Hoyland Common Sure Start Children’s Centre

At Hoyland Common Children’s Centre we provide support that starts during pregnancy and continues right through until your child goes into reception class at primary school. We offer opportunities to meet and share experiences in a safe, friendly, stimulating and welcoming environment, supported by experienced and appropriately qualified staff.

groups, activities & outreach

We run a number groups activities within our Centre and the within local community, which include:

  • Having a Baby Programme
  • Now I am Programme
  • Pram to Primary Parenting Course
  • Breast Feeding Support Group
  • Baby Massage
  • Baby Yoga
  • Baby Clinic
  • Baby Group
  • Messy Play
  • Active tots
  • Play and Learn
  • Cook and Eat
  • Book Start Corner
  • Little Stars
  • Young Parents Support Group
  • Child-minders Group

Please check our ‘What’s on guide’ to see what is currently on offer!

education, employment & training

We offer courses to enable parents to access education and training in their local area. We regularly offer a Pram to Primary Parenting Course and we move this throughout venues in the community.

We work in partnership with BMBC’s Adult and Family Learning Team to offer a variety of courses from within our local community. Please check our ‘What’s on guide’ to see what is currently available.

We have strong links with Job Centre Plus and always have an up to date list of job vacancies and apprenticeship opportunities available in the local community. Please check out our Facebook Page or call into the Children’s Centre to see the latest advertisements. We can sign post parents/carers to Job Centre Plus for advice about returning to work and the various benefits available.

family support

We have a dedicated Family Support Worker who is available to visit families within their own home. Being a parent/carer can be a challenging role. Most families may experience some difficulties from time to time. Our Family Support Worker can offer the following services;

  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Home visits
  • One to one support
  • Emotional support to build confidence
  • Help with parenting concerns and family routines
  • Referrals and signposting to other organisations that can help
  • Access to local groups/activities

Please click here to download our Family Support Referral Form;

Please ask a professional such as your Health Visitor or Social Worker to complete it on your behalf.

What parents say

“Excellent service provided – we really value the work you do”

“Very enjoyable sessions, lots of advice and support available”

“All the staff at the Children’s Centre are very welcoming and helpful.”

“We love the Children’s Centre groups they give parents and children then opportunity to socialise and make friends”

What Ofsted says

“Parents are gaining a sound understanding of how to support their children’s development through play because of the good support from highly skilled early years staff. As a result, children are becoming better prepared to enter the more formal learning environment in school.” Ofsted June 2013

“Those who lead the centre have set ambitious targets that reflect both national and local needs. As a result, the centre is continually improving the services on offer. Leaders ensure all activities are of good quality and are targeted where they are most needed and where they will have greatest impact.” Ofsted June 2013

Please click here to read our latest Children’s Centre Inspection Report: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/

other information

We have our own Ofsted registered nursery within the Children’s Centre where we provide sessional childcare, please click here for more information.

Healthy Start Vitamins are available to collect from Hoyland Common Children’s Centre! You can purchase Children’s Vitamins for £1.80 and Women’s Vitamins for £0.91(for pregnant & breastfeeding mum’s). If you received Healthy Start Vouchers please bring your voucher in to exchange for your vitamins.

We are a collection point for the Credit Union Saving Scheme. When you sign up to the savings scheme your child receives a free money box! Get your family use to saving from a young age!

If you would like further information about Hoyland Common Children’s Centre please contact us on 01226 352090 or call in to meet our friendly staff team and have a look around!

stay in touch!

To receive regular information about the FREE activities and support that we offer please ensure that you have completed our registration form. We will then send you regular text alerts and information through the post to keep you informed of what we are offering.

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