The Calne RISE Children’s Centre, based next to Priestley School, provides a range of services to support families throughout Calne and the surrounding areas.

Calne Children’s Centre
Prince Charles Drive,
Calne SN11 8TG

Tel: 01249 823247


Or call The Rise Trust
Tel: 01249 463040

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Further details of groups and courses run by The RISE Trust can be found here…..Parenting Workshops in Wiltshire – The Rise Trust

Being A Parent
EPEC (Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities)
A 9-week programme
focusing on positive parenting. “Parents learn practical skills for everyday life to bring up confident, happy and cooperative children”

Better2Gether Funding
You may be entitled to claim up to 15 hours of free childcare for your two-year-old. Please contact us for information or for support to apply.

Baby Steps
A perinatal programme covering the weeks just before and after birth

Call to express your interest

Early Words Together at Two
5 sessions with fun & simple activities to help young children (aged 2) learn & help parents support their child’s language development

Outreach Support
One to one support when it is needed for various issues that can affect family life – parenting, debt mental health issues, relationships, housing, employment etc

Chat, Chill, Connect
Local sessions providing an opportunity for parents to interact with one another & access advice about their child (not available in all areas)
Call for locations/times

Learning Matters
A 4 week course to understand how you can support your child’s progression through the different areas of development

Bookstart Corner
Increase your confidence sharing books & stories.  Exciting 4-6 week programme all about reading and rhymes.  For children from 18 months old.  Free Bookstart pack provided

Ready, Steady School
4 Interactive sessions for parents and children who are starting school. This covers independence , new routines & managing emotions

Breastfeeding Support
Mondays 10-11.30am Spring RISE, Chippenham
Wednesdays 1-2.30pm, Calne (both ran by ABM)
Breast pumps available to hire

Wiltshire Health Improvement Coaches
One to one sessions. Friendly support to improve your health and make positive lifestyle changes. Access through Wiltshire Council website

Freedom Programme
For women who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic abuse.  It aims to empower you, build confidence & help you learn to recognise the signs of abuse

Freedom Forever
A programme for women who have completed the Freedom Programme.  It provides support to move on, increase assertiveness & to respond to the specific effects of exposure to children

Baby Massage
A 5-week course for
parents with young babies

Baby & Me
A 5 week course for all new carers (mums, dads, foster/adoptive parents, grandparents) with babies up to 20 weeks old.  Sessions cover wellbeing, health, managing crying, safety, baby development & next steps.

Behaviour That Challenges
A 5 week course to discover techniques & tips on how to support children’s feelings and encourage positive behaviour

Family Visiting Service (FVS)
One to one support from a trained volunteer to help & support in the family home or out in the community

Sensory Room
Available for parents of children with additional needs up to 5 years or families with children from 0-24 months (RISE, Calne & RWB centres)
Call to book £1.50 charge per half hour booking