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Blaydon Winlaton Family Hub

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What's on offer

Our Blaydon Winlaton Family Hub offers a full programme of activities for all ages from birth onwards. Where booking is essential please call 0191 433 5579 to book a place. For further information about anything on offer at Blaydon Winlaton Family Hub email familyhubs@gateshead.gov.uk

May half term 

Wednesday 29th May 2024

Mini beasts drop in

9.30-11.00

0-8 years, £1.00 per child

Drop in - no booking required

Term time activities

Monday

Free Play Drop In

9.30-11.00 

Our atrium is available for you to drop in and enjoy some quality time with your child and make new friends.

Sensory Room

9.30-2.30

Sensory rooms provide a safe place for children to play while supporting the development of their senses. Our sensory rooms are equipped with music, lighting and specialist equipment. Booking Required 45 minute session, £1.00 per session.

Bloom - busy bees

9.45-10.30

A fun, musical baby development class encouraging fine motor skills, gross motor skills, speech & language development and body awareness. There is also a different, fun theme every week and Makaton signing!  6-15 months, £6.75 per class.  Booking via Bloom 07792591979

Bloom - caterpillar club

11.00-11.45

Join the fun as soon as you and little one feel ready! A gentle baby development class encouraging bonding. Our Caterpillar class awakens babies first senses and stimulates in a fun, yet soothing way, using music, sensory props and sensory lights. These encourage gross motor skills and body awareness. There is also a different fun theme every week.
We end the class teaching baby massage leaving your baby ready for a long nap. 0-6 months £6.75 per class.  Booking via Bloom 07792591979

Creative Time

1.30-2.30

Lots of creative play including crafts..  Suitable for children 2 years to pre-school.  Booking required.

Infant Massage

1.30-2.30

Infant massage is a 5 week course to learn massage techniques and strengthen the bond between baby and parent. The course promotes bonding, attachment, early communication and emotional wellbeing for both parent and infant.  Massage is often said to help with relaxation, sleep, digestive issues, constipation, wind and colic. Infant Massage incorporates massage techniques for different stages of development.  Comfy clothing is advisable and on booking please inform of any medical issues.

Tuesday

Free Play Drop In

9.30-11.00

Our atrium is available for you to drop in and enjoy some quality time with your child and make new friends.

Sensory Room

9.30-2.30

Sensory rooms provide a safe place for children to play while supporting the development of their senses. Our sensory rooms are equipped with music, lighting and specialist equipment. Booking Required 45 minute session, £1.00 per session.

Kalma Life

Kalma Life provides yoga for children and adults along with mindfulness and developmental baby massage. For further information see www.kalmalifeuk.co.uk/gatesheadwest (opens new window) and Kalma Life Gateshead West - Facebook (opens new window) 

Kalma Life Toddler Yoga (crawling - 3 years)

9.30 to 10.15am

Through our award winning yoga classes we help children develop better body awareness, self-control, flexibility and coordination. These 45 minute sessions are taught in a fun and stimulating environment using stories and games alongside the teaching of yoga stretches, breathing and relaxation techniques. Yoga sets strong foundations of self-esteem when practiced independently, to empower and inspire confidence in your children. 

Kalma Life baby yoga

10.30 to 11.15am

We offer a relaxed but fun environment where classes are delivered using yoga inspired stretches. Classes are structured to offer 45 minutes of yoga as well as some lovely relaxation at the end - which is always well earned! In a typical session baby and parents will be introduced to music, song and rhyme along with lots of sensory props. There are stretches for mum during sessions, and together stretches but primarily we focus on the infants.

Kalma Life baby developmental massage (for 6 weeks to 6 months)

11.45am to 12.30pm

The language of love through touch. It is truly a lovely bonding experience for parent and child giving the chance to learn the art of touch and speak your baby's language.

Our award-winning classes teach parents techniques to aid in the relief of common infant ailments such as sleeplessness, colic, constipation and digestion, in a safe and stimulating environment.

Sessions show the correct use of massage to develop circulatory and breathing rhythms and introduce easy tummy time for older babies. Develop your baby's muscle strength and flexibility while you learn the correct way to introduce and help aid sitting and standing. 
You will learn the correct oils to use for massage and learn easy massage sequences including singing, playing, kissing and talking. One bottle of massage oil is included with the cost of your booking.

Bright Futures

1.30 to 3pm 

Bright Futures is a group for young parents (under the age of 25) and their children (under the age of 5) which offers an opportunity to meet other parents in a safe, non-judgemental, child friendly environment. The sessions include songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and messy play. Activities delivered across the term help to support children's physical, social and emotional development as well as communication and language skills. 

Wednesday

Sensory Room

9.30-2.30

Sensory rooms provide a safe place for children to play while supporting the development of their senses. Our sensory rooms are equipped with music, lighting and specialist equipment. Booking Required 45 minute session, £1.00 per session.

Baby Time

9.30 to 10.30am - suitable for newborn to sitting
10.45 to 11.45am - suitable for sitting to walking

Baby Time provides an opportunity for parents/carers to spend quality time with their baby. Experienced staff are on hand to offer advice and support to parents/carers and facilitate music, rhymes and sensory play.  Booking essential. 

Kalma Life Toddler Yoga (crawling - 3 years)

9.30 to 10.15am

Through our award winning yoga classes we help children develop better body awareness, self-control, flexibility and coordination. These 45 minute sessions are taught in a fun and stimulating environment using stories and games alongside the teaching of yoga stretches, breathing and relaxation techniques. Yoga sets strong foundations of self-esteem when practiced independently, to empower and inspire confidence in your children. 

Kalma Life baby yoga

10.30 to 11.15am

We offer a relaxed but fun environment where classes are delivered using yoga inspired stretches. Classes are structured to offer 45 minutes of yoga as well as some lovely relaxation at the end - which is always well earned! In a typical session baby and parents will be introduced to music, song and rhyme along with lots of sensory props. There are stretches for mum during sessions, and together stretches but primarily we focus on the infants.

Thursday 

Sensory Room

9.30-12.30

Sensory rooms provide a safe place for children to play while supporting the development of their senses. Our sensory rooms are equipped with music, lighting and specialist equipment. Booking Required 45 minute session, £1.00 per session.

Free Play Drop In

9.30-11.00

Our atrium is available for you to drop in and enjoy some quality time with your child and make new friends.

Health and Wellbeing Clinic

9.30 to 11.00am 

Health advice including breastfeeding, hygiene, weaning, nutrition and safety. Suitable for Birth to 19 years. Appointments only, to book please contact 03000 031 918, email spoc.hdftgateshead@nhs.net or message via Facebook, Growing Healthy 0 to 19 Gateshead

Stay and Play

9.30 to 11.00am

Stay and play is available alongside the health and wellbeing clinic. Experienced staff are on hand offering parenting advice and support as well as facilitating music, rhymes and sensory play. Suitable for Birth to 19 years.

Infant Feeding Friends

9.30 to 11.00am

Drop in face to face feeding group. Infant feeding champion available for support. Suitable for Birth to 19 years. 

Supporting Families Drop-in

10.00am to 12.30am

Support and advice with training to get back to work, CVs, employment support, general benefit queries and 'better off' calculations.

Toddler Time

1.00  to- 2.30pm (term time only)

Toddler Time provides an opportunity for parents/carers to spend quality time with their toddlers. The sessions include songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and messy play. Activities delivered across the term help to support Childrens physical, social and emotional development as well as communication and language skills. Suitable for ages 1 to 3, booking is not required. 

Friday

Sensory Kidz

9.30-11.00  (term time only)

An Introduction to Children's Centres for families with children who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. A welcoming space for families to come together. Play and sensory activities for the children delivered by experienced staff. Parenting support, advice and signposting. Suitable from birth to 5 years.

Kalma Life Baby Yoga

10.15-11.00

We offer a relaxed but fun environment where classes are delivered using yoga inspired stretches. Classes are structured to offer 45 minutes of yoga as well as some lovely relaxation at the end - which is always well earned! In a typical session baby and parents will be introduced to music, song and rhyme along with lots of sensory props. There are stretches for mum during sessions, and together stretches but primarily we focus on the infants.

Kalma Life baby developmental massage (for 6 weeks to 6 months)

11.15-12.00

The language of love through touch. It is truly a lovely bonding experience for parent and child giving the chance to learn the art of touch and speak your baby's language.

Our award-winning classes teach parents techniques to aid in the relief of common infant ailments such as sleeplessness, colic, constipation and digestion, in a safe and stimulating environment.

Sessions show the correct use of massage to develop circulatory and breathing rhythms and introduce easy tummy time for older babies. Develop your baby's muscle strength and flexibility while you learn the correct way to introduce and help aid sitting and standing. 
You will learn the correct oils to use for massage and learn easy massage sequences including singing, playing, kissing and talking. One bottle of massage oil is included with the cost of your booking.

Kalma Life Baby Yoga

12.15-1.00

We offer a relaxed but fun environment where classes are delivered using yoga inspired stretches. Classes are structured to offer 45 minutes of yoga as well as some lovely relaxation at the end - which is always well earned! In a typical session baby and parents will be introduced to music, song and rhyme along with lots of sensory props. There are stretches for mum during sessions, and together stretches but primarily we focus on the infants.

Sensory Room

12.30-2.30

Sensory rooms provide a safe place for children to play while supporting the development of their senses. Our sensory rooms are equipped with music, lighting and specialist equipment. Booking Required 45 minute session, £1.00 per session.

 

 

Other activity at Blaydon Winlaton Family Hub

Blaydon Pre-School Nursery

High quality childcare for children aged 2 to 4 years old. At Blaydon Pre School Nursery children learn through play, our experienced and qualified staff provide support and guidance to support learning and development. We have a safe, enabling and child centred environment which supports children to explore their surroundings and promotes their independence.

Holiday activities     

A range of holiday activities for children of all ages. For details of the latest holiday activities visit Brighten the Day.

Introducing Solid Food Sessions

Find out more about introducing solid food to your baby.

Mini First Aid

Mini First Aid is a leading voice in first aid training and education. We are the top provider of paediatric (children's) first aid across the UK, training around a thousand families a week.

Mums Talk

Suitable for mothers with a baby under the age of 2 years. The course covers topics such as expectations of motherhood and strategies to manage depression and anxiety.

Saturday Club

Providing respite for families and social opportunities, physical activity, sensory and creative play for children referred by the Children With Disabilities team.

Toy Library

The Toy Library works just like a normal library. We have hundreds of high quality toys ranging from sensory toys and activity centres for babies, role play for toddlers to outdoor activities for older children. Find out more information on our toy library.

Community Links

Chopwell Community Centre

Toddler time

Tuesday 9.00-10.30

Toddler Time provides an opportunity for parents/carers to spend quality time with their toddlers. The sessions include songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and messy play. Activities delivered across the term help to support Childrens physical, social and emotional development as well as communication and language skills. Suitable for ages 1 to 3, booking is not required.

Chopwell Primary School

Soft play - please use school hall entrance

Thursday 9.00-10.00

Highfield House

Toddler Time

Wednesday 9.30-11.00

Toddler Time provides an opportunity for parents/carers to spend quality time with their toddlers. The sessions include songs, stories, rhymes, crafts and messy play. Activities delivered across the term help to support Childrens physical, social and emotional development as well as communication and language skills. Suitable for ages 1 to 3, booking is not required. 

 

Address

Blaydon Winlaton Family Hub

Shibdon Bank

Blaydon

Gateshead

NE21 5EZ


0191 433 5579

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Opening hours
Monday to Thursday, 9am – 5pm


Friday 9am-4.30pm