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Children's Centres

Cotgrave Children’s Centre 

Established in 2006, we provide support to all families with young children in Cotgrave. Anyone from the community who is pregnant or caring for a child under 5 years can access our services and there will be lots of chances for parents and children to have fun, find new things to do and get advice.

 Who runs Cotgrave Children’s Centre?

The quick answer is Nottinghamshire County Council, but the full answer is a little more complicated……

Our activities are run from various community venues, rather than one specially tailored building.  We work closely with other partner organisations such as Candleby Lane School, C of E School, the Health Centre, Playgroups and After Schools Clubs, Library, Job Centre Plus, Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary services and other voluntary groups.

The Children’s Centre activities are monitored by the Local Advisory Group made up of local workers and parents, who oversee the agreed delivery plan based on the needs of local children, parents and carers in the area.  There are 4 work groups that advise the Local Advisory Group;

  • Parents’ Forum;
  • Enjoying & Achieving;

So the real answer to who runs Rushcliffe District Children’s Centre is……


We all do!

What can we offer you? 

For information about our activities, please ring our Bingham office on 01949 863840.  Alternatively you can pop into the library in Cotgrave to see one of our staff on Mondays (2-5 pm) and Tuesdays (2-4 pm) for information and advice.   There is an up to date information file held at the library for families who cannot attend on these days.

 Our regular activities include:

 Bumps and New babies- Mondays 10-11.30am at Church of England School. A group for parents and their young babies (until the babies are mobile). Karen Marshall (Community Nursery Nurse) will attend 1st Monday of each month and at all other sessions there will be play opportunities for your baby. This is a baby-focussed group with discussions about sleep/ weaning etc and a chance to make new friends.

Crawlers and Walkers - Tuesdays 9.45 - 11.15 at Cotgrave Kids Club (term-time).  A stay and play session for children 5 years and under and thier parents/carers.

Home-based Child Carers Meeting – Thursdays 9-11am. Come along if you care for someone else’s children at home or you are planning to do so. (This includes Nanas, Mommas, Grandmas, Grannies, Grandads, Aunties and Uncles!). Parents thinking about using a childminder are very welcome to this informal, friendly group. Term-time only at Church of England School (Portacabin).

Little Explorers - Thursday 10-11 am.  Term-time venues vary ring Centre for further details. A chance for mobile 5 years and under, to get physical both indoors and outdoors.

Rattle, Rhyme & Roll - Wednesdays 2.30-3.00 pm.  Come along for storytelling and sing songs at Cotgrave Library.  Baby book club 2-4 pm.

Parents Forum and Local Advisory Group – If you would like to come along and be more involved in the running of the Children’s Centre, please contact us on 01949 863840 to find out more about joining. A crèche is available and booking is essential.

Jobcentre Plus - Tuesday, 10-11.30 am.  Cotgrave Candleby Lane School, provided for lone parents by appointment only.  Please find the Job Centre Plus office 0115 979 3677.

Liquorice Allsorts - Thursday every other week 1.30-3 pm.  Abbey Road Children's Centre, Abbey Road Primary School.  Specifically for children with additional needs.  Ring 0115 969 4480 for further details.












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