Shaw and Crompton Children's Centre offers a wide range of activities for all families with children aged 0 - 5.

The centre is one of 2 within the Royton, Shaw and Crompton District Children's Centre Cluster.

The District Leader is Karen Bennett.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm (the centre is open additional hours depending on community need).

What's on

Activities and events

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 the Family Information Service.

Baby Massage

Contact the centre if you think you and your baby would benefit from baby massage. 

Antenatal Midwife Clinics

Weekly clinics held at both Royton, Shaw & Crompton Children Centres – By appointment only.

Baby Bistro

Weekly breastfeeding support group.

Baby Club

0–18mths Exploring early child development in a fun and informal session.

Childminder Group

Open drop-in session for Childminders in the Royton, Shaw & Crompton District.


Range of courses delivered throughout the year from 1st Aid to EYFS, Baby Massage to Pregnancy Yoga – please contact the Centres for more information on what courses are available and to add your name to the waiting lists.

Little Wrigglers

0–18mths Fun and stimulating activities to support your child’s sensory and physical development.

Play Together, Learn Together

18mths–5years Fun sessions encouraging learning experiences within the home.

Stay and Play

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

Speech and Language

Monthly drop-in for parents or carers who may have concerns around their child’s speech and language.

SPOONS (Supporting Parents Of Oldham Neonates)

Monthly session run by SPOONS for parents of Neonate children.

Weaning Advice

Monthly sessions held at both Royton and Shaw & Crompton Children’s Centres. 

Friends of Royton, Shaw & Crompton

Opportunity to get involved and have your say about Royton, Shaw & Crompton Children’s Centres. 

Please see our activity timetable for details on times and venues of the above sessions and activities. 

Right Start

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

Inspection report

Following an inspection, children’s centres must complete an action plan to show how they will implement Ofsted's recommendations.

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.


If you have any questions or comments about your children's centre please complete our feedback form:

Shaw and Crompton Children's Centre is run by Bridgewater Community Healthcare.

Bridgewater Community Healthcare