Hollinwood Children’s Centre

Hollinwood Children’s Centre offers a wide range of activities for families with children.

School Nursing Base for Hollinwood, Failsworth and Chadderton for school age children

  • District Leader is Janette Olsen
  • Team Leader is Lisa Chalmers
  • Lead Practitioner for Early education and Learning is Jenny Clarke
  • School nurse Team Leader is Suzanne Ferguson

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.


Hollinwood Children’s Centre
St Chads Centre
Lime Green Parade
Phone: 0161 206 0409
Email: Lisa.Chalmers@nca.nhs.uk



Little Explorers’ outdoor group:
For children aged 0-5


Midwifery clinic:
All day


Play and weigh:
For children aged 0-5 

Midwifery clinic:
All day  


No scheduled events but Children’s Centre is open as normal.


No scheduled events but Children’s Centre is open as normal.

Our services

Advice and information

If you’re worried about a friend or family-member, talk to us for confidential advice.

For advice about benefits, childcare, schools and activities please contact: 

Hollinwood Health Visiting Team

Baby Play

This is a free to access play session for babies and children who are not independently mobile.

Contact the children centre for days, times and availability.

Play and stay

These are free play and stimulation sessions for children up to five years old.

Contact the children centre for more information.

REAL (Raising Early Achievement in Literacy)

We offer a range of group or individual sessions which will support you as a parent with your child’s development.

These sessions help your child to get ‘ready to learn’. If you would like further information, please contact the children centre.

Speech, Language and Communication pathway

Please contact the children’s centre if you have any concerns about your child’s speech, language and communication skills.

The professionals there will help you to find the right support.

Family Nurse Partnership

Antenatal Midwife Clinics

Weekly clinics held at Hollinwood children’s centre– by appointment only. 

Please register your details via: 

Toy Library and Story Sacks

Why buy when you can borrow? We have a large selection of toys to suit ages 0 – 5.

Toothbrushes and Toothpaste

You can buy toothbrushes and toothpaste from the centre – only £1.50 for 3 items (one item must be toothpaste).

Feeder Cups 

You can buy Tommee Tippee free flow feeder cups with 3 lids for only £1.20 from the centre.

Healthy Start Vitamins

Healthy start can be collected with a healthy start card or purchased – womens tablets for 80p and children’s drops for £1.60.

Getting here

Take Junction 22 from the M60 and follow directions for Manchester.

At the first set of traffic lights take a sharp left turn onto Hollins Road. At the roundabout continue straight on, over the bridge. Travel along this road for about half a mile and at the traffic lights turn right onto Limeside Road (Asda is on the corner). Continue along this road for about half a mile, over 3 speed bumps.

The centre is in St Chad’s, a large building on the left.

Parking is available at the front of the building.