What's on at East Riding Children's Centres

Index of activities and things to do at East Riding Children's Centres.

Baby Days

Bring your little one along to our play session specially designed for babies from 3 months to crawling. Including a range of baby friendly activities and soft sensory play your baby will love learning from. Perfect for you to meet other parents too! Trained baby friendly staff available.


Bookstart is spread over four weeks.

This programme is designed to support early language skills and to encourage the love of books, stories and rhymes in babies and young children. We will share songs, activities and stories via emails, looking at areas themed around: make time for rhyme, sharing stories and books, making stories come alive and fun with mark making.

Free Bookstart and resource packs are delivered to homes to encourage sharing of books together and to bring children’s creative minds to life in the home learning environment. We will make regular contact and guide children and families on their reading journey. 

Happy reading, singing and rhyming together.

Breastfeeding Cafés

Why not join one of our Breastfeeding Cafés, an opportunity to meet other breastfeeding mums, share your stories and gain support throughout your breastfeeding journey.

If you would like to join a group or find out more please contact us via one of our hubs and a member of our team will be in touch.

Early Days

A relaxed and fun three week programme for babies from birth.

Come along and learn more about how your baby develops and getting the most out of your early days together.


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Family Links

Let’s face it, family life can be hard work at times. From understanding your child’s behaviour, changes in your relationships and even just making sense of what it means to be a parent, our popular Family Links course can help you work it all out!

We’re currently offering a Family Links programme which is fully-supported by our experienced team and is flexible to fit in with your availability.

Family Support

Need some information advice or support? Sometimes you might welcome a bit of extra support with family life. Your local Children's Centre has a team of experienced Family Co-ordinators who can provide information and advice on a one to one basis in your home or in your nearest centre. Please call or visit your local Children's Centre where you will receive a warm and friendly welcome and be given the opportunity to talk to one of our staff.

Home Learning

Contact us to speak to a Family Coordinator who can give you ideas and support to help you with your child’s development through fun play activities at home.

Infant Feeding Support

Want some support with breastfeeding?

All of our children's centres offer breastfeeding and infant feeding information and support. We offer 1:1 support including home visits as well as groups where you can come along and chat to other mums, dads and partners such as our Breastfeeding Cafés.

Infant Massage

Take some time for you and your baby in our most soothing session.

This five-week course for babies aged six weeks to crawling promotes bonding and relaxation in a warm, calming environment. Advice and support are available if you need it around the early days as a new parent, safer sleep and how you can support your baby's learning and development.

Babies need to have had their six week check-up before attending.

Talk Time

A six-week programme of sessions to provide support for children from two years old with language and early communication difficulties. Activities are themed around eye contact, turn taking, making choices, listening, copying and speech sounds.

Virtual Antenatal Parent Education

Our Family Coordinators are currently offering virtual Antenatal Parent Education to expectant parents who are around 28 weeks pregnant. Find out all about looking after yourself and baby in the early days, as well as receiving advice and guidance on safer sleep, bathing your baby and car seat safety.

If you told your midwife you were happy for us to contact you, you will automatically receive a call, if you’re unsure or would now like to access the course please contact your nearest Centre. 

If you are having your baby at Hull Hospital you can also book your place online or call 07341 887617 where you can also book the midwives virtual group course.

For York and Scarborough hospitals and Goole and Scunthorpe, please contact your midwife for information on their courses.

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