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.
Grimethorpe Family Centre run the Rainbow Playgroup drop in session every Friday during term time between 9:30 and 11am. This is for parents who have children with additional needs. The session is for children aged 0-5
Some of our other 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
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
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
Grimethorpe Family Centre on 01226 774030
Families Information Service on 0800 0345 340
Where to go
Grimethorpe Family Centre
- S72 7BH
- Please note there may be a small charge for some groups (approx £1.50)