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Hastings and St Leonards - What's on


Pregnancy and new baby

Bump and Beyond antenatal classes

Who

Parents-to-be

When

2 to 3 sessions

Where

Hastings, St Leonards and 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

Aquanatal

When

Thursday morning (term-time only)

Activity

Gentle water-based exercise class to help connect with your baby during pregnancy. Have fun and meet other mums to be.

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

Breastfeeding support

Weekly

Breastfeeding support group – drop-in

When:

Weekly on Monday, 1pm to 2.30pm

Drop-in

Come along and have a chat if you:

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

No need to book.

Aquababes - 0 to 2 years

Who

0 to 2 years

When

Thursday morning (term-time only)

Activity

Water confidence for babies and young children.

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

Breastfeeding support

Weekly

Time for me - support group

Who

Mums with a child under 12 months and post-natal depression or anxiety

When

6 weeks, 1 hour session

Support group

A safe place to meet other mums experiencing post-natal depression and anxiety. Learn skills to help manage those feelings. Crèche spaces available.

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


Stay and play groups - drop-ins

Free 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

Little Pickles play group - 10am to 11.15am in term time

St Leonards Family Hub

May include messy play. 

Wednesdays

0 to 5 years

Busy Bees musical sing-along group - 10.30am to 11am in term time

Hollington Youth Hub

Bring something to sit on.

Thursdays

0 to 1 year

Baby stay and play - 1pm to 2pm

East Hastings Family Hub 

(Breastfeeding support available in term time)

0 to 5 years

Dad's stay and play - 12:30pm to 2pm in term time
Fortnightly from the first Thursday of the month

St Leonards Family Hub

Fridays

0 to 5 years

Stay and play - 10am to 12pm

East Hastings Family Hub

(Breastfeeding support every other week)


Speech and language

Babbling babies - 0 to 12 months

Who

Babies aged 0 to 12 months

When

2 sessions of 1 hour

Where

Hastings and St Leonards Family Hubs

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

Hastings and St Leonards Family Hubs

Activity

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


Additional needs

Bright Stars - SEN play group - 0 to 5 years

Who

Children aged 0 to 5 years

When

Thursdays 1pm to 2pm

Drop-in

Bright Stars is a weekly drop-in play group for children aged 0 to 5 years with additional needs.

Your child does not need a diagnosis to attend.

To request to attend, fill in our booking enquiry form

Small Beginnings - 0 to 5 years

Who

Parents and carers with your child aged 0 to 5 years

When

6 week course

Course

This course is for families who are concerned about their child’s development in communication, interaction and play skills.

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


Parenting skills

Play and learn - 0 to 5 years

Who

Parents and carers of a child aged 0 to 5 years

When:

4 to 6 week course

Where

Hastings Town Family Hub

This course shares ways to improve your child's development and learning through play.

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


Life skills

Work advice drop-in

When

3rd Friday of the month, 9.30am to 12pm

Drop-in

Do you want to go back to work or change career? Come along to one of our drop-in sessions (no need to book).

You can talk to specialist advisors about:

  • moving into or out of work
  • childcare choices for working parents and how this works with Universal Credit
  • volunteering
  • training options

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