Robert Le Kyng Children's Centre
Centre manger: Kay Kane
Please read this important update on Children’s Centre services for families in Croft, Eldene, Salt Way and Robert Le Kyng areas.
RLK's services are open to all parents, carers, guardians, grandparents, childminders, foster parents and nannies, and anyone else who looks after children of 0-5 years. The centre is committed providing families from all backgrounds with opportunities to access high-quality services in non-judgemental, inclusive and supportive environments.
The centre includes an outdoor play area and indoor crèche space with toys, games, crafts and books for you to access with your children.
We also provide a range of specialised groups for families with children with additional needs. Please read our November-December timetable which includes workshops for:
- young parents
- first-time mums and dads
- pre-natal to post-natal
- breastfeeding mums
- dads and male carers
In addition, we offer courses in parenting, cooking and more. (Read what families think about our courses.)
We can also offer directly, or signpost families to, a wide range of services including information on local childcare, help with returning to work, counselling, benefit entitlement, emergency food vouchers, equipment, quitting smoking and volunteering.
All our services are free unless otherwise stated. Please pop in to the centre to find out more.
Please read our:
- November 2013 timetable
- Information for first time mums and dads
- Swindon Mums Breastfeeding information
- Autumn 2013 newsletter
Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Our latest Ofsted report
Swindon Advertiser ran a nice news story about us receiving top marks in our latest Ofsted results.
Read what parents say about our centre, staff and courses.
About our centre
'RLK children's centre has been invaluable in my son's development. He is now able to eat a wider range of foods and is willing to try new things since attending "What's for Tea". The centre is a positive, safe and welcoming environment and each staff member is fantastic.'
About our regular stay and play sessions
'In stay and play there are lots of things that help children, like sharing with their friends and doing painting.'
'I have been able to mix with other parents and my child has played with other children. Great play areas and activities.'
'Stay and play sessions feature some innovative ideas that you often wouldn’t think of at home – or are too messy!'
'I really like taking my children to stay and play. They burn all their energy and enjoy themselves. I have got two children (one is eight months old, the other is two years old) and I know if I want to entertain one of them the other will be watched by some of the staff.'
'I took a positive parenting course and found it really useful. I appreciate the support I received as well.'
'[I learned] how to control myself with out getting angry when my daughter is naughty and won't listen.'
Parent relaxation course
'This course has made me aware of how I can dispel problems I've had for many years and now I have a structure to use when things become tense.'
Parents' first aid course
'I've beeen on first aid courses before and this one is the best first aid course I have attended. Very, very good.'
'[I’m] more aware about healthy cooking. loads of advice on cooking (tips) so that will help me when cooking and save time to spend with the children.'
'[I’m] more confident with basic cooking skills.'
Free Family Fun Day
'I'm really happy with the service. When I was a new mummy I met lots of new people who I am still friends with, thanks.'
'Baby Boppers would like to comment that this event was very well organised, we loved attending, and the centre should be congratulated on its sucess.'
'Absolutely brilliant day, so informativeand very enjoyable for my little boy.'
'It’s really benefited us. We will be doing massage as a regular thing from now on.'
'A calm peaceful environment.'
'Brilliant interaction with the children. Loved the craft activities.'
'Another fun time. Animated, active and rewarding.'
One to one support
'I have had a great amount of help from Robert Le Kyng children’s centre and would not have moved forward without their help.'
'I have been entirely satisfied with the support that I’ve received. Whatever situations I’ve faced my worker has been quick to offer help such as a group or literature that may be of some help to me.'
'I’m really pleased that I have come to the centre. Young explorers and breastmates are both really enjoyable and beneficial for me and my daughter.great support from my worker and the staff at the centre, introducing me to the groups and available support in moving forward.'