Summer 2017 at the Children’s Centre
Harpenden Children’s Centre
The centre at Batford is open to drop-in and for telephone calls throughout the summer. All events and sessions will run as normal.
Join us at Rothamsted Park on Tuesday 25th July, Tuesday 15th August and Tuesday 29th August to play in the park (9.30am – 11.30am). Meet near the play park – bring your bikes, scooters and remember your refreshments!
Lamer Fields Children’s Centre
Open throughout the Summer for pre-booked appointments and events. All regular sessions at Hillydyke Community Centre will run as usual except for the Play and Learn with Grandparents which will start again in September.
Redbourn and Villages Children’s Centre
The centre will be closed throughout the summer to be refurbished.
The Child Health Clinic will move temporarily to the The Health Centre, Redbourn, AL 7BL on Wed 26th July and throughout August at the later time of 2.00-3.30pm
Beginners Biking Courses
A great opportunity for parents/carers to help give their child the confidence to shed their stabilisers and ride their bikes. The session will help increase your confidence in helping your child and improve your knowledge of keeping your child safe.
The course will run at all three centres – Harpenden – Tues 15th August 2017 (Sessions at 1.00pm and 2.00pm); Lamer Fields – Tues 22nd August 2017 (Sessions at 10.00am and 11.00am) and Redbourn & Villages Children’s Centre – Wed 23rd August (Sessions at 10.00am and 11.00am)
The cost of the course is £6.25 per child with their adult and payment is required in advance. Please email to request a booking form.
Harpenden Sling Library and NCT Breastfeeding Support
24 July 2017 Breastfeeding support and no sling library
31 July 2017 Breastfeeding support and sling library (5 weeks hire for the price of 4). *Last session before summer break.*
4 September 2017 – weekly breastfeeding support and sling library re-opens.
Changes to the Children’s Centre services in Markyate
As a result of the increasing birth rate in Markyate and based on feedback from the community, we are focusing our offering on the under ones. The current Tuesday morning Play and Learn aimed at 18 months to four years will close on Tuesday 1st August 2017. Instead, our Early Years Lead, Natasha will partner with the Markyate Mother & Toddler group and the school to enhance play and learn opportunities. In the Autumn there will be a postnatal group, covering different topics each week and a baby massage course enabling new families to get to know each other in the local area.