In 2016, West Berkshire’s Children’s Centres were replaced by ‘Family Wellbeing Hubs.’ The Hubs continue to support families with children aged up to 5 and offer the same services as the Children’s Centres but from a number of different locations within the area.
There are three Family Wellbeing Hubs in West Berkshire:
- Central Family Wellbeing Hub – Thatcham;
- East Family Wellbeing Hub – Calcot; and
- West Family Wellbeing Hub – Newbury.
There is also Hungerford Centre for Children & Families which covers Hungerford, Lambourn & Kintbury.
Details of many of the sessions run by the Hubs can be found on our ‘What’s On’ section but we would advise checking that the details are up to date before going along. Most sessions are run on a drop in basis but some may require advance booking. You can also view our Baby & Child Health Clinic Directory and our Family Wellbeing Hub Social Group Directory.
Central Family Wellbeing Hub – Thatcham
The Central Family Wellbeing Hub is on Park Lane in Thatcham. Sessions also take place at Crabtree Community Centre, Compton Village Hall and Compton Surgery.
Sessions include Stay, Play & Learn, Messy Play, Baby Group, Wiggle Tots, Wiggle Babies and a Well Baby Clinic. The Hub’s timetable can be viewed here. You can also keep up to date via Facebook.
Central Family Wellbeing Hub
T: 01635 865318
East Family Wellbeing Hub – Calcot
The East Family Wellbeing Hub is on Curtis Road in Calcot. Other session locations include Springfield School in Tilehurst, Pangbourne Primary School, Theale Village Hall, Padworth Village Hall, The Cornwell Centre and St Oswald’s Church in Burghfield Common.
Sessions include Stay, Play & Learn, Well Baby Clinic, Newbies Group, Twins Club, Wiggle Babies and Wiggle Tots. An up to date timetable can be viewed here. Again, you can also keep up to date via Facebook.
East Family Wellbeing Hub
T: 01189 456157
West Family Wellbeing Hub – Newbury
The West Family Wellbeing Hub is located in Victoria Park in Newbury. Sessions also take place at Greenham Community Centre and ‘The Nest’ at The Willows Primary School (formerly South Newbury Children’s Centre).
Sessions include Stay, Play & Learn, Messy Play, Bumps & Beyond, Well Baby Clinic, and Breastfeeding Drop-in. The timetable can be viewed here and you can view the Facebook page here.
West Family Wellbeing Hub
T: 01635 31143
Hungerford Centre for Children & Families
Hungerford Children’s Centre covers Hungerford, Lambourn, Kintbury, Inkpen, Great Shefford and Welford and Wickham. Sessions also take place at Jubilee Hall in Kintbury and The British Legion in Lambourn.
Sessions include Play & Learn, Well Baby Clinic and Breastfeeding support. The Children’s Centre is on Facebook.
Hungerford Nursery School & Centre for Children & Families
T: 01488 68262
30 January 2017