Children's centres

Thameside Children's Centre

Address

Thameside Primary School, Manor Road, Grays, RM17 6EF

Contact

01375 387 894

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

Mondays

Time Activity Notes
9am to 10am Stay and play – rhyme time 3, 10, 17 December. At Warren Primary School, Gilbert Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays, RM16 6NB. 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.
9:30am to 10:30am Child health clinic At Brooke Road Health Centre, Brooke Road, Grays, RM17 5BY. For ages 0 to 60 months. All welcome.
9:30am to 11:30am Empowering parents, empowering communities For ages 2 years to 11 years. Book in advance.
1:30pm to 2:30pm 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.
1:30pm to 2:30pm Stay and play – toddler talk 3, 10 December. 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.
3:30pm to 4:30pm 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 Play and learn 3, 10 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.

Tuesdays

Time Activity Notes
9am to 12:30pm 2 year-olds development assessment checks Health and development assessment to check your child's weight, height, learning, diet and behaviour. By referral only.
9:30am to 10:30am Stay and play 4, 11 December. 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.
10am to midday Paediatric first aid 11 December. Book in advance by calling 0800&nbs;783 7733 or 01375 372 476 and quoting X2A05COM.
10:45am to 11:45am Stay and play 4, 11 December. 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.
1pm to 4pm Language-focused play An evidence-based therapy for children with expressive or receptive language delay. By referral only.
1:15pm to 2:15pm Stay and play 4, 11 December. 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 2:30pm Bookstart corner For ages 12 months to 24 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.
2:45pm to 3:45pm Bookstart corner For ages 12 months to 24 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.
3:30pm to 4:30pm Fun, food and fitness 4 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.

Wednesdays

Time Activity Notes
9am to 1pm Midwife appointments Book in advance.
9:30am to 10:30am Child health clinic At Stifford Clays Health Centre, Crammavill Street, RM16 2AP. For ages 0 to 60 months. All welcome.
9:30am to 11am Chatterbox For ages 18 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.
10:45am to 11:45am Let's talk with your baby 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.
1:30pm to 2:30pm Stay and play – sensory play 5, 12 December. 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. The session also shares ideas to support your child's learning at home. All welcome.
3pm to 4pm Child health clinic For ages 0 to 60 months. All welcome.

Thursdays

Time Activity Notes
9am to midday Early interaction advice sessions By referral only.
9:30am to 10:30am Bookstart corner 6, 13, 20 December. For ages 12 months to 24 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.
1pm to 2:45pm Child health clinic At Beacon Church, Drake Road, Chafford Hundred, RM16 6RW. For ages 0 to 60 months. All welcome.
1pm to 4pm Midwife appointments 13, 27 December. No session on 8 or 22 November. Book in advance.
1pm to 4pm 2 year-olds development assessments checks Health and development assessment to check your child's weight, height, learning, diet and behaviour. By referral only.
1:30pm to 2:30pm Stay and play – rhyme time 6, 13, 20 December. At Acorns Community Centre, Headon Hall, Crawford Avenue, Stifford Clays, Grays, RM16 2AS. For ages 0 to 12 months. All welcome.
3:30pm to 4:30pm Stay and play – messy play 6, 13, 27 December. 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.

Fridays

Time Activity Notes
9am to 10am Stay and play 7, 14 December. At Warren Primary School, Gilbert Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays, RM16 6NB. 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.
9:30am to 11am Speech and language drop-in First and third Friday of the month. For ages 18 months to 60 months. All welcome.
9:30am to 11am Speech and language drop-in stay and play First Friday of the month. For children attending the drop-in, ages 18 months to 60 months. All welcome.
10:30am to 11:30pm Baby massage At Warren Primary School, Gilbert Road, Chafford Hundred, RM16 6NB. 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.
1:15pm to 2:45pm Big cook, little cook For ages 24 months to 60 months. 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 monthly timetables of individual children's centres for latest details.