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Get support at children and family centres

Families can access a range of services and information from health, education and social care professionals at centres across the borough.

What support is available

If you visit one of our children and family centres, you can access the following services:

  • family and parenting support, including family learning and parenting courses

  • advice on early-years education and childcare, including eligibility for free education and childcare for 2–4-year-olds

  • child and family health services, including baby hubs and breastfeeding support

  • volunteering and employment support, including links to Jobcentre Plus

  • information and advice about children’s services and schools

  • drop-in services covering health, education and a range of other areas such as debt management, counselling and SENDIASS.

Family nurse partnership (FNP)

The family nurse partnership (FNP) provides a home visiting service to support young first time mothers (aged 22 and under) during early pregnancy until their child is two years old. Get more information about the family nurse partnership

Health visiting service

Health visitors are registered nurses or midwives who work with children up to the age of five. They hold clinics at some children and family centres in the borough. Get more information about health visitors.

Early Years Quality and Sufficiency Service