Shaw and Crompton Children’s Centre

Shaw and Crompton Children’s Centre offers a wide range of activities for all families with children.

  • The District Manager is Kay Thomas
  • The Team Leader is Charlotte Stott
  • The Lead Practitioner for Early Education and Learning is Sonja Jones

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm


Shaw and Crompton Children’s Centre
High Street
Phone: 0161 206 0401



Baby Bistro:
9:30-11:30am Breastfeeding support alongside Home start   

Development clinic:
all day


Play and Weigh:
For children 0-5 years of age 

Baby Weigh:
1-4pm appointment only

Development clinic:
all day  

Real Group:
all day appointment only 


Stay and Play:
For children aged 1–5

Festive Stay and Play:
13 December 10-11:30am

Baby Play:
1.30- 2.30pm
For children aged 0–12 months

Festive Stay and Play:
13 December 1.30- 2.30pm

Development clinic:
all day


Midwifery clinic:
all day  

Post Natal clinic:

Development clinic:
all day


Midwifery clinic:
all day  

Development 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 – 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 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

Weaning Advice

Please contact your Health Visitor for advice on:

  • 0161 470 4295

Getting here

From Royton, take the second exit from the large roundabout on to Crompton Way. At the traffic lights turn right and go down the road until you see Aldi. The centre is on the right.

From Rochdale or the Buckstones area, head towards Shaw town centre. Turn right after Linney Lane onto Milnrow Road, keep going onto Market Street. Continue through the town centre until the end of the road. The centre is the first building on the right facing the main road.

From High Crompton, follow Rochdale Road towards Shaw town centre. At the traffic lights go straight, turn right at the next lights onto Market Street. When you come to the end you will see Aldi opposite. The centre is the first building on the right facing the main road.