The Right start team consists of Health visitors, Assistant Practitioners, AEN advisors and SALT assistants.  We aim to work together with every child and family providing a range of services in the family home, children’s centre or local community venue.

Head of Right Start and School Nursing – Karen Worthington

Telephone number: 0161 470 4357

Team Leader: Lisa Chalmers

School Nursing Base for Hollinwood, Failsworth and Chadderton Team Leader: Suzanne Ferguson

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

Our services

Advice, support and information

If you are worried about your child, a family member or friend, phone our Hollinwood centre and speak to the duty Health visitor 0161 633 8417 for confidential, professional advice and support.

Antenatal and Postnatal clinics

Weekly clinics are held at Failsworth Children Centre on a Monday and Wednesday – by appointments made by your midwife. First booking antenatal appointments can be booked at Failsworth Children Centre by phoning 0161 470 4346.

Parent Education Courses are facilitated by your Midwives and can booked directly with them.

Baby/Toddler Play and Weigh Drop in Clinics

Universal drop in clinics where you can get your baby/child weighed and discuss any concerns about their health, growth or development.

Baby Bistro

Breast Feeding support group. Contact the Children centre for more information. 0161 470 4346

Babbling Babies

For babies aged 4 – 6 months, this is a six week communication and fun play programme for you and your baby. Ask your Health Visitor to book you a place.

Little Talkers

This is a five week programme which will provide you with the strategies to support your child’s speech and language development. Self-referrals accepted, please contact the Children Centre to book a place.

Play Together, Learn Together

For children aged 0 – 5 years, these fun activities support learning and development through play, Please book a place by phoning 0161 470 4346

Home learning

If your child is 2yrs old and you are interested in getting them ready for learning, we can offer a 12 week programme in the home to help with school readiness

Inspection report

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

Getting here

Propps Hall Primary School site

Failsworth Children’s Centre is located on the same site as Propps Hall Primary School, in Failsworth.

If you are travelling towards Manchester on the A62, turn left onto Ashton Road West.

If you are travelling towards Oldham, the road is on your right.

At the junction of Ashton Road West and Clive Road, turn right into Clive Road.

Continue down Clive Road, and the centre is on the corner of Clive Road and Propps Hall Drive.

Failsworth Children's Centre is run by Bridgewater Community Healthcare.

Linked site at Higher Failsworth Primary School

The linked site is based at Higher Failsworth Primary School.



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