Four Dwellings Information Children’s Centre DAYCARE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY At Four Dwellings Children‟s Centre it Day care will be CLOSED from is our intention to make our centre Friday 2nd April, and will re-open on accessible to children and families Issue 1 Monday 19th April for those April 2010 from all sections of the community, children who are on the 2 or 3 year allowing our young children a better old funding. For all other children start in life. day care will be open on Monday BUMPS AND BABIES SESSIONAL DAY CARE Daycare Charges 12th April. Four Dwellings Children‟s An exciting opportunity for AM session 9-11.30am - £7.50p mothers to be and babies up to 12 months of Centre is now providing HAPPY EASTER daycare to any family Lunch Club -11.30 - 12.30pm - £3.00p age to meet each Thursday at 9.30-10.45a.m and PM session 12.30 - 3.00pm - £7.50p 1.30-2.30pm. Cost 50p per child. who feels they could benefit from that small break or would Please note the above charges are like to return back to educa- for guidelines only. tion or even employment. The above sessions can be booked on individual preferential needs and This service will be provided requirements. Places may be limited TOPIC from Monday to Friday on Sessional daycare due to the RAINBOW MUSIC and each two and half hour The topic in day care for this term is demand for full daycare, however we session will cost £7.50p based around growing. The This is an exciting do require you to book a minimum of children will be planting vegetables, opportunity for your child to join a very two sessions. We know from experi- watching flowers grow, looking at successful music club ences that children do not settle and themselves as babies and exploring for babies and toddlers FREE SERVICES ON form good relationships with the staff a range of wonderful, exciting called “Rainbow Music” This runs every Tuesday OFFER TO YOU and other children if they only see activities. afternoon 1.30pm – 2.30pm. them once a week. Debt advice from If you have anything at home that and the cost will be 50p per child. Information packs available from the Freshwinds - Counsellor you would like to share with day This group operates during term time only. Naomi Lesser Children‟s Centre. care staff around growing, then please speak to a FAMILY SUPPORT W.A.I.T.S. Counselling SUGGESTIONS member of staff. AT FOUR DWELLINGS CHILDREN‟S CENTRE Counsellor What can we offer you? Marian Clarke The Manager and Staff of Four CHILDMINDING Parenting support and advice including Dwellings Children‟s Centre are behaviour management/parenting If you would like any further always open to sensible suggestions Are you a parent/carer thinking of programmes/baby massage, weaning etc. information on any of the from our parents, on what you would returning to work? Support/signposting for breast feeding from services on offer call: like us to provide for parents and Would you be interested in Best Buddies 0121 464 4246 children. becoming a childminder? Safety in the home. Contact Jenny Neal - Childminding Please feel free to approach staff at Signposting to other agencies. Network Co-ordinator on: any time, as we are here to help! Establishing routines at home. 07920275490 Home visits. Advising/supporting healthy life styles. Family Support drop-in Mondays 9-4.00pm Meet the Team Future Events Head Teacher - Mrs Janet Rogers WELLBEING WEEK Four Dwellings Children‟s Centre will Children‟s Centre Manager - Mrs Pat Jackson 19th - 23rd April 2010 be delivering the: Children‟s Centre Teacher - Mrs Laura Pickering Triple „P‟ (Positive Parenting Program) Administration Officer- Mrs Sue Radford Each day there will be a raffle with a Admin/Receptionist - Mrs Marie Cottrell chance to win tickets to: Dudley Zoo, Senior Family Support Worker - Kyesha Nunes Cadbury World and Build-a-Bear Community Family Support Worker - Melissa Willis Workshop. Daycare Manager - Anan Lui Visitors throughout the week will include: Positive Parenting Program is Early Years Workers Monday - Coffee Morning designed to: Gina Hughes Job Centre Plus (JCP) Build positive relationships with Keren Wesley Newman College your child Bournville College Create a positive learning Freshwinds (Debt advice) DADS BABY MASSAGE environment Citysave (Credit Union) We welcome dads to all our play Kyesha offers baby Words on Wheels with Paul Praise & encourage positive sessions and workshops. massage sessions within behaviour We are open to any ideas/ the centre. Tuesday - Health Trainer - Joy Set rules & give instructions their suggestions from dads! These sessions are great Wobble Away Children will follow Watch this space for Dads events! opportunities to bond Taking care of yourself as a Wednesday– Neighbourhood Office with your child. parent Manager-Sophie Keene Bernie Flynn - Safe Haven CREEPY CRAWLIES **Certificate given for attending all sessions** STAY AND PLAY Creepy Crawlies is a group aimed at Thursday - Health Visitors The intro and 4 weeks Triple ‘P’ group sessions Our stay and play session Intro-Wednesday 16th June 10-12pm children from 1yrs-2yrs. Mubanga Kawesha and Debbie Corrall operates in our community room on Friday 18th June 10-12pm This session runs every Monday mornings. Friday - Dr Ebrahim – Basic First Aid Wednesday afternoon 1.30-3.00 p.m. Friday 25th June 10-12pm Monday 9.15 -10.45 a.m. with Lots of freebies and more happening Friday 2nd July 10-12pm with Vicky from Flying Start. Cost per Children‟s Centre Teacher - throughout the week. Friday 9th July 10-12pm child is 50p. Interested in this group? Laura Pickering . For more information on the Wellbeing (with 3 one to one telephone follow The cost of each session is 50p. Come Week call into the Children‟s Centre or up support) Creche provided on a first come basis and join in with our fabulous book call: 0121 464 4246 BEFORE AND AFTER lending library and enjoy the Some events need to be booked. For more information or to book a SCHOOL CLUB opportunity to loan games and place contact Kyesha on Four Dwellings Children‟s Centre is toys to use at home. 07866927495 or 0121 464 4246 now offering a Before and After School BISCUIT MAKING Club for children aged 3+ who attend FAMILY LEARNING WORKSHOPS WORKSHOP Four Dwellings Primary School. We aim to provide a range of Anan will be running two The costs are as follows: opportunities that allow parents to Biscuit Making Workshops: access training. Breakfast Club £3.00 per session Look out for sessions such as: Date:Thursday 15th April After School Club £7.00 per session Craft sessions Venue: Children‟s Centre Healthy Eating Time: 9.30 -11am and 1.30 - 3pm All groups must be pre booked, as First Aid Cost: 50p per child payable in advance. spaces are limited. Call: 0121 464 4246 Safety in the home All places must be booked.