Biddick Hall and Whiteleas Family Hub

Address: Galsworthy Road, South Shields, NE34 9JD
Telephone number: 0191 423 4980
Opening Hours
Monday 08:30 – 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 – 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 – 16:30
Thursday 08:30 – 16:30
Friday 08:30 – 16:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


  1. Opening times
  2. About the centre
  3. Activities
  4. Apply for a free early education place
  5. STANLEY's Daycare at Biddick Hall and Whiteleas

Opening times

The centre and daycare are open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.

About the centre

Total places for children: 68
Free early education places: Yes
Centre Manager: Lynn Ward
Ofsted report: Biddick Hall Ofsted Report (PDF) [247KB]
Daycare Ofsted report: 


See a full list of activities at all our family hubs.

Biddick Hall and Whiteleas Children's Centre

Biddick Hall and Whiteleas Family Hub offers a range of activities for parents / carers and children, including:

Programme Guide


Learning with Play (0 to 4 years) - A group for families with children under 5 years which promotes quality time and learning through play as well as information, advice and guidance.

Baby Explorers - (conception to mobile) - A group for babies focusing on bonding and attachment, communication, health and wellbeing, safety, development milestones and learning through play.

Little Explorers (mobile to walkers) - A toddler group focusing on communication, health and wellbeing, safety, development milestones and learning through play.

Language Explorers (0 to 2 years) - A group to support your child's communication and language through play.

Henry (antenatal (0 to 5 years, 4 to 12 years) - Provides tips and support for parents and carers. Explore how to provide a happy, health, supportive environment for the whole family.

Solihull (first 5 years, school years 5 to 18 years) - A programme based on the Solihull approach that supports parents and carers to understand their child's behaviour in the context of their development and child-parent relationship.

First Words Together - Help your baby or toddler learn to talk with these weekly sessions, which start Tuesday 2 May 10am to 11am. This new group is suitable for families from birth to 2 years old and is free.

Healthy Families: Right from the Start Programme (HENRY) - An 8 week free fun programme which also includes workshops for families of babies and young children up to 5 years. For details, see more about the HENRY programme.

Stop Smoking Clinic - Free advice and one to one support for those who wish to quit.

Baby Massage - For babies from birth to 6 months old. Learn different massage strokes to strengthen your bond with your baby and meet other parents. Sessions are 1 hour per week for 4 weeks. Please call the centre for dates and to book your place.

First Aid Awareness Course with St John's Ambulance - A free one and a half hour paediatric First Aid course that highlights how to respond in the first instance when first aid is required (focus is children under 1 year) covering areas such as choking baby, bleeding, convulsions, resuscitation of a baby, burns, recovery positions etc.

For all activities please call the centre on 0191 519 5920 for further details, dates and to book your place.

Apply for a free early education place

Stanley's Daycare at Biddick Hall and Whiteleas offers free early education for 2 year olds (criteria applies).

For details, contact the centre on 0191 423 4980.

STANLEY's Daycare at Biddick Hall and Whiteleas

Find out more about STANLEY's daycare at Biddick Hall and Whiteleas Family Hub