Wirral’s children’s centres online support for families and under-fives

Children’s centres in Wirral are now offering online group classes to continue their support for local families.

As children’s centre classes have been temporarily cancelled due to COVID-19, the council’s early years team is building on its popular online timetable which is hosted on the council’s My Child Can facebook page.

Parents, carers and their little ones can now join classes by video call . A list of what’s on offer is below. Parents who are in need of advice or support or just a chance to chat about their child’s development are encouraged to contact their local children’s centre directly.

For more details on the groups available or to book a place, parents/carers are asked to contact their local children’s centre:

Birkenhead children’s centre (Mon-Friday) – 0151 666 3323

Wallasey Children’s centre (Mon – Friday) – 0151 666 3506

South and west Wirral children’s centre (Mon – Friday) – 0151 666 3246

More advice and activity ideas can be found on the council’s My Child Can facebook page.

Virtual classDescription
Baby MassageBaby Massage can help babies with bonding and attachment, sleeping patterns, eating habits and all round wellbeing. (Booking essential. Suitable for babies aged 0 – 12 months
Baby BabbleEncourage your baby to learn and love language through songs, stories, rhymes and sign.Booking is essential. Suitable for babies aged 6 months – 12 months
Baby YogaYoga for babies, encourages movement and relaxation for both parents and babies.The class helps encourage early bonding and physical development.From 12 weeks to pre-mobile.
Rhyme TimeActivities to encourage speech, language and independence skills through fun and interactive rhymes and stories.Suitable for children aged over 1 year.
Virtual SEND GroupVirtual SEND group A  session for children with additional needs, to gain practical ideas to support their overall  development. This session will have advice from portage workers for parents and carers.
Rainbows GroupA dedicated group with support for children with social and communication difficulties or Autism. This session will have advice from Autism together.
Wellcomm supportDedicated advice to help parents and carers with their child’s speech and language. We use the wellcomm toolkit to identify children who may be experiencing delays with speech and language. We can help with interventions and fun activities to support their developmentPlease contact your local children’s centre for more details.