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Slough Children's Centres - Health and Development

Slough Children's Centres provides support, advice and drop in sessions to maintain your child's health and development.

Baby Massage - Baby massage provides parents and carers with the skills to massage their baby, following a sequence of strokes that have been developed over many years. Massage offers a wonderful experience and a special time to communicate both verbally and non-verbally with your baby, so that they feel loved and secure.  Facilitated by qualified Baby Massage instructors. £5 per week for Slough residents

Healthy Eating Workshop - A workshop for parents and children to prepare some basic healthy meals together. 50p per person

Behaviour Support Sessions - Two sessions to provide parents with tools to deal with challenging behaviour and to promote positive behaviour in the home. £5 per course 

Preparing for Starting School - Support and advice for parents whose children will be starting school. £5 per session  

Baby Group - Spending time getting to know your baby and meeting other new mums is what makes the Baby Group an essential session for so many first time parents.  Games, singing, sensory play and a range of messy play make this a fun and informal session for all parents with young babies. 50p per week per person.  

Play and Learn for Fathers - An opportunity for fathers and their children to come along and play together, read stories and meet other dads. 50p per person.   

Health Visitors Clinic - An opportunity to meet with a Health Visitor to get your baby weighed and ask any questions you might have regarding your baby’s health and development.  Also collect your Healthy Start Vitamins.  Your Health Visitor can tell you if you qualify.  Please bring your red book.   

Health Visitor Reviews - The 9-12 month and 2 year old health checks take place at various Children’s Centres in Slough.  Your Health Visitor will send you a letter of appointment for these checks. Parents bringing children to 9-12 month reviews will be issued with a free toothbrush and toothpaste for that child. Contact your Health Visitor for more information.  

Breastfeeding Support - An opportunity to seek support and advice from a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter if you are experiencing difficulties with breastfeeding your baby.  Available to all breastfeeding mums living in Slough. Please bring your red book.  

Speech & Language Drop-in - An opportunity to meet with a Speech and Language Therapist if you have any concerns regarding your child’s speech and communication development.  Available for any family with a child between birth and pre-school age living in Slough.

Specialist Playgroups – Sunflowers, Tulips and Daffodils - Activities and sessions take place each week for children with delayed development due to a diagnosed syndrome, significant communication and social difficulty or a physical difficulty.  Children are referred to these groups. By invitation.  

Roots Family Group - Our Roots group offers an opportunity for parents of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to meet in an informal and relaxed group for mutual support and sharing of experiences.  

SEND-SID (Support and Information Drop-in) - For the families of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information on support services, finance, respite, education, specialist activities and much more.  Drop in to one of the sessions or ring 07841 511689 to book an appointment.

Visit Slough Children's Centres for details.

Top Tip:

Each day around 40 under 5's are rushed to hospital after choking on something, or swallowing something dangerous. Food is the most likely cause. When preparing grapes regardless of how small they are, they must be cut lengthwise to reduce the width so that they will not cause a choking hazard to young children.

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