What’s New

Here you will find out about any new services, courses and events that are running in the Broxbourne East Children’s Centre Group or the local area. Plus we will keep you up-to-date with any important reminders and information.

Stay Well This Winter – NHS

The Stay Well This Winter campaign can help you prepare for winter…

  • Don’t put off getting the flu vaccination…if you’re eligible get it now. It’s free because you need it.
  • It is important to keep warm in winter…both inside and outdoors as it can help to prevent colds, flu and more serious health problems, such as heart attacks, strokes pneumonia and depression. Heat your home to at least 18°C (65°F), if you can, you might prefer your living room to be slightly warmer.

Visit the NHS website for more information.

Childcare Choices – All the government childcare offers in one place

You can now find a straightforward explanation of all government childcare support on the new Childcare Choices website.

Childcare Choices brings all the government childcare offers together for the first time, providing a simple way of seeing which schemes are available, with easy next steps to where you can find out more.  Using the website’s Childcare Calculator, you can quickly find out which of the offers are available to you and choose what works best for your family.

30hrs free childcare…

Reminder to reconfirm your eligibility before the deadline of 31st December 2017 to ensure funding from January 2018 onwards.



Introduction to Solids Sessions

Sessions for all Parent/Carers to find out more about introduction of solid foods.
• Give your child a healthy start in life
• Support your baby’s development
• Fun and exciting times to explore flavours and textures

Family First Aid

Some families said  “I would recommend Family First aid to new parents” and “I learnt new skills to help me with situations like choking or burns”. This 2 hour course will support you to feel more confident in dealing with minor accidents.

  • Arlesdene Children’s Centre – Wednesday 6th December – 7.00-9.00pm

Booking is required, please call 01992 411904 or email broxbourneeastcc@hrc.ac.uk to reserve your place. Cost is £5 per adult for those living in Broxbourne East Children’s Centre area/£18 per adult for those living outside Broxbourne East Children’s Centre area.

Parenting Boys Sessions

4 x 2 hour sessions to help parents understand their boys…How do boys develop? How we can engage boys…and lots more.

  • High Trees Children’s Centre – 22nd, 29th November, 6th, 13th December 2017 – 09.15-11.15am

If you are interested in finding out more, please call 01992 411904 or email broxbourneeastcc@hrc.ac.uk

Congratulations…you are pregnant and at the beginning of your journey into parenthood

Congratulations you are pregnant has been developed by Childhood Support Services (CSS) in partnership with their colleagues in health and gives mums information on children’s centres, how to register online and key facts about professionals they may meet on their journey through pregnancy.


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