Child & Family Centres – Baby Groups

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Groups for non-mobile babies and their new parents and parents-to-be alongside support and advice from the Child & Family Centre team. Held in Family Centres and other venues across South Cambs.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • meeting other parents and carers and sharing experiences is reassuring and reduces isolation;
  • getting out and about is important in the early weeks and months;
  • your confidence in your parenting skills will grow by observing and being around others – and professionals are available to help you with any concerns you have.

“I’ve been suffering (in silence) with post natal depression and the group really has made me get up and out. Staff welcome us every week with lovely smiles, they take an interest into both our lives and generally just brighten our day! We’ve both made friends and would recommend it to everyone.”

HAY Pledge

What to expect

Time to play with your baby with songs, rhymes and activities. Quieter areas for feeding and the opportunity to chat with other parents/carers as well as the Child & Family Team. Baby-weighing facilities are available for you to use. Free tea and coffee is available.

More information

Booking is essential and can be done over the telephone, via email or Facebook messenger.

There are toilets, potties and baby-changing facilities in all Child & Family Centres. Prams and pushchairs may need to be left outside at some venues; when you book your place you can check. There is no parking available on site at Melbourn,

Tuesday 1-2.30pm Sawston Child & Family Zone

Tuesday 1-2.30pm Northstowe Child & Family Zone

Wednesday 10-11.30am Cambourne Child & Family Centre (Sensory babies)

Thursday 10-11.30am Cambourne Child & Family Centre

Thursday 1-2.30pm Melbourn Child & Family Zone

Thursday 1-2.30pm Linton Cathodeon Centre


There’s a £2 charge per family per session. Please pay in cash on the day. Childminders pay £2 per childminder and own family, plus £1 for any child in their care.

Families on a low income are eligible for free entry – please have a word with one of the group leaders on the day.

How to contact

Where to go

Cambourne Child and Family Centre Sackville Way Cambourne Cambridge CB23 6HL

Cathodean Centre
Horseheath Road

Melbourn Child & Family Zone Melbourn Community Hub High Street Melbourn Royston SG8 6DB UK

Northstowe Child & Family Zone
The Cabin
1 The Green Pathfinder Way Northstowe Cambridge CB24 1DD

Sawston Child & Family Zone Sawston Community Hub New Road Sawston Cambridge CB22 3BP

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