Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Children and family hubs remain open.

Check with your local centre before you plan a visit as sessions, events and classes are not currently running.

Test and trace

When you visit our buildings, we may ask for your name, email, phone number and postcode. This is for test and trace.

Face coverings

You must wear a face covering in many of our venues. This includes our children and family hubs. Where it is required all children aged over 11 should wear a face covering, unless they are exempt. Find out more about face coverings and exemptions.

More coronavirus updates

About our hubs

Children and Family Hubs and wellbeing centres offer families with children places to meet new people. This ensures that all children get the best start in life and parents get the support and advice they need.

At our children and family hubs we offer:

  • drop-in sessions for parents and children with activities including baby groups with self-weigh and stay and play sessions
  • antenatal classes and baby clinics
  • links with local schools and voluntary agencies
  • information and advice about breastfeeding, speech and language, parenting, health issues and all difficult experiences that families with babies and young children often face

We work in partnership with Medway Adult Education to deliver our Little Chefs cookery groups. To book phone 01634 333 741 or email change4life@medway.gov.uk

We run bump to breastfeeding drop-in's with Medway Community Healthcare find out more on #BesideYou

Our hubs are supported by 9 Children and Family Wellbeing Centres which are based in primary schools. There is also work being done in the community and in people’s own homes.

The centres will help us to meet our duties to reduce inequality by helping the most vulnerable children and families. 

Children and Family Hubs in Medway

Our hubs are based across Medway. 

Online sessions

We are now using Microsoft Teams to deliver a variety of online sessions.

View online timetable

Health support at hubs

Midwives

When your pregnancy is confirmed, you'll be given an appointment with a midwife.

Midwives provide antenatal and postnatal support including early bird and active birth sessions. 

Contact the midwives office

  • Rainham and Gillingham: 01634 382 108
  • Chatham: 01634 337 470
  • Strood: 01634 717 755
  • 24 hours: 01634 825 277
  • Delivery suite: 01634 825 278
  • Antenatal clinic: 01634 825 111

Find out more about pregnancy on NHS.UK.

Health visitors

Health visitors work in the community. Their role is to improve the health and wellbeing of families and children in the first few years of life.

They may offer advice about health, immunisations, screening and reviews. This is to help parents prevent childhood illnesses.

Contact the Health Visiting Team 

Health Visiting Team (MCH) General Enquiries – 0300 123 3444

Extra support

You can talk to a member of our team to see what support is available for your family. We can support you with parenting, getting a health visitor or midwife, child development and play. We can also help you find help from other services in the area.