The Spinney Children's Centre


Health, Exercise, Nutrition For the Really Young

The HENRY programme is for parents and carers of  children aged 0 - 5 years.

 The programme covers five themes over nine weeks of two hour weekly sessions.

The themes are -

  1. Parenting confidence
  2. Physical activity for little ones
  3. What children and families eat
  4. Family lifestyle habits
  5. Enjoying life as a family

Each week helps you provide a healthy, happy, supportive, environment for the whole family.


123 Magic


The programme is for parents and carers of children aged 2 ½ yrs old up to age 11yrs.

 1-2-3 Magic is a 3 week course that encourages and supports parents and carers to enjoy bringing up children of all ages and to get the best out of family life. It offers positive, practical ways of guiding children so they learn to handle both their feelings and behaviour.





Managing children with challenging behaviour

This course is for parents of children with challenging behaviour.

The course offers the opportunity to explore your concerns, share and discuss, to look at strategies and different parenting styles.


Maybe you’ve tried some things in the past but now they are not working as well.  Your child is older, bigger, stronger and more argumentative and you need new techniques to help you deal with these issues. 

Other topics discussed –

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Encouraging good behaviour
  3. Sensory strategies for dealing with aggressive behaviour
  4. Self esteem