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Activities

About our groups and sessions

Come Talk with Me

For children aged two or three years, supporting parents who have concerns with their child's speech and language development. 

Family Support Service

Family support workers can offer free and friendly support to all families in our area with children 0-19 years and those receiving antenatal care.

Haven Group

A group run by HomeStart supporting those with low mood or postnatal depression. Call 01202 574877 for more information. This is currently being run via Zoom.

Health Visitor Advice / Development Checks

A weekly appointment based session run by a team of health visitors and community nursery nurses. Contact your health visitor for details.

National Careers Service

An opportunity to speak with an advisor from the National Careers Service to discuss training and employment. Please call the centre for details.

Parenting Puzzle

This is a nurturing programme to support you to increase your self-awareness, understand your families behaviour and support your families emotional health.

Postnatal and Midwife Appointments

Speak to your midwife to book an appointment.

Newborn Hearing Screening

A weekly appointment only service.

Starting Out 

Play is the main way in which children learn and develop. Starting Out offers lots of simple ideas and fun ways to play with your child. There are three different age groups running: 0-1, 1-2  and 2-3 years.

Trick Box

A four week course all about developing Happy Life Habits for the whole family. Each week we will cover one of four key areas, these are: Confidence, Calm, Communication and Creativity. We will introduce you to practical ‘tips’ to develop your own and your child’s personal skills in these areas. 

Welcome to the Word

An antenatal parenting programme, to help you think about the transition to parenthood. Topics include empathy, loving attentiveness, infant brain development, healthy choices, managing stress,  promoting self-esteem, confidence and effective communication.The best time to attend is between 22-30 weeks pregnant, you are welcome to attend with your partner, relative or a friend who will be supporting you. 

Further Information 


Contact Us

Kinson and West Howe Children's Centre
Moore Avenue, West Howe, Bournemouth, Dorset
BH11 8AU

Telephone: 0300 123 9866

Email Kinson & West Howe

0300 numbers are charged at local rate for landline or mobile. They are included as part of any inclusive or free minutes (if you have free minutes left).