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.
runs Cotgrave Children’s Centre?
quick answer is Nottinghamshire County Council, but the full answer is a
little more complicated……
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.
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
Enjoying & Achieving;
So the real answer to who runs
Rushcliffe District Children’s Centre is……
We all do!
What can we offer you?
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.
regular activities include:
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
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).
- 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.
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.
- 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.