Baby Welcome and Baby Welcome Plus Awards

What are the Baby Welcome and Welcome Plus Awards?

The Baby Welcome and Welcome Plus Awards aim to encourage breastfeeding mums to confidently breastfeed in public and aims to reduce the stigmas of breastfeeding in public. The awards will contribute to the campaign, as the awards will be presented to businesses and community venues that prove to provide a welcoming environment for women feeding their children and families in the premises.

The businesses and community venues that are awarded with either a Baby Welcome or Welcome Plus award will be advertised on the campaign’s website.

The Different Between Baby Welcome and Baby Friendly

Any business or community venue that provides a welcoming environment for breastfeeding mums is considered as baby welcome. However, it is important for a mother to feel confident knowing what facilities are available for their baby within that premise. Therefore, the awards have been spilt into two categories, detailed below:

Baby Welcome
  • provides a welcoming environment and supports women breastfeeding.
  • able to provide an area where mothers can breast feed their baby in some privacy.
  • access for pushchairs/ wheelchairs.
  • baby welcome/ breastfeeding policy or other inclusive policy in place.
Baby Welcome Plus
  • provides a welcoming environment and supports women breastfeeding
  • able to provide an area where mothers can breast feed their baby in some privacy
  • access for pushchairs/ wheelchairs
  • baby welcome/ breastfeeding policy or other inclusive policy in place
  • facilities where baby can be changed or facilities where food could be warmed up
Baby Welcome and Welcome Plus Venues in Tameside
Across the borough at:
  • all family hubs
  • all Active Tameside venues
  • all Tameside libraries
4c Community Centre – Oldham Road, Ashton, OL7 9DR
Ash Tree Farm – Pamir Drive, Ashton, OL7 0LY
Bridgeview Café – Portland Basin, Portland Place, Ashton, OL7 0QA
Bright Stars Nursery – Hanover Mill, Fitzroy Street, Ashton, OL7 0TL
Cockfields Farm – Lees Road, Ashton, OL6 8AR
Costa Coffee – 29 Staveleigh Mall, Ladysmith Centre, Ashton, OL6 7JJ
Costa Coffee – Fold Way, Ashton Leisure Park, Ashton, OL7 0PG
Daisy Nook Country Park Cafe – Daisy Nook, Stannybrook Road, M35 9WJ
Doodle Pots Café and Craft – 2 Lees Road, Mossley, Ashton, OL5 0PF
Fun Depot – Mossley Road, Ashton, OL6 6NQ
Griff’s on the Green – 266 Stockport Road, Gee Cross, SK14 5RF
Heroes of Waterloo – 3 Mossley Road, Ashton, OL6 9DQ
Ikea – Wellington Road, Ashton, OL6 7TE
Kamiza Dojo Self Defence Club – 95 Turner Lane, Ashton, OL6 8LT
Lily’s Patisserie & Bistro – Stamford Street Central, Ashton, OL6 7PY
Little Giggles Nursery – 2 Evans Street, Ashton, OL6 9QT
Love our Child Nursery and Preschool – 210 Katherine Street, Ashton, OL6 7AS
M&S Café – 2 Lord Sheldon Way, Ashton Moss, Ashton, OL6 7UB
Notcutts Garden Centre Restaurant – Lord Sheldon Way, Ashton, OL6 7UB
Rosie’s Café Bar & Kitchen – Katherine Street, Ashton, OL6 7JJ
Seraphina – 117 Stamford Street, St Michael’s Square, Ashton, OL6 6XN
The Broadoak Hotel – 69 Broadoak Road, Ashton, OL6 8QD
The Sheldon Arms – 2 Lord Sheldon Way, Ashton, OL6 7UB
Waterloo Medical Centre 1 Dunkerley Street, Ashton, OL7 9EJ

Dunelm Café – Unit 16, Snipe Retail Park, Manchester Road, Snipe Way OL7 0DN
Little Giggles Nursery Formerly Guide Lane Methodist Church, Guide Lane, Audenshaw, M34 5BP
Ryecroft Hall, Manchester Road, Audenshaw, M34 5ZJ

Jungle Junction Day Care – Duke Street, Denton, M34 2AN
The Windmill – Hulme Road, Denton, M34 2WZ

Central Café and Sweet Creations – 128 Market Street, Droylsden, M43 7AA
The Hideout Coffee Shop – Droylsden Shopping Centre, 1a 3 Queens Walk, Droylsden, M43 7AD

Dukinfield Library – Concorde Way, Dukinfield, SK16 4DB

ABC Day Nursery – Onward Street, Hyde, SK14 1HW
Aqua Nurture – Knott Lane, Gee Cross, Hyde, SK14 5BS
Lymefield Garden Centre – Lymefield, Broadbottom, Hyde, SK14 6AG

George’s Deli – 62 Manchester Road, Mossley, OL5 0AA
Emmaus – Queen Street, Mossley, OL5 9AH
Fire Station Day Nursery – Manchester Road, Mossley, OL5 9BB
Roaches Lock – 387 Manchester Road, Mossley, OL5 9BB
Sweet Vintage – 9-11 Stamford Street, Mossley OL5 0HR
The Vale – Unit 2, Vale Mill, Off Micklehurst Road, Mossley, OL5 9JL

Bright Futures Day Nursery – Swallow Lane, Carrbrook, SK15 3NU
Coffee House – 52 Melbourne Street, Stalybridge, SK15 2JJ
Deli Felice – 69/71 Market Street, Stalybridge, SK15 2AA
Funtasia First Steps Nursery – 408A Huddersfield Rd, Stalybridge SK15 3ET
Florence & Amelia’s – 17 Corporation Street, Stalybridge, SK15 2JL
Let Us Play Little Town – Unit 1 Castle Street, Stalybridge, SK15 1NX
The Pavillion Café – Stamford Park, Stamford Street, Stalybridge, SK15 1QZ
Willow Wood ‘The Pad’ Café – 15 Shepley Street, Stalybridge SK15 2AH

How can the awards benefit your business or community venue?
In working to the standards of the Baby Welcome and Welcome Plus Awards and truly achieving one of the awards, it can benefit your business or venue in a number of ways:
  • It’s free.
  • The acknowledgement that staff will be providing good customer care.
  • Your business will be providing a welcoming environment for families.
  • Customers with families will have an enjoyable experience and be more likely to return.
  • You will be able to display the award and attract more families to visit your premises.
  • You are contributing in enabling a breastfeeding mother to give her baby the best start in life.
  • Your business will be advertised and celebrated on achieving the Baby Welcome or Welcome Plus Award.

If your venue or organisation would like to apply for a Baby Welcome or Baby Welcome Plus award, more details are available in the Baby Welcome brochure. To apply please email