Higher Broughton Sure Start Children's Centre

Child in toy car

Higher Broughton. A Sure Start Children's Centre

Higher Broughton Children's Centre is situated in the 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:

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.

The centre

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 team

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.

Timetable

Day Time Activity Description
Monday 9.00am to 3.00pm Midwife clinic Appointment only.
Monday 9.30am to 12.00 noon ESOL level 1 For parents and carers where English is not their first language. Please ring the centre for more information, and to add your name to the waiting list.
Monday 1.30pm to 2.45pm Baby clinic Come along to this drop in to get your baby weighed, with health visitors on hand to provide help and support.
Tuesday 9.00am to 3.00pm Midwife clinic Appointment only.
Tuesday 9.30am to 12.30pm Live and learn in Salford For women who are from countries outside the European countries and new to Salford. Creche available. Please ring for more information.
Tuesday 9.30am to 12.00 noon ESOL levels 1 and 2 For parents/carers where English is not their first language. This is course is now full, please ring the centre for more details and to add your name to the waiting list.
Tuesday 10.00am to 12.00pm Immunisation clinic Please ring Limefield Medical Centre on 0161 721 4845 for more details.
Tuesday 10.30am to 12.00 noon Tots cafe Put your aprons on for this fun cooking with children session. Keep children happy with healthy child friendly menus.
Tuesday 1.00pm to 2.00pm Baby fun time A session for under ones and parents/carers. Come along and have fun, please ring the centre for more details.
Tuesday 2.00pm to 2.30pm Babies first foods First Tuesday of every month, come along for help and advice on the types of food to introduce to your baby, and when.
Tuesday 1.30pm to 2.45pm Little swimmers Every Tuesday at Fit City Broughton Pool, £1 per family. Please telephone 0161 778 0070 for more information or to book a place.
Wednesday 9.00am to 3.00pm Midwife clinic Appointment only.
Wednesday 9.30am to 11.30am Stay and play group Special educational sessions for pre-school children and their parents or carers, activities include outdoor play with sand/water, painting, messy play and much more, please bring extra clothes for child to change in to. £1 per family.
Wednesday 9.30am to 11.30am Smoke free spaces This session is held at Higher Broughton Health Centre. Go along for reducing smoking advice. No bookings needed.
Wednesday 1.00pm to  3.00pm African Women's Support Group Are you interested in talking about your culture, would you like to meet ohter people from your community, do you need advice and assistance regarding your health/social needs? Then come along to our weekly drop in.
Wednesday 1.00pm to 4.00pm Jobs Club For parents of children aged up to five who live in the local area. Come along for support with universal job match, help with CV writing, help with basic computer skills and much more.
Wednesday 6.30pm to 8.00pm Anti-natal classes Preparation classes for the birth of your child and becoming a parent. Places are limited please ring the centre for more details.
Thursday 9.00am to 3.00pm Midwife Clinic Appointment only.
Thursday 10.00am to 11.00am Gym sessions At the trampoline centre. Please wear socks and trousers, but no jeans please. This is a drop in session which is free for children under two years old, older children may attend at a cost of £2.00 per child. Trousers and socks, but no jeans please.
Thursday 11.30am to 1.00pm Breast friends Help and support for breast feeding mums from our team of breast mates.
Thursday 12.30pm to 3.30pm Live and learn in Salford For women who are from countries outside the European countries and new to Salford. Please ring for more information.
Friday 9.30am to 11.30am Stay and play group Special educational sessions for pre-school children and their parents or carers, activities include outdoor play with sand/water, painting, messy play and much more. Please bring extra clothes for child to change in to. £1 per family.
Friday 12.30pm to 3.30pm Live and learn in Salford For women who are from countries outside the European countries and new to Salford. Please ring for more information.

Adult learning

We work closely with "Learning in Broughton" to support parents who would like to get back into learning. The children's centre can give up to date information about learning opportunities and can help with childcare costs for some courses. Courses that we have provided through the centre include:

  • Food hygiene - A one day certificated course for parents
  • Money matters - A two day family finance course to help with budgeting and managing your money
  • Emergency first aid - A one day course for parents

Home safety

We can offer all families a home safety check and advice with free safety equipment for anyone on a low income. Contact the centre to find out if you are eligible.

Who to contact

Name
Denise Jones (Centre Manager)
Address
50 Rigby Street
Higher Broughton
Salford
M7 4BQ
Map to this location
Telephone
0161 778 0080, Nursery Enquiries 0161 778 0084/85
Email
higherbroughton.childrenscentre@salford.gov.uk

This page was last updated on 23 September 2014

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