Children's centres

Purfleet Children's Centre

Address

Centurion Way, Purfleet, RM19 1QA

Contact

01375 652 104

Timetable from December 2018 – the centre is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30am to 5pm.

Mondays

Time Activity Notes
9:30am to 10:30am Stay and play 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. All welcome.
9:30am to 1pm 2 year-olds development assessment checks Health and development assessment to check your child's weight, height, learning, diet and behaviour. By referral only.
10:45am to 11:45am Stay and play 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. All welcome.
2pm to 3pm Stay and play For ages 0 to 12 months. Fun activities for you and your child. The sessions promote social skills and stimulation to support your child's development. All welcome.
3:30pm to 4:30pm Pyramid parenting A 6-week parenting course for parents and carers who have children between the ages of 5 and 11 years. The course raises parents' awareness of their role in promoting a positive self-image and resilience in their children. It also provides parents with knowledge, skills and positive experiences that can be used to enhance their relationship with their children. Book in advance.

Tuesdays

Time Activity Notes
9am to 10am Stay and play 4 December. At West Thurrock Academy, Schoolfield Road, Grays, RM20 3HR. For ages 12 months to 24 months. Book in advance.
9am to 10am Special event – Christmas fun 18 December. At St Clement's Hall, West Thurrock, RM20 4AR. For ages 0 to 11 years. All welcome.
9am to 4pm Jobcentre Plus Book in advance.
9:30am to 10:30am Introduction to solids First Tuesday of the month. For ages 0 to 8 months. A programme to support parents and carers with introducing solid foods to their baby. Book in advance.
9:30am to 1pm 1 year-old development assessment checks Health and development assessment to check your child's weight, height, learning, diet and behaviour. By referral only.
11am to midday Stay and play 4, 11 December. At St Clement's Hall, West Thurrock, RM20 4AR. 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 3:30pm Child health clinic, baby weighing For ages 0 to 60 months. All welcome
3:30pm to 4:30pm Bookstart Christmas event 11 December. For ages 0 to 60 months. All welcome.
3:30pm to 4:30pm Special event – Christmas fun 18 December. For ages 0 to 11 years. All welcome.

Wednesdays

Time Activity Notes
9am to 10am Let's talk with your baby No session on 20 December. 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.
10:30am to 11:30am Fun, food and fitness 5, 12 December. For ages 18 months to 60 months. Fun, physical activities and ideas to keep your child healthy and fit. An opportunity for your child to try different types of food each week and for parents to receive advice on healthy eating including fussy eating and portion sizes. Book in advance.
1:30pm to 2:30pm Stay and play – messy play 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. Please wear old clothes! All welcome.
3:30pm to 4:30pm Stay and play – story sacks For ages 24 months to 60 months. Fun activities for you and your baby. The sessions promote social skills and stimulation to support your child's development. All welcome.

Thursdays

Time Activity Notes
9:30am to 10:30am Stay and play – rhyme time 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 Patch parenting From 13 December. A parenting course that provides support with the everyday challenges of parenting young children. Sessions will cover topics such as being a parent, play, temper tantrums and praise. Parents have the opportunity to discuss other areas of concern if they wish to do so. Book in advance.
1:30pm to 2:30pm Baby massage From 6 December. For ages 0 to 12 months. Baby massage 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. £12 for 6 sessions
3:30pm to 4:30pm Play and learn From 20 December. For ages 24 months to 60 months. A 6-week programme for families to support their child’s learning through play, providing ideas on how to support your child’s learning at home. Book in advance.

Fridays

Time Activity Notes
9am to 10am Stay and play 7, 14 December. At Purfleet Primary Academy, Tank Lane, Purfleet, RM19 1TA. For ages 12 months to 24 months. Fun activities for you and your baby. The sessions promote social skills and stimulation to support your child's development. Please wear old clothes! All welcome.
9am to 10am Special event – Christmas fun 21 December. At St Clement's Hall, West Thurrock, RM20 4AR. For ages 0 to 11 years. All welcome.
9am to 11:30am Glucose tolerance test (GTT) and antenatal bloods For ages 24 months to 60 months. Book in advance.
9am to midday Health visitor ante-natal appointments By referral only.
11am to midday Stay and play – rhyme time For ages 24 months to 60 months. Fun activities for you and your baby. The sessions promote social skills and stimulation to support your child's development. All welcome.
1:30pm to 2:30pm Stay and play – messy play For ages 24 months to 60 months. Fun activities for you and your baby. The sessions promote social skills and stimulation to support your child's development. Please wear old clothes! All welcome.
3pm to 4pm Stay and play – messy play For ages 12 months to 24 months. Fun activities for you and your baby. The sessions promote social skills and stimulation to support your child's development. Please wear old clothes! All welcome.

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 monthly timetables of individual children's centres for latest details.