Medlock Vale Children’s Centre

Medlock Vale offers a wide range of activities for all families with children.

  • District Leader -Janette Olsen
  • Health Visitor Team Leader – Rebecca Reynolds
  • Lead Practitioner for Early Education and Learning – Jenny Clarke
  • School Nursing Team Leader – Suzanne Ferguson 

Opening hours

Monday to Wednesday, 9am – 5pm.


Medlock Vale Children’s Centre
The Honeywell Centre
Hadfield Street
Oldham, OL8 3BP
Phone: 0161 206 0409



Baby Play:
For children aged 0-12 months or not walking.
Bookings only, please contact the centre for more information

Festive Stay and Play:
11 December 10-11am

School nurse immunisation clinic:

Midwifery clinic:
All day


Stay and Play:
For children aged 1-5 years.
Bookings only, please contact the centre for more information

Festive Stay and Play:
12 December 10-11am

Baby Bonding:
Booking required, please contact the centre for more information


Weigh only clinic:

Drop in   Midwifery clinic:
All day


Midwifery clinic:
All day  

Play and stimulation:
from 6 weeks old


Midwifery clinic:
All day  

Our services

Advice and Information

If you are worried about a family member or a friend, drop in to the centre for confidential professional advice and information.

You are also welcome to contact: 

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.

Antenatal Midwife Clinics

Weekly clinics held 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 – at  £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

Medlock Vale Children’s Centre is in the Honeywell Centre on Hadfield Street in Hathershaw.

From Ashton Road, turn onto Hadfield Street.

If you reach the Park Cake factory, you have gone too far.

Buses (409 and 425) run every 10 minutes from Oldham town centre and stop close to the centre.