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Lewes and Peacehaven - What's on

Locations

Activities are held at:


Pregnancy and new baby

Bump and Beyond antenatal classes

Who

Parents-to-be

When

2 to 3 sessions

Where

Peacehaven Families and Children's Centre (NHS building next door to Peacehaven Family Hub) 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

Fridays, 1pm to 2.30pm

Where

Newhaven Youth Centre, Denton Island, Newhaven BN9 9BA

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 sessions

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.

Time for me - post natal support group

Who

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

When

6 weeks for 2 hours

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 1 year

Baby time group - 11.15am to 12.15pm

Peacehaven Family Hub

(Breastfeeding support available in term time)

1 to 3 years

First Steps group - 9.15am to 10.30am

Peacehaven Family Hub

Wednesdays

0 to 1 year

Baby and me group - 1pm to 2pm

Lewes Family Hub

(Breastfeeding support available in term time)

0 to 5 years

Just Play - 1pm to 2.30pm

Peacehaven Family Hub

(Breastfeeding support available in term time)

Fridays

0 to 5 years

Malling Munchkins - 10am to 11.30am

Malling Community Centre, behind Lewes Family Hub


Speech and language

Babbling babies - 0 to 12 months

Who

Babies aged 0 to 12 months

When

2 sessions of 1 hour

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

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.

Parent and child signing course - 6 months up

Who

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

Small Beginnings - 0 to 5 years

Who

Parents and carers with your child aged 0 to 5 years

When

4 week and 6 week courses

Course

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

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


Life skills

Family First Aid - 0 to 19 years

Who

Parents and carers of 0 to 19 year olds

When

3 weeks, 2 hour sessions

Course

This course will teach you vital emergency skills, including:

  • how to stop choking
  • the recovery position
  • adult, child and baby CPR
  • managing head injuries
  • stopping bleeding

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

Work advice drop-in

When

2nd Monday of the month, 10am to 1pm

Drop-in

Do you want to go back to work or change career? Come along to our drop-in session (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