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Alford Children's Centre

We are a small, well resourced, friendly centre located in the car park of Alford Primary School on Farlesthorpe Road in Alford and have a car park for centre users at the side of the building

Parents and carers, including grandparents, can access a wide range of sessions for 0-5 years from Monday to Friday, including during the school holidays when older siblings up to 8 years are welcome to come along as well. We have an outside play area in which we encourage outdoor play, whatever the weather!

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09:30 - 11:00: Little Explorers

Play and exploration using lots of different messy materials which can be found in the home. This will stimulate your child’s senses and give them an opportunity to discover a range of materials. All of the activities contribute to developing your child’s everyday skills. Don’t forget to bring a set of clean clothes.

13:30 - 15:00: Big Cook Little Cook

A chance to promote healthy lifestyles with your child in a fun way as well as cooking up affordable and nutritious food to share. All food made during the session is taken home (Booking required).


09:10 - 13:00: Antenatal Clinic

Please contact centre for more information (Booking required).

09:15 - 10:30: Baby and Child Clinic

Please contact centre for more information (Booking required).

14:00 - 15:00: Learning Together Toddlers

Supports you as parents and carers to get the best out of playing and learning with your child.


09:15 - 10:45: Little Wishes Stay and Play (Term time only)

Come along and bring your pre-schoolers, chat with other parents and have a cuppa as your children play in our themed weekly sessions. Children are given a drink and a healthy snack and we also run a book swap. Fun and friendly, a free group run by volunteer parents.

13.30 - 15.00: Top Tips for 3 - 4 month olds - 1st March 1st Wednesday of each month)

A group for parents and carers of children aged 3 - 4 months. Hosted by the Health Team covering issues such as when to start weaning, immunisation advice, accident prevention, minor illness and much more. Booking required Call the centre to book a place 01507 463218

13.30 - 14.30: Family Fun on 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March

Family fun is a relaxed friendly group which provides a wide range of activities for families along with support and advice for all parents/carers. Suitable for 0-5 years old (0-8 years old during school holidays).
Light refreshments available.


9:30 - 10:30: Come and Play

A chance for your child to explore a range of different play activities and experiences. They will learn how to play freely and interact with other children in a different way. You will discover what your child’s interests are and how they learn through play.

This session has a different theme each week : 2nd March - Ready Steady Cook, 9th March - Music and Movement, 16th March - Story Box, 23rd March - Spring time crafts, 30th March - Ready Steady Go.

12:45 - 14:45 Food Safety Course - Accredited 2 part course on 23rd Feb & 2nd March

Thinking of working in the Food Industry?
Learn about Contamination prevention, safe handling and storage of food, personal hygiene, cleaning and disinfection. Booking is essential and both parts must be completed to obtain certificate. Call the centre on 01507 463218 to book a place.


10:00 - 11:00: Learning Together Babies

Supports you as parents and carers to get the best out of playing and learning with your child.


13.30 - 14.30: Family Fun - 3rd March (one off event)


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Contact Details

Alford Primary School
Farlesthorpe Road
LN13 9PS

Tel: 01507 463218

Opening Hours

Monday09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday09:00 - 15:00
Thursday09:00 - 15:00
Friday09:00 - 13:30


  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Baby changing
  • Milk warming
  • Suitable for learning disabled young person
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet
  • Wheelchair access


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9 September for Secondary school applications

14 November for Reception or Junior applications

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Last updated: 24 February 2017

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