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Welcome

... to our Autumn Term Programme The programme runs from Monday 10th September to Friday 14th December. Many of our groups are term time only, so please check with session leaders whether activities will run over the half term holiday. The programme begins with details of courses and workshops for parents. This is followed by an Ante-Natal Section, a Health and Wellbeing section and the Activity Groups section, which lists the daily activities run by the Children’s Centre 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. Finally, 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. T: 01493 660090 E: children@gyctrust.co.uk www.priorycentre.co.uk/childrens-centres

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Family Support

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Support and advice available on a one-to-one basis in your family home Learning Centre

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We can help you to develop new skills and achieve recognised qualifications Ante Natal Services

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Support and advice through your pregnancy and to help you prepare for parenthood Health and Wellbeing

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Groups and workshops for parents and children, run by our local Midwifery, Health Visiting and Speech & Language teams Activity Groups

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Weekly programme of groups and activities for families, carers and childminders with children under 5 Out and About

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Additional groups for families/carers with pre-schoolers in the local community Specialist Services Additional support for those who may be struggling with low mood, anxiety or depression

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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.

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.

If you would like to discuss accessing one-to-one support, please call us on 01493 660090 or speak with your Health Visitor.

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Learning Centre Here are a few of the learning activities 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. 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 the Children’s Centre: 01493 660090.

Baby & Child First Aid

The Hive

Seagulls Children’s Centre Wednesday 17 October 10.00-12.00

Priory Centre - Everybody welcome Monday to Friday 9.30-1.00

A half day workshop for new parents or young families.

Our trained volunteers can get you started with your computer, laptop or Smartphone. We can get you shopping or banking online, searching for work on Universal Job Match - whatever you need. We can even help you to build your CV or write a covering letter.

The workshop covers recovery position for children and babies, resuscitation, recognising meningitis and other medical conditions. Please call to book a place. Contact: 01493 660090

No need to book, just drop in. Contact: 01493 743000 2


Ante-Natal Services

Just 4 Dads

Midwife Clinic

Runs one Monday a month at the Priory Children’s Centre.

Priory Children’s Centre Tuesdays 9.00-1.00 Wednesdays 9.00-4.00

The programme is divided into 3 sessions:

Seagulls Children’s Centre Fridays 9.00-5.00

Before the Birth Session 1 – What type of dad do I want to be? Session 2 – What does it mean to be a dad?

All aspects of ante-natal care, including blood tests, birth plans and general check ups.

After the Birth Session 3 – How does it feel to be a dad?

Please book through your Midwife, or call the PIMHS team for more information. Contact: 01493 743063 3

We try to provide interpreting services for women of other nationalities where possible.

Please call to make an appointment. Contact: 07983 959975


Ante-Natal Services

Bump2Baby Weekly group for expectant mums who are experiencing anxiety or low mood. Mondays 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.

Please book through your Midwife, or call the PIMHS team for more information. Contact: 01493 743034

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: Seagulls Children’s Centre, Shrublands, Magdalen Way, Gorleston, NR31 7BP. Priory Children’s Centre - Mondays Starts 3rd Sep or 5th Nov 1.00-3.00 Seagulls Children’s Centre - Mondays Starts 1st Oct or 26th Nov 2.00-4.00 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. These classes are free for you and your partner (or friend). Contact: 01493 660090 4


Health and Wellbeing

Baby Café For breastfeeding and expectant mothers. Seagulls Children’s Centre Fridays 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.

Baby Clinic Priory Children’s Centre Tuesdays 1.00-3.00 Seagulls Children’s Centre Wednesdays 1.00-3.00 Cobholm & Lichfield Resource Centre 1st Thursday of the month 1.00-2.30 Come and meet other parents and babies in a friendly, welcoming environment.

Refreshments available.

Get your baby weighed and advice and support from our Health Visitor. Portuguese interpreter on hand at Priory Children’s Centre Tues 1.002.30.

No need to book, just drop in. Contact: 01493 660090

No need to book, just drop in. Contact: 0300 300 0123

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Health and Wellbeing

Baby Nutrition Group For expectant mums, partner & supporters. Seagulls Children’s Centre 1st Friday of each month 10.00-12.00 7 Sept | 5 Oct | 2 Nov | 7 Dec A practical session designed to help you and your baby get off to the best start. Designed for mums from 26 weeks pregnant. We will give you information on different types of milk, sterilising, the benefits of breastfeeding - and a practical session on position and attachment to help you get feeding off to a good start.

No need to book, just drop in. Contact: 01493 660090

Intro to Solid Food For all parents/grandparents/carers and babies (babies very welcome) approaching the weaning stage, in the weaning process or struggling and wanting advice or ideas. Seagulls Children’s Centre Monthly on a Wednesday 1.30-2.30 Dates: 3 Oct | 7 Nov | 12 Dec. Our monthly feeding workshops are delivered by the Health Visiting team to give you the most up to date guidance on introducing solids to your baby.

No need to book, just drop in. Contact: 01493 660090 6


Health and Wellbeing

Speech & Language Therapy

Self Weigh Clinic

Drop-in for pre-school children aged 4 years and under. Priory Children’s Centre Wednesdays 1.00-3.00 3 Oct | 24 Oct | 28 Nov Seagulls Children’s Centre Fridays 9.30-11.30 21 Sep | 26 Oct | 14 Dec

Seagulls Children’s Centre Mondays 9.30-11.30 Tuesdays 9.30-11.30 Thursdays 9.30-11.30

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, with 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.

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.

Contact: 01493 809977 7

Parents are welcome to drop into our self weigh clinic and use our scales to record their child’s weight.

No need to book, just drop in. Contact: 01493 660090


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Activity Groups

Little Owls

Owlets

Seagulls Children’s Centre Tuesdays 9.30-10.30 - Ages 0-5 years Priory Children’s Centre Wednesdays 9.30-10.30 - Ages 0-5 yrs Hopton CE Primary School Thursdays 9.00-10.00 - Ages 0-5 years

A 6-7 week group for families with babies to walking age (age 0-1 year). Seagulls Children’s Centre Tuesdays 1.00-2.00 Priory Children’s Centre Thursdays 1.00-2.00

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 and finishes 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.

A warm, welcoming group to help parents build relationships, chat and support one another with having a baby.

No need to book, but please note that places at the Seagulls and Priory groups are limited to ensure safety and quality. Contact: 01493 688940 9

A selection of toys is available for the babies to enjoy and a topic chosen by the group will be discussed and parents will be able to offer help and support to each other. Previous groups have discussed sleeping, weaning, going back to work, but is set by the group’s interests. Booking essential as places are limited. Contact: 01493 688940


Activity Groups

Story Owls

Play Rangers

For families with pre-school children. Gorleston Library Wednesdays 1.00-2.00 Great Yarmouth Library Fridays 10.00-11.00

For families with pre-school children. Follow us on Facebook for updates: Play Rangers (Gorleston Seagulls Centre).

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. We finish the session with song time.

Play Rangers is an opportunity for families to get outside for some hands on exploration in the Seagulls garden.

No need to book, just drop in. Contact: 01493 688940

No need to book, just drop in. Contact: 01493 688940

Seagulls Children’s Centre Wednesdays 12.00-1.00

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!

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Activity Groups

Baby Massage

Bridge to Music

A 5-week course for mums, dads & babies aged 0-1 yr (prime age 0-7 mths). Priory Children’s Centre Mondays 12.00-1.00 Seagulls Children’s Centre Mondays 12.30-1.30

Runs from 17 Sept to 12 Oct (stops for 2 week half term), and from 29 Oct to 7 Dec. Priory Children’s Centre - Tuesdays 9.30-10.15 - Walking age to 5 years 10.30-11.15 - Walking age to 5 years 11.30-12.15 - Ages 0-1 year Seagulls Children’s Centre - Thursday Booking essential 9.30-10.15 - Walking age to 5 years 10.30-11.15 - Walking age to 5 years 11.30-12.15 - Ages 0-1 year

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 * Strengthens your baby’s immune system Booking essential as places are limited. Please call for dates or to book. Contact: 01493 688940 11

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. Booking is essential for Seagulls groups as places are allocated on a termly basis. No need to book for the Priory groups, but places are limited to 18 families. Contact: 07762 972032


Activity Groups

Community Lunch Open to everyone - children welcome. Priory Centre Fridays 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). Please let us know of any food allergies or special dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Call to book by 12 noon on the preceding Wed. Contact: 01493 743000

Family Guys For dads and male carers with pre-school children. Priory Children’s Centre Tuesdays 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.

Please book through your Health Visitor, or call the PIMHS team directly for more information. Contact: 01493 743063 12


Out and About

Beebops Sensory Music & Dance Seagulls Children’s Centre Mondays 9.45-10.30 (Walking to 5 years) Baby siblings welcome Mondays 10.45-11.30 (Babies to walking) 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 and coordination, as they learn through play. Booking essential. Please book online at: www.beebopsltd.co.uk. Cost: £4 per session for one child or £5.50 for two (block payments welcome). Contact: Rachael 07934 276167 13

Bounce & Rhyme For families with pre-school children. Term time only. Please note: the Great Yarmouth group does not run on the 1st Mon of each month. Great Yarmouth Library Mondays 10.30-11.00 Gorleston Library Mondays 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!

No need to book, just drop in. Contact: Gt Yarmouth Library: 01493 842279 Gorleston Library: 01493 662156


Out and About

Friends Group Monthly drop-in group run by friends of Gorleston Library. Childminders, parents, carers all welcome! Gorleston Library - Monthly Tuesdays 10.30-11.30 Join the Gorleston Library Friends for a FREE morning of themed stories, creative activities and songs. A different theme each time. Tues 11th Sept - Harvest Crafts Tues 9th Oct - Halloween Crafts Tues 13th Nov - Colour Crafts

No need to book, just drop in. Contact: Gorleston Library: 01493 662156

Get Crafty Free weekly craft sessions for young children with our friendly volunteer. Great Yarmouth Library Saturdays 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.

No need to book, just drop in. Contact: Gt Yarmouth Library: 01493 842279 14


Out and About

Lego Club Gorleston Library Tuesdays 4.00-5.00 Join Vicki and Katie for some fantastic Lego fun! We look forward to seeing you there! Runs fortnightly on a Tuesday. Dates: 18 Sep | 2 Oct | 16 Oct | 30 Oct | 13 Nov | 27 Nov | 11 Dec

No need to book, just drop in. Contact: Gorleston Library: 01493 662156 15

Little Explorers 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 10.00-11.45 Friendly group run by local parents for local families. 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 Explorers also organises free events for famillies with children of all ages in local woodland and regular visits to a local care home No need to book, just drop in. Contact: little.explorers.gorleston@gmail.com


Out and About

Little Ninjas Enquire at the Library for further information or see www.facebook.com/ Nando-Dojo. Great Yarmouth Library Tuesdays and Fridays 6.00-7.00 The art and tradition of self defence for kids with your experienced instructor, Nando Dojo.

Booking essential. Charges apply. Contact: Gt Yarmouth Library: 01493 842279

Little Stars Toddler Group Weekly toddler group - open all year round. Follow our Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/ groups/1181064731958955/. Cobholm Community Centre Fridays 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. We also offer a small cooked breakfast (cost ÂŁ1.50). Children of all ages welcome but must have a parent/guardian with them at all times. Term time only - keep an eye on our Facebook page for any updates.

No need to book, just drop in. Cost: ÂŁ2 per family (1st session is free). Contact: Sarah - 07955 525811 16


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

For families with babies to walking age. Limited places. Please call for dates

12.00-1.00

01493 688940

Pathway to Parenting

Ante natal course for expectant mums (4 x 2hr sessions). Courses start: Mon 3 Sept or Mon 5 Nov. 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 11)

9.30-10.15

07762 972032

For children from walking to age 5 years. Check dates in activity info (page 11)

10.30-11.15

07762 972032

Music for 0-1 year olds. Check dates in activity info (page 11)

11.30-12.15

07762 972032

Booking essential

TUESDAY

Starts 18 Sept

Family Guys

For dads & male carers with pre-school children. Book through your Health Visitor or contact our team directly

1.00-2.30

01493 743063

Baby Clinic

Drop-in for parents with babies 0-1 years

1.00-3.00

0300 300 0123

Midwife Clinic

Please call to arrange an appointment

9.00-4.00

07983 959975

Little Owls

For families with pre-school children

9.30-10.30

01493 688940

Speech & Language Therapy

There will be a drop-in session for children aged 4 years & under on 3 Oct | 24 Oct | 28 Nov

1.00-3.00

01493 809977

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY Owlets

Booking essential

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A 6-7 week group for families with babies to walking age. Places are limited, so please call to book a place

1.00-2.00

01493 688940


Seagulls Children’s Centre, Magdalen Way, Gorleston, NR31 7BP MONDAY Self-Weigh Clinic

Open for parents to weigh their babies

9.30-11.30

01493 660090

Beebops Sensory Music & Dance

For children of walking age to 5 years. Cost: £4 per session (one child) or £5.50 (two children)

9.45-10.30

07934 276167

For families with babies from birth to walking age. Cost: £4 per session (one child) or £5.50 (two children)

10.45-11.30

07934 276167

For families with babies to walking age. Limited places. Please call for dates

12.30-1.30

01493 688940

Ante natal course for expectant mums (4 x 2hr sessions). Courses start: Mon 1 Oct or Mon 26 Nov. Your Midwife will give you a booking form to complete

2.00-4.00

01493 660090

Little Owls

For families with pre-school children

9.30-10.30

01493 688940

Self-Weigh Clinic

Open for parents to weigh their babies

9.30-11.30

01493 660090

Owlets

A 6-7 week group for families with babies to walking age. Places are limited, so please call to book a place

1.00-2.00

01493 688940

Play Rangers

For families with pre-school children.

12.00-1.00

01493 688940

Baby Clinic

For parents with babies aged 0-1 years

1.00-3.00

0300 300 0123

Intro to Solid Foods Workshop

Weaning workshop for parents/carers. 3 Oct | 7 Nov | 12 Dec. No need to book

1.30-2.30

01493 660090

Self-Weigh Clinic

Open for parents to weigh their babies

9.30-11.30

01493 660090

Bridge 2 Music

For children from walking to age 5 years. Check dates in activity info (page 11)

9.30-10.15

07762 972032

For children from walking to age 5 years. Check dates in activity info (page 11)

10.30-11.15

07762 972032

For babies aged 0-1 year. Check dates in activity info (page 11)

11.30-12.15

07762 972032

Booking essential please book online at (www.beebopsltd. co.uk)

Baby Massage

Booking essential

Pathway to Parenting TUESDAY

Booking essential

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Starts 20 Sept Booking essential

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FRIDAY Midwife Clinic

Please call to arrange an appointment

9.00-5.00

07983 959975

Speech & Language Therapy

There will be drop-in sessions for children aged 4 years & under on: 21 Sept | 26 Oct | 14 Dec

9.30-11.30

01493 809977

Baby Nutrition Group

For expectant mums, partner & supporters. 1st Friday of each month 7 Sep | 5 Oct | 2 Nov | 7 Dec

10.00-12.00

01493 660090

Baby Café

For breastfeeding and expectant mothers

1.00-3.00

01493 660090

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

For families with pre-school children. 2nd, 3rd & 4th Mon of each month (no session on 1st Mon of the month)

10.30-11.00

01493 842279

Mini Movers

For families with pre-school children. 1st Mon of each month (not bank hols). Please book in advance

10.30-11.00

01493 842279

6.00-7.00

01493 842279

10.00-11.00

01493 688940

TUESDAY Little Ninjas

Booking essential. Enquire at the library or see www.facebook.com/Nando-Dojo. Charges apply

FRIDAY Story Owls

For families with pre-school children

Little Ninjas

Booking essential. Enquire at the library or see www.facebook.com/Nando-Dojo. Charges apply

6.00-7.00

01493 842279

Free drop-in craft sessions for young children.

11.00-1.00

01493 842279

SATURDAY Get Crafty

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

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For families with pre-school children

9.00-10.00

01493 688940


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

For families with pre-school children

1.30-2.00

01493 662156

10.30-11.30

01493 662156

Dates: 18 Sept | 2 Oct | 16 Oct | 30 Oct |

4.00-5.00

01493 662156

For families with pre-school children

1.00-2.00

01493 688940

TUESDAY Friends Group

Lego Club

Monthly drop-in for families. Dates: 11 Sept | 9 Oct | 13 Nov. Visit library Facebook page for further details Runs fortnightly on a Tuesday. 13 Nov | 27 Nov | 11 Dec

WEDNESDAY Story Owls

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

0300 300 0123

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

For under 5s and their parents or carers. Alternate Fridays. Contact: little.explorers. gorleston@gmail.com for more info. Cost £1.50 per child (£1 for siblings)

10.00-11.45

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). Cost £2 per family

9.30-11.30

07955 525811

Hopton Village Hall, Station Road, Hopton-on-Sea, NR31 9BE TUESDAY Music & Movement

For babies, toddlers & pre-school children. Cost £5 per session, payable in a half term block of 5-6 weeks

1.45-2.30

07821 167588

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Our Venues

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Seagulls Children’s Centre Magdalen Way, Gorleston, NR31 7BP

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

Priory Centre Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth NR30 1NW

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

Gorleston Library 1 Lowestoft Road, Gorleston NR31 6SG

Great Yarmouth Library Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth NR30 2SH

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

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


Cobholm & Lichfield Resource Centre Pasteur Road, Great Yarmouth NR31 0DW

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

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Out and About

Mini Movers For families with pre-school children (must be able to walk independently). Great Yarmouth Library 1st Monday of each month (not bank holidays) 10.30-11.00 Songs, dance and movement for your pre-schooler. Suitable for walking age to 5.

Please call to book in advance. Contact: Gt Yarmouth Library: 01493 842279 23

Music & Movement Class Hopton Village Hall Tuesday 1.45-2.30 Musical fun and movement for babies, toddlers and pre-school children. For each half term we pick a theme, which may be seasonal or relating to special events, to link with our songs and musical activities. The sessions are designed to assist with encouraging speech, building confidence and socialising.

Cost: ÂŁ5 per session, payable in a half term block of 5-6 weeks. Contact: Donna - 07821 167588 donnafordham@tiscali.co.uk


Out and About

New Bodies Exercise Classes Priory Centre - Everyone welcome MON Legs, Bums & Tums

17.30-18.15

Total Body Workout (beginners)

18.15-19.15

Pilates & Yoga (beginners)

19.15-20.15

Self Weigh Corner Gorleston & Great Yarmouth Libraries Please call libraries for days and times Parents/carers are welcome to pop in and weigh their baby. Secluded corner with baby weighing scales available

WED Easy Step & Abs

17.30-18.15

20/20/20 Fitness

18.15-19.15

Legs, Bums & Tums

19.15-20.15

THUR Summer Body Sculpt

17.30-18.15

Easy Step Tums & Bums

18.15-19.15

Pilates & Yoga (all abilities)

19.15-20.15

Cost: ÂŁ5 per session. Contact: Carol - 07796 016411 new.bodies@hotmail.co.uk

No need to book, just drop in. Contact: Gorleston Library: 01493 662156 Gt Yarmouth Library: 01493 842279 24


Out and About

Slimming World Priory Centre - Everyone welcome TUES

17.30 and 21.00

WED

09.00 and 12.30

SAT

08.30 and 10.00

Slimming World’s highly effective approach to weight loss is empowering and enabling. Our support is based on a deep understanding of how you feel and a passionate desire to help you achieve your personal weight loss goals - and maintain them for life!

Cost: call to find out about current special offers. Contact: Claire - 07841 870430 25

Special Half Term Activities Book Spooktacular Great Yarmouth Library Mon 22nd to Fri 26th October Spooky Slime Workshop Great Yarmouth Library Tuesday 23rd Oct 11.00-12.00 Martham Library Tuesday 23rd Oct 1.30-2.30 Ages 4+. ÂŁ3 per child. Booking essential. Halloween Crafts Fri 26th Oct 2.30-3.30 All ages. Free. No booking required. Booking essential for Slime Workshop. Contact: Gt Yarmouth Library: 01493 842279


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Welcome to PIMHS 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. 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.

One to One Support Sometimes it can be hard to join a new group. We can give you one-to-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 on 01493 743004. Our specialist services should be booked through your Midwife or Health Visitor. Or call our team for more information. Contact: 01493 743004 27


PIMHS Team

Baby Yoga

Please book through your Health Visitor, or call the team directly for more information. 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. A gentle group that supports you to recognise your baby’s cues and respond to their needs. 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 28


Specialist Services

Bump2Baby

Circle of Security

Weekly group for expectant and new mums with their babies. Mondays at the Priory Children’s Centre.

A 9-week programme for parents. Runs from 2 Oct to 4 Dec at the Priory Children’s Centre. A crèche is provided.

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.

Research shows that children are happier, more sociable and have higher self esteem if they have a secure attachment with their parents.

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.

As parents, we can help our children to develop this emotional security by understanding what they need at different times.

Please book through your Midwife, or call the team directly for more information. Contact: 01493 743034 29

Circle of Security is an established course that helps parents to better understand how to create a secure attachment with their children. Please book through your Health Visitor, or call the team directly for more information. Contact: 01493 743061


Specialist Services

Counselling

Exploring Play

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

For children with additional needs aged 0-5. Mondays at the Priory Children’s Centre.

This service is FREE to parents of 0-5 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.

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.

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

The sessions focus on social skill development and communication development through planned and varied play sessions.

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Specialist Services

Just 4 Dads

Music Nest

Runs one Monday a month at the Priory Children’s Centre.

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.

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?

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.

Please book through your Midwife, or call the team directly for more information. Contact: 01493 743063 31

Please book through your Health Visitor, or call the team directly for more information. Contact: 07762 972032


Specialist Services

PIMHS Baby Massage

Play Nest

4 Week IAIM (Accredited Infant Massage Course) for mums, dads & babies. Tuesdays at the Priory Children’s Centre.

A small group for families with children under 5. Runs on a Friday 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.

Sometimes joining a group can be hard. Play Nest offers a small, friendly, nurturing space for families to gain confidence and build independence.

Please book through your Health Visitor, or call the team directly for more information. Contact: 01493 743062

Please book through your Health Visitor, or call the team directly for more information. Contact: 01493 743004

Designed to help with the transition to larger groups, nursery or school.

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Specialist Services

SALT Music

Theraplay® Informed Sessions

SALTmusic is held on a Tuesday afternoon in the Music Room at the Priory Children’s Centre.

Individual sessions for families at the Priory Children’s Centre. Sessions run on a Thursday over a set period of time.

SALTmusic offers musical, playful approaches to support children’s speech, language and communication development.

The sessions are run by the music team, including a Speech and Language Therapist at the Priory Children’s Centre.

Theraplay® informed sessions provide quality time to enjoy and try new experiences together, in a nurturing and safe space. Theraplay® 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.

Please ask to be referred to this group by a health professional or your child’s nursery - or call for more information. Contact: 07762 972032

Please book through your Health Visitor, or call the team directly for more information. Contact: 01493 743065/743034

The group provides a nurturing, safe space for parents and children to play and have fun together in a supported environment.

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Specialist Services

Treasure Baskets 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.

Please book through your Health Visitor, or call the team directly for more information. Contact: 01493 743004

Video Interaction Guidance Individual sessions for parents of preschool 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. 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.

Please book through your Health Visitor, or call the team directly for more information. Contact: 01493 743066 34


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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, The Old Vicarage, 24 Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NW. * 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 2018  

A programme of weekly services and activities for expectant parents and families/carers with children aged 0-5 in Gorleston and Great Yarmou...

Children's Centre Programme Autumn 2018  

A programme of weekly services and activities for expectant parents and families/carers with children aged 0-5 in Gorleston and Great Yarmou...

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