Children and families

Croxteth Children's Centre

We provide free weekly fun activities for parents, carers and their children and support and advice for families and expectant parents in the Croxteth and Fazakerley areas.

If you've never used a children's centre before you'll need to register your details before accessing services. Complete your registration online or visit your nearest children's centre to register.

Find us

Parkstile Lane (Our Lady & St Swithin Primary School), L11 0BQ

Contact us


Opening hours


Activity timetable

All activities are term time only and must be booked unless otherwise stated. You can also access other activities at our Fazakerley site.

  • Nurture

    Croxteth CC

    A 10 week course to promote emotional health, empathy, confidence and encourages a positive approach to behaviour management. Creche available.

    Monday, 9.30am — 11.30am

    Contact us to book.

  • Welcome to Play

    Croxteth CC

    A 6 week course designed to show the importance of play. Suitable for children aged 2-4 years. Contact us for more information and to book your place.

    Monday 1pm — 2.30pm

    Contact us to book.

  • Baby Group

    Croxteth CC

    Play group offering a stimulating environment for under 1’s.

    Tuesday 1pm — 2pm

    Drop in

  • Croxteth Advice

    Croxteth Federation, 35 Moss Way, L11 0BL

    Information and advice on debt, benefits, tax credits, law and your rights, form filling.

    Tuesday - appointment only.

    Contact Leah on 07458300139 to book appointment.

  • Food Bank

    Good Sheperd Church, L11 2SF

    Emergency food supplies. Contact the centre for more information or vouchers.

    Wednesday 9.30am — 11.30am

    Drop in

  • PEEP Stay and Play

    Croxteth CC

    A 12 week course for children aged 18 months to 4 years to have fun. Toys, games, crafts and much more.

    Wednesday 10.30am — 11.30am

    Contact us to book.

  • Early Communication

    Croxteth CC

    A 6 week programme to support speech and language development. The sessions are invitation only, so contact us for more information.

    Wednesday 12.45pm — 1.30pm and 1.45pm — 2.30pm

    By invitation only

  • Development Matters

    Croxteth CC

    A chance to have a chat about worries or your child's development with our SEND link worker.

    Wednesday - by appointment

    Contact us to book appointment

  • Healthy Families

    Croxteth CC

    An 8 week course to support you and your family to make small, achievable lifestyle changes which will impact positively on your family's health and wellbeing. Creche available.

    Thursday 9.30am — 11.30am

    Contact us to book.

  • Story Time

    Croxteth Library

    Encouraging speech and language development through informal sessions of songs, rhymes, stories and crafts.

    Thursday 1pm — 2pm

    Drop in.

  • Baby Massage

    Croxteth CC

    4-week course. A relaxing session that gives you and your baby some quality time to bond in a warm and friendly environment. Suitable for age 6 weeks plus.

    Friday 10am — 11am

    Contact us to book.

  • Introducing solid foods

    Croxteth CC

    A monthly session to introduce your baby to solid foods. Guidance on the recommended age and portions and nutritious meal ideas.

    Friday 10am — 11am (monthly)

    Contact us to book.

Other services

We run accredited courses on family matters, healthy lifestyles and preparing for work. We also provide advice on the following:

  • 2 year nursery funding - criteria and advice.
  • Fostering - All kinds of people foster - could you? Contact us for information, guidance and applications.
  • SEN - Support for children with speech and language difficulties as well as support for children with special/additional needs.
  • Development Matters - A chance to have a chat about any worries about your child's development with our SEND link worker.
  • Sensory room - phone the centre to book 30- or 60-minute sessions.
  • Advice about nursery education funding.
  • Help with online school applications.
  • Local job search
  • One to one support for pregnant teenagers and teenage parents
  • Advice and support - postnatal depression, stop smoking, breastfeeding, targeted sleep advice, benefits, parenting advice, outreach and support in local schools.
  • Domestic Abuse - If you have experienced Domestic Abuse, we can offer you advice, support and help. Contact the centre on 233 3705.
  • You and Me, Mum - A 10 week course and one to one support to identify the effects of domestic abuse on children. Contact us for more information.
  • Volunteering - Interested in volunteering at the centre? Contact us for more information.

Call 233 3705 for more information about activities at both Croxteth and Fazakerley sites or connect with us on Facebook.