Carr Children's Centre

Children's Centres are places where children under 5 years old and their families can go to get services in their local area. Carr Children's Centre offers a huge range of activities and services for families and carers with children under 5 living in the Carr, Poppleton Road, Leeman Road and Poppleton village areas.

Operating as usual

[05/29/17]   Carr Children's Centre is closed this week Mon 29 May - Fri 2 Jun, due to building works & will open as normal next week.


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[10/22/12]   The Parent Involvement Group are running a Halloween Party in the Open House session on Friday 2nd November 1.00pm - 3.30pm - 'Spooky House' - with lots of fun activities to take part in with your child. Dress up and come along and join us!

[09/07/12]   Do you have children aged 5-16? Would you like to share ideas with other parents about how to get the most out of family life? Strengthening Families/Strengthening Communities free programme for Mums, Dads and Carers starts Wednesday 12th September 9.30am-12.30pm at Carr Infants School. It runs for 13 weeks, once a week for 3 hours, with a free meal and free childcare. Interested? send a text to 07833 482284 or call Family Information Service on 554444 or email [email protected]

[09/05/12]   Hi everyone, remember Open House starts again this week 7th September - hope to see you there!

[08/24/12]   Hi - please make a note that there is no Open House next Friday 31st August, we will be open again on the 7th September. The Healthy Child Clinic will still run on Wednesday 29th August from 2.30pm - 3.30pm.
We hope you all have a nice Bank Holiday Weekend!

[08/20/12]   Hi everyone, even though it is a bit rainy today we are still going ahead with the Picnic Pitch and Play as we are still doing the fire station visits! Hope to see you there, remember your picnics and something dry to sit on!!

[08/14/12]   Family Learning Courses - new courses starting in September at Carr Children's Centre - call Julia Watola on 07785 996895 for more details.

[08/14/12]   Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities - FREE programme for Mums, Dads and Carers. Do you have children aged 5 - 13 years? Would you like to share ideas with other parents about how to get the most out of family life?
Carr Infants School - starts Wednesday 12th September 9.30am - 12.30pm. To book send a text to 07833 482 284 or call Family Information Service on 554444, or email [email protected]


Just to remind everyone that Open House is cancelled this week.

The next session will take place on Friday 17th August 1.00 - 3.30pm

Hope to see you then ! 31/07/2012

Carr Children's Centre - Picnic & Fire Station Visit - Google Maps

On Monday 20th August we are having a Pitch, Picnic and Play with a visit to the Fire Station on Boroughbridge Road. Join us for fun outdoor activities, bring your own picnic - The Green at the junction between Boroughbridge Road and Water End - see link -
Hope to see you there!! View maps and find local businesses on the web.

[07/31/12]   Come along to Carr Children's Centre on Wednesday 8th August and have some outdoor fun on the field with our 'Pitch and Play' - 10.00am to 11.30am.

[07/27/12]   We hope you're having a good summer holiday. What activities are you going to and which ones are your children really enjoying? Let us know so we can tell other parents with young children!

[07/12/12]   Toy Bus! Over the summer the Toy Bus Team will be washing, cleaning and checking toys ready for them to be reissued in the Autumn. So if you have any toys that were borrowed from the Toy Bus we would appreciate their return to either the toy bus or Carr Children's Centre - many thank for your help with this.


Breakfast Club this week will be hosting a 2 hour Storysacks session in the Hut at the Infants (9-11am) led by Lorraine White, Family Learning tutor.

Come along and find out all about how to make story sacks for you and your children to enjoy.


[07/04/12]   NEW GROUP AT CARR:

We have started a new group for parents expecting a baby called GREAT EXPECTATIONS !

The group runs on WEDNESDAY 1:15pm - 2:30pm

This is a social group to meet and get to know other local parents who are also expecting a new baby.

Mums and Dads are welcome at any point during your pregnancy.


Friday 29th June 2 - 4pm at The Friargate Meeting House in York.

This is a fundraising event for Treasure Chest Breastfeeding Group. Come along and find out about Treasure Chest and Peer Supporters, enjoy a cuppa and a cake, win prizes in the raffle and tombola and meet new parents.

All are welcome !

[06/20/12]   GREAT EXPECTATIONS ! 1:15 - 2:30pm

A new group starting today at Carr Children's Centre for mums and dads to be...a chance to meet other parents expecting a baby to share ideas and thoughts and to get information and advice.

Come along at any point during your preganacy...just drop in !!!

[06/18/12]   WELCOME BACK... Kassie who returned to work at Carr last week after her maternity leave !


...due to the Partnership Event on the Infants School field. This year's theme is Princes and Princesses so come along 10am until 2pm and have some fun !

[05/14/12]   PARENTS BREAKFAST CLUB at the Infants on Thursday 17th May

This week Breakfast Club is having a session on Storysacks. They're going to look at the school Storysacks and think about what they are and how to use them and also how to create some of your own.

Come along, have a snack and a chat !

Everybody welcome !


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[04/20/12]   PARENTS BREAKFAST CLUB at the Infants on Thursday 26th April...

Are having a free Zumba taster session in the School hall 9-10am. Come along and have some fun...everybody is welcome!

If anyone wants more info, please email the Breakfast Club at [email protected]

[03/23/12]   Hi everyone, just to let you know that today 23rd March, is the last Open House before Easter, we are not holding the group next week as we are having some new flooring put down in the playroom. Open House will start again on Friday 20th April, look forward to seeing you soon!


(01904) 553 725

[03/21/12]   Tomorrow, Thursday 22nd, Parents Breakfast Club at the Infants will be making CHOCOLATE LOLLIPOPS for Easter !
Come along from 9am to enjoy a bacon butty and have fun making a lollypop for the kids !

[03/13/12]   'Dear Zoo' book is very popular in our book start reading area at Carr CC

[03/12/12]   Hi everyone, we are looking to ask a different question every week - this week we would like to know - 'What is your child's favourite book?'

[03/05/12]   Come along and give us your views! Carr Parent Involvement Meeting Monday 12th March 1.00pm-2.30pm, childcare is provided, give us a call to book a place.

[02/23/12]   Does anyone have a double buggy they'd like to give to a good home? Please call Carr Children's Centre if you can help 01904 791814

[02/15/12]   Pancake Day Races...

Would you like to be part of the Carr Children's Centre Pancake Relay Team on 21st February 12 noon until 2pm in Parliament Street ?
Teams need to have 4 members. Each member will need to toss a pancake at least four times within their leg (no stopping to flip!) and a five second time penalty will be given for each non-flip.

If you'd like to take part, give us a call at Carr !


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YO26 5QA

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Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm
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