Online children's centres

Children's centres provide support for 0 to 5-year-olds and their families.

Two of our children's centres - Seashells in Sheerness and Millmead in Margate - are providing a virtual service during the coronavirus crisis. Sessions and advice can be accessed by any Kent family, regardless of where they live.

You and your children can join in with a range of virtual sessions throughout the week on Facebook and Zoom. Some of these sessions are 'live' and will be hosted in real time, and staff will respond to comments and questions you may have.

Both centres are also posting and engaging on social media throughout the day. To join in with any of the sessions below, or to contact either of the children's centres for advice, you can follow them on Facebook:

Alternatively, you can click on the live or recorded sessions in the timetables below to find out more about them.

These sessions can be accessed by anyone, but we encourage you to register to use children’s centres before you do.

You can find out about other activities being run by children's centres on our children's centres page.

Save the Children have also produced an activity pack (PDF, 3.1 MB) for you and your children.

Daily timetables

Monday

Seashells Children's Centre
TimeActivity Type of session
8:30am'Coming up this week'Facebook
10amStay and PlayZoom
2:30pmFamily information and learningFacebook
Millmead Children's Centre
TimeActivityType of session
8amWake up with the Millmead Children’s Centre and Let’s Brush Our Teeth 
10:30amSinging and StoriesFacebook post, pre-recorded video or via Facebook Live
1:30pmVirtual discoYouTube
5pmBedtime storiesYouTube

Tuesday

Seashells Children's Centre
TimeActivity Type of session
9:30amBubba ClubLive on Facebook
10am to 12pmCoffee morningZoom
1pmMoney workshop - 3 week courseZoom
Millmead Children's Centre
TimeActivityType of session
8amWake up with the Millmead Children’s Centre and Let’s Brush Our Teeth 
10:30amBaby massagePre-recorded
1:30pmHelp, advice and information aimed at parents and carers of under 2 year oldsFacebook post or shared link
5pmBedtime storiesYouTube

Wednesday

Seashells Children's Centre
TimeActivity Type of session
10:30amSensory timeFacebook
 Programmes for parentsZoom
Millmead Children's Centre
TimeActivityType of session
8amWake up with the Millmead Children’s Centre and Let’s Brush Our Teeth 
10:30amHelp, advice and information for parents and carersFacebook post, pre-recorded video or via Facebook Live
1:30pmHelp, advice and information for parents and carersFacebook post, pre-recorded video or via Facebook Live
5pmBedtime storiesYouTube

Thursday

Seashells Children's Centre
TimeActivity Type of session
2pmSing and Rhyme TimeZoom
2pmActivity pack ideasFacebook
Millmead Children's Centre
TimeActivityType of session
8amWake up with the Millmead Children’s Centre and Let’s Brush Our Teeth 
10:30amCooking with Millmead Children's CentreA mixture of live and pre-recorded videos
1:30pmCooking with Millmead Children's Centre - today's suggestionFacebook post
5pmBedtime storiesYouTube

Friday

Seashells Children's Centre
TimeActivity Type of session
9:30amMake and MunchFacebook
10:30amBaby massageZoom
2:30pmYou TimeFacebook
Millmead Children's Centre
TimeActivityType of session
8amWake up with the Millmead Children’s Centre and Let’s Brush Our Teeth 
10:30amHelp, advice and information for parents and carersFacebook post, pre-recorded video or via Facebook Live
1:30pmLittle Explorers LiveFacebook Live
5pmBedtime storiesYouTube