A wide range of services and information for children and families
A Children's Centre is somewhere where families with children under five years can go to access a range of services and information. They deliver services in one building, or at a variety of venues in a local area.
The centre's work in partnership with parents and service providers to deliver inclusive services that are:
respond to the needs of local families
help children to reach their full potential.
Professional support and quality early learning experiences
Each centre will work with early years professionals so that all children have access to quality early learning experiences. This is whether it is at school or nursery.
There are also family support workers and health professionals that are either based at or visit the centre.
Services vary between centres but will cover the following:
Early education and childcare. This is provided by the centre, childminders, other daycare providers, out of school clubs or extended schools
Support for you and your family
Child and family health services
Information for parents and carers
Information about training and employment
Find out more about childcare and how to choose what's right for your child.