Squirrels Sure Start Children’s Centre is led and managed by Wood End Infant and Pre-School in conjunction with Milton Keynes Council. The centre is situated onsite at Wood End in Stantonbury. It reaches out to provide activities and services to children from the ages of 0-5 living within the area of Stantonbury, Great Linford, Redhouse Park, Giffard Park, Blakelands, Willen, Willen Park, Bolbeck Park, Tongwell, Pineham and Oakridge Park.
Currently, the staffing team at Squirrels consists of one Enhanced Practitioner and one Practitioner. Together in conjunction with the school they aim to provide a high quality provision of activities and services as well as advice, support and guidance for families and children.
Partnership working and strong links with the Local Health Visitor Services, Local Midwifery Service, Local Schools & Childcare Providers, Jobcentre Plus, Shelter and Family Information Services. The Centre’s activities and services for families range from Support Groups for Parents to Be, New Parents and Young Parents, to activities like Drop In sessions.
Sessions may include:
- Stay and Play including Story Time
Physical Development Sessions – Mini Strikers and Toddler Time
Baby Massage for 0-6 months
Baby Weighing Clinics
Child Development Checks
Getting Ready for Pre-School Sessions, Potty Training, Weaning and Oral Health Sessions
Safeguarding, Supervised Contact Sessions
Messy, Crafts and Outdoor Plants
Ante Natal and Parenting courses
The activities/services take place within the Centre as well as within outreach venues like Great Linford Combined School and Giffard Park Community Centre.
Pop in or call Squirrels Centre on 01908 317863 between the hours of 8.30 am – 4.30 pm to pick up the latest calendar and/or further details.
All families living in the reach area are welcome to visit. Just come and register to take full advantage of your local Sure Start Children’s Centre.