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Our Services

Our Services
 
There is a preview of our Services and shown Activities below, these will change as we continue to review and develop our work and we would be very pleased to hear your views

To find out what Activities are running now please select the Activity Timetable menu on the left

To give us your feedback and ideas please call in and see us or click here to use our Feedback form
Bookstart Corner
Our friends at the National project Booktrust - have brought a new project called Bookstart Corner - which helps alll children's centres to provide children at around two years when they are accessing funding - a brand new book pack or if parents wish to sign up to learn more, there is a short couple of sessions which can help you to understand the benefits of reading to your children and sharing stories from an early age - again with this scheme you receive a free book pack.
Click here to view from our friends at Booktrust

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Break4Change
Break4Change is designed for parents whose children are abusive, violent or who are using destructive behaviour
- available in central Dorset soon

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Breast Feeding Peer Support
Run by CIC, Real Baby Milk, Breastfriends runs across the centre group either within the centres or in local family friendly venues.
For information on ALL the groups click here.
All peer supporters are trained and provide the same support and advice which compliment your health visitors and midwife, plus local children's centre staff.
Click here to view Real Baby Milk

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Childminder Groups
Our centres are here to be the hub of the community and this includes welcoming our childminder colleagues into the centres to run sessions for the children they are looking after.  At various locations over the week, for fun and adventure!

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DAPPY
DAPPY is a programme for children and young people who have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse. Children are able to make sense of these experiences and move on from them. A parent must have completed a Freedom or Pattern changing programme.

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Forest Garden
Community Forest gardening is about people and their communities, learning and working with nature not against it, to fufil their diverse needs.


Foest gardens can be planted in community spaces, peoples gardens, school grounds.They have the potential to contribute enormously to the social, physical, spiritual,economic and environmental well being of communities.

Creates opportunities to learn experiencially about natural ecosystems and sustainable design in practice. In addition children can be taught core subjects using a forest garden.Forest gardens are very special, healing places for people.

Ours is in Wimborne and we try to use it as much as possible for sessions including Dads Group and Young Parents groups.


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Growing Together
For babies under 1, a planned programme of activities which are interesting and varied to help you understand your baby's development.
Twice a month a member of the health team is present to give specific advice about healthrelated topics. Please see individual group programme for topics.

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Job Club
Looking for work?  Updating your CV?  Then come along to the Job Club at Wimborne on a Weds - or sign up for a course.  Use the free internet provision and free computer access to get signed up for a great new beginning.

Booking is not necessary and the best bit is it's open to the whole community.


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Parenting Skills and Strategies sessions - PSAS
Sessions to attend to get friendly and practical support alongside other parents/carers. The sessions are based on the principals of well researched parenting programmes.

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