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Orchard Children’s Centre

Shefford Lower School, School Lane, Shefford, Beds SG17 5XA

Tel:  01462 615115     Mob:    07504 932576

Welcome to Orchard Children’s Centre

We welcome mums, dads, grandparents, childminders and other carers at all our sessions and to access our information and support.  

All our activities are FREE!

Find us on facebook


Check out DAD.info: the brilliant website for dads by dads.  Sign in to see our page (we only get numbers of hits, not names or details).

Also monthly Action Dads on the last Saturday.

Dads are also welcome to all our activities.

Orchard Children’s Centre is a Sure Start children’s centre and is managed by Shefford Lower School

on behalf of Central Bedfordshire Council.

Information Activities Support

What we offer:

If we have to stop any groups due to bad weather this will be on Central Beds Council’s website and on local radio.  You can sign up for alerts from the council’s website.

Registration form

Make the most of family life

We have a brilliant parenting course, called Parent Puzzle, starting on Friday 26 September, 9.30-11.45, lasting eleven weeks (excluding half term).  Free crèche.  

One mum said, ‘Every parent should do this course.’

We couldn’t agree more.  All the staff who’ve done the training use the skills and techniques in our homes.

Thinking of going back to work?

We’ve two three-week courses with a careers adviser.  Job hunting, CVs, application forms, interview skills.

Tues 16, 23, 30 September 9.30-11.30

Tues 11, 18, 25 November 9.30-11.30

Children welcome but help with childcare costs too.