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Grimethorpe Family Centre: Things to Do (previously Milefield Childrens Centre)

What’s on offer at Grimethorpe Family Centre?

Come along to Grimethorpe Family Centre where you can access a wide range of services for children, young people aged 0-19 years, 25 with a disability and their families. The centre is open all year round and only closes for bank holidays and training days.

Some of our groups and services include:

 

  • Play workshops, aimed at children aged from 18 months to 5 years

  • Baby groups, aimed for babies aged up to 18 months

  • Baby massage

  • Baby yoga

  • Afterschool and holiday activities for older children

  • Heart Start sessions, 2 hour informal training teaching emergency lifesaving first  aid

  • Story and Rhyme sessions

  • Full Summer programme for all the family

  • One to one family support

  • Adult learning

     

    Grimethorpe Family Centre has recently undergone some building works and we have a fantastic brand new entrance and purpose built centre. We have a fabulously large, bright community room which is separated into different areas for our baby and toddler groups and offer loads of space to run our afterschool and holiday activities in. we also have a spacious meeting room where we also deliver some of our services from.

    We offer lots of opportunities for you and your family to spend quality time together, younger children can explore new experiences and learn through play and older children can enjoy taking part in afterschool craft session where they can get creative!

    During our baby and toddler groups we provide lots of different fun activities including craft and messy play activities and we have an interactive snack time where your child can enjoy a healthy snack; you can just drop in to the baby groups and play workshops.

    Sessions for older children and their families include craft and physical activities, during the summer holidays we have an exciting and full timetable of events and trips that children and young people of all ages can attend with their families. For most of our groups we ask for a contribution of only £1.50 per family, all of the contributions go back into the centre to provide snacks and resources so we can continue to offer high quality services to the community.

     

    We run a rolling programme of baby yoga and baby massage from Grimethorpe and Cudworth venues. Baby massage offers special one to one time with your baby and can support any troubles such as colic and trapped wind and help your baby to settle. Baby yoga is a fun and informal group which can support your baby to strengthen muscles and learn them to use muscles that they have not used before. Massage and yoga must be booked through contacting the centre.

     

    We have 4 Outreach Workers who deliver our services from both Grimethorpe and Cudworth Family Centres. We have recently started to work in partnership with local schools to run an exciting new programme of Heart Start, teaching children in years 5 & 6 how to react in an emergency situation, CPR and dealing with choking.  

    The midwifery team run a hub from the centre on a daily basis, appointments must be made through your doctor or midwife. You can also get your free Healthy Start vitamins from reception too!

     

    Grimethorpe Family Centre has a fantastic Nursery on site with a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating, we offer funded sessions for 2, 3 & 4 year olds. The nursery is open on a sessional basis and opens term time only.

     

    Do you fancy learning a new skill? Adult skills & community Learning run different courses at Grimethorpe including crafting where you can learn how to make hair bows, jewellery and even Christmas eve boxes, some of the courses include functional English & Maths skills and are accredited so you can brush up on your learning while having fun., a crèche is available for younger children who aren’t at school to help out with childcare.

    Come along or give us a ring to find out more or for any support or information you may need. We also have a Facebook page so don’t forget to like us – North East Family centres

    Please see our what’s on guide for more information, these change each term and are uploaded to Facebook.

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lisa Myatt
Telephone

E-mail
lisamyatt@barnsley.gov.uk

Where to go

Address
Grimethorpe Family Centre
Milefield Lane
Grimethorpe
Barnsley
Postcode
S72 7BH

Other Details

Costs

Details
Please note there may be a small charge for some groups (approx £1.50)

Local Offer

Description

There are 2 SENCOs at the Family Centre

Contact Name
Natalie Pearson and Carly Anderson
Contact Telephone
01226 774030
Contact Email
nataliepearson@barnsley.gov.uk
Needs Level
Low
High
Medium
SEN Provision Type
Universal
Last updated on 05/11/2018
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