East Central Children's Centre

East Central 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, a timetable is available below:

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.


We also deliver our services at Lower Broughton, Charlestown and Lower Kersal and Beacon Centre sites.  

  • Lower Broughton site: within Riverview Primary School, 1 Wheaters Street, M7 1QZ.
  • Charlestown and Lower Kersal Site: within Lower Kersal Primary School, St Aidan's Grove, Salford, M7 3TN.
  • Beacon Centre site: London Street, Salford, M6 6QT.
Timetable for the East Central Children's Centre
Day Time Activity Location
Monday 9.30am to 3pm Midwife Clinic (by Appointment only) Broughton Hub  Site
Monday 9am to 12pm Midwife Clinic (by Appointment only) Lower Broughton Site
Monday 10am to 11am Baby Moves Broughton Hub Site
Monday 1.30pm to 3 pm Baby Clinic Broughton Hub Site
Tuesday 9am to 12pm Midwife Clinic (by Appointment only) Lower Broughton Site
Tuesday 9.30am to 3pm Midwife Clinic (by appointment only) Broughton Hub Site
Tuesday 9.30am to 11am Stay and Play Together Broughton Hub Site
Tuesday 10.30am to 11.45am Well Baby Clinic Lower Broughton Site
Tuesday 1pm to 2pm Midwife Drop – in clinic Lower Broughton Site
Tuesday 1.15pm to 2pm Baby Social/Baby Massage Broughton Hub Site
Tuesday 2pm to 2.45pm Baby Feeding Advice Broughton Hub Site
Tuesday 2pm to 3.30pm Babies first Foods (first Tuesday of the month only) Broughton Hub site
Wednesday 9am to 12pm Midwife Clinic (by appointment only) Lower Broughton Site
Wednesday 9.30am to 3pm Midwife Clinic (by appointment only) Broughton Hub Site
Wednesday 10am to 11.30am Stay and Play Together Lower Broughton Site
Wednesday 1pm to 3pm African Women’s Group Monthly contact centre for more details Broughton Hub Site
Wednesday 6pm to 8pm Bumps to Babies four sessions starting first Wednesday of every month Broughton Hub Site
Thursday 9.30am to 3pm Midwife Clinic (by appointment only) Broughton Hub Site
Thursday 9.30am to 10.30am Baby Moves Lower Broughton Site
Thursday 1.30pm to 3pm Stay and Play Together CHALK CC Lower Kersal School site
Friday 10am to 11.30am Stay and Play Together Lower Broughton Site

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 children's centre workers who organise stay and play sessions in the centre and provide services for any family with a child under the age of five 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.

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.


Please visit the East Central Start Children's Centre Facebook page.

Who to contact

Remember you can contact us quicker, easier, better online.

Contact us online

East Central Children's Centre
50 Rigby Street
Higher Broughton
M7 4BQ
Map to this location
0161 778 0080, nursery enquiries 0161 778 0084/85

This page was last updated on 30 May 2018

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