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
9:15am to 10:15am Let's talk with your toddler From 15 November. For ages 12 months to 24 months. A programme to support your child's communication and language skills, including advice and strategies you can use in the home. Book in advance.
10:45am to 11:45am Gardening group From 15 November. For ages 24 months to 60 months. Lots of fun activities in the garden for families with children. Please wear appropriate clothing. Book in advance.
1:30pm to 3pm 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.

Tuesdays

Time Activity Notes
9am to 5pm Midwife appointments Pre-natal checks, advice and support for you and your baby. Book in advance.
9:15am to 10:15am Stay and play From 16 November. 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. Book in advance.
10:45am to 11:45am Stay and play From 16 November. 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. Book in advance.
1:45pm to 2:45pm Stay and play From 16 November. 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. Book in advance.

Wednesdays

Time Activity Notes
9am to midday Infant feeding advice 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.

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 Baby massage From 18 November. 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.
10:45am to 11:45am Stay and play From 18 November. 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. Book in advance.
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.
1:45pm to 2:45pm Let's talk with your baby From 18 November. 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.

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.
9:15am to 10:15am Let's talk with your baby From 19 November. 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.
9:30am to 12:30pm Job club First and third Friday of the month. Support for families from an employment adviser. Book in advance.
10:45am to 11:45am Let's talk with your baby From 19 November. 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.
1:45pm to 2:45pm Bookstart corner From 19 November. For ages 12 months to 30 months. A Booktrust 4-week programme to support families to develop a love of stories, books and rhymes to help their children's early reading skills. Book in advance.

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.

If you would like to register yourself and your child at this children's centre, please complete and return one of the versions of the form below. Forms are also available from the centre itself.