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The Elgin Centre

Icon For Parking Parking Free parking
Icon For Accessibility Accessibility Wheelchair accessible
Icon For Facilities Facilities Toilets, baby changing and changing facilities
Icon For Rooms Rooms Meeting and function rooms
Icon For Sports and games Sports and games Indoor sports hall and outdoor multi-use games area
Icon For Community area Community area Elgin Community Kitchen

Deckham Children's Centre is based within the Elgin Centre which is directly next door to Carr Hill Primary School. The Centre is the home of Gateshead's Children's Centre and Play Service staff and volunteer team.

View Deckham Children's Centre Ofsted report

Booking Information

Booking lines now open. Telephone 0191 433 6310

Day

Time

Group

Description

Ages

Monday9.30-10.30amInfant MassageInfant 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. Booking is Essential.8 weeks to 1 years
Monday9.30am-4.15pmSensory Room

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 is Essential. 

Birth to 5 years

Monday

10‑11.30am

Toddler Time

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. Booking is Essential.

1 to 3 years

Monday

1.30‑3pm

Baby Time

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 is Essential.

Birth to 1 years

Tuesday9.30am-4.15pmSensory Room

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 is Essential. 

Birth to 5 years
Tuesday9.30-11.30am

Soft play and bouncy castle

£1.00 per child.  (Height and age restrictions for bouncy castle).  Term time only!  Drop in session.For children under 5 years
Tuesday1-4pmWell Child Clinic - Stay and Play - Infant Feeding Group

Health advice including breastfeeding, hygiene, weaning, nutrition and safety.  Stay and Play also available at this clinic providing and opportunity for parents/carers and children to play before and after session with the Health Visitor.

Appointments only, to book please contact 03000031918, email Spoc.hdftgateshead@nhs.net or message via Facebook, Growing Healthy 0-19 Gateshead

Birth to 19 years
Wednesday9.30am-4.15pmSensory Room

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 is Essential. 

Birth to 5 years

Wednesday

9.30‑11am

Toddler Time

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. Booking is Essential.

1 to 3 years

Wednesday

1‑2.30pm

Baby Time

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 is Essential.

Birth to 1 years

Thursday9.30am-4.15pmSensory Room

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 is Essential. 

 
Thursday9.30-10.15amBaby Movers

Relaxed and friendly classes where babies and adults socialise and meet new friends. We sing, dance and play and have lots of fun and laughter.

For further information on start dates and prices please contact Suzie gatesheadCE@littlemovers.net

Suitable from birth to crawling
Thursday9.30-11.30amChildminder GroupA group for childminders to come together to share childminding experiences and support each other while the children play in a safe and stimulating environment.

Birth to 5 years

Thursday10.15-11amLittle Movers

Exciting, fun action packed classes! Both adult and child will have an amazing time. We sing, play games, use colourful props and toys and we get that imagination going to go on some amazing adventures!

For further information on start dates and prices please contact Suzie gatesheadCE@littlemovers.net

Suitable from walking to 5 years
Thursday10.30am-12pmMum's Talk

Do you have a baby under 2 years old?  Are you feeling anxious, worried or low in mood?  Does it feel like you are alone in this?  You're not!  The Mum's Talk course can help you cope with anxieties and pressures of motherhood in a welcoming and non-judgemental environment.  The course welcomes mothers and babies under the age of 2 at the start of the programme who are experiencing post natal anxiety and depression.  Babies can attend up to the walking age, mum's with babies over 1 who are walking can attend without their baby.  So, how do you access the course?  Self refer on 0191 2832541 or www.gatesheadtalkingtherapies.nhs.uk.  You can request another healthcare professional to refer you such as a health visitor. 

Mums with babies under 2 years
Thursday1-2.30pmPlaytimePlay time provides an opportunity for children and their parents/carers to enjoy playing and Is equipped with baby toys, construction area, home corner, dress up area, farm yard and zoo animals, dinosaurs and more. Term Time Only! Drop In Session.Birth to 5 years
Friday9.30am-4.15pmSensory Room

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 is Essential. 

Birth to 5 years
Friday 10 - 11am 

Step 1 LullaBaby

 

LullaBaby offers a wide variety of activities from sensory play to baby yoga.  Activities have been specifically designed and chosen to expose your baby to experiences that will build connections in the brain and promote their early development.  

For further information on dates and how to book please contact Abi lullababy.abi@outlook.com

From birth to 5 months
Friday10-11.30amTrike Time

Try out a range of ride-ons, bikes and trikes.  £1 per child. Term Time Only! Drop in Session.

For children under 5 years
Friday10.30-11.30amLittle Learners

Little Learners is a unique and fun approach to early writing skills.  We will help your child to make their mark and begin to form letters, numbers, shapes and patterns all whilst learning through play.  Come along and let your child make their mark in the paint, gloop, sand play dough and more.

For further information on start dates and prices please contact Emma@littlelearnersuk.com  or  https://littlelearnersuk.com/franchise/messy-play-newcastle/

5 months to 5years
Friday11.30 - 12.15pmStep 2 LullaBaby

LullaBaby offers a wide variety of activities from sensory play to baby yoga.  Activities have been specifically designed and chosen to expose your baby to experiences that will build connections in the brain and promote their early development.  

For further information on dates and how to book please contact Abi lullababy.abi@outlook.com

From 2 months  to 13 months 
Friday12.45 - 1.30pmStep 3 LullaBaby

LullaBaby offers a wide variety of activities from sensory play to baby yoga.  Activities have been specifically designed and chosen to expose your baby to experiences that will build connections in the brain and promote their early development.  

For further information on dates and how to book please contact Abi lullababy.abi@outlook.com

From 13 months to 2 years

Friday

1.30‑3pm

Sensory Kidz

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

Birth to 5 years

Opening hours
Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm
Friday, 9am to 4.30pm
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