Stanford Children's Centre
Timetable from March 2018 – the centre is open only during activity hours, below.
|9am to 1pm||Midwife appointments||At Abbots Hall Primary School, Abbotts Drive, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 7BW. Pre-natal checks, advice and support for you and your baby. Book in advance.|
|2pm to 3:30pm||Introduction to solids||Third Monday of the month. At Stanford Clinic, Wharf Road, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0BY. 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 11am||Chatterbox||For ages 18 months to 60 months. A structured language group running for six to eight weeks providing support, advice and guidance to help your child develop their communications skills. By referral only.|
|9:30am to 11:30am||Child health clinic||At Stanford Clinic, Wharf Road, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0BY. For ages 0 to 60 months. All welcome.|
|1pm to 2pm||Stay and play – worlds of discovery||No session on 13 February. For ages 0 to 12 months. Fun activities for you and your baby. The sessions promote social skills and stimulation to support your baby's development. The session also shares ideas to support your child's learning at home. All welcome.|
|3pm to 4pm||Baby massage||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||Bookstart corner||For ages 18 months to 60 months. A Booktrust programme to support families to develop a love of stories, books and rhymes to help their children's early reading skills. Book in advance.|
|9:30am to 10:30am||Stay and play – little ones||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.|
|1:30pm to 3:30pm||Child health clinic, baby weighing||At Corringham Health Centre, Giffords Cross Road, Corringham, SS17 7QQ. For ages 0 to 48 months. All welcome.|
|3:30pm to 4:15pm||Stay and play – rhyme time||No session on 14 March. For ages 24 months to 60 months. Term-time only. All welcome.|
|10am to 11am||Stay and play – worlds of discovery||No session on 29 March. For ages 0 to 12 months. Karis May Darling Community Centre, 25 Gardner Avenue, Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 7SE – £2 donation to Karis May Darling charity required.|
|1pm to 2:30pm||Speech and language drop-in||Second Thursday of the month. For ages 18 months to 60 months, at Corringham Health Centre, Giffords Cross Road, Corringham, SS17 7QQ. All welcome.|
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.