Parenthood and local groups

Antenatal class (Bump, Birth and Baby stuff)

Children’s centres

BeeZee Bodies

Adjusting to parenthood begins during pregnancy and continues throughout a child’s life. Learning to be a parent is a slow process and fraught with many demands. Not only do you have to change to cope with the physical demands of a baby, but also the emotional demands. As a couple or single parent, your life will never quite be the same again. Nevertheless, becoming a parent is one of the most joyous events you will ever experience.

As a parent life will be busy, often tiring, leaving little relaxation time.

As a couple, relationships may become strained and it is vital that you allow time for interactions with one another to enable change and growth as a family.
Meeting other adults in a similar situation allows exchange of ideas and sharing of like-minded situations in which others have learnt to adapt also.

Antenatal class (Bump, Birth and Baby stuff)

Come along to ‘Bump, Birth and Baby Stuff’

Prepare for your new arrival, come and find out more about birth, caring for you & your baby and feeding your baby.

All sessions are free and in a fun and relaxed environment. Meet your local baby support team and other mums. Partners / guest welcome too.

Please ask your Health Visitor for more information.


A Children’s Centre is a place, or group of places, where local families with young children can go and enjoy facilities and receive support that they need. Sometimes support may be offered in the home.

The facilities and activities are designed especially for parents expecting a baby, or those with a child under 5 years old.

The staff are fully trained to deal with individual needs a child might have, and they work with many partners to ensure they can support families in whatever area they need.

The main aim of Children’s Centres is to improve outcomes for all young children, so that they are happy, healthy and ready for school. They provide help and support to young children and families as soon as there is a need, helping to prevent any problems developing.

What support can children’s centres offer me?

Children’s centres have a range of different support groups and activities for you and your child to get involved with:

  • Baby feeding support
  • Information about early education and childcare
  • Family learning activities
  • Parenting courses
  • Family support

BeeZee Bodies is an organisation designed to give your family the support, tools and skills to help develop a healthy and active lifestyle, through small, realistic changes which make a big difference.

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