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Sparklers and The Carroll Children's Centre

Give your child the best possible start with support and advice on being a parent.

Whatever help you need, we're on hand to support you. We run a number of group sessions as well as 1-to-1 chats where you'll be able to share your challenges and get the information you need.

There's plenty of advice and support for expecting families through our parent-to-be classes. You'll meet other soon-to-be parents, make new friends and learn from their experiences.

There are plenty of toddler groups locally in Winchester and the surrounding areas.

We run a series of educational courses. If you are interested in a particular course please give us a call as we are currently compiling interest lists with the aim of providing some more suitable courses in the near future.

More information on the activities in our partnership venues is available here:
The Carroll Centre, Winnall Community Centre.

Here's just a few of the services available at the centre:

  • Parent and toddler groups
  • Stay-and-play sessions during school holidays
  • Family forum
  • Book borrowing scheme
  • Signposting and referral to other support agencies
  • Room hire

New Mums Group

Adult Learning Courses

See all of the course we offer

Healthy weights

As part of overall health and wellbeing, it is important that children maintain a healthy weight.  Currently, one in five Hampshire children in Year R are  categorised as either overweight or obese.  Learn more about the Hampshire Healthy Weights Strategy and the work which underpins it  by visiting the website below.

Wessex Healthier Together - Parent Consultation

Your Opinion Counts

WessexHealthierTogether|2015When your child is suffering from one of the common childhood illnesses eg a fever, rattly chest, runny nose, diarrhoea & vomiting, rash, urine infection; we would like to know what health services you use and how you think they could be improved.

Sometimes it is confusing to understand which services to use and when, and sometimes parents may choose to visit their A&E department or call 999 for an ambulance – when actually, if more local services were available, their child could have been looked after in the comfort of their own home.

The Wessex Healthier Together project has been set up to review how urgent paediatric care could be better delivered to children (aged under 5years) in Hampshire, Dorset & Wiltshire areas; and part of the process is to listen to the views of parents and carers.

Your thoughts are very important and we would be grateful if you could take 5mins to complete the survey for Parent/Carer/Guardians at:

More information

Sparklers Children's Centre
Winnall Community Centre
Garbett Road
SO23 0NY

Telephone01962 861403

The Carroll Children's Centre
Somers Close
SO22 4EJ

Tel: 01962 820112

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