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Catmos Street, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HW

01572 758 383

Open for enquiries: Mon - Thu 08.30 - 17.00 hrs

Fri 08.30 - 16.30 hrs



Parking information

Visions Children’s Centre has been allocated 10 parking spaces in South Street Car Park, opposite the main entrance to Rutland County  Museum.

These spaces are designated for families to park in while attending an event/session at the Children’s Centre. The space must be vacated when you complete your event/session to allow other families to park there.

These spaces are numbered, so you will need to remember which space you are parked in and confirm your registration number when you arrive at the Centre.

These spaces are available to Visions families only from 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.



Ante Natal

Bump to Babies Ante Natal courses run in partnership with the Rutland Community Midwife/Health Visiting Team.

Visions Children's Centre Oakham, are running ante natal sessions for expectant mums and their partners. These sessions are free to families who live in Rutland. We can also provide transport for Rutland families who require it.

The sessions are held on the first four Tuesdays of the month at Visons Oakham, LE15 6HW, 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.

Held on a monthly rolling programme, they are advisable for expectant mothers around 29-33 weeks. 

Both mums and dads are very welcome.

  • Week 1: Becoming A Parent
  • Week 2: Labour and Pain Relief
  • Week 3: Feeding
  • Week 4: Baby Care 


There will also be the opportunity for you all to come back to celebrate the birth of your babies and attend our popular New Parents course. See below for dates of the next courses.


To book you place on the Ante Natal course, email stating:

  • Name
  • Partner's name (if attending, please state which sessions)
  • Contact telephone number
  • Postcode
  • Due date
  • Which month's sessions you would like to attend.



Come along and meet other parents-to-be and also be well informed for the big day!


New Parents

This is an informal course over a period of six weeks. It is a great opportunity for you to meet other new, first time parents with whom you may be able to share similar experiences over a cuppa.

There will be weekly short talks by external visitors on a variety of subjects; such as post natal exercise, weaning, minor ailments, Bookstart, and early communication, infant resuscitation and infant feeding to name but a few! This course is primarily for first time parents but new parents, with babies up to 4 months, who have recently moved into Rutland are also welcome to attend.

Held on Thursdays at Visions Children's Centre Oakham, LE15 6HW, 10.30 - 12.00 hrs.



Course Dates:

  • Thursday 10th January - Thursday 14th February 2019
  • Thursday 28th February - Thursday 4th April 2019
  • Thursday 18th April - Thursday 23rd May 2019
  • Thursday 6th June - Thursday 11th July 2019

Please email: to book your place on the course.

Don't worry about being late to the first sessions - we appreciate that things don't always go to plan with a new baby!

If you would like to attend but do not have access to transport or cannot drive, please email us: or call 01572 758 383 to see if we can arrange transport for you.

Please note, this course is restricted to families living in Rutland only. 

We look forward to meeting you (and your partner if they can make it) and your new arrival!



Toddle Talk baby and toddle signing 

Visions Children‘s Centre is going to run 2 further Toddle Talk Baby and Toddle Signing 6- week courses , starting  Wednesday 9th January 2019.

Learn BSL signs the fun way through songs, stories, puppets and more to help develop communication skills! 

Wednesdays 9th Jan - 13th Feb 2019  (6  weeks):

Session 1: 09.45 - 10.25 hrs

Session 2:  10.35 - 11.15 hrs

Venue: Oakham Museum: Col Noel Suite

Course Dates:

  • Wednesday 9th January - Wednesday 13th February 2019;
  • Wednesday 6th March - Wednesday 3rd April 2019; 
  • Wednesday 24th April - Wednesday 15th May 2019 (4 week course);
  • Wednesday 5th June - Wednesday 10th July 2019;
  • Wednesday 11th September - Wednesday 16th October 2019;
  • Wednesday 6th November - Wednesday 11th December 2019.


There is an expectation that attendees commit to attending all six weeks of the programme, to gain the full benefit of the course..

These are not drop-in sessions.

If you are unable to attend a session for any reason, then please call Visions Receptionist on 01572 758 383.

This prevents the classes starting late, whilst waiting for attendees to arrive.

If you would like to register for a course, then please either:


Phone: 01572 758383






To download a copy of this leaflet, please click here



Parenting Courses

Would you like to understand what triggers you child's challenging behaviour?

Would you like to know some great strategies for times when your children push boundaries a bit too far?

These courses support parents to understand their children's behaviour and make positive changes to it.

Meet other parents and share experiences.

Free transport and refreshments.

Call 01572 758 383 or email or use our contact form on the Contact Us page to register interest.

We look forward to hearing from you! 


Please click  here to download a copy of the Information about Parenting Courses leaflet, as displayed below:





We also offer the following courses: (all 6 weeks)

Programme 2: Living with Children (Age 3-10) - daytime course

Held at: Jules House

Time: 13.00 - 15.00 hrs

Dates: Tuesdays: 25th Feb - 2nd April 2019


Programme 3: Living with Teens (Age 11-18) - evening course

Held at: Jules House

Time: TBC

Dates: Wednesdays: 5th June - 10th July 2019


Programme 4: Living with Children (Age 3-10) - daytime course

Held at: Jules House

Time: 13.00 - 15.00 hrs

Dates: Thursdays: 7th November - 12th December 2019.