About Oak Tree and Bellamy Children’s Centres

Oak Tree and Bellamy Children’s Centre offer a range of services and support for families with children from pregnancy until the age of 5.

Oak Tree and Bellamy Children’s Centres, under the Nottinghamshire Children and Families Partnership (NCFP), are commissioned by the Local Authority to deliver the core offer of children’s centre services. NCFP consists of 3 organisations comprising of North Nottinghamshire College, Nottinghamshire Health Care NHS Trust (Health Partnerships) and Family Action which when combined, offers a unique blend of experience, knowledge and skills in education, health and the voluntary sector.

A unique blend of experience, knowledge and skills

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The Children’s Centres within the Mansfield District are run of behalf of Nottinghamshire Council by the charity Family Action.

The centre offers a range of sessions and work in partnership with a range of services which include, Midwifery, Health Visiting Team, Speech and Language Services, Local Schools, Local Childminders, Local Daycare Settings, Police, Fire Service, NIDAS, Women’s Aid, Family Action Perinatal Service, Nottinghamshire County Council, West Notts College, Mansfield District Council, Sutton Centre and a wide range of voluntary and community organisations.

The services offered at the centres include:

GroupDescription
Child Minders GroupA stay n play session for local child minders and the children they care for
Krafty KidsA session after school for the whole family
Child Health Drop InOpportunity to seek advice from the Health Team and have your baby weighed
Baby GroupA group with lots of activities for your baby to play and explore. Themed sessions to help with stages of development
ColligoA group for children with additional needs and their parents and carers
Stay n PlayFun and learning activities for you and your child
Let’s GetA themed session for you and your child
Adult LearningA range of training courses offered to increase parents knowledge and increase skill base
Teeny, Tiny & Toddler Talk SessionsFun song and rhyme sessions for a range of ages to support early communication
BABESSession ran by volunteer breastfeeding peer supporters to provide support and advice to mothers
Sure StarsFun, play and learning activities for the whole family. This session is ran by volunteers
What’s On WednesdayA range of sessions including parenting classes, 123 Magic, Incredible Years, Baby Massage, Baby Yoga and Family Learning.

Family Support Service

Image: FamilyThe centres also offer a family support service to families on a 1 to 1 basis within the family home, for support around behaviour and routines, debt and money advice, signposting to other services, weaning and healthy lifestyles, keeping families safe, breastfeeding support, and support with being or becoming a parent.

Volunteers are a huge part of the work of Children’s Centres, and a variety of roles are available. These include breastfeeding peer supporters, perinatal befrienders, administration volunteers, supporting in sessions, meet and greeting families and being a voice for other parents living in the local area.

The centre encourages parents, children and extended family members to have a say regarding the work that Children’s Centres provide. The centre has regular Parent Forum and Local Advisory Group Meetings, which parents and different services attend. This gives families a chance to speak to centre staff, make suggestions, share ideas and challenge the centre service when needed.

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