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Hyson Green Children's Centre

For activities and information about being at home with your family,
click on this link: Coronavirus Information for Families


Please see below the virtual timetable with links and downloads for each day of the week.

This timetable is being updated every week with new things to do at home with the little ones.

Morning Lunch Afternoon

PE with Joe on YouTube

Story Time - Nottingham City Libraries on YouTube

Change4life logo

Ham and Fresh Coleslaw Pittas

Cosmic Kids - Yoga


Go on a virtual tour to ... an Aquarium
Can you make up a story or rhyme about what you saw in the aquarium?

Singing Time – sing your favourite rhymes.
What is your child’s favourite rhyme?

Change4life logo

Flippin Tasty Tomato Pancakes

BBC The Baby Club

download button Peep Learning Together
Language Through Play – things to do at home!


PE with Joe on YouTube

Dough Disco

download button Playdough Recipe

Change4life logo

Smart Beans on Toast

download button Den Building

download button Can you find the rainbow? Scavenger Hunt


download button Peep Activity Sheet - Playing a memory game

download button Dress up and make believe play ideas
Can you make an outfit for PE with Joe on Friday?

Change4life logo

Apple and Celery Rice Cakes

Sojo Animation – Small Steps Big Changes

Daily walk what can you see, check list – find ideas on Twinkl web page


PE with Joe on YouTube - do not forget to dress up!

Andy's Safari Adventures See where Andy goes to on his safari adventures! on CBEEBIES

Change4life logo

Mac ‘n’ veg slices

download button Make a Musical Band

Story Time - Nottingham City Libraries on YouTube


Update on Children’s Centres and Early Help Team Services

Due to the current outbreak of the Corona Virus (COVID 19), Early Help are following National Guidance and for the safety and well-being of children, families and colleagues. We will not be offering group sessions until further notice.

We appreciate that this is a difficult time for everyone. Early Help want to reassure you that support will be offered to you and your family virtually on a regular basis.

This page will be regularly updated in accordance with National Guidance and how you can receive support from us when needed.

A number of children’s centre buildings will remain open for essential midwifery appointments only.

How we can help?

Family Support and Advice:

If you are already accessing and engaging in our services such as via a group or family support, we will endeavour to contact you via telephone to provide ongoing support as needed and appropriate during these times.

If you require support from Early Help please contact your local Children’s Centre where support and guidance can be offered as appropriate.

Southglade Access Centre – 0115 8761890

Broxtowe Children’s Centre – 0115 8763888

Meadow’s Children’s Centre – 0115 8761320

Additional advice and support you may find helpful during this time can be found by clicking here

Please follow government guidelines on social distancing and self-isolation and only go out for essential purposes.

Please note, we are regularly reviewing and updating activity ideas and downloads, so feel free to pop back for more ideas. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss anything about your child’s learning and development please call the centres below and one of our Family Support Workers can make contact with you.

Southglade Access Centre – 0115 8761890

Broxtowe Children’s Centre – 0115 8763888

Meadow’s Children’s Centre – 0115 8761320

As the current situation changes on a daily basis, Early Help Teams will be responding to advice received, in relation to how interventions or support can safely and appropriately offered to Nottingham City’s children and families.

Please refer to NHS guidance for coronavirus support click here


Once you register to use a children's centre you can take part in activities or use services across all centres in Nottingham. Complete our online registration form or call in to your nearest centre.

Concerned about a child? Please call:

Children and Families Direct telephone number is 0115 876 4800

(Monday- Friday. 8.30am-5.00pm outside of these hours only emergency safeguarding calls will be taken).


Who to contact

0115 8838202

Where to go

Hyson Green Children's Centre
The Mary Potter Centre
Gregory Boulevard

When is it on?

When is it on
Open Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00

Other Details


Other notes

For Timetables of Activities please see Downloads on the right column.

Local Offer


Children’s Centres offer provision for under 5’s and their families, they form part of the 0-19 services provided by Early Help Teams.

Services are inclusive to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Each Children’s Centre has a timetable of activities and provision that can be downloaded from this site. The provision is accessible to families and their children in addition to the universal sessions there are more specialist services and activities that can be accessed to support children with their individual needs. They include:

  • Sensory rooms and equipment
  • Toy libraries
  • Reading schemes and early literacy
  • Support and networking groups

To find out what your local Children’s Centre has to offer please contact them for more details, a member of the team will be able to speak to you about your child’s individual needs and requirements and ensure that you are supported to access the provision you are interested in.

Children’s Centres are committed in providing a broad and balanced curriculum of activities and believe that all children have the right to:

  • access universal provision
  • access funded education places within local childcare provision, nurseries and schools
  • gain support with transition into settings
  • receive support to reach their full potential and achieve their best
  • become confident individuals and live fulfilling lives
  • wishes and feels taken into consideration in the planning of the provision and decisions that will affect them

The Children’s Centre promotes the welfare and development of all children that accesses its provision within each setting in partnership with parents and other relevant agencies.

Local Offer for children with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities (SEND)
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