First Steps

First Steps Children's Centre

First Steps Children's Centre

We offer a wide range of learning and development activities for families with children aged 0-5 years, in addition to advice and guidance about services to support families with lots of day to day problems of being a parent in today's world, access to counselling and outreach support to families in the Tanhouse, Digmoor and Moorside wards of Skelmersdale, and in UpHolland and surrounding rural area.

Our activities include Baby Play and Weigh, Busy Bodies - fun and creative activities including music and movement, Baby Allsorts - a drop in play session for children aged 0.3 yrs with additional needs and and Home Start - a pre-school open play session.

We support families from pregnancy to birth and beyond with our Bump, Birth and Beyond ante natal sessions, and Baby Blooms a baby development drop in session including breastfeeding support and weaning advice.  New for 2013, starting 11 November we have Pregnancy Stretch and Relax for mums to be. 

We also offer a Positive Parenting course, quit smoking sessions and have a range of adult courses, such as Money Management, Employability and CV writing and Numeracy and Literacy courses. 
           
Health visitors and midwives work in our centres providing infant and child health advice for parents of newborns and ante natal clinics

Our main centre is Tanhouse but some activities are also provided at Digmoor Parade and St Thomas the Martyr School, UpHolland and other local venues. On this site you can see what's on or you can contact us for more information.