In response to the coronavirus, our children's centre classes have been temporarily cancelled. To help, we've produced a short guide on activities to try at home and a timetable of videos being shared on the My Child Can facebook page.
Children’s centres bring together a range of services for families and children from pre-birth to five. Although every child will have a named children's centre allocated to them, you can go to any children's centre in Wirral.
Some of the groups on offer at our centres include:
- Stay and Play
- Big Dish Little Dish
- Messy Play
- Baby Sing and Rhyme
- Sensory Play
- Healthy Child Clinic
The groups are designed to give your little one a fun and safe environment to learn, develop, make friends and play. They give parents the chance to meet other parents from the local area and establish friendships.
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Why parents love their children's centre
On our My Child Can facebook page, we asked parents to tell us why they loved their children's centre. Here are just a few of the responses:
"From moving from Chester, I literally knew no one, I felt so alone it allowed me to go somewhere to socialise with other mums, get to know them and go out with them. It has really helped me and not feel so alone. The staff are so welcoming and warm they are not staff, they are friends. Can talk to them about anything and they will always find time to talk to you".
"I love Wirral children's centres because on days that seem tough, they give me a reason to get us both ready and head out the door (even with my unwashed hair!). My boy thoroughly enjoys every session that we attend and even at times when he is cranky, nobody judges, the staff are lovely and always on hand for a bit of moral and emotional support. The centres have taught me many songs and tips which I use daily at home. Thank you for being there".
"I love my children's centre because when I had my son, my anxiety prevented me from making friends and going out with my son. Now due to attending baby groups in the centre I feel more comfortable with going out with my son and he loves playing with other children and exploring new things, especially in messy play!".