Services

Family Support

We have a team of Family Support Workers, who work with families when they need additional support.

They provide:

  • Information on what is available to help
  • Make services easier to reach and use
  • Provide a gateway for parents to access services
  • Deliver services through home visiting
  • Signposting

Make services easier to reach and use

  • Provide a gateway for parents to access services
  • Deliver services through home visiting
  • Signposting

Support is tailored to meet the needs of the child. Parents/Carers can self-refer and agencies can make a referral by completing the referral form.

For more information about our family support services please call Rachel Jesson on 0121 525 5380 if you live in the West Bromwich Area or Sophia Perkins on 0121 565 1289 if you live in the Smethwick area

Health Visiting Service

Our cluster of Children’s Centres works in partnership with Sandwell Health Visitors, to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles for you and your family.  This includes baby weighing clinic, development clinic and immunisation clinic.

 We can help you with:

  • The health and wellbeing of your baby or young child
  • The impact of a new baby in your family
  • Breastfeeding, infant feeding and dietary advice for your family
  • Growth and development of your child
  • Accident prevention
  • Contraception and sexual health
  • Parenting skills and managing children’s behaviour
  • Your physical and emotional wellbeing
  • To support mothers with post-natal depression
  • Domestic abuse support and advice
  • Stopping smoking
  • Safeguarding advice and support.

Training

A range of courses are available across the cluster.  The range and frequency of courses that can be provided are dependent on the number of people interested in attending.  So let us know what courses you would like!

 Courses we may be able to offer are:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Triple P
  • Changes
  • Volunteering
  • Baby Yoga
  • Baby Massage
  • Baby Sign
  • ESOL
  • Fab Tots/Cookwell
  • First Aid
  • Food Hygiene

Early Years Sessions

All Stay ‘n’ Play sessions organised by the Children’s Centre are supported by qualified, dedicated and friendly early year’s workers.

The team also assist parents by helping them to learn new parenting skills and to teach them that taking ‘time out’ to enjoy playing with their children is essential and extremely rewarding for both parties. Activities are planned around the needs of the children who attend each session.  All planning is linked to the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’.

During sessions staff work in partnership with parents/carers and actively participate in activities in order to promote positive behaviour.

Little Steppers Playgroup – Cape Hill & Bearwood in Partnership with WSE

Pop-in’s playgroup is an early years setting focusing on the development of two year olds. We have 20 places available and are open Monday to Friday between the hours of 12.00pm -3.00pm.

The playgroup is for low income families who qualify for ‘Early Learning for Two’ through Sandwell Council.

It offers a warm and stimulating environment for children where they can learn and develop their skills with fully qualified staff to look after them.

The outdoor area allows children to explore natural surroundings and the setting is in a purpose built room to provide children with easy access to toys and resources to explore their natural curiosity.

Children are also able to access the sensory room and the versatile hall which accommodates a soft play area.

Beeches Playgroup – West Bromwich in Partnership with YMCA Greets Green
Beeches playgroup is an early years setting focusing on the development of two year olds. We have 20 places available and are open Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am -12pm, term time only.

The playgroup is for low income families who qualify for ‘Early Learning for Two’ through Sandwell Council.

It offers a warm and stimulating environment for children where they can learn and develop their skills with fully qualified staff to look after them.

It offers a brand new outdoor area encouraging children to develop their physical skills and to explore nature. We also have a warm and stimulating environment indoors where children are supported and encouraged to develop new skills.

Children also have access to an express library which also house books for those with English as an additional language to support home learning.