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What is a Children’s Centre?

Last Updated 30/12/2019

If you have a child aged 0 to 5 years old, you can receive free parenting support and information at your local Children’s Centre or Family Hub.

What can a children's centre help with?

A wide range of organisations and professionals work at your local children's centres. Together, they provide a package of support spanning childcare and early education, health, family support and help getting back into work. 

Some examples of the services offered include: 

  • outreach support in your home provided by Family Lives
  • childcare or support to promote early learning
  • maternity and health visiting services for children and their families
  • breastfeeding support & infant feeding.
  • family support and learning, including help with parenting skills
  • help getting back to work
  • play sessions
  • health advice - stop smoking support, breast feeding support groups in community languages, dental and oral advice
  • adult education classes and training
  • individual support through home visits
  • support for fathers.

Get the support you need at your local centre.

For more information please click here, or call 020 7641 7929 to find out more.

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