Contact the team

We have now returned to face-to-face sessions. If you need to speak to a member of the team phone: 

  • Chatham: 01634 338 833
  • Gillingham: 01634 338 877
  • Strood: 01634 335 533
  • Wayfield and Rainham: 01634 337 733.

Safeguarding

We are committed to:

  • recruiting with care
  • safeguarding
  • promoting the welfare of children and young people.

We expect all parents or carers, staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

As part of our safeguarding policy, please do not use your mobile phone during sessions. This includes:

  • talking
  • texting
  • social media
  • emails
  • taking photos.

Breastfeeding support

You can find breastfeeding support in Medway on the Beside You website.

 
 

Session booking

You must book in advance for all sessions.

All baby groups and stay and play sessions will need to be booked each week. We are not able to book a spot for a course of sessions.

If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking so we can offer your space to another family.

Medway children and family hubs timetable

Timetable for 6 June to 22 July 2022.

Baby Group - birth to 12 months

Informal group to meet other new parents.

  • Time: 9.30am to 11am
  • Location: Deanwood Wellbeing Centre, Long Catlis Road, Rainham, ME8 9TX
  • To book call 01634 337 733.

Baby Group and Stay and Play - under 5s

  • Time: 10am to 11.30am
  • Location: Gun Lane Wellbeing Centre, Gun Lane, Strood, ME2 4UF
  • To book call 01634 335 533.

Baby Group - birth to 12 months

Informal group to meet other new parents.

  • Time: 1pm to 2.30pm
  • Location: Chatham Children and Family Hub, Chatham, Kent, ME4 5AZ
  • To book call 01634 338 833.

Incredible years for babies

11 week course for parent and carers with babies under 6 months.

Babies attend the session with parent or carer.

If you're currently pregnant and would like to join our future sessions, please call us.

Our programme is coming soon in September. Dates to be confirmed.

To book your place or to get more information call 01643 338 833.

Stay and Play - from 12 months to under 5s

  • Time: 9.30am to 11am
  • Location: Burnt Oak Wellbeing Centre, Burnt Oak Primary School, Cornwall Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 5XX
  • To book call 01634 338 877.

Baby yoga - from 6 weeks to crawling

  • Date: 3-week courses starting 14 June 2022 and 5 July 2022
  • Location: Delce Wellbeing Centre, Fleet Road, Rochester, ME1 2QA
  • Time: 10am to 11am
  • To book call 01634 338 833.

Breastfeeding support

Visit We are beside you and click on 'Medway' to find local breastfeeding support.

Little Chefs

A 6-week cookery course for parents and carers with children aged 2 to 4.

To find out more and book your place please phone 01634 333 741 or email change4life@medway.gov.uk

Baby Group - birth to 12 months

Informal group to meet other new parents.

  • Time: 9.30am to 11am
  • Location: Wayfield and Rainham Children and Family Hub, Wayfield Road, Chatham, ME5 0HH
  • To book call 01634 337 733.

Baby Group and Stay and Play - under 5s

  • Date: starting 15 June 2022
  • Time: 9.30am to 10.45am
  • Location: Allhallows Village Hall, Binney Road, Allhallows, Rochester, ME3 9PL
  • To book call 01634 335 533.

Stay and Play - from 12 months to under 5s

  • Time: 1pm to 2.30pm
  • Location: Delce Wellbeing Centre, Fleet Road, Rochester, ME1 2QA
  • To book call 01634 338 833.

Baby Group - birth to 12 months

Informal group to meet other new parents.

  • Time: 1pm to 2.30pm
  • Location: Twydall Wellbeing Centre, Twydall Lane, ME8 6JS
  • To book call 01634 338 877.

Stay and Play - from 12 months to under 5s

  • Time: 1pm to 2.30pm
  • Location: Lordswood Wellbeing Centre, Lordswood School, Lordswood Lane, Chatham, ME5 8NN
  • To book call 01634 337 733.

Young Parents Group

For parents aged 21 years and under with a child under 5.

  • Time: 1pm to 2.30pm
  • Location: Chatham Children and Family Hub, Chatham, Kent, ME4 5AZ
  • To book call 01634 338 833.

Stay and Play - from 12 months to under 5s

  • Time: 9.30am to 11am
  • Location: Saxon Way Primary School and Children's Centre, Ingram Road, ME7 1SJ
  • To book call 01634 338 877.

Story massage - from 12 months to 4 years

Weekly booking only.

  • Date: various dates available
  • Time: 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Location: Chatham Children and Family Hub, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4AZ
  • To book call 01634 338 833.

Stay and Play - from 12 months to under 5s

  • Time: 1pm to 2.30pm
  • Location: Riverside Primary School and Nursery, St Edmund's Way, Rainham, ME8 8ET
  • To book call 01634 337 733.

Stay and Play - from 12 months to under 5s

  • Time: 1pm to 2.30pm
  • Location: Chatham Children and Family Hub, Chatham, Kent, ME4 5AZ
  • To book call 01634 338 833.

Baby Group - birth to 12 months (non-walkers)

Informal group to meet other new parents.

  • Time: 1pm to 2.30pm
  • Location: Strood Hub, Clifton Close, Strood, ME2 2HG
  • To book call: 01634 335 533.

Baby Group - birth to 12 months

Informal group to meet other new parents.

  • Time: 9.30am to 11am
  • Location: Saxon Way Primary School and Children's Centre, Ingram Road, Gillingham, ME7 1SJ
  • To book call 01634 338 877.

Stay and Play - from 12 months to under 5s

  • Time: 10am to 11.30am
  • Location: Oaklands Primary school, Weeds Wood Road, Walderslade, Chatham ME5 0UP
  • To book call 01634 338 833.

Stay and Play - from 12 months to under 5s

  • Time: 9.30am to 11am
  • Location: Hoo Wellbeing Centre, Hundred of Hoo School, Main Road, Hoo, Rochester, ME3 9HH
  • To book call 01634 335 533.

Baby Massage

Sessions coming soon. For more information call 01634 338 833.

For more fun

Visit the following Facebook pages for more interactive sessions: 

Tri for You

A Better Medway

Healthy way

Medway Libraries

Medway Youth (8+)

Medway Go

Little Chefs

  • 6-week free cookery course held at various venues across Medway
  • aimed at families with children aged 2 to 4 years
  • sessions include recipes, craft activities and stories 
  • courses begin from 25 April 2022
  • see the Little Chefs course dates
  • phone 01634 333 741 to book.

You and your new baby

  • 5-week post-natal course run by the health visiting team
  • various dates and times available
  • phone 03001 233 444 to book.