Children's Centres

Children's centres aim to give all children the best possible start in life and enable parents to support their child and family. They act as a central point where families can access information and a range of services.

What you can expect to find at a children's centre

  • Parenting support including parenting courses
  • Drop-in sessions for parents/carers
  • Activity sessions for you and your child
  • Access to health services
  • Access to education, training and employment
  • Information and support to specialist services for children and families
  • Information on childcare and childminders training courses

Some children's centres also offer integrated registered childcare in the form of a nursery, playgroup of out of school care.

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