Children’s Centres are designed as a ‘one stop shop’ to provide opportunities for local families with children under five to find support and advice, share new play experiences and make new friends. Our core purpose is to provide activities, outreach, health services, support for childminders and links with job centres plus, with the overall aim to improve outcomes for children and their families.
Children’s Centres are here to support families from within the centre as well as providing services from various community venues. Parents can access support from the time they discover they are pregnant right through until their child goes to school.
Children’s Centres can help families with:
Preparing for the birth of their baby
- Advice on budgeting, benefits, training, childcare and job centre plus
- Emotional support
- Child development
- Parenting courses and behaviour management
- Home safety awareness