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.

Sessions marked as 'live' 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 activity names 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 CentreMillmead Children's Centre
TimeActivity Type of sessionTimeActivityType of session
 Wake up with SeashellsLive    8amGood Morning 'Let's Brush Our Teeth'Pre-recorded
9:30am to 11amSensory timeLive8:30amBreakfast idea of the dayPre-recorded
10amYoga WarriorsPre-recorded9:30am to 10:30amP.E. with Joe WicksLive
1pmMake and MunchPre-recorded10:30amParental tips of the dayPre-recorded
6pmStory TimeLive12pmLunch idea of the dayPre-recorded
   1:30pmSinging with Millmead Children's CentrePre-recorded
   4:30pmDinner idea of the dayPre-recorded
   6pmBedtime story with Millmead Children's CentrePre-recorded

Tuesday

Seashells Children's CentreMillmead Children's Centre
TimeActivity Type of sessionTimeActivityType of session
 Wake up with SeashellsLive  8amGood Morning 'Let's Brush Our Teeth'Pre-recorded
9:30am to 11amBubba ClubLive8:30amBreakfast idea of the dayPre-recorded
1pmWiggles and GigglesPre-recorded9:30am to 10:30amP.E. with Joe WicksLive
6pmStory TimeLive10:30amBaby massage with ZoePre-recorded
   12pmLunch idea of the dayPre-recorded
   1:30pmIndoor activity ideasPre-recorded
   4:30pmDinner idea of the dayPre-recorded
   6pmBedtime story with Millmead Children's CentrePre-recorded

Wednesday

Seashells Children's CentreMillmead Children's Centre
TimeActivity Type of sessionTimeActivityType of session
 Wake up with SeashellsLive8amGood Morning 'Let's Brush Our Teeth'Pre-recorded
9:30am to 11amParenting tipsLive8:30amBreakfast idea of the dayPre-recorded
1pmWacky WednesdaysPre-recorded9:30am to 10:30amP.E. with Joe WicksLive
6pmStory TimeLive10:30am to 12pmQuestions and answersLive
   12pmLunch idea of the dayPre-recorded
   1:30pm to 4:30pmToday's topic (chosen by you)Live
   4:30pmDinner idea of the dayPre-recorded
   6pmBedtime story with Millmead Children's CentrePre-recorded

Thursday

Seashells Children's CentreMillmead Children's Centre
TimeActivity Type of sessionTimeActivityType of session
 Wake up with Seashells Live8amGood Morning 'Let's Brush Our Teeth'Pre-recorded
9:30am to 11amStaff blog and planningLive8:30amBreakfast idea of the dayPre-recorded
1pmPlay and GigglesPre-recorded9:30am to 10:30amP.E. with Joe WicksLive
6pmStory TimeLive10:30amJamie's SEND TipsPre-recorded
   12pmLunch idea of the dayPre-recorded
   1:30pmParental tips of the dayPre-recorded
   4:30pmDinner idea of the dayPre-recorded
   6pmBedtime story with Millmead Children's CentrePre-recorded

Friday

Seashells Children's CentreMillmead Children's Centre
TimeActivity Type of sessionTimeActivityType of session
 Wake up with Seashells Live 8amGood Morning 'Let's Brush Our Teeth'Pre-recorded
9:30amFun Time FridayPre-recorded8:30amBreakfast idea of the dayPre-recorded
9:30am to 11amSing and SignLive9:30am to 10:30amP.E. with Joe WicksLive
6pmStory TimeLive10:30am to 12pmVirtual discoLive
   12pmLunch idea of the dayPre-recorded
   1:30pmHealthy eating tipsPre-recorded
   4:30pmDinner idea of the dayPre-recorded
   6pmBedtime story with Millmead Children's CentrePre-recorded

Saturday

Seashells Children's Centre
TimeActivity Type of session
10am to 11:30am Chill Out Saturday Live

Sunday

Seashells Children's Centre
TimeActivity Type of session
10am Yoga Warriors Pre-recorded