Children's Centre

The Children's Centre is an integral aspect of New Hall.

The centre was established in 2006 and even with the current ever changing agenda linked to the Local Authority, it remains an important part of the support that we offer to all of our families.

At New Hall we are committed to ensuring that the core purpose of the Children's Centre delivers services for which there is a need in the locality, and therefore we offer support and guidance through Stay and Play sessions, Breastfeeding equipment loan, and have forged strong links with Health Visitors and Adult Education as well.

Children's Centre Staff

Name Title/Responsibility
Mrs S Hynett Family Support Project Worker
Mrs Jess Smith Family Support Worker
Ms Joanne Walker Family Support Worker
Mr A Bartley Building Services Supervisor

Ofsted Inspection

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The Children's Centre was last inspected in January 2014 and received a judgement of 'good'.

Some of the key findings in the report:

  • The centres provide good-quality outreach services and good signposting that enable families and their children to access a good range of services.
  • Good safeguarding arrangements ensure early identification of any issues to do with children’s safety.
  • The centres are providing or facilitating good-quality stay-and-play sessions across the area.
  • Staff are good role models and have high aspirations and expectations for the families in the locality.

You can read the full report below:

Healthy Start Vitamins

Healthy Start Vitamins are available to pregnant women, children under the age of 4 years, and mothers of babies under one year old. These are available from the Children Centre reception. Don't forget to bring along your red book!

New Birth Home Visits

When you have had a new baby, a member of our team will visit you and your baby at home, and give you all the information you need about New Hall Children's Centre.

Save a Baby’s Life/Save a Child’s Life Courses

These are held several times a year, at various venues, and are always popular. Some are suitable for parents of babies and parents-to-be, and some for parents of children aged 1-12 years. Please contact the centre for upcoming courses.

Stay and Play at the Children's Centre

Getting really messy at Messy Monsters!
The next Da Vinci perhaps?

I found a potato Nanny!
Wow! That's where potatoes come from!

Our fantastic work of art!
Picnic in the park.

New Hall Nemos swimming group.
Mix it up and make it nice!

Dressing up time!
Munching on our own grown radishes!

The Animal lady visited the Children's Centre with lots of lovely creatures!
Baby Massage.