Start Well Family Centre

Atherton Start Well Family Centre, formally known as Atherton Children’s Centre opened in March 2007 and is an extension to Meadowbank Primary School and Nursery Education Centre.
We provide support and activities to help parents, carers and childcare providers in the Atherton, Tyldesley, Astley and Mosley Common areas give under fives the ‘best start in life’. 
These include:
·         Childcare
·         Early education and play
·         Health services
·         Information and advice about children’s services
·         Parenting support
Atherton Start Well Family Centre has close links to other providers, venues and organisations where families spend their time, making sure that we work together to offer better services, closer to where you live.  We will also help to connect you to opportunities in your community like peer support networks , groups and volunteering.

Click here to visit the Start Well Family Centre Website

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Flyers and Events

Baby Weigh In Clinics

Healthy Start Vitamins

Ante-Natal Midwife Clinic

Introducing Solid Food 2018

Dad Built It

ESOL Beginners English

Staff in the centre include

Clare OMalley

Clare O’Malley
Start Well Family Centre Manager


 Lesley Bashford
Senior Start Well Worker

Gill Blay

Gill Blay
Start Well Worker

Dawn Higson 2

Dawn Higson
Start Well Worker

Nicola L

Nicola Lawrence
Early Years Worker

Bev Fletcher

Beverley Fletcher
Early Years Worker


Lucy Birchall
Receptionist / Information Assistant


Sheila Kenyon
Site Manager


Atherton Children’s Centre opened in March 2007.  It is an extension to Meadowbank Primary School and Nursery Education Centre.

The nursery offers high quality early years provision delivered by an experienced team of early years practitioners.  The centre also provides an inclusive environment where all children, regardless of their abilities, can work and play together developing sensitivity and concern for others.

Atherton Children’s Centre provides many services through working in collaboration with the local schools and community groups; including a regular health drop-in for parents and children, a range of family learning opportunities, parenting programmes and a Children’s Centre Champions group.  There is a great range of child / family support services on offer, both within the centre and within the home environment, as well as access to employment / training information, advice & guidance.

The Centre gives parents / carers more choice and greater flexibility within their chosen childcare provision due to the integrated nursery and childcare facilities.

The Children’s Centre coordinates services for the local community and links provision to other local schools, nurseries and community groups in the Atherton area. 

Staff in the centre include:

Clare O’Malley – Children’s Centre Coordinator

Nicola Lawrence – Link Worker

Cheryl Calland – Link Worker

Vacant – Information Worker/Receptionist

Elaine Frost / Susan Kennedy - Receptionists/Information Assistants



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