches and help support the local health visiting team. All of our Children’s Workers work to the Early Years Foundation stage framework which sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
Our Community Involvement Worker works within the community to integrate our services. They recruit volunteers, support the parent’s forum and work to develop Sure Start services in the community.
Integrated Services Manager
The Integrated Services Manager manages the team in delivering the Sure Start agenda within the local community. They are actively involved with the Local Steering Groups and support the partners we work with.
What sessions are going on?
Wednesday 10-11.30am at East Leake Children’s Centre
Free play session for babies/ toddlers aged one year and over who are now walking.
Bumps to Babies
Thursday 10-11.30am at East Leake Children’s Centre
Free baby play session with Breast Feeding Peer Support worker available.
What else do we do?
We are involved in a range of holiday activities delivered by Sure Start or supporting community events that you can come along to and meet new friends. Our Summer Activities Timetable is available from the centre.
Breast Feeding Peer Support
We have recently trained a number of Breast Feeding Peer Supporters who will be available to offer advice, guidance and support to breast feeding mums. Please call the centre for more information.
We are looking into possibility of starting a play session specifically for male carers such as Dads and Grandads and would like to assess the demand for such a group. Please call the children’s centre to register your interest in attending a Dad’s group.
There is a variety of volunteering opportunities available at the children’s centre. Volunteering is a great way to gain new skills and experience or to use existing skills to help your local community. Please contact the Community Involvement team on 01509 857030 if you are interested. We would love to hear from you!
Parents Forum and Local Advisory Group
Our Parents Forum meets regularly and is open to any parent or carer of children aged 0-12 in East Leake and the surrounding area. It’s an opportunity to have a say and for us to listen to your views so we can continue to improve services.
The Local Advisory Group is a gathering of parents, carers, professionals and local councillors who wish to shape services in the community. We value your input in both the Parents Forum and the Local Advisory Group and if you are interested in joining either then please call the children’s centre.
For any additional information about our services please contact:
East Leake Children’s Centre,
Brookside Primary School
Tel: 01509 857030
We look forward to meeting you!