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Eastbourne and Hailsham - What's on


Pregnancy and new baby

Bump and Beyond – antenatal classes

Who

Parents-to-be

When

2 to 3 sessions

Where

Eastbourne, Hailsham or online

Course

A relaxed Bump and Beyond antenatal class for parents-to-be, including young parents and those who want a refresher.  

Dads and non-birthing partners are welcome.

To find out more, email: bumpandbeyond@eastsussex.gov.uk

Breastfeeding support group - drop-in

When

Thursdays, 1pm to 2.30pm

Drop-in

Come along and have a chat if you:

  • are expecting a baby and have questions about breastfeeding
  • already have a baby and need support with breastfeeding
  • want to meet other mums who are breastfeeding and share your journey

No need to book. 

Understanding your baby - 0 to 5 months

Who

Parents and carers of babies aged 0 to 5 months

When

6 to 8 weeks, 2-hour session

Course

Meet other new parents and carers who understand the highs and lows of caring for a new baby. The course covers basic skills, including:

  • understanding baby’s feelings, relaxation and breathing
  • brain development, communication and crying
  • rhythms and sleep patterns
  • feeding – transition to solids
  • play and development

To find out more, fill in our booking enquiry form.

Aquababes - 0 to 2 years

Who

0 to 2 years

When

Tuesday mornings, term-time only

Activity

Water confidence for babies and young children.

To find out more, email: bumpandbeyond@eastsussex.gov.uk


Stay and play groups - drop-ins

Free, weekly drop-in sessions for you and your child to play together along with other families. This is a chance to be creative, active and messy! 

Mondays

0 to 5 years

Buddies play group - 10am to 11.30am

Hailsham Family Hub

0 to 5 years

Little superstars play group - 10am to 11.30am

Eastbourne - Shinewater Family Hub

(Breastfeeding support available alternate weeks in term time)

0 to 5 years

Little Daffodils play group - 1pm to 2pm

Eastbourne - Devonshire Family Hub

Wednesdays

0 to 5 years

Little Gems play group - 10am to 11.30am

Eastbourne - Devonshire Family Hub

Thursdays

0 to 5 years

Dads' Stay and Play - 12.30 to 2pm

Eastbourne - Devonshire Family Hub

Fridays

0 to 5 years

Bizzy Bees play group - 9.30am to 10.30am

Eastbourne - Shinewater Family Hub

0 to 1 year

Bizzy Babies baby group - 10am to 11am

Eastbourne - Shinewater Family Hub

0 to 1 year

Baby Bubbles baby group - 10am to 11.30am

Hailsham Family Hub

(Breastfeeding support available on alternate weeks)


Speech and language

Babbling babies - 0 to 12 months

Who

Babies aged 0 to 12 months

When

2 sessions of 1 hour

Where

Eastbourne and Hailsham

Activity

Play sessions to help your baby's communication. Enjoy activities like singing, mirrors, bubbles and sharing stories.

To find out more, fill in our booking enquiry form.

Early words - 1 to 2 years

Who

Children aged 1 to 2 years

When

2 sessions of 1 hour

Where

Eastbourne and Hailsham

Sessions

Play sessions to help your child's speech, language and communication. Enjoy singing, stories and sounds. 

Sessions include an expert who will share ideas to support your child at home.

To find out more, fill in our booking enquiry form.

Rhyming rabbits - 1 to 2 years

Who

Children around 1 to 2 years

When

6 weeks

Course

Explore rhymes and storybooks to develop your child’s language skills. A crèche is available.

To find out more, fill in our booking enquiry form.

Parent and child signing - 6 months upwards

Who

Age 6 months to 5 years and any child with additional needs

When

6 weeks

Course

Learn how to teach key signs to your baby or child to support their speech, language and communication development.

To find out more, fill in our booking enquiry form.


Additional needs

Something Special - SEN play group - 0 to 5 years

Who

Children aged 0 to 5 years

When

Wednesdays, 1pm to 2.30pm

Activity

Something Special (SEN) play group is for children with:

  • a developmental delay
  • special educational needs

Your child does not need a diagnosis to attend.

To find out more, fill in our booking enquiry form.

Small Beginnings group - 0 to 5 years

Who

Parents and carers with your child aged 0 to 5 years

When

90 minutes weekly, term time only

Where

Eastbourne and Hailsham

These sessions are for families who are worried about their child’s development in communication, interaction and play skills.

To find out more, fill in our booking enquiry form.


Health, exercise and nutrition

HENRY - 0 to 5 years

Who

Families with a child aged 0 to 5 years

When

9 weeks for 2.5 hours

Course

We can help you and your family to form good habits as part of a healthy lifestyle. If your child is a picky eater, come along to learn tips for hassle-free mealtimes.

A crèche is available. Week 1 is a 1-hour ‘settle and play’ for the crèche.

To find out more, fill in our booking enquiry form.

Healthy lunchboxes

Who

Parents and carers with children aged 0 to 5

When

4 week course

Course

Family cookery sessions to make new, home-made and healthy foods for your child’s lunchbox. A crèche is available. 

To find out more, fill in our booking enquiry form.


Parenting skills

Understanding challenging behaviour – preschool

Who

Parents and carers of preschool age children

When

4 weeks

Course

This short course will help you understand the way your child thinks and behaves. Discover practical tips and techniques to reduce unwanted behaviour and encourage positive behaviour.

  • Discuss difficult parenting experiences with others in a supportive and understanding environment.
  • Get tips on ways to look after yourself when parenting is challenging.

To find out more, fill in our booking enquiry form.


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