About

“Supporting families to thrive in the heart of the community”

Southern Links Children’s Centre run a lot of different groups, all free, for families with babies and young children under the age of 5.

We provide a family support service for families in our local area, offering help & support when it's most needed.

We run a small nursery for 2 year olds eligible for the 2 year old Free entitlement.

You can register with your children's centre online below so you can start using our groups and services.

Children’s Centre Registration Form

Registration Form to print off & complete

Our Groups

BABY GROUP

£1 donation

Baby group is a weekly group for parents/carers and their children from birth to one year of age.  It is term-time only and focuses on you and your baby’s needs.

What happens at Baby Group?

  • A warm welcome for everyone with our ‘Hello Song’
  • Time to play with your child
  • Singing and Rhymes
  • An opportunity to talk with other parents
  • share information and ideas
  • Suggestions to do at home
  • Chance to speak with our Practitioenrs
  • A lovely wind down And our ‘Good Bye’ song

What do parents say?

“Friendly atmosphere”

"Meet new people” 

 “Lots of toys for babies to play with”

"No  one judges you and all the staff are lovely”

“It’s great to get together with like minded people”.

STAY & PLAY

Please bring along £1 for group and some fruit for snack

  • For children under 5 and their parents and carers.
  • Your child will have the opportunity to learn and play with you
  • a chance to meet new frinds
  • Talk to staff
  • Find out what is going on in the area


All our stay and play sessions include activities such as crafts, water play and treasure baskets, snack time and singing and sometimes stories too.

Parents are able to drop in to whichever Stay & Play they would like without pre-booking however sessions can be very busy, if we reach our group limit priority will go to families living in the Children’s Centre reach area.


What do parents say
Parents like...
“Meeting other parents, talking to staff, songs and stories”.
“I loved the little activities that are set out and staff are really friendly”.
“Different toys and activities my children can do, which I wouldn’t do at home , due to the mess”.
“The staff. They are so friendly and supportive. Other toddler groups just focus on the children. This is the only place where I feel like the staff are here for the parents, just as much as they are for the children, and this is why I love the Children’s Centre. They have offered me so much support through a difficult time in my life”.

GYM TOTS

£1 donation
Gym Tots is a fun physical development session for parents and carers to come along with their children under 5, to explore physical resources and take ideas home.

Our session routine is as follows:

  •   Hello song
  •   Warm up time (two action songs)
  •   Free flow physical play (focus activity and theme)
  •   Parachute time (singing and rhymes with the parachute)
  •   Goodbye song

Please put your children in appropriate footwear ie. Trainers, or barefoot.

Do not keep socks on them.

Please supervise your children at all times in order to keep them and others safe

What Parents Say
“Really enjoyable group, thank you!”.
“Great Place”.
“There are lots of toys and equipment for both kids to play on which I wouldn’t be able to provide at home”.
“It provides excellent physical exercise for the children whatever the weather in a structured environment. Great for preparation for pre-school”.
“Fun, good layout, friendly staff and its free!”

BREASTFEEDING GROUP

Our breastfeeding support groups are lovely relaxed groups where you can meet other breastfeeding mums and get some help and support.

Volunteer Peer Supporters run the groups and are very friendly and knowledgeable.

News
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    If you are a Bristol City Council tenant then please get involved with YOUR Local Housing Forum.

    Due to Covid restrictions the meeting will be taking place over Zoom only.

    If you have any issues which you wish to raise then please let us know.

    Proposed Agenda

    - Welcome (Housekeeping/ Code of Conduct/ Practical Matters)
    - Discussion Topic – Presentation & Discussion and Q&A (Moving Forward Together)40 mins

    Refreshment Break (15 minutes)

    Section 2. (45 Minutes)

    - Feedback from the last Forum (Issues raised – You said/ We did-Service Manager Feedback)
    - Feedback from the Housing Management Board (HMB rep/ Nominations for Areas 1, 3 & 5)
    - Housing Officer / EIB area update and process
    - CIL/ 106 committee update (Cllrs)
    - Future agenda topics
    - AOB
    - Date of next meeting, venue & close

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    Booking is now open for the NEW Stockwood Bike Club for young people ages 6+, at BS14 Youth Club Stockwood.

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  • Address

    Whittock Road, Bristol , United Kingdom, BS14 8DQ

  • Telephone

    0117 3533503

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  • Hours
    Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Tuesday - Wednesday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Thursday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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