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Didsbury's Sure Start Centres

Didsbury has not one, but two Sure Start Centres. The first is based in Didsbury Park while the second is down Barlow Moor Road in West Didsbury. Here is a little about their activities and timetables:

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Didsbury Park Sure Start Centre

Monday Stay and Play all day

Tuesday Drop & Shop 9.30 – 11.30am Baby Clinic 1.00 – 2.45pm

Wednesday Jo Jingles to 9.30 - 10.15am (18mths +) and 10.30 - 11.15am (under 18mths) South MCR Twins Group 1.00 – 4pm

Thursday Drop & Shop 9.30 – 11.30am Childminder Drop-in 12.30 – 4.00pm

Friday Stay & Play All day

Saturday Petite Escole – French School 9.30 – 11.30am

West Didsbury Sure Start Centre

tel: 0161 219 2111

Monday Twinkle Stars Song & Story Time 10.00 – 11.00am Stay & Play (with Tiny Talk Time last Monday of the month)

Tuesday Footy Totz 10.30 – 11.15am

Wednesday Adult & Toddler 10.00 – 12.00 Baby Massage 10.30 – 11.30am

Thursday Book Talk 10.30 – 11.15am South Manchester Twins Group 2.00 – 4.00pm

Friday Stay & Play all morning Baby Massage 10.30 - 11.30 Stay & Play all afternoon

People are encouraged to use the playroom in between sessions whenever the centre is open.

Both centres can also be used for community activities. To find out more ring 0161 434 1601 or email: a.bell1@manchester.gov.uk or s.green1@manchester.gov.uk

The centres also send out a weekly email newsletter to local parents/carers, called 'Tots Times', it includes copies of the most up to date timetables and news from both the centres - if you would like to be added to the mailing list contact Stacey at West Didsbury on 0161 219 2111 or email s.green1@manchester.gov.uk