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.

October 2017 Half Term Timetable

Download our October Half Term Activity Timetable, packed with sessions for children aged 0-4yrs (Including Centre opening times over the half term)

Story Time for 2’s

Does your child have a free 2yr funded place? If so, you are eligible to come along to one of our ‘Story Time for 2’s (free story bag for every child)

  • Date: Friday 27th October 2017  Venue: Brookfield Tesco Community Room ( back of store)

Choose a session 10.00-10.45am, 11.15-12 noon or 1.15-2.00pm

Booking required (free) as spaces are limited – call 01992411904

Talk to Your Baby – free course for new parents

Why is it important to talk to my baby? Does talking to my baby really help their brain to grow? 

Come along with your baby on Monday 30th October 2017 – 1.00 to 3.00pm – Greenfield Children’s Centre and we will explore early interactions.

Booking required (free) as spaces are limited – call 01992411904

Maths Functional Skills – Greenfield Children’s Centre

Have a chance to develop your Maths skills in a fun and relaxed way.  Discover strengths in Maths you did not realise you had.  Gain a Functional Skills Qualification. We have a few spaces left to start immediately – Every Thursday to May/June 2018 (Term Time Only) 9.30 to 11.30am.  Cost £5 per adult for this course, payable on booking – limited creche spaces, subject to availability.  Call 01992 411904 or email broxbourneeast@hrc.ac.uk to book your place. 

New 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. 

  • High Trees Children’s Centre – Saturday 2nd December – 9.30-11.30am
  • 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.

Broxbourne & Hoddesdon Children’s Centre –  Antenatal & Under 1’s Information Flyer

For information on your local children’s centres and their antenatal & under 1’s provision download your copy today! 

Healthy Children’s Centre Status

We are pleased to announce that all children’s centre groups in Hertfordshire, including Broxbourne East Children’s Centre Group, have been awarded Healthy Children’s Centre status. Congratulations to everyone who has participated in the programme since September 2015, and thank you for your hard work and dedication to the programme.

From healthy eating and physical activity, to oral health and mental wellbeing, the Healthy Children’s Centre programme has provided a strong foundation to make sure that we are all giving consistent health messages to families. The programme has been a huge success, and has involved working in partnership with health and wellbeing partners, developing skills through training, and measuring the impact of lifestyle changes made by families

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.

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If the answer is NO, then please update us with your current email address – either at our Reception Desk (slips available) or by sending us an email to broxbourneeast@hrc.ac.uk. We often share important information with our parents/carers via bulletins, newsletters etc., so it is vital that we have up-to-date contact details (including name, address, phone numbers) to be able to forward this to you. Thank you for your help.


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