Medlock Vale offers a wide range of activities for all families with children aged 0–5.

Medlock Vale Children’s Centre is one of 4 centres in the West Oldham District Children’s Centre Cluster.

The District Manager is Janette Olsen and the Team Leader is Rebecca Reynolds.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

What's on

Activities and events

Our services

Werneth Health Visiting Team

0161 770 2153

Werneth School Nursing Team

0161 770 2153

Buzy Bee Cafe

Hot and cold drinks and yummy food. Located in the Honeywell Centre.

Monday to Friday, 9am – 2pm.

Parentcraft Class

Prepare yourself for childbirth. Talk to the midwife to join the group.

Advice and Information

If you're worried about a friend or family-member, talk to us for confidential advice.

For advice about benefits, childcare, schools and activities, contact the Family Information Service.

Antenatal Midwife Clinics

Weekly clinics at the children’s centre. By appointment only, contact the children’s centre to make an appointment

Babbling Babies

For babies aged 4–12 months, join this six-week communication and fun play programme for you and your baby. Contact the children’s centre to book a place.

Baby clinic

Have your baby weighed and discuss your baby’s progress with the health visiting team.

Little Talkers

A five-week programme looking at strategies to support your child’s speech and language development. Referral only (self-referrals accepted).

Sparkles - Stay and Play

Fun activities supporting learning and development through play for children aged 0–5years.

Citizen Advice Bureau

Every fortnight drop in session – providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice.

Right Start

Supporting families with children from pregnancy until they are five years old.

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.


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Medlock Vale Children's Centre is run by Bridgewater Community Healthcare.

Bridgewater Community Healthcare