Courses and sessions for new parents or parents to be

Salford City Council is offering two free courses for before and after the birth as well as regular weekly sessions to meet other parents.

Before and after the baby

Our online antenatal course 'Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby' is a great place to get started.

Developed by midwives it will give you practical information about pregnancy and birth, explain why people around the baby are so important and helps you start a relationship with your baby before they are born.

The postnatal course called ‘Getting to know your baby’ looks at babies’ physical and emotional development and how important play is as well as how to understand and respond to crying and developing healthy sleep patterns.

To register or get more information on either course please call Salford Early Help team on 0161 686 7235.

Healthy Child Clinics

To book an appointment please contact your local Health Visiting Team.

Locality Day Venue Contact number

West Family Hub

Monday

Little Hulton Children's Centre
Longshaw Drive
Little Hulton
Salford
M28 0BD

0161 206 2094

Central Family Hub

Tuesday

Langworthy Cornerstone
451 Liverpool Street
Salford
M6 5QQ

0161 206 6081

Irlam and Cadishead Academy

Tuesday

Irlam and Cadishead Academy
Irlam
M44 5ZR

0161 206 3919

North Family Hub

Wednesday

Swinton Gateway
100 Chorley Road
Swinton
M27 6BP

0161 206 7525

Central Family Hub

Thursday

Broughton Hub
50 Rigby Street
Salford
M7 4BQ

0161 206 1764

South Family Hub

Friday

Winton Children’s Centre
Brindley Street
Winton
Eccles
Salford
M30 8AB

0161 206 3819

Free weekly sessions at our Family Hubs

Baby Social

This session is for babies non mobile aged from birth to twelve months. Each week we will introduce you to one of our five to thrive key messages and a fun activity you can do at home with your baby. It will also give you the opportunity to connect with other parents and share your experiences. Infant Feeding Champions will also be available to support you with your babies feeding journey and answer any questions you may have.

No need to book a place, just turn up.

Please contact the Early Help Admin Team on 0161 778 0601 for further information.  

Locality Day Venue Time

West Family Hub

Monday

Little Hulton Children's Centre
Longshaw Drive
Little Hulton
Salford
M28 0BD

1pm to 2pm

South Family Hub

Tuesday

Neighbourhood Centre
(side entrance to Irlam and Cadishead College)
Station Road
Irlam
M44 5ZR

1pm to 2pm

Central Family Hub

Tuesday

Langworthy Cornerstones
Langworthy Road
M6 5QQ

1.30pm to 2.30pm

South Family Hub

Thursday

Winton Children’s Centre
Brindley Street
Winton
Eccles
Salford
M30 8AB

10am to 11am

Central Family Hub

Thursday

Broughton Hub
50 Rigby Street
Salford
M7 4BQ

10am to 11am

North Family Hub

Friday

Swinton Gateway
100 Chorley Road
Swinton
M27 6BP

10am to 11am

First Steps play and support group (term time only)

This session is for children with additional needs or disability and their parent/carer. 0-3 years and not in a childcare setting. Pre or post diagnosis.

Locality Day Venue Time
North Family Hub Last Tuesday of every month Swinton Gateway Centre
100 Chorley Road
Swinton
M27 6BP
10am to 11am

Stay n Play sessions

Our Stay n Play sessions are for parents and carers of children aged 0-5. A fun filled session with messy play and singing and a chance for connection with other parents/carers.

Locality Day Venue Time
West Family Hub Monday West Family Hub
Longshaw Drive
Little Hulton
M28 0BD
10am to 11.30am, term time only, no need to book, suggested donation of £1
North Family Hub Thursday Swinton Gateway Centre
100 Chorley Road
Swinton
M27 6BP
10am to 11.30am, term time only, no need to book, suggested donation of £1

Library sessions (term time only)

Story time sessions are open to all under 5s and their grown-ups.

Come along and listen to stories and share songs.

Day Venue Time
Monday

Winton Library
Old Parrin Lane
Winton, M30 8BY
0161 921 2180

10.30am to 11.30am
Tuesday

Boothstown Library
Community Centre
Standfield Drive
Boothstown, M28 1NB
0161 799 6549

10am to 11am
Tuesday

Walkden Library
Walkden Gateway
2 Smith Street
Worsley
M28 3EZ
0161 607 6639

10am to 11am
Tuesday

Broughton Library
Broughton Hub
50 Rigby Street
Salford, M7 4BQ
0161 686 5405

2pm to 3pm
Wednesday

Pendleton Library
Pendleton Gateway
1 Broadwalk
Salford, M6 5FX
0161 686 5421

9.30am to 10.30am
Wednesday

Pendleton Library
Pendleton Gateway
1 Broadwalk
Salford, M6 5FX
0161 686 5421

10.45am to 11.45am
Thursday

Eccles Library
Eccles Gateway
28 Barton Lane
Eccles, M30 0TU
0161 607 8237

10.30am to 11.30am
Thursday

Height Library
King Street
Salford
M6 7GY
0161 921 2240

10.30am to 11.30am
Thursday

Worsley Village Library
Worsley Road
Worsley
M28 2PB
0161 794 8750

2pm to 3pm
Friday

Swinton Library
100 Chorley Road
Swinton
M27 6BP
0161 793 3736

11am to 12 noon

Library Play and Stay

Library Play and Stay sessions are for under 5s and their grown ups. Enjoy our toys and lovely books! Whatever your age it’s a great way to make new friends.

Day Venue Time
Monday

Little Hulton Library
Longshaw Drive
Little Hulton, M28 0AZ
0161 790 4201

9.30am to 10.30am
Monday

Cadishead Library
126 Liverpool Road
Cadishead, M44 5AN
0161 775 3457

9.30am to 10.30am
Thursday

Irlam Library
Hurst Fold Liverpool Road
Irlam, M44 6FD
0161 775 3566

9.30am to 10.30am
Thursday

Little Hulton Library
Longshaw Drive
Little Hulton, M28 0AZ
0161 790 4201

1.30pm to 2.30pm
Friday

Ordsall Library
Ordsall Neighbourhood Office,
Robert Hall Street,
Ordsall, Salford, M5 3LT
0161 603 4097

10am to 11am

Young Parents Group

Messy play, arts and crafts, cooking, trips, song and story time.

Contact Tom (call 07971963167 or email tom.cole@salford.gov.uk) or Paige (call 07377673925 or email paige.steers@thelowry.com)

Day Venue Time
Thursday

Little Hulton Family Hub
Longshaw Drive
Little Hulton
M38 0DD

1pm to 2.30pm
Friday

The Beacon Centre
8A London Street
Salford
M6 6QT

1pm to 2.30pm

First Foods Session

Ready to start introducing your baby to solid foods? This session offers practical advice and guidance and keeps you up to date with all the latest guidelines.

Day Venue Time
First Tuesday of the month Langworthy Cornerstone 1.30pm to 2.30pm
First Thursday of the month Broughton Hub 10am to 11am
Third Friday of the month Swinton Gateway 11am to 12pm
Last Tuesday of the month Irlam and Cadishead Academy 9.45am to 10.45am
Last Thursday of the month Winton Children's Centre 10am to 11am

This page was last updated on 19 January 2023

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