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Burgess Hill for the under 5s

The Family Information Service provides free, up-to-date, impartial advice on childcare, including childminders, baby/toddler groups, playgroups and day care nurseries. For further information telephone 01243 777807 or click on the following link to visit West Sussex County Council's Family Information service.  

Baby, Toddler and Pre-School Groups in Burgess Hill
The list below provides information on local groups and activities available in Burgess Hill for pre-school age children. Click on the coloured links below to see activities for a particular day or scroll down to view the full diary. If you have a group which could be added to this list please email webmaster@burgesshill.gov.uk or telephone 01444 247726.

Every care has been taken in preparing this information, but you are advised to check the details with the organisations concerned to avoid any possible disappointment. Please note activities may be subject to last minute change or cancellation by the organiser.

                         
Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday   Friday   Saturday   Other Groups
                         
                         
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Well Baby Clinic - The Gattons Children & Family Centre, Royal George Road
9.30am - 11.30am. No charge and no need to book. For more information telephone 01444 255480 or email: thegattons.cfc@westsussex.gov.uk 

Speech & Language Drop-In - the Sidney West Children & Family Centre, Leylands Road
9.30am - 11.30am, not every week. Telephone 01444 255493 to check dates.

Okey Cokey Mother and Toddler Group - All Saints United Reformed Church, Junction Road
10am - 11.30am. For more information telephone 01444 241063.

Breastfeeding Support Group - The Gattons Children & Family Centre, Royal George Road
10am - 12 noon. Advice and support for mums and their babies. No need to book. For more information telephone 01444 255480 or email: thegattons.cfc@westsussex.gov.uk 

Under 5s Rhyme Time - Burgess Hill Library, Civic Way
11.00 - 11.30am. A free fun sing-along with child friendly musical percussion instruments. Link to Burgess Hill Library website.

St Andrew's Sunbeams Parent/Carer Baby & Toddler Group - St Andrew's Church, Rider Hall, Cants Lane
1.15pm - 2.45pm. For more information telephone 01444 232023 or visit www.standrews-burgesshill.org.uk/.

Toy Library - The Gattons Children & Family Centre, Royal George Road
9.30pm - 4pm. Pay £2 for a year and borrow any toy you choose for 2 weeks. For more information telephone 01444 255480 or email: thegattons.cfc@westsussex.gov.uk

Under 5s Toddler Time - Burgess Hill Library, Civic Way
2.00pm - 2.30pm a free fun session with stories, sing-alongs and other activities. Link to the Burgess Hill Library website

Kindermusik - The Kings Centre, 33-35 Victoria Road
Activities for 0-7 years old
9.45am - 5pm 
For more information telephone 07505 021453 or visit www.kindermusikbyjan.co.uk/.Link to the Karen Hollebon School of Dance website

Karen Hollebon School of Dance for ages 3+, Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road
2.15pm - 2.45pm and 2.45pm - 3.15pm. Under 5’s Ballet. Classes run during term-time only. For more information and to book telephone 01444 246861 or 07920 111449 or visit khschoolofdance.com.

Tuesday

Link to the Triangle websiteBounce & Roll - The Triangle Leisure Centre
Tuesdays 9.45-10.30am and 10.45-11.30am (term-time only). An activity session for the under 5s. Trampoline, bouncy castle, mini-gym, trikes and toys. Parental supervision required. For more details telephone 01444 876000 or visit The Triangle website.

Stay & Play - Sidney West Centre, Leylands Road
10am - 11.30am, a 12 week course with advice, craft and play activities. To book and check dates telephone 01444 255493 or email sidneywest.cfc@westsussex.gov.uk

Kindermusik - The Kings Centre, 33-35 Victoria Road
Activities for 0-7 years old
9.45am - 5pm 
For more information telephone 07505 021453 or visit www.kindermusikbyjan.co.uk/. 

Monkey Music
Short morning music classes at Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, for ages 2 & 3 year olds, toddlers from 12 months and babies from 3 months. Please book before you come! Telephone Laura on 01825 760970 or email lewes.uckfield@monkeymusic.co.uk, website: www.monkeymusic.co.uk.

Speech & Language Drop-In - The Gattons Children & Family Centre, Royal George Road
1pm - 3pm. For anyone with concerns about their pre-school child's speech and/or language development. No charge but please check dates as the group does not meet every week. For more information telephone 01444 255480 or email: thegattons.cfc@westsussex.gov.ukLink to the Kindermusik website

Wednesday

Stay and Play plus Toy Library - The Gattons Children & Family Centre, Royal George Road
9.30am - 11am. Term-time only. For more information telephone 01444 255480 or email: thegattons.cfc@westsussex.gov.uk

Paint & Play - The Triangle Leisure Centre
10-11.30am. An activity session for the under 5s. Painting and colouring, trikes and toys, bouncy castle, trampoline, soft play and face painting. Parental supervision required. For more details telephone 01444 876000 or visit The Triangle website.

Sonbeams - Gateway Baptist Church, Station Road
10am - 11.30am. A welcoming environment where parents and carers can gather with their toddlers. There is a variety of toys for the children and activities include story time, song circle and crafts. The adults have opportunity for conversation and all enjoy refreshments. www.gatewaybaptist.org.uk

Kindermusik - The Kings Centre, 33-35 Victoria Road
Activities for 0-7 years old Link to the Triangle website
9.45am - 5pm 
For more information telephone 07505 021453 or visit www.kindermusikbyjan.co.uk/. 

Young Parents Group (aged 25 and under) - The Gattons Children & Family Centre, Royal George Road
1pm - 2.30pm (except for the second Wednesday of the month when the times change to 2pm - 3.30pm). A group for new parents aged 25 or under and their babies. For more information telephone 01444 255480 or email: thegattons.cfc@westsussex.gov.uk


Thursday


Babies Playtime and/or Weigh In Clinic - The Sidney West Children & Family Centre, Leylands Road
9.30am - 11.30am. Weigh In Clinic with a play session running adjacent for babies and children up to two years. No need to book. For more information telephone 01444 255493 or email sidneywest.cfc@westsussex.gov.uk.

Kindermusik - The Kings Centre, 33-35 Victoria Road
Activities for 0-7 years old
9.45am - 5pm 
For more information telephone 07505 021453 or visit www.kindermusikbyjan.co.uk/. 

Karen Hollebon School of Dance for ages 3+, Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road
2.50pm - 3.20pm. Under 5’s Ballet. Classes run during term-time only. For more information and to book telephone 01444 246861 or 07920 111449 or visit khschoolofdance.com.

Noah's Ark Toddler Group - Kings Church, Kings Centre, 33-35 Victoria Road
10am - 11.30am. The group aims to create a safe environment, which supports parents and carers whilst giving children lots of opportunities to have fun.  Come and enjoy:Link to the Kings Church website
•    great coffee and cakes
•    a friendly and supportive group
•    a wide range of toys, craft activities and singing
•    a snack for your child
•    regular social activities
The group runs during term-time only, £1 per adult and £1 per child. Due to high demand entry cannot be guaranteed, for more information telephone 01444 244215. Link to the Kings Church website

Parent & Toddler Group - St John's Church, Lower Church Road
2pm - 3.30pm. A very welcoming and friendly group for Mums, Dads, Grandparents, other carers and childminders – all are welcome to bring along children aged 0 to 4 years. Come and enjoy tea, toys and some great singing! £1 per family. stjohnsbh.org.uk/

 

Friday

Bounce & Roll - The Triangle Leisure Centre
9.45-10.30am and 10.45-11.30am (term-time only). An activity session for the under 5s. Trampoline, bouncy castle, mini-gym, trikes and toys. Parental supervision required. For more details telephone 01444 876000 or visit The Triangle website.

Under 5s Rhyme Time - Burgess Hill Library, Civic Way
9.45 - 10.15am. A free fun sing-along with child friendly musical percussion instruments. Link to the Burgess Hill Library website.

Parent & Toddler Group - St John's Church, Lower Church Road
10am - 11.30am. A very welcoming and friendly group for Mums, Dads, Grandparents, other carers and childminders – all are welcome to bring along children aged 0 to 4 years. Come and enjoy tea, toys and some great singing! £1 per family. stjohnsbh.org.uk/

Explore! Baby & Toddler Group, Centre Church, 180 Leylands Road
‘Explore’ is a meeting place and a safe environment for parents, grandparents and carer aiming to help children explore their senses. Staffed by a friendly team of volunteers the group offers some great tea / coffee, biscuits and a great variety of toys.
Every Friday during term time 10am - 11.30am. For more information call 01444 232596 or visit http://centrechurch.uk

Teddy Tots - St Edward's Church, Royal George Road
10am - 11.30am, for ages 0 - 5 years although older children are welcome in the holidays. For more information telephone 01444 241300 or visit www.stedwardsburgess.co.uk/Link to St Edwards Church website

Kindermusik - The Kings Centre, 33-35 Victoria Road
Activities for 0-7 years old
9.45am - 5pm 
For more information telephone 07505 021453 or visit www.kindermusikbyjan.co.uk/.

Saturday

Little Kickers - St Paul's Catholic College, Main Hall, Jane Murray Way, Burgess Hill, RH15 8GA
Approved development classes using a football. For children from 18 months - 7 years. Classes run from 9am - 9.15am, 9.55am to 10.40am, 10.55am - 11.35am and 11.45am to 12.30pm with the option to do Little Kicks (18-27 months), Junior Kickers (2-3½ years), Mighty Kickers (3½ - 5 years) or Mega Kickers (5years to 7years). For more information telephone 020 8432 0982 or 01293 226201, emailphilbanister@littlekickers.co.uk or visit www.littlekickers.co.uk

Saturday Singalong - Burgess Hill Library, Civic Way
10.30am - 11am on the first Saturday of each month. Enjoy a free fun sing-along with child friendly percussion instruments.

NCT Saturday Family Group - Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road
10-11:15am on the first Saturday of the month. For parents with children from birth to pre-school. Each month we are joined by a local entertainment provider for music, sensory play, messy play or other activities. Toys and refreshments provided. £3 per family. Email saturdayfamilygroup@gmail.com or visit the NCT Mid Sussex Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NCTMidSussex/)

Other Groups, Courses and Local Centres

Antics Softplay Centre - The Triangle Leisure Centre
For under 8s (maximum height 4’10”). An exciting world of adventure and creative soft play with a special area for under 3s.

Link to the Little Kickers websiteBased on three levels with something different on each one, the ground floor includes ocean ball ponds, interactive sounds and a farmyard activity floor. Padded stairs lead to the second floor with train track, tunnel, dizzy roundabout, rollers and bash bags. A rope bridge leads up to the mega slide all the way back to the ground floor ball pond.

Toddler time sessions are available during West Sussex County Council holidays from 10-11am, Monday-Friday for the under 5s. Antics is also available for children’s parties. Exclusive use is subject to availability. For more details telephone 01444 876000 or visit The Triangle website.

Drusilla Duffill Theatre School - Grove Lodge, Oakwood Road
Ballet, jazz, tap, classical dance and theatre. For ages 3+. Classes for pre-schoolers are 30 minutes in length. For more information telephone 01444 232672 or visit www.drusilladuffilltheatreschool.co.uk/.

The Gattons Children & Family Centre, Royal George Road
Provides support, information and advice for families with children under 5. Services include integrated care and education for children under 5 years, family support and outreach to parents, child and family health services, a base for childminders and links to Jobcentre Plus. For more information telephone 01444 255480 or email: thegattons.cfc@westsussex.gov.uk  

Mid Sussex & Horsham Portage
Provides a home visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional support needs and their families. For further information telephone 01444 243150 or visit the website www.portage.org.uk/

NCT Saturday Family Group
Aimed at expectant parents and children from 0-5, the group meets at Cyprus Hall on the first Saturday of the month. Each month we are joined by a local entertainment provider for music, sensory or messy play and other activities. Toys and refreshments provided. £3 per family. Open to all.
Contact: Julie and Alice, saturdayfamilygroup@gmail.com, Website: https://www.nct.org.uk/branches/mid-sussex, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCTMidSussex/

The Sidney West Children & Family Centre, Leylands Road
Provides support, information and advice for families with children under 5 years. Services include integrated care and education for children under 5 years, family support and outreach to parents, child and family health services, a base for childminders and links to Jobcentre Plus. For more information telephone 01444 255493 or email sidneywest.cfc@westsussex.gov.uk.