Children's centres

Purfleet Children's Centre

Address

Centurion Way, Purfleet, RM19 1QA

Contact

01375 652 104

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

Mondays

Time Activity Notes
9:30am to 10:30am Stay and play For ages 12 months to 24 months. Fun activities for you and your child. The sessions promote social skills and stimulation to support your child's development. All welcome.
9:30am to 1pm 2 year-olds development assessment checks Health and development assessment to check your child's weight, height, learning, diet and behaviour. Ask for more information.
10:45am to 11:45am Stay and play For ages 24 months to 60 months. Fun activities for you and your child. The sessions promote social skills and stimulation to support your child's development. All welcome.
3:30pm to 4:30pm Fun, food and fitness From 2 March. For ages 5 years to 11 years. 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.

Tuesdays

Time Activity Notes
9:30am to 12:30pm Aiding your anxious child 24 March. Free workshop at St Clement's Hall, West Thurrock, RM20 4AR. Phone 01375 372 476 to book in advance, quoting course code 8020CY201.
9:30am to 1pm 1 year-old development assessment checks Health and development assessment to check your child's weight, height, learning, diet and behaviour. By referral only.
10am to 11:30am Introduction to solids Third Thursday of the month. 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.
11am to midday Stay and play No session 24, 31 March. At St Clement's Hall, West Thurrock, RM20 4AR. For ages 0 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.
11am to midday Stay and play – special event 31 March. At St Clement's Hall, West Thurrock, RM20 4AR. For ages 0 to 11 years. 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.
1:30pm to 3:30pm Child health clinic, baby weighing For ages 0 to 60 months. All welcome
3:30pm to 4:30pm Stay and play No session 24 March. 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.

Wednesdays

Time Activity Notes
9:15am to 10:15am Let's talk with your toddler For ages 18 months to 36 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.
1:30pm to 2:30pm Stay and play For ages 0 to 12 months. Fun activities for you and your child. The sessions promote social skills and stimulation to support your child's development. All welcome.

Thursdays

Time Activity Notes
9am to 10am Bookstart corner No session 26 March. For ages 12 months to 24 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.
9am to 5pm Benefits advice service For council tenants only. Book in advance.
10am to 1pm Special educational needs and disability (SEND) – Parent Advisory Team Thurrock (PATT) drop-in Second Thursday of the month. Parents with children aged 0 to 25 years and their child or young person. Staff from Parent Advisory Team Thurrock (PATT) will be available to advise on education issues, in particular SEND support, education health and care plans, annual reviews, and exclusion from school. To book an appointment, go to PATT: Surgeries or phone 07318 389 894.
1:30pm to 2:30pm 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.

Fridays

Time Activity Notes
9am to midday Health visitor ante-natal appointments Ask for more information.
11am to midday Fun, food and fitness No session 27 March. 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.
2pm to 3pm Stay and play – messy play 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. Please wear old clothes! All welcome.

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.