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Welcome

... to our Autumn Term Programme

The programme runs from Mon 11th September to Fri 15th December. Many of our groups are term time only, so please check with session leaders whether activities will run over the half term holiday. Within this programme you will find details of courses and workshops for parents, followed by an ante-natal section and a ‘Groups for All’ section, with daily activities for all pre-school children and their families or carers. These are open to everyone and we are always pleased to see dads and grandads. We can recommend all our groups for children with additional needs. Most of our groups are free; where there is a cost this is indicated in the programme. There is also an ‘Out & About’ section, showing groups that are run by other providers in the Borough. At the end of the programme you will find information about our specialist services, which are by referral only. If you would like to be referred, please speak to your Midwife or Health Visitor - or contact a member of our team. For the latest news and updates on what is happening in our Children’s Centres visit our website: www.priorycentre.co.uk and make sure you follow us on Facebook/Twitter. T: 01493 660090 E: children@gyctrust.co.uk www.priorycentre.co.uk/childrens-centres

Great Yarmouth Community Trust at the Priory Centre @priorycentregy


Contents

Section

Page No.

Family Support Support & advice available on a one-to-one basis in your family home

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Courses & Workshops We can help you to develop new skills and achieve recognised qualifications

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Ante Natal Services Support & advice through your pregnancy and to help you prepare for parenthood

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Groups For All Weekly programme of groups and activities for families with children under 8

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Out & About Additional groups for families/carers with pre-schoolers in the local community

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Specialist Services Additional support for those who may be struggling with low mood, anxiety or depression

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Family Support

One to One Family Support Sometimes, things with your child might not be what you expected or they may not work out the way you hoped. Support and advice can be offered by a Family Support Worker on a one-to-one basis in your family home, to help with all kinds of issues relating to child development and family life. If you would like to arrange one-to-one support, please call us on 01493 660090 or speak with your Health Visitor.

Family Information Support Sessions Sometimes families need help to identify ‘next steps’ when they have an emerging family related worry. This could be around children’s behaviour, parental wellbeing, housing needs and finance etc. We can offer a support session, to provide information, signposting or advice to help you move forward.

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We can also offer free advice and guidance sessions to help you identify the best pathways to fulfil your aspirations for the future. To register your interest in any of our courses or learning opportunities contact John McDonald: T: 01493 743023.

First Aid

Contact: 01493 743023

Courses for Parents

Here are a few of the courses and workshops that we offer to parents. We run a wider learning programme for learners of all ages, with opportunities to help you get involved in volunteering, get qualified for work and for everyday life. It offers a wide range of opportunities to develop new skills, gain new confidence, adapt to life changes and achieve recognised qualifications.

This is a really useful one day workshop leading to the ‘Emergency First Aid Appointed Person at Work’ certificate. Learn the ABC of emergency response, how to administer CPR, what to do if someone is choking and how to treat open wounds, fractures and burns.

Baby & Child First Aid Contact: 01493 743023 A half day workshop for new parents or young families. The workshop covers recovery position for children and babies, resuscitation, recognising meningitis and other medical conditions.

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Priory Internet Café

Contact: 01493 743023

Open daily. Everyone welcome. Priory Centre

Mon-Fri

9.00-1.00

Our trained volunteers can introduce you to the wonders of the World Wide Web! Skype friends and family, get started on Facebook, shop online, search for work on Universal Job Match ... these are all things we can help you with. Alternatively you are welcome just to come in to ‘pick our brains’ or use our equipment to get online.

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Contact: 01493 743063

This group runs one Monday a month at the Priory Children’s Centre. Please ask to be referred to this group by your Midwife, or contact our team directly at the number above.

The programme is divided into 3 sessions: Before the Birth Session 1 – What type of dad do I want to be? Session 2 – What does it mean to be a dad? After the Birth Session 3 – How does it feel to be a dad?

Midwife Clinic

Ante Natal Groups

Just 4 Dads

Contact: 07983 959975

Please call to make an appointment. Priory Children’s Centre Seagulls Children’s Centre

Tues

9.00-1.00

Wed

9.00-4.00

Fri

9.00-5.00

All aspects of ante-natal care, including blood tests, birth plans and general check ups. We try to provide interpreting services for women of other nationalities where possible.

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Pathway to Parenting

All first time expectant mums will receive a booking form for this course from their Midwife. To enrol please complete and return the form to: Priory Centre (Reception), Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NW. Priory Children’s Centre

Mon

1.00-3.00

Courses start: 4 Sep & 30 Oct

Seagulls Children’ s Centre

Mon

2.00-4.00

Courses start: 2 Oct & 27 Nov

Pathway to Parenting is a programme of 4 x 2 hour courses to help you in your preparation for birth and the early weeks with your baby. It is led by Health Visitors, Midwives and Children’s Centre staff to provide you with information and practical skills in a fun and interactive way.

Contact: 01493 660090

These classes are free for you and your partner (or friend) and are offered to all first-time mums.

Bump2Baby

Contact: 01493 743034

Weekly group for expectant and new mums with their babies. Takes place on a Monday at the Priory Children’s Centre. Please ask to be referred to this group by your Midwife, or contact our team directly at the number above.

Having a new baby can be an emotional time. Bump2Baby is a space for you to think about you and your baby and your future together. You will have the opportunity to talk to other new mums, and mums to be, about your feelings in those first months in a supportive and confidential way.

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Contact: 01493 660090

For breastfeeding and expectant mothers. No need to book - just drop in! Seagulls Children’s Centre

Fri

1.00-3.00

Breastfeeding is good for mums as well as their babies. This is a chance to come and meet other breastfeeding mums and get expert advice from a breastfeeding specialist and support workers if needed.

Groups for All

Baby Café

Refreshments available.

Baby Clinic

Contact: 01493 849260

For parents with babies aged 0-1. No need to book - just drop in! Priory Children’s Centre

Tues

1.00-3.30

Seagulls Children’s Centre

Wed

1.00-3.00

Cobholm & Lichfield Health & Resource Centre

1st Thurs of month

1.00-2.30

Come and meet other parents and babies in a friendly, welcoming environment. Get your baby weighed and advice and support from our Health Visitor. Portuguese interpreter on hand at Priory Children’s Centre Tues 1.00-2.30.

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BabyNatal Developmental Baby Massage 5 week course. Starts 30 Oct. Limited places. £25 for Stage 1 course and £35 for Stage 2 course. Booking info at: www.blossomingbaby.co.uk/ bookings or at www.facebook.com/blossomingbaby. Seagulls Centre

Mon

Stage 1 - Birth to 12 weeks (approx)

10.00-10.45

Mon

Stage 2 - 12 weeks to crawling

11.00-12.00

Contact: Vickie 07735 409041

Stage 1 eases baby through the 4th trimester with gentle touch, reassuring holds and positions, different movements to build core and neck strength and relieve tummy pains. Stage 2 involves a comprehensive full body developmental massage routine. Maintains joint flexibility and increases muscle strength through movement and positions to help with tummy time, sitting, crawling and standing. Babies enjoy sensory play at the end.

Breastfeeding Workshop For expectant mums, partner & supporters. 1st Friday of each month. Note: the November workshop will take place on 10th Nov (2nd Friday). Seagulls Children’s Centre

1st Fri of the month

A practical session designed to help you get off to the best start, build confidence and introduce a support network for when baby is born and breastfeeding.

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Contact: 01493 660090

11.00-12.30


Bridge to Music

Contact: 07762 972032

B2M runs from 25 Sept to 20 Oct (stops for half term break), then from 6 Nov to 15 Dec. Places for the groups below are offered on a termly basis. Pls call to book. Priory Children’s Centre

Tues

9.30-10.15

Walking to 5 years

Tues

10.30-11.15

Walking to 5 years

Tues

11.30-12.15

Ages 0-1 years Ages 0-5 years

Hopton Village Hall

Tues

1.30-2.15

Seagulls Children’s Centre

Thurs

9.30-10.15

Walking to 5 years

Thurs

10.30-11.15

Walking to 5 years

Thurs

11.30-12.15

Ages 0-1 years

Our Tues afternoon group (times given below) is open to all families with pre-school children. There is no need to book. However, places are limited to 18 families. Priory Children’s Centre

Tues

1.30-2.15

Ages 0-5 years

A wonderful opportunity for you and your child to have fun making music! Sessions are structured, therapeutic and help early speech development, social and coordination skills.

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Community Lunch

Contact: 01493 743023

Open to everyone. Please call to book. Priory Centre

Mon

12.30-2.00

Wed

12.30-2.00

Fri

1.00-2.30

Meet, eat and mingle! Our community lunch is a great excuse to eat out on a budget, taste new recipes and meet new people. Cost: £2.50 adults; £1.50 children (under 12). Book by 12 noon on the preceding Thurs (for the Mon lunch) and by 12 noon on the preceding Wed (Fri lunch). There is no need to book for the Wed lunch - just come along. Please let us know of any food allergies or special dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Family Guys

Contact: 01493 743063

For dads and male carers with pre-school children. No need to book - just drop in! Priory Children’s Centre

Tues

1.00-2.30

We understand how important it is for children to enjoy time with their dads or male carers, so here is an opportunity for you to come and spend some quality play time with your little one. We have age appropriate toys for you and your children to play together. You will meet dads who like to come and enjoy quality time with their children.

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Little Explorers

Contact: 01493 688940

For families with babies to walking age. No need to book - just drop in! Please note that places at the Seagulls and Priory Little Explorers are limited to 15 families to ensure the safety and quality of the groups. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Priory Children’s Centre Seagulls Children’s Centre

Mon

1.00-2.00

Tues

1.00-2.00

Thur

1.00-2.00

Little Explorers is a group for babies to be able to play and explore in a safe environment, which has been planned for their age and development. We provide a variety of resources/toys, including treasure baskets which are full of natural objects with different textures for your baby to explore. There is also a song time, using coloured scarves and puppets to encourage early communicative skills and language development.

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Playbase

Contact: 01493 688940

Please note that places at the Seagulls and Priory Playbases are limited to 15 families to ensure the safety and quality of the groups. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Priory Children’s Centre

Mon

9.30-11.00

Peggotty Road Community Centre

Mon

1.30-3.00

Seagulls Children’s Centre

Tues

9.30-11.00

Walking age to 5 yrs

Hopton CE Primary School

Thurs

8.45-10.00

Ages 0-5 years

A chance for children to play and explore in a safe and welcoming environment - and an opportunity to meet new friends. Our group is planned around the EYFS, children’s interests and parents’ suggestions. Each session starts with free play, then we finish with a song time. We have lots of toys and resources and each week we provide new experiences such as Gloop, growing cress and play dough.

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Walking age to 5 yrs Ages 0-5 years


Play Rangers

Contact: 01493 688940

For families with pre-school children. No need to book - just drop in!

This group will run from 13 Sept to 18 Oct (it will not run after the half term holiday). Please note: there are access restrictions at Seagulls Play Rangers. The gate is open for admittance 1:00-1:15, and is then only reopened at the end of the session at 2:30. There is no admittance/exiting during the session for health & safety reasons. Seagulls Children’s Centre

Wed

1.00-2.30

Exciting group run by Universal Group volunteers! A chance for families to get outside for some hands on exploration in the Seagulls garden. Search for worms and other minibeasts in the digging pit, water the vegetable garden, create exotic dishes in the mud kitchen or take part in varied outdoor craft activities. Don’t forget to wear old clothes!

Self Weigh Clinic Seagulls Children’s Centre

Contact: 01493 660090

Mon

9.30-11.30

Tue

9.30-11.30

Thur

9.30-11.30

Parents are welcome to drop into our self weigh clinic and use our scales to record their child’s weight. If you have any concerns about your child’s weight please contact the Children & Young People Health Services through the Just One Number: 0300 300 0123. 12


Speech & Language Therapy Drop-in for pre-school children aged 4 years and under.

Contact: 01493 808630

Priory Children’s Centre

Weds 20 Sep | 18 Oct 22 Nov | 13 Dec

1.00-3.00 (Last appt approx. 2.30pm)

Seagulls Centre

Weds 27 Sep | 1 Nov 29 Nov

9.30-11.30 am (Last appt approx. 11am)

Worried about your child’s speech, language or communication skills? Drop in for a friendly, informal chat with a Speech and Language Therapist. We are able to offer specialist advice, as well as follow-on appointments if needed. Sessions are around 15-20 mins each. No appointment necessary. We see children on a first-come first-served basis; if our session is full we will ask you to come back on another day.

Story Café

Contact: 01493 688940

For families with pre-school children. Gorleston Library Great Yarmouth Library

Wed

10.00-11.00

Fri

10.00-11.00

A group for children to explore books or crafts and play in a safe and welcoming environment - and an opportunity for children and parents to meet new friends. Our group is planned around the EYFS, children’s interests and parents’ suggestions. Each session starts with a ‘led story time’, followed by a new activity based on the story, such as painting, collage or junk modelling. Afterwards we sit down for a healthy snack and finish with song time. 13


Out & About

Bounce & Rhyme Contact: Gorleston Library: 01493 662156 Gt Yarmouth Library: 01493 842279

For families with pre-school children. No need to book. Great Yarmouth Library

Mon

10.30-11.00

Gorleston Library

Mon

1.30-2.00

Fun sessions run by Gorleston and Great Yarmouth Libraries. Nursery rhymes, songs, wiggling and jiggling for families with 0-5 year olds. Lots of bouncing and clapping!

Beebops Sensory Music & Dance Starts 18 Sept. Book online at: www.beebopsltd.co.uk or just come along. Cost: £3 per session for one child or £4.50 for two (weekly or block payments welcome). Seagulls Children’s Centre

Mon

9.45-10.30

Mon

10.45-11.30

Walking age to 5 years (baby siblings welcome) Babies - birth to walking age

Contact: Rachael 07934 276167 A fun, lively and interactive sensory, music and dance class. Includes both structure and free play, with singing, dancing (or bouncing), nursery rhymes, percussion instruments, popular songs, exciting props and sensory mediums for your little ones to explore. Planned around the EYFS, our class helps to develop both gross and fine motor skills, speech, rhythm, co-ordination and more, while they learn through play. 14


Butterfly Club

Contact Nyree: 07505 118335

Fortnightly group for parents/carers and toddlers, with refreshments available to buy from the church cafĂŠ. No need to book - just drop in. Follow our Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/ groups/431664393691967/ St Nicholas Minster Church

1st & 3rd Tues of each month

11.30-1.00

An opportunity for children to make new friends and play, whilst parents/ carers can enjoy a chat over tea/ coffee from the church cafĂŠ. All ages are welcome at the Butterfly Club.

Childminders Stories & Crafts

Contact: Gorleston Library: 01493 662156

Monthly drop-in group for childminders with pre-school children. No need to book. Dates: 3 Oct | 7 Nov | 5 Dec. Gorleston Library

Tues

10.30-11.30

A group for childminders in the Gorleston area, providing an opportunity for you to meet other childminders, while the children enjoy themed activities and a story.

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Friends Group Contact: Gorleston Library: 01493 662156 Monthly drop-in group. No need to book. Gorleston Library

Tues

10.30-11.30

Join the Gorleston Library Friends for a FREE morning of themed stories, crafts and games. A different theme each time. Tues 5th Sept - Harvest Tues 10th Oct - Halloween Tues 14th Nov - Colours Tues 9th Dec - Christmas

Get Crafty

Contact: GY Library: 01493 842279

Weekly group for the whole family. No need to book. Gt Yarmouth Library

Sat

11.00-1.00

Get set for some creative fun. Free of charge. Donations towards Great Yarmouth Library Friends Group for craft materials welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Programme Priory Children’s Centre, Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NW MONDAY Playbase

For children from walking age to 5 years

9.30-11.00

01493 688940

Little Explorers

For families with babies to walking age

1.00-2.00

01493 688940

Pathway to Parenting

Ante natal course for expectant mums (4 x 2hr sessions). Courses start: Mon 4 Sept or Mon 30 Oct. Your Midwife will give you a booking form to complete

1.00-3.00

01493 660090

Just 4 Dads

Runs monthly on a Monday. Book through your Midwife or contact our team directly

1.00-3.30

01493 743063

Midwife Clinic

Please call to arrange an appointment

9.00-1.00

07983 959975

Bridge 2 Music

For children from walking to age 5 years. Check dates in activity info (page 8).

9.30-10.15

07762 972032

For children from walking to age 5 years. Check dates in activity info (page 8).

10.30-11.15

07762 972032

Music for 0-1 year olds. Check dates in activity info (page 8). Booking essential

11.30-12.15

07762 972032

Family Guys

For dads & male carers with pre-school children

1.00-2.30

01493 743063

Baby Clinic

Drop-in for parents with babies 0-1 years

1.00-3.30

01493 849260

Bridge 2 Music

All families with pre-school children. Check dates in activity info (page 8). No need to book but places are limited

1.30-2.15

07762 972032

Midwife Clinic

Please call to arrange an appointment

9.00-4.00

07983 959975

Speech & Language Therapy

There will be drop-in sessions for children aged 4 years & under on Weds 20 Sep | 18 Oct | 22 Nov | 13 Dec

1.00-3.00

01493 808630

TUESDAY

Starts 26 Sept Booking essential

Starts 26 Sept

WEDNESDAY

Peggotty Road Community Centre, Peggotty Road, Gt Yarmouth, NR30 3EF MONDAY Playbase

For families with pre-school children

1.30-3.00

01493 688940

Parent & Toddler Group

Fortnightly on a Mon. Starts 18 Sept. For parents and carers with children aged 0-2 yrs. Cost ÂŁ1.50 per family

1.30-3.00

01493 858322


Seagulls Children’s Centre, Magdalen Way, Gorleston, NR31 7BP MONDAY For children of walking age to 5 years. Cost: £3 per session (one child) or £4.50 (two children). Book online (www. beebopsltd.co.uk) or just come along

9.45-10.30

07934 276167

For families with babies from birth to walking age. Cost: £3 per session (one child) or £4.50 (two). Book online (www. beebopsltd.co.uk) or just come along

10.45-11.30

07934 276167

5 week massage course for babies from birth to 12 wks (approx). Stage 1 Cost: £25

10.00-10.45 07735 409041

Starts 30 Oct

Massage course for babies 12 weeks to crawling age. Stage 2 Cost: £35

11.00-12.00

07735 409041

Pathway to Parenting

Ante natal course for expectant mums (4 x 2hr sessions). Courses start: Mon 2 Oct or Mon 27 Nov. Your Midwife will give you a booking form to complete

2.00-4.00

01493 660090

Playbase

For children from walking age to 5 years

9.30-11.00

01493 688940

Little Explorers

For families with babies to walking age

1.00-2.00

01493 688940

There will be drop-in sessions for children Speech & aged 4 years & under on Wed 27 Sep | Language Therapy 1 Nov | 29 Nov

9.30-11.30

01493 808630

Play Rangers

For families with pre-school children. This group will run from 13 Sept to 18 Oct

1.00-2.30

01493 688940

Baby Clinic

For parents with babies aged 0-1 years

1.00-3.00

01493 849260

Bridge 2 Music

For children from walking to age 5 years. Check dates in activity info (page 8)

9.30-10.15

07762 972032

Booking essential

For children from walking to age 5 years. Check dates in activity info (page 8)

10.30-11.15

07762 972032

For babies aged 0-1 yrs. Check dates in activity info (page 8). Booking essential

11.30-12.15

07762 972032

For families with babies to walking age

1.00-2.00

01493 688940

Midwife Clinic

Please call to arrange an appointment

9.00-5.00

07983 959975

Breastfeeding Workshop

For expectant mums, partners & supporters. 1st Friday of each month

11.00-12.30

01493 660090

Baby Café

For breastfeeding and expectant mothers

1.00-3.00

01493 660090

Beebops Sensory Music & Dance Starts 18 Sept

BabyNatal Developmental Baby Massage

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY Starts 28 Sept

Little Explorers FRIDAY


Great Yarmouth Library, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SH https://www.facebook.com/GreatYarmouthLibrary MONDAY Bounce & Rhyme

For families with pre-school children

10.30-11.00

01493 842279

Toddle Talk

Starts 11 Sept

For families with babies aged 5 mths to 3 yrs. Cost: £4.50 per session or £24 for 6 weeks

11.15-12.15

07584 251208

Little Ninjas

Please call the library for details of times and costs

4.40-5.30

01493 842279

10.00-11.00

01493 688940

FRIDAY Story Café

For families with pre-school children

Little Ninjas

Please call the library for details of times and costs

6.00-7.00

01493 842279

Weekly group for the whole family. Under 8s must be accompanied at all times

11.00-1.00

01493 842279

1.30-2.00

01493 662156

SATURDAY Get Crafty

Gorleston Library, 1 Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, NR31 6SG https://www.facebook.com/gorlestonlibrary/ MONDAY Bounce & Rhyme

For families with pre-school children

TUESDAY Childminders Story Cafe

Monthly group for childminders with pre-school children. Dates: 3 Oct | 7 Nov | 5 Dec. Visit library Facebook page for further details

10.30-11.30

01493 662156

Friends Group

Monthly drop-in for families. Dates: 5 Sept | 10 Oct | 14 Nov | 9 Dec. Visit library Facebook page for further details

10.30-11.30

01493 662156

For families with pre-school children

10.00-11.00

01493 688940

Fortnightly during term time. Starts 15 Sept. For children from walking to age 5 years.

10.30-11.30

01493 662156

WEDNESDAY Story Café FRIDAY Mini Movers

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Cobholm & Lichfield Resource Centre, Pasteur Road, Gt Yarmouth, NR31 0DW THURSDAY Baby Clinic

1st Thur of the month. Drop-in for parents with babies aged 0-1 years

1.00-2.30

01493 849260

St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, Magdalen Square, Gorleston, NR31 7BZ FRIDAY Little Explorers Starts 8 Sept

Alternate Fridays. For under 5s and their parents/carers

10.00-11.45

01493 688940

Cobholm Community Centre, St Luke’s Terrace, Gt Yarmouth, NR31 0AP FRIDAY Little Stars Toddler Group

For families with pre-school children (older siblings welcome)

9.30-11.30

07505 118335

St Nicholas Church (Great Yarmouth Minster), Gt Yarmouth, NR30 1NW TUESDAY Butterfly Club

1st & 3rd Tues of the month. For families with pre-school children (older siblings welcome)

11.30-1.00

07505 118335

Hopton CE Primary, Coast Road, Hopton-on-Sea, NR31 9BT THURSDAY Playbase

For families with pre-school children

8.45-10.00

01493 688940

Hopton Village Hall, Station Road, Hopton-on-Sea, NR31 9BE TUESDAY Bridge to Music Starts 26 Sept

For families with pre-school children. Check dates in activity info (p. 8). Booking essential

1.30-2.15

07762 972032

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Our Venues Priory Children’s Centre Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth NR30 1NW Seagulls Children’s Centre Magdalen Way, Gorleston, NR31 7BP

Priory Centre Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth NR30 1NW Gordon Road Resource Centre 119-120 Gordon Road, Gt Yarmouth NR31 0EW

Great Yarmouth Library Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth NR30 2SH

Gorleston Library 1 Lowestoft Road, Gorleston NR31 6SG

Peggotty Road Community Centre Peggotty Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 3EF 21


Hopton CE Primary School Coast Road, Hopton-on-Sea NR31 9BT

Great Yarmouth Minster Church Plain, Great Yarmouth NR30 1NE

Hopton Village Hall Station Road, Hopton-on-Sea NR31 9BE

Cobholm Community Centre St Luke’s Terrace, Great Yarmouth NR31 0AP

St Mary Magdalene Church Hall Magdalen Square, Gorleston NR31 7BZ

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Little Explorers Contact: little.explorers.gorleston@gmail.com Fortnightly group for under 5s and their parents/carers. Cost: £1.50 per child and £1 for siblings. Follow our Facebook page for dates and other info: little explorers (gorleston toddler group) St Mary Magdalene Church Hall

Alternate Fridays Starts 8 Sept

10.00-11.45

Friendly group run by local parents for local families. Fortnightly from Fri 8th Sept. Parachute and singing fun, messy play, arts, crafts and cooking. Healthy snack and a range of toys for babies to under 5s in the church hall - and there’s a beautiful garden too.

Little Ninjas

Contact: GY Library: 01493 842279

Enquire at the Library for further information. Fees apply. Great Yarmouth Library

The art and tradition of self defence for kids.

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Mon

4.40-5.30

Fri

6.00-7.00


Little Stars Toddler Group Contact Nyree: 07505 118335 Weekly toddler group. Cost: ÂŁ1 per child and 50p per additional child. Follow our Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/ groups/1181064731958955/ Cobholm Community Centre

Fri

9.30-11.30

A group run by parents for parents/carers who would like to meet up with other parents for a cup or tea/coffee whilst the children play. Children of all ages welcome but must have a parent/guardian with them at all times. Open all year round but keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

Mini Movers

Contact: Gorleston Library: 01493 662156

Fortnightly group for families with pre-school children (must be able to walk independently). Sessions must be booked in advance.. Gorleston Library

Alternate Fridays Starts 15 Sept

10.30-11.30

Get active with fun movement to music, songs and mini disco. Cost: ÂŁ1 per child, includes healthy snack. Suitable for walking age to 5. Fortnightly during term time. Please call the library to book - you will need your library card to hand.

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New Bodies Exercise Classes Contact Carol: 07796 016411 Cost: £4.50 or £5.00 per class WEEKLY PASS: £11 MONTHLY PASS £40 (to same date the following month) 10 Pre-Paid Classes £40 (can be used at any time) Priory Centre

Mon Wed

Thur

Legs, Bums & Tums/Body Sculpt

5.30-6.15

Easy Step Tums & Bums

6.15-7.15

Easy Step Tums & Bums

5.30-6.15

Power Conditioning

6.15-7.15

Legs, Bums & Tums/Body Sculpt

7.15-8.15

Power Conditioning

5.30-6.15

Easy Step Tums & Bums

6.15-7.15

Fitness Yoga & Pilates

7.15-8.15

Peggotty Parent & Toddler

Contact Danielle: 01493 858322

Fortnightly group for parents with children aged 0-2 years. Cost: £1.50 per family, which includes refreshments. Please call the nursery for dates. Peggotty Nursery

Alternate Mons Starts 18 Sept

New group designed for children aged 2 years and under. A chance for parents and carers to enjoy quality time with their little ones, whilst the children have fun and learn new skills. 25

1.30-3.00


Slimming World Open to everyone. Call Claire to find out about current special offers: 07841 870430. Priory Centre

Tues

5.30-9.00pm

Wed

9.00am-1.00pm

Sat

8.30-10.00am

Toddle Talk Baby Signing Classes For families with babies from 5 months to 3 years. Cost: ÂŁ4.50 per session or ÂŁ24.00 for 6 weeks. Contact Jenny to book a place: 07584 251208. Great Yarmouth Library

Mondays Starts 11 Sept

Mon

11.15-12.15

Toddle Talk classes can help your child to communicate both before and during speech and language development. The classes are fun and interactive to really reinforce signs. During each class, we use musical instruments, singing and puppets to help make the classes fun. We cover a different topic each week, e.g. Animals, Food and Drink, Everyday Signs. All our teachers are certified in British Sign Language and classes are taught in a relaxed and friendly environment. 26


Special Activity Drop-Ins Contact: GY Library: 01493 842279 Neighbourhood Lunch Monthly on a Wednesday, 11am-1pm. Join in on a neighbourhood discussion and enjoy a free lunch. (In partnership with Comeunity & other community venues). Please contact the Library for dates and further info. Family History Sat 9th Sept, 2.00-3.45 Free drop-in activity for families. Learn the basics of family history and start creating a family record. Develop a timeline, get together some interesting questions for your grown-up and reconstruct your family migration or immigration timeline. Part of the Heritage Open Days Festival @HeritageOpenDays #NorfolkHODS Summer Reading Challenge Medal Ceremony Wed 13th Sept, 4.00 and 6.00 Book your spot by contacting the library! Collect your medal and certificate and celebrate your achievements. Fun Palaces Sat 7th Oct, 11.00-2.00 Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist. Join in on this National Celebration where everyone has the chance to try new things. Free fun for all the family. Healthy Herbs for Families Tues 24th Oct, 10.30-12noon Find out about the healthy herbs that grow in the garden. Dress for the weather! Wicked Wands and Magic Masks Wed 25th Oct, 2.00-4.00 Halloween Fun

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Contact: 01493 743004 The Parent Infant Mental Health Support (PIMHS) team is based at the Priory and offers support to parents who would like to build a strong relationship with their children, but may be struggling with low mood, anxiety or depression. Children love to socialise, but it is often difficult to join busy Children’s Centre groups. The PIMHS Team offers a variety of ways to help parents to develop a strong bond with their baby, which is essential for a baby’s emotional wellbeing. Being in tune with your child’s needs creates a safe and secure world for them to explore and grow.

Specialist Services

Welcome to PIMHS

If you feel you could benefit from one of the services offered by the PIMHS Team please speak with your Midwife or Health Visitor, who can make a referral for you.

PIMHS One to One Support Contact: 01493 743066 Sometimes it can be hard to join a new group. We can give you oneto-one support on your own or with your baby - at home or in the Children’s Centre. If you would like to arrange an appointment please ask your Health Visitor to refer you. If you would like to speak to a member of the team call us at the number above.

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Baby in Mind

Contact: 01493 743062

An 8-week programme for mums, dads & babies. Tuesdays at the Priory Children’s Centre.

A small, nurturing group to support you in getting to know your baby’s needs. The programme includes: baby brain development, baby’s emotions, crying theory, physical and emotional development.

Baby Massage

Contact: 01493 743062

4 Week IAIM (Accredited Infant Massage Course) for mums, dads & babies. Takes place on a Tuesday at the Priory Children’s Centre.

Baby massage can benefit your baby in so many ways: * Enhances parent/baby communication * Helps parents/babies to relax * May help to improve your baby’s sleep pattern * Aids your baby’s digestion and relieves wind and colic * Strengthens your baby’s immune system * Helps develop muscle tone and coordination.

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Baby Yoga

Contact: 01493 743062

For babies aged 12 weeks to pre-mobile. Runs half termly on a Tuesday at the Priory Children’s Centre. It is beneficial to attend every session and comfortable clothing is recommended.

Baby yoga is done with baby, not to baby, supporting to recognise baby’s cues. Moves are introduced for baby and mum, along with fun songs to aid the release of tension and stress in the body and to calm the mind. Benefits of Baby Yoga: * Promotes relaxation and enhances the bond between baby and parent in a relaxed, calm environment * Helps to settle babies and may enhance sleep patterns * Supports baby’s digestion and relief for colic * Strengthens the physical body and stimulates the senses * Balance and harmony of the body systems

Bump2Baby

Contact: 01493 743034

Weekly group for expectant and new mums with their babies. Takes place on a Monday at the Priory Children’s Centre.

Having a new baby can be an emotional time. Bump2Baby is a space for you to think about you and your baby and your future together. You will have the opportunity to talk to other new mums, and mums to be, about your feelings in those first months in a supportive and confidential way.

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Understanding Your Child’s Behaviour Contact: 01493 743061

An 11-week programme for parents. Runs from 26 Sept to 12 Dec at the Priory Children’s Centre. A crèche is provided.

Research shows that children are happier, more sociable and have higher self esteem if they have a secure attachment with their parents. As parents, we can help our children to develop this emotional security by understanding what they need at different times. Understanding Your Child’s Behaviour is an established course that helps parents to better understand how to create a secure attachment with their children.

Exploring Play

Contact: 01493 743065

For children with additional needs aged 0-8. Wednesdays at Gordon Road Resource Centre.

A fun and engaging group which encourages social skill development through play alongside other children. The group is designed to help prepare children for the transition to nursery or school. The sessions focus on social skill development and communication development through planned and varied play sessions.

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Counselling

Contact: 01493 743063

Our counselling service is available for parents at both Priory and Seagulls Children’s Centres.

This service is FREE to parents of 0-8 year olds and delivered by trained counsellors, who have experience and expertise in working with a variety of clients, from diverse backgrounds and with complex needs. The counselling service will provide an initial assessment and, if appropriate, offer 6 sessions, with an option of a further 3-6 sessions in cases of real need. There are a number of ways you can refer into the service: * Pick up a referral form from Priory Children’s Centre * Call our counsellor direct: 01493 743063 * Email: lesley-houghton@gyctrust.co.uk

Just 4 Dads

Contact: 01493 743063

Sessions take place monthly on a Monday at the Priory Chldren’s Centre. Please book for this group through your Midwife or contact our team directly at the number above.

The programme is divided into 3 sessions: Before the Birth Session 1 – What type of dad do I want to be? Session 2 – What does it mean to be a dad? After the Birth Session 3 – How does it feel to be a dad?

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Music Nest

Contact: 07762 972032

Music Nest is held in the Priory Music Room. Groups run on Wednesdays for babies aged 0-1 year and children aged 1-5 years.

Music has a positive effect on wellbeing. Music Nest is a small group that offers families a supportive environment which gives time and space to follow the children’s interests, delight in achievements and to support empathetic responses at your child’s level. Some of the activities are repeated each week, becoming familiar to both parents and children/babies.

Music Therapy

Contact: 01493 743065

For children with additional needs aged 0-5. Weekly sessions available for individuals or groups on a Friday at the Priory Children’s Centre.

Individual and group sessions are run weekly during term time by a qualified music therapist. Music Therapy helps to improve and develop emotional expression and social interaction through the use of improvised music and song. It focuses on the spontaneous musical communication between children and their parent and adapts to their social needs.

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Play Nest

Contact: 01493 743004

A small group for families with children under 5. Fridays at the Priory Children’s Centre.

Sometimes joining a group can be hard. Play Nest offers a small, friendly, nurturing space for families to gain confidence and build independence. Designed to help with the transition to larger groups, nursery or school.

Nurture Group

Contact: 0300 300 0123

An 8-week programme. Wednesdays at the Priory Children’s Centre

An 8 week intensive course for babies (under 6 mths) and families who have spent time on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)/ Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU). A chance to share information, explore sensory stimulation, positive touch and encourage confidence in caring for your baby. Week 1 - Baby Communication and Play Week 2 - Baby Health Week 3 - Weaning Week 4 - Family Support Services Weeks 5-8 - Baby Massage

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NurturePlay Family Sessions

(based on Early Attachment & Theraplay® Principles) Individual sessions for families at the Priory Children’s Centre. Sessions run on a Thursday over a set period of time.

Contact: 01493 743065 or 01493 743062

NurturePlay is based on Early Attachment & Theraplay® Principles. The sessions provide quality time to enjoy and try new experiences together, in a nurturing and safe space. NurturePlay can benefit children with ASD/ ADHD or additional needs. We aim to enhance the relationship between the adult and child, by offering weekly fun sessions, on a set day and time. Theraplay® is a registered service mark of the Theraplay® Institute, Evanson, IL, USA.

Treasure Baskets

Contact: 01493 743062

For parents with babies who can sit unsupported. Weekly group takes place on a Thursday at the Priory Children’s Centre .

A small nurturing group for you and your baby. Treasure baskets are full of natural objects with different feels and textures that stimulate your baby’s development.

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Video Interaction Guidance Individual sessions for parents of pre-school children at the Priory Centre.

Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) is a tool through which we are able to improve the communication within relationships. It works by engaging parents/carers actively in a process of change towards realising their own hopes for a better future in their relationships with their children.

Contact: 01493 743066

Parents are guided to reflect on video clips of their own successful interactions. Looking at what works well can help you to understand each other and build a stronger relationship.

If you would like to make a Comment, Suggestion or Complaint The Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Children’s Centres work in partnership with local agencies to provide services for children and their families. Some services are provided directly by the Children’s Centre teams. If you have any concerns about these services you should: * First talk to the person who is in charge of the group. He/she will listen carefully and take any action needed straight away. * If you are still not happy you must send your complaint in writing, giving as much detail as possible, to: Andrew Forrest, Executive Director, Great Yarmouth Community Trust, Calthorpe House, 8 Alexandra Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2HW. * The Executive Director’s decision on any complaint is final and is given after consultation with the Trustees. You will be notified of any proposed action within 14 days. Your legal rights: None of the above affects your legal rights and, if you are still unhappy, you can seek advice from a solicitor or the Citizen’s Advice Bureau.

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Children's Centre Programme Autumn 2017  

Weekly services and activities for under 5s and their families/carers

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