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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!

Click on the link below for our latest newsletter.


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.

Family Learning Courses

Grow for goals Starts Thu 25 April 9.30-11.45 9 week course with MK Dons. For children and parent/carers. Playing, growing, cooking & having fun together. Crèche workers will be on hand. Match day tickets & stadium tours & more for participants.

Magic key Monday 12 May-21st July 9.30-11.30 Have fun with your child with this ten week early learning.  Understand your child’s development.  Get ideas for activities that will help them get a head start at school. Crèche workers will be on hand.

Magic parenting Thurs 5 June-3rd July 9.30-11.30 Five week general parenting course that help parents with issues that include behaviour, healthy eating, home safety and sleep. Crèche workers will be on hand.      Call 01462  615115 for details & to book.

Sponsored toddle & push

Raise money for outdoor play space at the children’s centre.

Wednesday 30th April 2014 1pm-3pm

Join us at Digswell Park, Shefford

Come at 12pm with your picnic.

Sponsor your child to toddle around the course

Warm up song-obstacles-parachute

It’s free! All we ask is you raise as much money as possible. Download a sponsorship form.


Registration form Joint sessions with local toddler groups