Higher Broughton Sure Start Children's Centre
Higher Broughton Children's Centre is situated in the newly opened Broughton Hub building on Rigby Street, off Bury New Road, just behind the former Broughton library.
What we offer
We offer parents and children a wide range of services and activities including:
- Adult learning classes (ESOL)
- Baby fun time
- Baby massage
- Bookstart story times, which take place in the nearby library
- Breast feeding advice groups
- Childcare for working parents
- Family support
- Free nursery education places for eligible children
- Gym and swim for parents and tots in the swimming pool and fitness centre
- Gym sessions (at the trampoline centre)
- Health visitor clinics
- Healthy eating advice
- Incredible years course (appointment only)
- Parents groups
- Stay and play
- Talking tots (speech and language development)
The centre also works closely in partnership with the Orthodox Jewish community to provide culturally sensitive and accessible children's centre services. Families from the Jewish community can access family support, play and learn, health visitor sessions and employment advice at the neighbouring Hershel Weiss Children and Family Centre and integrated childcare and early education provision for children aged up to four years at the independent Bnos Yisroel Primary School, which is also nearby.
As well as meeting rooms and other community facilities the children's centre has a play room for parent and toddler groups and a multi-use community room for adult learning sessions and other activities. The building also houses a resource centre where parents can borrow toys, story sacks and children's reading books.
The centre has a small team of workers who organise stay and play sessions in the centre and provide services for any family with a child under the age of four that may require help, support or guidance on a range of matters, for example, welfare benefits, child behaviour, household routines etc. (referrals for this service can come from health workers and other professionals).
Health provision in the centre includes a regular well baby clinic offering baby weighing and immunisations by appointment. There is also a weekly Breastfeeding support group. Staff in the children's centre are trained in providing specialist help with speech and language and can deliver parenting support programmes. The centre also has close links with Jobcentre Plus and other local employment and training initiatives.
Who to contact
- Denise Jones (Centre Manager)
- 50 Rigby Street
Map to this location
- 0161 778 0080, Nursery Enquiries 0161 778 0084/85
This page was last updated on 26 November 2012