Our Sites

The Canterbury & District Early Years project operates over several sites. Poets Corner is located at 11A South Street, Canterbury and is a wonderful space to enjoy your young children and meet other parents. Chartham Village Hall, Station Road, Chartham is a great place for children to let off steam in a spacious environment. Activities vary from week to week, and in the summer why not enjoy the adjoining play park.

Parent's Groups

These groups are facilitated by two project Workers and enable parents to meet together and discuss a range of subjects and issues such as; Child development, Play, Managing difficult behaviour, Effective communication, Managing stress, Health issues, Budgeting & Child safety.
These group sessions are informal and friendly and new parents are always very welcome!

Health Visitor & Clinic

The health visitor clinics attached to the play sessions provide parents with an informal drop in facility to have their babies weighed, measured and an opportunity to discuss feeding, sleeping, weaning as well as any general health issues. Parents do not need to make an appointment but can just call in to see the health visitor and also attend the play session if they want to. Clinics are held at both Poet's Corner & Chartham.

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  • Grandparent's Group

    This is for Grandparents and relatives who have the sole care of the children and young adults in their family.
    We meet on the first Thursday in every month during term time at Poet's Corner, from 09.30-11.30am. Only £1.00 per family.

  • Friday Morning Chat About

    Our Friday Community Breakfast, for parents, carers, partners. At Poet's Corner, 09.30-11.00am. Informal relaxed session, opportunity to talk together, meet old and new friends.
    Every Friday at Poet's Corner, Crèche provided. £3.00 per person.

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  • Stay and Play

    Stay and Play for parents, babies & pre-school children.
    Wednesday mornings at Poet's Corner, Tuesday Mornings at Chartham Village Hall. Relaxed friendly session, all welcome, just turn up and have fun!
    09.30-11.30am. £1.50 per family.

  • Health Clinic

    The health visitor clinics are attached to the play sessions and provide parents with an informal drop in facility to have their babies weighed, measured with an opportunity to discuss feeding, sleeping, weaning as well as any general health issues. Parents do not need to make an appointment but can just call in to see the health visitor and also attend the play session if they want to. It is helpful if parents can bring their child's Red Book with them. Held at Poet's Corner on Mondays from 12.30 - 2.00pm. Clinics are also held at Chartham Village Hall once a month, (every second Tuesday, Term time only) contact us or the Health Clinic for further details.

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  • Resilient parents programme

    A free four week course to help understand how the mind works and equip you with coping skills to better handle the pressures of everyday life. The next course starts on 4th November 2016, from 10.00am to 11.30am at Poet's Corner.

  • Rhythm and Rhyme !

    Held on Mondays at Poet's Corner from 10.30-11.30am, our Rhythm and Rhyme sessions support speech and language with movement, singing and rhymes.
    £1.50 per family, just turn up! ALL WELCOME !

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  • Portage Group for Parents, Babies & Pre-school Children

    Working with families to help them develop a quality of life and experience for themselves and their young children in which they can learn together.

    For Parents, Babies & Pre-school Children, held on Tuesday Afternoons, between 12.30 and 2.30pm at Poet's Corner.

  • Baby Group

    Held on Mondays at Poet's Corner from 12.30-2.00pm.
    Play activities, music and health and development information.
    £1.50 per family, just turn up! ALL WELCOME !

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Poet's Corner

Poet's Corner

11a South Street,
Canterbury CT11EA
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Chartham Village Hall

Chartham Village Hall

Station Road,
Chartham, CT4 7JA
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