Welcome to Stoneycroft Children's Centre Website.
We are a large, busy Children's Centre located in the Old Swan Ward of Liverpool.
We have lots of activities and services available for families with children under 5yrs, these services are delivered at the centre and across the area in different satellites including the Salvation Army on Prescot Road, Corinthian CP Primary School, St Cuthberts Primary School, St Oswalds Primary, St Anne Stanleys and Broadgreen Primary school, we also deliver services in the home for families living in the area.
We have something for all the family including Adult Education, support with returning to work, volunteering opportunities for parents and parenting courses, early education groups for the children, preparation for starting school and parent and toddler group, outreach services for families including family support and information and registration visits upon request.
Tots Health Club is held at the centre every Tuesday morning between 9.30 - 11.00 which is Health Visitor led with the Health Promotion Worker available to discuss all aspects of children's health and development. There are lots of services and groups for new mums to attend including baby massage and under 1's. Specialist support and advice is available for parents and children with SEN and /or disability including SWAN group and one to one support from link workers.
We have a 58 place Day nursery on site catering for children from birth to 3yrs with friendly, highly qualified and experienced staff, OFSTED rated the daycare 'OUTSTANDING' you can view the full report online via the OFSTED website or call in to request a copy.
The centre offers ante-natal sessions which include active birth, newborn know how and infant feeding information session. You can have a look at the timetable for dates and times or you can contact the centre directly if you have any questions or queries about the services available.
We have a friendly, welcoming, highly qualified and experienced team of staff at Stoneycroft who are always happy to help, see the team introductions below:
Gary Crockett - Head teacher
Overall managerial responsibility for the effective delivery of multi-disciplinary services for children and their families from the Children Centre. This also involves ensuring that the day care services for children (0-5 years) and out of school provision for older children are inclusive and of a high quality and meets Ofsted Day Care Standards.
Joanne Smith - Centre Coordinator
My job is to manage the day to day running of the Children's Centre in addition to managing the team and providing supervision, guidance and support to staff to ensure the services provided at Stoneycroft are of the highest standard and meet the needs of the children and families from the Old Swan area and beyond whilst monitoring the impact services have on the lives of the families that attend the centre.
I work closely with a wide range of organisations including Health, Education, Social Care, Job Centre Plus and other voluntary organisations to offer individual packages of care to children and families.
I manage the centre budget in line with internal and external audit procedures and consult with the Children's Centre Advisory Board and service users in regards to the most productive way to spend the grant to enhance services at the centre whilst complying with the grant conditions.
I ensure the centre works within both local and national Government policy and guidelines, striving for outstanding services in early years and promoting the importance of the formative years.
I am committed to the development of the team at Stoneycroft as well as my own personal development. I have worked with children and families for more than 20yrs and hold a B.A Hons in Early Years Management and the Post Grad qualification NPQICL.
Andrea Giles and Kate Fenneberg- SEN and Disability Link Worker
As a S.E.N/Disability Link Worker I work with children aged 0-5 and parents/carers of children with additional needs and disabilities.
We offer individual support to families with referral to outside agencies where necessary.
There's one to one sleep advice clinics, a group for speech and language enrichment and packages of care for children under 5 with an SEN and/or disability.
Sue Livingstone- Health Promotion Worker
My role is to work with health partners to deliver health promotion through Children’s Centres and improve health and well being outcomes for parents with children under 5 years and pregnant women with the aim of reducing health inequalities. I facilitate sessions such as Breastfeeding, Weaning and much more. Call in if you would like advise or support on any aspect of health and well being for you and your family.
Elaine Stewart - Receptionist.
Hi! I'm Elaine and im usually the first voice you'll hear when you contact Stoneycroft Childrens Centre by phone, and the first person you'll see when you visit the centre. I ensure you speak to the right person who can help you with your enquiry. I am also responsible for completing paperwork, collecting data and ordering the resources the team needs to deliver the best service for you.
Gill Brown -Family Link Worker
I work with all families who have children aged 0-5 years old. I lead many of the groups and activities within the centre from Stay and Play to Just4Dad's.
I offer support to families in the local area that may need more specific support and advice, who may be isolated or struggling with any aspects of family life , through home visits and centre based support. I work closely with many of our partner agencies to ensure I can offer the best support and advice to all our families, and put them in touch with the right services. Call or come in and see me if you want to come along to any of the groups or need some advice.