Story and Rhyme – Every Wednesday 12.15pm-12.45pm

Join Lynne Gregory for Story and Rhyme, every Wednesday at 12.15pm -12.45pm. Babies, Toddlers and Parents/Carers are welcome to come along and enjoy a story and sing some rhymes.

The group meets every week, if you have a favourite story then bring it along to share with everyone.

For more information please call 0151 233 1969.


Active Families – Every Monday 3.30pm-5.30pm

Active Families is held in the Children’s Centre every Monday.

A range of games and activities are provided for families to enjoy.

Parents/Carers can also help cook the group meal.

‘Have your tea, for 50p!’  at 50p a plate you’ll be hard pressed to find food at better value, so come along next Monday at 3.30pm.

Functional Skills in Maths and English. Free courses for Parents/Carers.

Everton Nursery School and Family Centre will be hosting functional skills courses in both Maths and English.

The courses are free to attend. If you would like to register your interest please leave your name at reception or call 0151 233 1969. 


What are functional skills?

Students who complete Functional Skills qualifications demonstrate they are able to apply their knowledge to solve problems in English, Mathematics and ICT. This makes Functional Skills valuable when applying for a job.

Combining Functional Skills with other qualifications such as a BTEC Apprenticeship or GCSEs can open up a range of options for further study. For example, you could choose to study GCSEs, BTEC Firsts, an NVQ, a BTEC Apprenticeship, or a mixture of these qualifications.

Baby Connect – Starts Tuesday 14th January at 9am.

Baby Connect is a wonderful course that will take place daily from Tuesday 14th January to Friday 24th January. 

Each day from 9.00am-11.30am you will have the opportunity to create a memory book, which will celebrate you and your child’s journey through life.

At the of the 9 day course you will get to keep your book.

For more information, please call 0151 233 1969.

Workshops for Parents/Carers January 2014

Our Children’s Centre team will be hosting a series of workshops this week for Parents/Carers.


Toilet Training: Tuesday 7th January 2014, Wednesday 8th January 2014.

The two session Toilet training course hosted by Paula and Angela will help Parents/Carers who are toilet training their child.

Sessions are at 9am-11am and repeated at 1pm-3pm.



Toothbrushing and Dump the Dummy: Thursday 9th January 2014

Learn all about the importance of dental hygiene for your child. 

Session at 9am-11am and repeated at 1pm-3pm.


Language development and Storytelling: Friday 10th January 2014

Help your child enjoy stories and song.

Session at 9am-11am and repeated at 1pm-3pm.


Toy and Book Library

Toy and Book Library by Louise Boose.

The Toy and Book Library is up and running again for all Spencer and Cresswell children. It is on every Tuesday and Thursdays 9.00am – 9.30am. Recent studies that have been published in the media have shown only 25% of children have a bed time story read to them every night. Studies also show that reading for just 10 minutes each day with your child is the best way to support their education.

Reading a bedtime story to your child is a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time with your child whilst getting them into a great bedtime routine. Putting on funny voices for the characters in the book makes the story come alive for your child and will broaden their imagination.

The toy and book library is there for you to borrow books at your leisure instead of buying expensive books. You can borrow a different book for free each time the library is open. We also have lots of building toys and jigsaws which will develop your child’s hand – eye coordination. We also have lots of number games to help with counting and recognising numbers.

I asked some children what they thought of some of our books

The Gruffalo’s Child
I’m giving this book the thumb’s up. My favourite part of the story was when the Gruffalo was describing what the Big Bad Mouse looked like – Summer age 5

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
This book is great so I’m giving it a thumb’s up. My favourite part was when the caterpillar turned into a butterfly and when the caterpillar got fat after eating all of the food – Hayden age 4

Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurus
I liked all of this book because I love dinosaurs. I’m giving it a thumb’s up – Alex age 3