Children's Centres are an exciting new initiative as the next stage in the ongoing development of Sure Start Programmes.
The Children’s Centre programme is based on the concept that providing integrated education with childcare, family support and health services are key factors in achieving good outcomes for children and parents.
Many more new Centres are being planned by the local authority. To view information about all current Children's Centres in the area click here
Our Centre is developing across a designated catchment area. To find out if you live within this area use the Quick Link at the top of the page
We offer the following services for children under five and their families:
Education and Childcare
Early education and day care for children from 6 months to 5 years
Minimum of 48 weeks per year
Up to 10 hours per day, 5 days per week (Mon - Fri)
Lots of family fun and learning opportunities such as stay and play sessions, music and song, story times, baby clubs and special events
Childminder services attached to the centre
Family Support and Outreach work
Support, advice and information for parents aimed at giving children the best possible start in life. This can be provided in your own home or at the centres and is given by qualified family support staff:
Child and Family Health Services
Healthcare workers on site to support access to a range of healthcare services such as:
Workshops and advice on:
Links to Jobcentres and Training Providers
Co-ordinated services including:
Advice on entering the workforce
Personal chats with New Deal advisors
Group sessions with advisors
Basic skills training
Training will be supported by Crèche facilities or funded approved childcare.
SEN and Disability