Higher Broughton 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.
We will be closing on Tuesday 24 December and will reopen on Thursday 2 January 2014.
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)
- Toy library
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.
|Monday||9.00am to 4.00pm||Midwife clinic||Appointment only.|
|Monday||9.30am to 12.00 noon||ESOL levels 1 and 2||For parents and carers where English is not their first language. Please ring the centre for more information.|
|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 4.00pm||Midwife clinic||Appointment only.|
|Tuesday||10.00am to 12.00pm||Immunisation clinic||Please ring Limefield Medical Centre on 0161 721 4845 for more details.|
|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, please telephone 0161 778 0070 to book a place. Last one of the year is 17 December.|
|Wednesday||9.00am to 4.00pm||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.|
|Thursday||9.00am to 4.00pm||Midwife Clinic||Appointment only.|
|Thursday||9.30am to 12.00 noon||ESOL levels 1 and 2||For parents/carers where English is not their first language. Please telephone the centre for more information.|
|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 feeding support group||Help and support for breast feeding mums from our team of breast mates.|
|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.|
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
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
- 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 5 December 2013