Grantham, Swingbridge Children’s Centre term 5 timetable - Term 5 events at children's centres

Valid from
15 April 2024
Mondays

Learning together toddlers 1 to 5 years - six week session starts 15April 

The session features a ‘talk time’ to show how the little things parents do make a big difference to their children’s learning, together with a range of fun play activities, songs and stories.

To book onto this session, email swingbridgecc@lincolnshire.gov.uk.

Cost: free
Time: 10am
Duration: 1 hour


Learning together babies under 1s - six week session starts 15 April

The session features a ‘talk time’ to show how the little things parents do make a big difference to their babies’ learning, together. With a range of activities such as treasure baskets, messy play, singing songs and sharing books.

To book onto this session, email swingbridgecc@lincolnshire.gov.uk.

Cost: free
Time: 1pm
Duration: 1 hour


No session 6 May

Tuesdays

Let’s get active 0 to 5 years

Children will be encouraged to be active in a range of activities such as running, jumping, balancing, climbing and throwing to develop their coordination.

Cost: free
Time: 10am
Duration: 1 hour


Speech and language drop in

Drop-in for parents and carers to chat with a speech and language assistant where they may have concerns about their child’s speech and language development.

To book onto this session, email swingbridgecc@lincolnshire.gov.uk.

Cost: free
Time: 10am
Duration: 2 hours


Baby massage - starts 16 April for 5 weeks

This five-week course offers a chance for you and your baby to spend precious time bonding through massage whilst meeting other parents with babies to form friendships.

To book onto this session, email swingbridgecc@lincolnshire.gov.uk.

Cost: free
Time: 1pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Wednesdays

Tots and toys baby and toddler group

These sessions are run by the Earlesfield Community Church during term time only.

Cost: free
Time: 9.30am
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


Pop in and play under 1s

An opportunity for babies and children to pop in with their parents and carers to use the resources in the cafe area in the centre. All we ask is that families clean and tidy the resources after use and the space is a safe and happy environment for all to enjoy. 

Cost: free
Time: 1pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Thursdays

Multinational stay and play 0 to 5 years 

Fun activities for children and families to explore together, singing and sharing books to support children’s confidence, independence and language development. Supported by PAB Languages Limited (PAB).

Cost: free
Time: 10am
Duration: 1 hour


Making it real - 18 April only 

During these sessions we will be sharing ideas that you can repeat at home to support your child's development.  Fun activities that you and your child can enjoy that will prepare them for the exciting journey to being ready for school.  These activities will include mark making fun, making the most of stories and rhymes, exploring environmental print and oral language.

Cost: free
Time: 10.30am
Duration: 1 hour


Breast start from pregnancy and breastfeeding

Come and join us in a relaxed, friendly environment, chat and meet other breastfeeding mums and get some support and advice. A member of the health visiting team supports the group.

Cost: free
Time: 1pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


The early days

A programme to support families and their new babies in a relaxed and friendly environment.  

Cost: free
Time: 1.30pm
Duration: 1 hour

Fridays

Little explorers 0 to 5 years

A sensory play session encouraging children to explore a range of messy play activities such as water, sand, crafts, gloop and play dough.

Cost: free
Time: 10am
Duration: 1 hour


Pop in and play 0 to 5 years

An opportunity for babies and children to pop in with their parents and carers to use the resources in the cafe area in the centre. All we ask is that families clean and tidy the resources after use and the space is a safe and happy environment for all to enjoy.

Cost: free
Til: 1pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Saturdays
Other sessions and services

Sensory room

The sensory room is available for families to access with their child with lots of different sounds, lights and textures to explore. Please email swingbridgecc@lincolnshire.gov.uk or phone 01476 590034 to book.


Borrow bags

Drop into any children’s centre to access the range of borrow bags.  These include sensory bags, stories bags, treasure baskets and much more.


Free online sessions for parents and carer

Connect with other parents and carers via Zoom and learn about topics relevant to families and children aged 0 to 5. Share ideas in how to support children’s early education and each other. Visit the Family Corner website.


Grow your own confidence

Email admin@eshconsultancy.co.uk to find out more, or when the next course begins.


Adult skills and family learning

Learning opportunities for adult residents of Lincolnshire.  Visit the Aspire website to find out about the courses available in your area.


Health and antenatal appointments

Available by appointment.


Solihull approach - free online courses for parents, grandparents, teens and carers

The courses provide support through all stages of bringing up children, from pregnancy and birth to caring for toddlers up to teenagers. They include specific courses for teenagers, and for parents and carers of children with additional needs. Parents’ courses can be accessed via the Solihull approach website.


Targeted individual or group (family hub) incredible years baby 0 to 12 months

This parenting programme that covers the child’s first 12 months of life. It is an evidence-based programme which focuses on strengthening parenting skills and building a positive relationship with your baby. 

It is recommended to gain the most from the course content that you sign up when your child is aged between 0 and 6 months old.

This course will be up to 12 weeks, depending on the needs of the group. To book onto this course email swingbridgecc@lincolnshire.gov.uk.


Targeted individual or group incredible years toddler 1 to 3 years

This 13-week parenting programme an evidence-based programme which focuses on strengthening parenting skills and building a positive relationship with your child. For parents with children aged 1 to 3 years children. Please note that children are unable to attend, this is a parent only course. To book onto this course email swingbridgecc@lincolnshire.gov.uk.


Sleep workshop  

Gain information advice and practical strategies to support your child. Delivered on Microsoft Teams by experienced Family Health Workers. Call 01522 843000 to book your place.


Behaviour workshop   

Gain information advice and practical strategies to support your child. Delivered on Microsoft Teams by experienced Family Health Workers. Call 01522 843000 to book your place.


Toilet Skills Development Workshop   

Gain information advice and practical strategies to support your child. Delivered on Microsoft Teams by experienced Family Health Workers. Call 01522 843000 to book your place.


Don’t forget to look at nearby children centres to see if they have an activity you would like to attend.