We are here to offer support to children and families within the local area.

Our service aims to provide practical help and emotional support to families who need a little extra help. We all want our children to be happy and receive the best possible start in life.

At times we all experience difficulties in our lives. We can offer you support, guidance and advice to help you overcome problems you may be experiencing.

You will not be judged or told what to do in any situation.

By working together we may just find the right solution to your problems which can improve the quality of your life.

We believe that we are both friendly and approachable and would encourage you to call us or pop into the centre if you feel that you need someone to talk to.

Check out our FAQs below for more specific answers to your questions

If you are in a group with children present, you will need to keep your mobile phone in your bag or pocket during the session.  You can take a call by stepping outside the session.

All our staff are supportive and encouraging. We also have a trained specialist who can support you.

You can call in to weigh your baby at any time during opening hours. We have baby scales in our women’s and men’s toilet facilities.

If you are using the Centre, we have a vending machine in our Reception. Drinks cost 25p. There is tea, coffee, hot chocolate or cappuccino.

You can sit in Reception or in our Community room with your hot drink. You cannot carry it down the corridor because of the risk to children from hot drinks. You may have a hot drink in a group with children but will need to take great care because even 15 minutes after they have been made, hot drinks can still scald young children. Ask to see our Hot Drinks Policy if you wish to know more.

If you are in a group with children present, you will need to keep your mobile phone in your bag or pocket during the session. You can take a call by stepping outside the session.

No. You may not take photos anywhere in the centre without prior consent from Sunshine Centre management.

Yes. We have a range of books in our community room and family room. You are welcome to choose a book and borrow it.

Yes. There is a selection to choose from including some bi-lingual books.

Yes. There is a selection to choose from including some bi-lingual books.

Yes. See our What’s On page. We always have courses here in English and Maths. We usually have a computer course and a vocational course such as Introduction to Working with Children. The courses are brought to you from different colleges.

All staff are trained in First Aid.

Yes. One of our Outreach Team will be happy to advise.

Yes. Any of our Outreach Team will be happy to advise. We also have our HENRY (Healthy Eating and Nutrition for the Really Young) programme.

Yes. Any of our Outreach Team will be happy to advise.

Yes. There are several different parenting courses such as Incredible Years.

No. Children need to be accompanied by an adult to the toilet.

Midwives hold clinics at the Centre. Book your appointment at the hospital with your midwife.

We close at 6pm.

Yes. See our What’s On. There is a drop-in Health Visitor Clinic 10:00 to 11:00 on Tuesdays all year round.

 

Our Come and Play session is on all year round for children aged under three and their mum, dad or carer. See our What’s On page.

Yes. We welcome donations. We have a Mini Market every week during term time where we sell donated children’s clothes, school uniforms, toys, books and equipment at very minimal prices.

Our Tiny Talkers Mini Movers is an eight week course to promote children’s speech, language and physical development. It is for under threes and their mum, dad or carer. It costs £1 per session and you need to book your place. See our What’s On section.

Activities for children aged 0 – 5 and beyond. Courses for adults. See our What’s on page.