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Nicky and Katie.  We both work across the week, so please pop in and speak to either of us if you need some help or just want a chat.

As a staff team we work to make sure that Shirley Children’s Centre delivers services for the community and even if we don’t know, we generally know someone who does and can point you in the right direction.

Nicky - Hi.  I am the Centre Administrator at Shirley Children's Centre. My role is to manage and oversee the smooth running of the children's centre with Katie. I am in the office Monday to Thursday from 8.00am till 4.00pm. Please feel free to come into the centre and enquire about what activities we are providing. Any suggestions would be much appreciated as we are dedicated to ensure that we do everything possible to improve family life. We look forward to seeing you all.

Katie -  Hi, I'm the Universal Service Coordinator at Shirley Children's Centre. As joint lead for the centre I manage and oversee the day to day running of Shirley Children's Centre and it's service delivery plan. I lead and deliver on outreach provision, teach IAIM Baby massage, jointly run Chatterbox with NHS speech and language therapists to promote, support and encourage children's speech, language and communication development. I also work in partnership with local providers, nurseries and pre-schools to offer support with transition and prepare children to be 'School ready' as well as delivering Bookstart sessions. In addition I am the designated safeguarding lead and oversee safeguarding within the children's centre and primarily provide support to families. I am also able to signpost families to access additional help should they need it. Shirley Children's Centre offer a wide variety of sessions/courses for families with children under the age of 5 in term time and up the age of 9 years in school holidays. My working hours are Monday- Thursday 8.00am-4.00pm and Friday 8.00am-3.00pm. Please pop into the Children's centre to see me, pick up a timetable or alternatively if you see me out and about in the community feel free to say "Hi".