Children's centres

Chadwell Children's Centre

Address

Claudian Way, Chadwell St Mary, Grays, RM16 4QE

Contact

07912 781 446

Timetable from January 2020 – the centre is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30am to 5pm.

Mondays

Time Activity Notes
9:15am to 10:15am Stay and play – worlds of discovery For ages 0 to 12 months. The sessions promote social skills and stimulation to support your child's development. The session also shares ideas to support your child's learning at home. All welcome.
11am to midday Let's talk with your baby For ages 3 months to 12 months. A programme to promote positive adult-child interaction and communication skills, attachment, stimulation in a rich environment through interactive, fun activities. Book in advance.
Midday to 3pm Aiding your anxious child Workshop for parents and carers. Call 01375 372 476 and quote 8020CY198 to book in advance.
2pm to 3pm English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) conversation club A club for parents and carers to develop their speaking and listening skills in English with friends. Book in advance.

Tuesdays

Time Activity Notes
9am to 2pm Midwife appointments No session 24, 31 December. Pre-natal checks, advice and support for you and your baby. Book in advance.
10am to 11:45am Child minder-led session Second and fourth Tuesday of the month. For ages 0 to 11 years. These sessions support the learning and development of children who are in the care of a child minder. Contact us for more information.
10am to midday Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) early years communication groups for sensory impaired children First and third Tuesday of the month. For ages 0 to 60 months. A session for families with children who have hearing impairment or visual impairment. Ask for more information.

Wednesdays

Time Activity Notes
9am to 10am Bookstart corner For ages 12 months to 30 months. A Booktrust 4-week programme to support families to develop a love of stories, books and rhymes to help their children's early reading skills. Book in advance.
10am to midday Child health clinic, baby weighing No session 1 January. For ages 0 to 60 months. All welcome.
10:45am to 11:45am Baby massage For ages 0 to 12 months. The baby massage course offers a wonderful opportunity for you to bond and learn how to communicate with your baby through nurturing touch and massage in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Book in advance. £12 for 6 sessions.
1pm to 2:30pm Introduction to solids 29 January. For ages 0 to 8 months. A programme to support parents and carers with introducing solid foods to their baby. Call 0300 300 1999 to book in advance.
1:30pm to 2:30pm Fun, food and fitness For ages 24 months to 60 months. Fun, physical activities and ideas to keep your child healthy and fit. An opportunity for your child to try different types of food each week and for parents to receive advice on healthy eating including fussy eating and portion sizes. Book in advance.

Thursdays

Time Activity Notes
9:30am to 11am Speech and language drop-in 30 January. For ages 18 months to 60 months. Speech and language therapists will be available to provide advice and support to families who feel their child might be experiencing some delay in their speech and language development. All welcome.
9:30am to 2:30pm Empowering parents empowering communities For parents and carers who have children aged 2 to 11 years. Fun activities for you and your baby. This parenting group is provided by parents for parents. Parents will learn how to use a range of parenting skills, understand their children's feelings and develop a closer parent-child relationship. Book in advance.

Fridays

Time Activity Notes
9:30am to 11am Stay and play No session 3 January. For ages 12 months to 60 months. Fun activities for you and your child. The sessions promote social skills and stimulation to support your child's development. The session also shares ideas to support your child's learning at home. All welcome.
9:30am to 11am Local Area Coordinator Second Friday of the month. Come and meet your Local Area Coordinator. All welcome.
1:30pm to 2:30pm Let's talk with your toddler For ages 12 months to 24 months. A 6-week course that supports your child's communication and language skills. It includes advice and strategies you can use in the home. Book in advance.

Other activities

A wide range of activities are organised at children's centres across Thurrock, either regularly or from time to time. You can find out more about these activities in the document below. Check the monthly timetables of individual children's centres for latest details.