Children's centres

Ockendon Children's Centre

Address

2a Afton Drive, South Ockendon, RM15 5PA

Contact

01375 413 936

You can phone or visit the centre at the following times:

  • Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 5pm
  • Fridays from 8:30am to 4:30pm

Mondays

Time Activity Notes
10:30am to 11:30amm Baby yoga No session 2 May or 30 May. For ages 0 to 18 months. Book in advance by phoning Thurrock Adult Community College on 01375 372 476, quoting code 7053C216.
1:30pm to 2:30pm Garden group No session 2 May or 30 May. For ages 24 months to 60 months. All welcome.
3:30pm to 4:30pm Messy play No session 2 May or 30 May. For ages 24 months to 60 months. All welcome.

Tuesdays

Time Activity Notes
9am to 5pm Midwife appointments Pre-natal checks, advice and support for you and your baby. Book in advance.
9:30am to 10:30am Chatterbox For ages 24 months to 60 months. A structured language group running for 6 to 8 weeks providing support, advice and guidance to help your child develop their communications skills. By referral only.
11:30am to 12:30pm Special educational needs and disability (SEND) – Just for You For children with additional support needs, ages 0 to 60 months. Fun activities for you and your child. The sessions promote social skills and stimulation to support your child's development. The session also shares ideas to support your child's learning at home. Book in advance.
2:30pm to 3:30pm Let's talk with your baby No session 3 May. For ages 0 to 12 months. A programme to promote positive adult-child interaction and communication skills, attachment, stimulation in a rich environment through interactive, fun activities. Book in advance.
2:30pm to 3:30pm Baby rhyme time No session 3 May or 31 May. For ages 0 to 12 months. All welcome.

Wednesdays

Time Activity Notes
9am to midday Infant feeding advice and support At South Ockendon Health Centre, Darenth Lane, South Ockendon, RM15 5LP. Phone 07534 227 974 or 0300 300 1999 to book in advance.
9am to 5pm Midwife appointments Pre-natal checks, advice and support for you and your baby. Phone your midwife to book in advance.
9am to 5pm 1 and 2 year-olds development assessment checks Health and development assessment to check your child's weight, height, learning, diet and behaviour. Book in advance by phoning 0300 300 1999.
1:30pm to 2:30pm Baby massage From 11 May. For ages 0 to 12 months. The baby massage course offers a wonderful opportunity for you to bond and learn how to communicate with your baby through nurturing touch and massage in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Book in advance.
4pm to 5:30pm Young carers group From 11 May. For ages 4 years to 8 years. By referral only.

Thursdays

Time Activity Notes
9am to midday Antenatal blood screening Blood screening for those in the early stages of pregnancy, up to 10 weeks. Book in advance.
9am to 5pm Midwife appointments Pre-natal checks, advice and support for you and your baby. Phone your midwife to book in advance.
9:15am to 10:15am Stay and play No session 5 May. For ages 12 months to 24 months. Fun activities for you and your child. The sessions promote social skills and stimulation to support your child's development. The session also shares ideas to support your child's learning at home. All welcome.
11am to midday Stay and play No session 5 May. For ages 24 months to 60 months. Fun activities for you and your child. The sessions promote social skills and stimulation to support your child's development. The session also shares ideas to support your child's learning at home. All welcome.
1:30pm to 2:30pm Stay and play No session 5 May. For ages 0 to 12 months. Fun activities for you and your baby. The sessions promote social skills and stimulation to support your child's development. The session also shares ideas to support your child's learning at home. All welcome.
1pm to 5pm New born screening Includes baby weighing and heel-prick blood tests for new born babies, from day 5 to day 8. Book in advance.

Fridays

Time Activity Notes
9am to 4:30pm Midwife appointments Pre-natal checks, advice and support for you and your baby. Phone your midwife to book in advance.
9:30am to 12:30pm Job club Support for families from an employment adviser. Book in advance.
10am to midday Empowering parents, empowering communities For parents and carers only, who have children aged 2 to 11 years – no crèche facilities available. Empowering parents, empowering communities (EPEC) is a parenting group run by parents for parents. Parents will learn how to use a range of parenting skills, understand their children's feelings and develop a closer parent-child relationship. Book in advance.
1:30pm to 2:30pm Chatterbox For ages 24 months to 60 months. A structured language group running for 6 to 8 weeks providing support, advice and guidance to help your child develop their communications skills. By referral only.

Other activities

A wide range of activities are organised at children's centres across Thurrock, either regularly or from time to time. You can find out more about these activities in the document below. Check the timetables of individual children's centres for latest details.

Registration

You can use the registration form below to register yourself and your child at this children's centre, or any of our other children's centres.

Children's centre registration