News and Events

Upcoming Events

Mon 4th July – Recruitment Evening, 5:30pm-7pm. Come along and chat to our team about vacancies in our Family Support and Nursery teams! Drop in, no need to book.

Tues 2nd August – BHCC Day Trip to Weston-Super-Mare. Book your place by calling us on 0117 9593800.

For more information, you can check our Facebook page, give us a call on 0117 9593800 or email admin@bhchildrenscentre.org.uk


Recruitment Evening

We’re holding a Recruitment Evening on Monday 4th July, 5:30pm-7pm here at Brentry. Come along to find out more about vacancies in our Family Support and Nursery teams and to chat to our managers. Drop in, no need to book.




















Drop-In Sessions have a new day and venue

New day and venue for our Family Support Drop-In Sessions from next week: Thursdays 9-11am at Henbury Court Primary Academy.

Book a 30 minute slot for 1:1 advice on any aspect of parenting and family life. Our lovely, experienced team can help with anything from sleep, feeding, special needs, benefits and accessing childcare.

Call 0117 9593800 to book your slot!




















Day Trip to Weston-Super-Mare

We’re off to the beach! BHCC goes to Weston on Tues 2nd August. The trip is free, thanks to support from St Mary’s Henbury Mothers Union, but we’re asking for a £5 refundable deposit to reserve your family’s spot. Give us a call on 0117 9593800 to book.













Thanks for Birthday Fair

Enormous thanks to everyone who came to our Birthday Fair on Saturday. We raised more than £1,100! Special thanks to ALL the volunteers, staff and supporters, and to the following for donations:

ASDA Patchway Charles Saunders Food Service Farmfoods Henbury Co-op Henbury Leisure Centre MarBalloons Bristol Parsons Bakery Pieminister Scoffies


BHCC’s Birthday Fair

Brentry & Henbury Children’s Centre was set up in 2004 to support local children and families. This year we’re celebrating our 18th birthday with a Birthday Fair on Sat 7th May at 11am-2pm.

Come along for a BBQ and family fun!





















New Henbury home for BHCC

Our Henbury venue is moving from Henbury Court Children’s Centre to Henbury Village Hall from Summer 2022.

Stay and Play, Tiny Tots and other groups will be starting up at the Village Hall at Church Lane, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7QG in the next few weeks.

Please check our timetable and social media for updates!


The Great BHCC Easter Egg Hunt

In the two weeks leading up to Easter, we’ll be holding The Great BHCC Easter Egg Hunt! We’ll be running sessions throughout the week so that everyone will get the chance to join in.

Sponsorship forms will be sent home with your children if you’d like to get involved, and we also have a JustGiving page:

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/easteregghunt
The Great BHCC Easter Egg Hunt




















Next Baby Massage Course starting 14th March

Our next five-week Baby Massage course starts on Monday 14th March at Brentry. The course is suitable for babies aged 6 weeks to 7 months and costs £30.

Click here to book online.



















Closure on Friday 18th Feb due to weather alert

As you may have seen on the news, we have been warned that a very rare Red Weather Warning has been raised for areas of the South West tomorrow (including Brentry & Henbury Children’s Centre’s postcode). As such, we have been advised to close the Children’s Centre.

This is are rare and exceptional event – the action we are taking is intended to protect all members of the community. We apologise for any inconvenience.


English as a Second Language Course

We’re hosting a free 10-week course on English as a Second Language starting on Tues 25th January at 9:30-11:30am. If you’re interested, contact suzanne.gaffney@bristol.gov.uk or call 07887 451776.

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Food Bank Donations

We run a mini food bank to tide families over with basic foods and supplies when in need.  It’s short on supplies at the moment so we’d be grateful for donations.  Items have to be long life / non-perishable, and can be dropped off at Reception.

Food Bank Shopping List













Useful Contacts over Christmas 2021

We’re open until Christmas Eve and then back on Tuesday 4th January. Click here for a list of Emergency Contacts over Christmas 2021.


Christmas Crafts session

We’re holding a special Christmas Crafts session for children and parents/carers on Tuesday 14th December at 9:30-10:30am. No booking required, £1 per family to cover craft materials.

Christmas Crafts with Sue !



















Next Baby Massage course booking available

Our next You & Me Baby Massage course also starts on 10th January and runs for five weeks on Mondays 10-11am.

It’s suitable for babies aged six weeks to seven months old.

The course costs £30 and can be booked here: https://tinyurl.com/jan22babymassage

Baby massage poster Jan 2022

 





















New toddler and baby groups

We’re starting two new paid groups this month:

Sensory Explorers – for babies aged under 1.
Starts Wednesday 17th November 2021, 10am-11.30am at Brentry Children’s Centre
£5 per session, £2.50 for additional siblings: Click here to book.

Move and Shake – for 2 – 5 year olds.
Starts Monday 22nd November 2021, 1-2pm at Brentry Children’s Centre
£3.50 per session, £1.50 for additional siblings: Click here to book.

Sensory Explorers poster Nov 2021
Move and Shake poster Nov 2021

  















































































































Christmas Events 2021: Santa’s Grotto, Christmas Fair and Breakfast with Santa

This year we’re holding two amazing Christmas events!

Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Fair on Thurs 16th Dec at 3:30-6pm

Free entry to Christmas Fair, with stalls, fun activities and refreshments. You can also book a slot for your child to meet Santa in our Grotto! Tickets are £6 per child and can be booked at Reception.

Breakfast with Santa on Tues 21st Dec at 8:30-9:30am

Santa is visiting again for a special breakfast event! Tickets are £5 per child including breakfast rolls and a gift from Santa. Adults can eat for £2. Book your place at Reception.

Santa's Grotto and Christmas Fair poster 2021
FINAL Copy of Breakfast With Santa Poster

  



















































































































Amazon Smile

If you’re shopping at Amazon for Christmas (or anything else!), do think of us and use the below Amazon Smile link. It doesn’t cost you a penny, and we receive a percentage.

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1108713-0
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We’re now part of the Co-op Local Community Fund

We’re excited to be part of the Co-op Local Community Fund this year! If you shop at Co-op, please sign up as a member and select us as your cause – we’ll get money every time you shop.

It’s running from this Sunday 24th October through to next year.

You can sign up here: www.coop.co.uk/membership
And here’s our BHCC page: co-operate.coop.co.uk/groups/brentry-and-henbury-childrens-centre

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