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Bexhill and Rother - 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

Sidley Family Hub or online

Activity

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

Thursdays

Where

Summerfields Leisure Centre, Hastings

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 group – drop-in

When

Thursday 10.30am to 12pm

Where

Tilling Green Community Centre, Rye TN31 7BE

Activity

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

Where

Summerfields Leisure Centre, Hastings

Activity

Water confidence for babies and young children.

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

Breastfeeding support

Weekly

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.

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 1 hour

Activity

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, 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!

Tuesdays

0 to 5 years

Meet and play group - 9.45am to 10.45am

Bexhill - Sidley Family Hub

Wednesdays

1 to 5 years

Stay and play group - 12.30pm  to 1.45pm

Tilling Green Community Centre, Rye TN31 7BE

Thursdays

6 months to 2 years

Next steps play group - 9.30am to 11am

Bexhill - Sidley Family Hub

0 to 1 year

Battle Baby Group - 1pm to 2.30pm in term time

Battle Library

(Breastfeeding support available)

Fridays

0 to 1 year

Baby buddies baby group - 10am to 11.30am

Bexhill - Sidley Family Hub 

(Breastfeeding support available in term time)

Last Saturday of the month

0 to 5 years

Dads' drop-in for dads and male carers with a child under 5. Can also bring a sibling under 8.

Build a positive, fun relationship with your child and connect with other dads.

Bexhill - Sidley 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 - 6 months upwards

Who

6 months to 5 years, and children any age with additional needs

When

6 weeks for 1.5 hours

Activity

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

Owlets SEN playgroup - 0 to 5 years

Who

Children aged 0 to 5 years

When

1st and 3rd Friday of the month in term time, 9.45am to 11.30am

Activity

Owlets is a sensory-friendly group for children with autism, or a speech or language delay. 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

4 to 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.


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.


Life skills

Work advice drop-in

When

2nd Thursday of the month, 9.30am to 12pm

Activity

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

Early words - 1 to 2 years

Who

Children aged 1 to 2 years