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Latest news from Swinnow Children's Centre

Our updated timetable for April-July is detailed below

Please call the centre to speak with a member of the team if you are interested i any activities -

We look forward to meeting you and your family 




Happy new year!

Our Spring term activity programme is detailed below, please  call us on 378 3090 or send a message via the facebook page for further details.



Incredible years course




Welcome back to a new school term, our Autumn term activity programme is detailed below, please call us on 378 3090 or send a message via the facebook page for further details.




Summer term activity guide

Call 3783090 for further information or to book an activity.


Updated What's on guide

Pop in to speak to a member of staff or call 3783090 for further details or to book a session.

Are you thinking about starting a new career or considering a career change?

Would you like advice on interview techniques or CV writing?

Why not book an appointment with our Job Centre advisor for free expert advice and guidance on Wednesday 11th January 2023?!

We only have 4 spaces remaining ! If you would like to book a space to discuss your future career plans, access to college courses, CV writing advice and much more, please contact the Centre on 0113 378 3090!
Baby stay and weigh is back 
Starting from Wednesday 11th January 1:30pm-2:30pm!
There is no need to book this group 🙂

The theme this week is colourful rainbows!

We are looking forward to seeing you all soon !!!


Our Family Learning starts again on Friday 13th January and we have Creche spaces!

If you would like a place on this course running every Friday morning 9am-11am, or would simply like more information about it, please contact the Children's Centre on 0113 3783090!

*Please note family learning will not be running on Friday 20th January, but shall be running every other Friday excluding school holidays*
Click the logo above to see resources, ideas and discussions.
Happy New Year to all our families
This term we have a range of activities to access at the centre.
Call on 0113 378 3100
email childrenscentre@swinnowprimary.com
or message via facebook
Is your child aged 2 or 3 or 4 ?
Are you looking for free nursery provision?
Our host school Swinnow Primary has nursery places available for a January start.
Please email info@swinnowprimary.com for the attention of Sarah Haigh 

Baby Week is an initiative aimed at bringing sectors and services together to promote the ‘best start’ in life; support parents, carers and families; promote good health and wellbeing and celebrate babies! This year’s theme is ‘Strengths and Struggles’. 

Many of the events and activities taking place during the week are either low cost or free! Yay! 


The programme of events can be found on our new website: www.babyweek.co.uk – which is having its final few changes! We hope you like it. Many of our event planners are finalising details of locations / timings so please be patient with us, next week - there will be many more events added to the page including a few fantastic and baby-friendly film screenings!

The Return of Rhyme Time!
This free and fun 12 week course run by Leeds City College and Swinnow Children’s Centre returns next Friday. This is a great way to meet new people and make props so singing with your children is much more fun . There is a free creche for younger children. Contact the centre for more info - or turn up next Friday after dropping your children at school or nursery. Tel: 378 3090 email: childrenscentre@swinnowprimary.com or message us on Facebook!
Baby Massage
We are taking bookings for the next baby massage 4 week course with Jane.  
Call, email or message on facebook to reserve your space.
We are really looking forward to seeing you and your baby at the centre really soon. 
Childcare in September 
Is your child aged 2 or 3 or 4 ?
Are you looking for free nursery provision?
Our host school Swinnow Primary has nursery places available for a September start.
Please email info@swinnowprimary.com for the attention of Sarah Haigh 
Summer break 2021 - Our family outreach worker Jane is on site over the summer, she is available by contacting 378 3100.  Please do get in touch if you are struggling, need signposting to activities or services or are just in need of a chat and a suggestion. 
Jane is available Monday to Thursday 9-4pm for phone calls and the centre is open for midwife clinics by appointment. 
The centre will be closed week commencing 2nd August but you can send us a message on facebook or leave an answer machine message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 
Please see facebook for weekly updates of activities and support in Leeds.
Exciting news - we now have a ramp to access the children's centre - we are so pleased with the improved access to the centre and look forward to welcoming you back to services over the coming weeks.
We are now beginning to be able to have families back in the centre with covid restrictions and safety measures followed.   Please keep checking here and face book for our groups and activities.
Midwife clinics will continue to run at the centre in the usual way. 
Adults will be required to wear a facemask inside, unless exempt, numbers will be limited and all activities will need to be booked and follow track and trace guidance. 


Click the link above to see the pre bookable activities from Leeds City Museum for the school Easter holidays



Safe Sleep week 15th-22nd March 2021

Click the image above for further information, advice and support from the lullaby trust 


Virtual baby and toddler group Thursday 25th March 1.30pm via Zoom 

Call the centre or message on facebook for the log in details



Join us in Thursday for our zoom baby group 1.30pm 
Just call or message us on facebook for joining details




 Click the icon above to go to the Henry website to see what courses are on offer now.

'Virtual' Baby group 

Our baby group is going online!

 Thursday 11th March 1.30pm and then fortnightly 

Join Jane on Zoom to connect with other new parents, share ideas, stories, have a good chat.

Jane will introduce ideas to play at home, answer questions and queries, signpost to advice and tailor the group to meet your needs. 


Call 378 3090 for Zoom joining details or message the centre facebook page

Henry workshops online 

Online workshop for families with children under 12 - 'Understanding children’s behaviour'

Find out what might be driving your child’s behaviour and help them manage their feelings so that family life runs more smoothly.

This workshop will be running on the following dates in February 2021:

Thursday 25th February 9.30 am-11 am


Thursday 4th March 9.30 am-11 am


Wednesday 10Th March 1.15pm-2.45pm


Thursday 18th March 9.30 am-11 am

You can sign up here http://bit.ly/HENRY-RCH-Workshops-Signup

Please see below for details of a free, online session 'Supporting children's learning and wellbeing' which is being offered by the Lifelong Learning Centre at the University of Leeds.  

Supporting children’s learning and wellbeing

Tue 23rd Feb, 10:30-12:00 OR Tue 2nd March, 18:00-19:30  

In these difficult circumstances, balancing children’s broader developmental needs alongside home schooling can be a challenge for parents as well as workers and volunteers in various settings. This free online session will explore a range of approaches to this, drawing on ideas from the fields of education and family support. It will be a chance to find out more about Foundation Degrees in Learning and TeachingSpecial Educational Needs and Disability and Child and Family Studies; part-time courses for adults working or volunteering with children or families. If you haven’t been to university before, join us to find out more about how you can develop your skills to progress your career. Book here




'Virtual' Baby group 

Our baby group is going online!

Starting this week Thursday 11th February 1.30pm and then fortnightly 

Join Jane on Zoom to connect with other new parents, share ideas, stories, have a good chat.

Jane will introduce ideas to play at home, answer questions and queries, signpost to advice and tailor the group to meet your needs. 


Call 378 3090 for Zoom joining details or message the centre facebook page




1-7th February is Children's Mental help week 

As a parent you need to make sure you look after Mum and Dad too 

NHS Cahms Scotland have shared these slides.

if you are struggling please speak to someone, a friend, someone at school or the Children's Centre 3783090, your GP 



BBC home learning information 



New parents, expectant parents - all welcome


Older children at home during lockdown - take a look at these BBC Bitesize programmes





The Government announced a new national lockdown 5th January 2021

read the full details by clicking here 

If you are in need of support, advice, information regarding Covid related support please call us at the centre 378 3090






Swinnow Children’s Centre closes for the Christmas break at 4:00pm on Wednesday 23rd December and will reopen on Monday 4th January 2021.


The Centre Christmas opening hours are:                              

Monday 21st December                            8.30-4.00

Tuesday 22nd December                          8.30-4.00

Wednesday 23rd December                     8.30-4.00


Jane our Family outreach worker will be on site and can be contacted on 378 3090.


Please find below a list of useful / emergency contact numbers for your information.

 Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

from everyone at Swinnow Children’s Centre.



Useful contact numbers

Emergency services                                                                                                                         999

Police non-emergency number                                                                                                     101

NHS/Dental non-emergency number                                                                                            111    

 Leeds Community Healthcare Hub (The Early Start Health Visiting Team)                               0113 843 5683

 Leeds Domestic Violence Service                                                                                                 0113 246 0401

 Leeds Welfare Rights (Free, confidential, impartial advice and

support on a whole range of       0113 376 0452

welfare benefits)

Universal Credit Helpline                                                                                                                 0800 328 5644

 Leeds Housing Options                                                                                                                     0113 222 4412

 Citizens Advice Bureau (Free and independent information, advice, advocacy and            0113 281 6703


Social Care Duty and Advice Team                                                                                               0113 222 4403

Social Care Out of Hours Team                                                                                                       0113 240 9536

 Leeds Crisis Team / Mental Health Helpline (Supports adults experiencing a complex           0300 300 1485

mental health crisis)

 Leeds Welfare Support (Emergency food provisions through the local welfare support scheme)  0113 376 0330

 Step Change (Offer a wide range of practical debt solutions and services to suit every situation) 0800 138 1111

 Forward Leeds (Drug and Alcohol Service)                                                                       0113 887 2477





Click the link above to access the 'mindwell' website for lots of ideas, links and information on keeping well



Best beginnings in collaboration with Barnado's is providing free support to pregnant families and new parents struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic

Click the link above to see what is available to support you and your family 



Leeds annual baby week is taking place 9th-15th November 

Visit www.babyweek.co.uk  and https://www.babyweek.co.uk/babyweek2020

to see what is on offer online this time.



Half term support for meals for children eligible for Free school meals 

Please click here for an updated list of some business' and organisations who are offering free school meals during half term

Please do not struggle, if you feel you need support please call Jane at the Children's Centre on 0113 378 3090  (Mon26th-Thur 29th Oct) 




-Opening Times

Monday to Friday  8.30-4.30

Times may vary in school holidays 

Please call in, telephone 3783090 or

email childrenscentre@swinnowprimary.com

Services available at the centre

  • Family outreach referral
  • Signposting to Money Advice Services
  • Job Centre Plus
  • Credit Union
  • Pregnancy Birth and Beyond


The Swinnow Team 

Centre Manager – Claire Howells

Admin officers - Joanne Gummerson

Family Outreach Worker - Jane Maybank                  

Creche Workers and Volunteers -–      Dawn Harvey

Cleaner - Carrie-Anne Abbott

Headteacher - Becky Naylor


Useful Links

Pudsey cluster

The family information service

Citizens Advice

Step Change debt service

Direct Gov