Nottinghamshire Children’s Centre Service - Giving Children the Best Start in life

Children’s Centre Service is now be provided by Nottinghamshire County Council. The new web address is https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/childrenscentreservice

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The Children’s Centre Service will be provided by Nottinghamshire County Council from 1st June 2020 providing support and information for parents to be and parents/carers with children under 5 years of age, living in Nottinghamshire.

The workers and the services will stay the same, but will have new contact details.

For more information on the Children’s Centre Service and how to request support, please visit Nottinghamshire County Council’s website www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/childrenscentreservice .

Lots of useful information on childcare and being a parent is also available on the Notts Help Yourself website www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk.

Children's Centre Services - Nottinghamshire Children and Families Partnership

Nottinghamshire Children and Families Partnership logo. Three children holding a partnership banner. Our Children's Centres have a range of services for families with children aged 0-5 years old. Some of these are at our purpose built centres, but many take place in community venues, parks and in the home.

Our main aim is to make things better for all young children, so that they are happy, healthy and ready for school. We want to provide help and support to young children and their families as soon as it is needed, helping to prevent any problems developing.

Our staff have expertise in health and family support, early years development, community development, communication and language and supporting adults back to work. Children's Centres work with many partner agencies to ensure we support families in whatever area they need.

Each Children's Centre has its own programme of weekly activities, and services may vary. Activities may include:

  • Breastfeeding support
  • Under ones' group
  • Messy play
  • Musical development and play
  • Parents' groups
  • Volunteering

Child at a Children's Centre

We have published an Impact Report highlighting key aspects of the work undertaken since the start of Nottinghamshire Children and Families Partnership. The report aims to celebrate our successes and highlight what works in order to inform our ongoing service provision, and demonstrate the significant difference Children’s Centre services make.

A collection of stories, comments and quotes has also been published showing the impact our Children's Centre Services have had on the families we have supported.

Using our services

Any parents-to-be or parents/carers of children aged 0 to 5 years can use our services. For more information please visit our website: www.surestart.notts.nhs.uk

You may also find our list of Children's Centres Services in Nottinghamshire useful.

Service opening hours

Monday to Friday

8:30am - 5pm, with some evening and weekend opening.

Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

Use the Early Help Assessment Form (EHAF) for referrals for one-to-one support.

Contact the Children's Centre for details of weekly groups, parenting programmes and other activities for children and families.

 

Further contact information

Julie Sales
PA to General Manager Children's Services (Karon Foulkes)
Tel: 07765 005229
Email: julie.sales@nottshc.nhs.uk

 

 

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