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Our Services

Our Services

There is a preview of our Services and shown Activities below, these will change as we continue to review and develop our work and we would be very pleased to hear your views.

To give us your feedback and ideas please call in and see us or click here to use our Feedback form


Baby Massage
We run a 4 week baby massage course here at the Centre which follows a programme from the International Association of Infant Massage.  This is a small group with no more than 10 babies at any time in order to enable a calm and relaxed atmoshphere in which to carry out the massage.

During the 4 weeks we will gradually build up to a full body massage.

This is a relaxing class and great for bonding with your new baby.

The cost of the course is £20 to be paid when booking (there are no refunds for missed sessions.)

For further details call  Becky Probert 01392 279361 or email rmailto:Rebecca.probert@devon.gov.uk

 


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Baby Resus (for babies up to 1 year of age)
This is a very basic course which is aimed at teaching parents the skills needed to be able to deal with resuscitation of a baby or dealing with a choking incident.

The course is run once a month and is a small group (no more than 10 in a group) so places tend to be taken up very quickly.  The sessions last for approximately 1.5 hours and allows parents to watch 'Step by Step' instructions as well as practice on a baby Resus doll.

The charge for this course is £3.50, which is payable when is payable when booking. 


For more information please call Becky Westcott-Cude on

01392 453440

Or to book a place please call the main reception on
01392 279361

 


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Bumps to Babies
Babies do not come with an instruction manual so you are invited to join us for this group.

It will consist of 3 weekly sessions at West Exe Children's Centre covering topics including:

  • Feeding
  • Relationships
  • Baby Care
  • What to do if your baby is ill
  • Dad's Role
  • Communicating with your baby
  • Coping strategies
  • Reducing risk of cot death

These are friendly, informal sessions and your partner, friend or family member is welcome to attend with you.

For further information please call 01392 279361

 


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Children's Groups
Creche facilities are provided for various activities throughout the Centre inc: Basic Skills Courses, Counselling, Parenting Courses, Parents Voice etc. The Crèche staff are all highly qualified and form a dedicated team.

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Dads Stay and Play
 A TIME TO PLAY WITH YOUR CHILDREN AND TALK TO OTHER DADS;
NO BOOKING NEEDED, JUST DROP IN

Dad's Stay & Play runs twice a month, on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 10am to 12noon.

It is a group just for dads or other male carers and their children aged 5 years and under.  Older brothers and sisters are welcome (up to 11 years) as long as accompanied by at least one child under 5.

There are lots of things for you and your child to do and we have a different structured activity each session for you to try if you wish.  We break half way through the session for snack for the children, and tea/coffee etc for the adults, we then finish with a story or singing before saying goodbye.

For more information call  01392 279361

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English Classes, for speakers of other languages - FREE
The Olive Tree Association will be running weekly English classes at West Exe Children's Centre for speakers of other languages.

This course will start on 12th September 2013 with classes held during school terms in a freindly and warm environment; children are very welcome.

To find out more or book on to the course:
call:       01392 277807
email:    kate.grapevine@hotmail.co.uk
Info:      www.devongrapevine.ning.com


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Health Clinics
We have clinics which are run by professional health workers where you can have your baby weighed or discuss any concerns you may have.

These are on the following times/days:

Monday:    3.30 - 4.30pm

Wednesday:    9.30 - 11.15am

We also run a clinic at Exwick Community Centre on Thursdays 9.30 - 10.30am (term time only). 

For further information call the Health Visitors on 01392 453440


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Here's Looking at You Baby
This is an 7 week course for parents with babies under 6 months old.

It is a small friendly group and will help you find out what your baby is trying to tell you with their smiles, wriggles, grizzles and sounds.

Please phone or call in to Reception for an information pack and a referral form.

For more information please call 01392 279361

 


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Hey Lets Play

Monday morning 9.30 - 11am


(and at Exwick Community Centre - Thursdays 9.30 - 11.00am)

As a parent you may want to meet other people in your area who have children of similar ages; advice surrounding yourself and your family's needs; your children to interact with other children in a different environment using our lovely toys - both indoors and outside.

Hey Let's Play! is a drop in group for caregivers and their children.  We want to provide interesting experiences through a range of fun activities.
(Term time only)

The group offers social interaction for you and your children; the chance to meet other caregivers in an informal session; different surroundings, children and activities; activities to promote development and support learning - THE CHANCE TO PLAY!

Please call us for more details if required, or just drop in to a session that is convenient for you (details will change in school holidays so please check this first) 01392 279361

 

 


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Midwifery Services
Our team of midwives can be contacted on 07977576885.  They provide antenatal, postnatal and labour care and support as well as links within the Centre to ongoing facilities.

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Nursery School
Our state maintained 100 place nursery school provides superb learning opportunities for children 2-5 years old. We have an outstanding environment inside and out. We aim for children to be happy, fully engaged and motivated by learning through play. We believe that parents are children's primary educators and as such we encourage parents/carers to be fully involved as possible. We want children to leave us with a thirst for learning and eagerness for school.

To register your child call us to request an application form on 01392 279361

or

click here to download an Application Form:


Click here to view our Nursery School website

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Toy Library

 

Carousel Toy Library offers a wide selection of good quality toys, games and play equipment for children aged from a few months to primary age.  These include sensory toys for children with special needs, multiciultural toys and all the advice that you may need.  We also have a large selection of resource books.  Children can play with our toys to see if they like them, then hire them to take home for a small fee.

 Toy Library is open at West Exe Children's Centre on Thursday mornings, 9:30am to 12:30pm.

For further information please call in and see us, look at the Toy Library tab on the left of the Welcome page or contact Fiona Daughton, Toy Library Co-ordinator on 01392 279361


Click here to view the Toy Library Main website

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Understanding Your Child's Behaviour
'A Solihull Approach Group for Parents and Carers'

This group aims to teach you about your child's development and enable you to understand your child's behaviour, along with meeting other parents/carers with children of a similar age.

The group is free of charge and there will also be free childcare for your child/children if you are attending the course.

For more information or to put your name down for this group please contact Kerry McCarthy or Sue Reynolds-Beer on 01392 279361

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Weaning Advice
WEANING TALK

Held at West Exe Children's Centre, Limited spaces available - sessions are based on a first come first serve basis

Please book your place at Reception 01392 279361,
or for further information call or Beccy Westcott-Cude  on 01392 453440

 

 

 


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Young Parents Group
This is a weekly group held on a Monday, 12.30 - 3.00pm at West Exe Children's Centre, especially for young parents to be, and new young parents. 

Come along and pick up some pregnancy and parenting tips, make new friends and join us for a free snack!!

It is a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and you are welcome to bring someone along with you.

 

 


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