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The Waterside Children's Centre

Our team are on hand to offer support to you and your child at every stage, from newborns to crawlers and toddlers.

With stay-and-play sessions and parent and child groups, you'll learn with your child and get the support you need from our team of experts.

There's help and support on hand from our team to help you develop your parenting skills through the Positive Parenting course.

You'll get the chance to meet other parents too and get advice and support on the challenges you face. We also have special sessions just for young parents. Read about Lee's experience taking our Tiple P course.

We'll help you unlock your potential and make changes in your life. Our series of sessions on topics such as money management can help you get everything in order so you can focus on looking after your child.

Here's just a few of the services you'll find at the centre:

  • Baby clinic
  • Job Centre Plus drop-in
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Baby massage
  • Toilet training

New Forest santa trail

Santa is in the New Forest on the Children’s Centre Bus.
Look on our bus route to see when it stops near you!

Jan - March Timetable 2015 

Ofsted report

To register for upcoming courses, please follow this link and register your interest:

If you are looking for work come along to Job Skills Workshop at Totton College, click here for more information.

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

When 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

Ashford Crescent
SO45 6ET

Telephone02380 845247

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