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.
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.
|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|
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 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.
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.
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This page was last updated on 30 May 2018