Children's Centre Services
Our Children's Centres have a range of services for families with children aged 0-5 years old who live in Nottinghamshire. Some of these are at our purpose built centres, but many take place in community venues, parks and in the home.
Our staff have expertise in family support, developing parenting skills, promoting health and wellbeing, early years development, community development, communication and language and supporting adults back to work. Children's Centres work with partner agencies to ensure we support families in whatever area they need.
Each Children's Centre group has its own programme of weekly activities, home visiting schemes and other services which vary according to the needs of their local area. The service is paid for by Nottinghamshire County Council.
You can read about how our services have helped other families in our collection of stories [pdf] 10MB.
The service has recently revised how it measures its performance to become more about the outcomes for parents and children following the intervention of the service, rather than the numbers seen. The first report celebrating the impact of the service in this new format has been published showcasing the work from September 2018, when the new way of working started, to March 2019. Read our Impact report pdf [pdf] 4MB Impact report.
Using our services
Any parent to be or with a child under 5 can attend their local Children’s Centre’s:
- Breastfeeding support group
- Under ones' group
- Stay and play group for under 5s
These groups are led by volunteers and supported by Children’s Centre staff.
Children’s Centres can also offer one to one or group support with:
- the emotional health of you or your child
- playing with your child
- children’s behaviour
- domestic abuse
- children’s development, including listening and communication
- feeding your child
- increasing your confidence and help to get a job
- preparing for a baby
We can give you information about other services, and our groups are a great place to meet other parents and carers with young children. There are also lots of volunteering opportunities - ask at your local Children's Centre to find out more or go to our volunteering page.
You can ask for help by speaking to one of the Children’s Centre staff team, calling the centre or completing a service request form. These are available from the Children’s Centre.
Further contact information
PA to General Manager Children's Services (Karon Foulkes)
Telephone: 0776 500 5229
Your local centre
You can find contact details for your local Children's Centre using the map below. The map will also show you which district your local Children's Centre us part of. You can visit the district page in the left menu to find out more about services in your local area (this menu is at the bottom of the page if you are viewing on a mobile).