Our children’s centres have a bright new look. Give them a whirl, they’re for all families with pre-schoolers.
Wirral’s three main children’s centres have been refurbished and now offer a wider range of classes and activities than ever before.
We have a network of centres across Wirral. They are open to all families of pre-schoolers, regardless of where you live or your circumstances. And the good news is admission and all activities are FREE!
As a council, we believe in helping all kids to get a good start in life. That can be difficult when like all new or busy parents, you’re struggling, but whatever your circumstances, you’ll be assured of a warm welcome at our children’s centres.
Refurbishments include warm and welcoming reception spaces and fully inclusive family friendly activity areas. There are also bright and interactive sensory rooms and resources, offering light, sound and tactile experiences. Our centres are shared by other organisations who can offer support, so for example, we have community midwives working out of our centres advising expectant and new parents.
The hubs have been part of the first tranche of refurbishments and we’re now starting work on our other satellite centres.
You can find out ‘what’s on’ at the children’s centres at wirral.gov.uk/cc. You’re also welcome to call in for a look around. We’d love to hear your feedback.
Area by area guide to centres
The entrance to Brassey Gardens has been relocated and the bright new reception includes waiting area and sensory station with ‘spaghetti lights’ experience. New sensory resources for children. So far feedback is good from parents and visitors, and plans are in place for new garden. Refurbishment at Rock Ferry starts soon, to include easier access to playrooms. New ‘Big Dish Little Dish’ activity where families prepare and eat healthy meals.
Wallasey Children’s Centres
New book swap area plus specialist sensory room to support child development particularly for those with special educational needs and disabilities. Soft play area refit and new outdoor classroom, which will be part of new outdoor space. Activities to include ‘Baby Bop’ active singing and dancing session for babies and carers, and ‘Fun with Food,’ joint initiative with health visitors incorporating messy play and information on baby-led weaning.
South and West Children’s Centres
New sensory room at Pensby plus extended reception area and extended outdoor all weather play area, with canopy and mud kitchen. Volunteer-led Twins and Multiples support group supported by Twins and Multiple Births Association, (at its first session we welcomed 28 children, 14 sets of twins!) Plans for Bromborough include new sensory room and additional improvements. Baby massage now available throughout south and west including at Ganneys Meadow and New Ferry.
Activities include perinatal mental health support group ‘You in Mind’ and family numeracy courses.
You can find the locations of all the children's centres and more information on the council website.
Please note that activities are delivered on an outreach basis at other settings as part of our Children’s Centre programme. For further info on activities and workshops, see the ‘My Child Can’ Facebook page and wirral.gov.uk/cc.