Preparing your life for the birth of a child, can be a confusing and emotional time, as well as being a joyful experience not only for you but also for members of your family. Lark Children’s Centre offer services and activities from your earliest days of pregnancy through to your child's first days at school.
Here at Lark we offer a midwife clinic on site where you can book you ante-natal appointments. You can do this by calling us on 01752 313293 or by popping in.
We also run the Great Expectations Antenatal courses (4 weekly sessions) to prepare you for the birth of your baby and beyond. Please see our COURSES for more information.
Additionally we also run First Aid Awareness courses, see COURSES for more information.
You can also find lots of helpful information about your pregnancy and baby by visiting the NHS website, click www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/ for more information.
If you are looking to purchase any new items for your child then Buy Wise Be Safe is a handy website to check out, this website provides essential advice to support informed purchases allowing you to buy with confidence when you are looking at choosing any new items for child (up to 5 years old). They also promote the safe use of equipment for both new and second-hand items purchased. Click www.buywisebesafe.org.uk/en/ to see more information.
If you have just found out about us and have had your baby, Congratulations!
We are here to offer advice and support for everything from being safer at home, to money worries, healthier lifestyles and much more.
If you are wanting to breastfeed your baby, we can offer support for this at our “Chatter Box & Latch On” and "Welcome to the World" groups, even if you don’t breastfeed you can come along to these groups as they also allow you to meet us and other new parents from the moment your child is born, offering safe stay and play sessions, giving your little one the opportunity to explore and discover new experiences in a safe environment. For more information see our GROUPS.
Our Breast Pump hire service is also available throughout the City, this service allows mums who are breastfeeding, or wanting to express and feed their child the opportunity to borrow one of our electric pumps for a small charge. Please contact us for more details on this service.
We also offer baby weigh groups here at Lark however there are other venues that host this if they suit you better. For more details about our Baby Weigh and Chatterbox Clinics across the City, including days and times see TIMETABLES.