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Boston - Carlton Road Children's Centre

Our well-resourced and welcoming centre is attached to the Carlton Road Academy and offers many services and opportunities for families with children of 0-5 years.

As well as lots of play and fun activities for children we are committed to supporting parents and carers regardless of background or family circumstances, offering information and support from professionals working in a wide range of fields such as health and early years. We have a busy and exciting program of events and this includes activities, which increase the involvement of fathers. Early Years Sessions are delivered by The Pre-School School Learning Alliance. See the session descriptions in the related pages for more information

We have access to Support for Children with Additional Needs at every centre. Please contact the Customer Service Centre on 01522 782111 to book an appointment. For more information click on the link in our related pages section for printable information

You can access the Centre via the shared reception area located at the front of the school. We have no designated parking area and share the car parking area with the school. As we are situated on school grounds, the car park can get busy from 8.45am – 9.15am and 2.30pm – 3.30pm because of school opening times. 

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Antenatal Clinic

Booking required
The centre runs five sessions a week, Monday to Friday. To book an appointment please call 01522 843000.

13:00 - 14:00 Early Explorers

A sensory and messy play session providing lots of fun filled opportunities each week for babies to explore using their senses giving them an opportunity to learn and explore supporting their early development. Under 1’s or not yet walking.

ESCO - appointments only

For children with additional needs. For an appointment, please call 01522 782111


Antenatal Clinic

Booking required
The centre runs five sessions a week, Monday to Friday. To book an appointment please call 01522 843000.

10:00 - 11:00 Learning Together Babies

For babies who are under one, or not yet walking this session offers a variety of activities including messy play, talk time and songs to support babies early development by building their confidence as they learn to explore.

13:00 - 14:00 Learning Together Toddler

Learning together toddler offers a variety of activities including messy play, talk time and songs and stories to support children’s development, by building their confidence as they learn to explore.For walking to 3 years.


Antenatal Clinic

Booking required
The centre runs five sessions a week, Monday to Friday. To book an appointment please call 01205 445414.

Health Visitor

Appointments only
To book please call 01522 843000.

10:00 - 11:30 Big Cook Little Cook

Held at Carlton Road Youth Centre
Please book with the centre by calling 01205 357608

10:30 - 11:30 3-4 Top Tips

25th April l Booking required
Advice from NHS staff about feeding, when to start solids, immunisation, oral health, healthy living, accident prevention, minor illnesses, how to access support and more. Contact the Centre to book - 01205 355056


10:00 - 11:00 Learning Through Play

This drop in session provides a variety of activities for children to explore supporting children’s changing needs and interests, the session offers an opportunity for parents, carers and children to discover and explore a wide range of play activities together, encouraging children’s independence, confidence and social skills. 0-5 years.

13:00 - 14:00 Movers and Shakers

A fun interactive group ro enhance young children’s physical development through music, songs and dance. This session is suitable for children aged 0 - 5years old.


Antenatal Clinic

Appointments only
To book please call 01205 445414

10:00 - 11:00 Bumps to Babies - An Introduction to the Children’s Centre

An introduction to the Children’s Centre for pregnant and new parents, and their babies. This relaxed friendly session support both pregnant mums and new parents, the session focuses on the needs and requests of the families attending. There are lots of resources such as Treasure Baskets, cosy areas and sensory materials which will allow new babies to develop individual curiosity in a safe, secure environment.

13:00 - 14:00 Terrific Twos

For families eligable to apply for the Two year old early years entitlement. Please contact the Children’s Centre for information.


10:00 - 11:00 Weekend Fun

Every Saturday at Norfolk Lodge
A fun session for the whole family to come and enjoy, a variety of activities will be on offer such as messy play, gardening and cooking A light brunch is included, prepared by the families who attend, promoting healthy lifestyles in a fun way with the whole family.

No activities

Contact Details

Carlton Road Academy
PE21 8QX

Tel: 01205 355056

Opening Hours

Monday08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:30 - 16:30
Friday08:30 - 16:00


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


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Last updated: 29 March 2018

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