Children's centres

Your local children's centre offers children under five and their families’ quality childcare, fun activity sessions and the chance to meet new friends.

There may be a small charge for some sessions, check with the centre for more information and to book a place.

Your local centres


What do children's centres offer?

Early learning and childcare
Affordable, quality early learning and childcare for all families.

Employment and training
Centres have links with Job Centre Plus and Lifelong Learning to help parents back into work, brush up on their skills or access the right benefits.

Family support
Home visits, support for parents, information and guidance on parenting and specialist support for families.

Health services
Ante-natal advice, midwife sessions, dental care, nutrition advice, breastfeeding, health and safety and help with healthy lifestyles.

Parent involvement
Parents can get involved in running the centres and have a say in the kinds of services offered. See: Parent involvement.