North Swindon Butterflies Children’s Centre registered its 1000th family in September and marked the occasion by presenting them with a goodie bag.
Ashley Horton, Charlotte Whittington and their two children Imogen, 18 months, and Kieran, 8 months, moved to Oakhurst from Chippenham in May to be closer to family in the Swindon area.
They registered with Butterflies to make use of the health visitor service and to get the children weighed at the centre located at Abbey Meads Primary School. Charlotte has been taking Imogen to Stay & Play toddler sessions at Butterflies satellite centre at Catherine Wayte Primary School.
Describing the benefits of the service Ashley said: “I think it’s brilliant to have this sort of centre. It brings local communities together and gets people from all walks of life to rub shoulders under one roof.”
Charlotte added: “It’s been a good way to meet other mums and to be able to talk about everyday things to do with young children.”
Butterflies runs a wide range of groups at several venues across North Swindon. For details call 01793 722984 or see: www.bit.ly/butterfliesCC.
Pictured: Ashley and Charlotte with their children and Butterflies staff Zoe Williams and Jayne Holloway, and Abbey Meads Primary School headteacher Bob Buckley.