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Dads event in Ellesmere

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A Saturday morning dads event will be held at Shropshire Council’s Sure Start children’s centre in Ellesmere on Saturday 9 February 2013. 

The event, for dads with young children in Ellesmere and the surrounding areas, will take place from 10am to midday. 

The session provides an opportunity for dads to stay and play with their children, and take part in creative activities to support their children’s early learning and development.  Male carers of young children are also welcome. 

Children’s centre support workers will be available to offer information about children’s centre membership and what other groups and services are available in the area.  Healthy snacks and cold drinks are also provided during the session. 

After February, the next events will be held on 11 May 2013 and 21 September 2013.  

Ann Hartley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for health and well-being and Shropshire councillor for Ellesmere Urban, said:

“This event gives dads and male carers, including those who work or study during the week, the chance to benefit from children’s centre services at a time that is convenient to them. 

“All dads and male carers from Ellesmere and the surrounding area are welcome to come along to enjoy the activities with their children and find out more about further support which is available.”  

The children’s centre is at Ellesmere Primary School, Elson Road, Ellesmere, SY12 9EU. 

For further information about the event, or children’s centre groups in other areas across north Shropshire, contact the children’s centres north team on 01691 656513 or go to the children’s centres webpages here

Further information  

Shropshire Council’s Sure Start children’s centres provide a range of services for families with young children including: 

  • Information and advice to parents and carers
  • Parental outreach services
  • Family drop-in sessions
  • Child and family health
  • Links with Jobcentre Plus
  • Early learning and childcare
  • Childminding
  • Family support
  • Support for children with additional needs.