Children’s Centre News

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New Contracts with Central Bedfordshire Council

Action for Children are now managing three Clusters of Children’s Centres in the Central Bedfordshire area. As from 1st April we managed the Leighton Buzzard and Flitwick Clusters and we have also been managing the Sandy Cluster as from 1st May. Further details about our staff and the activities that take place can be found on the cluster tabs on the home page.

Dad & Me! & Dads Club

We run monthly sessions for fathers and males carers at our Leighton Buzzard and Flitwick Clusters. These are open to Dads, Grandads and other male carers to give them the opportunity to take part in fun activities with their under 5’s.

In Leighton Buzzard this takes place on the 3rd Saturday of each month, 9:30-11:00 at The Moorings Centre in Vandyke Road and includes a breakfast.

In Flitwick this takes place on the 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:00-11:30 at the Children's Centre, Flitwick.

Parent Puzzle Course

The Children’s Centre regularly offers parents the opportunity to attend a free ten week Parent Puzzle course, which gives attendees ideas and techniques towards positive parenting. A free crèche is also available at these sessions. For more details please email: micheala.pugh@actionforchildren.org.uk.

Volunteering Opportunities

We welcome volunteers at our Children’s Centres and offer extensive training and support for volunteers at a local and national level. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering at one of our Children’s Centres please call 01525 384368 for further details or email judith.fearn@actionforchildren.org.uk

Toy Library

We have a large Toy Library available at The Moorings, Vandyke Road, LU7 3HS. You can borrow a range of activities for children aged 0-5 years and there is a catalogue in the playroom for you to browse through. Please call 01525 384368 if you are visiting outside of an activity session to ensure somebody is on site.