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Frequently Asked Questions

About Children's Centres

  1. What is a Sure Start Children's Centre?
  2. Who can use a Children's Centre?
  3. What happens at a Children's Centre?
  4. What sort of Services do Children's Centres provide?

Answers

  1. Q. What is a Sure Start Children's Centre?
    A. Children’s centres can offer information, advice and activities to support families with children aged 0 to 5.  This support can help to develop children’s and parent’s/carer’s overall health and happiness. It means families will get the help and support they need close to their home. (Top of Page)

  2. Q. Who can use a Children's Centre?
    A. Children’s centres are open to all families with children under five. Parents/carers and children are welcome to use any children’s centre in Worcestershire. We want parents and carers to be able to have the support they need to get involved in their children’s learning and development, helping them to reach their full potential. This means providing the support they need, where they need it. (Top of Page)

  3. Q. What happens at a Children's Centre?
    A. Not every children’s centre will be the same but they will all aim to provide activities locally, which could include:

    Family support on issues such as feeding, sleeping and behaviour management
    Baby and toddler activities
    High quality childcare and nursery education
    Antenatal sessions
    Stay and Play sessions
    Breastfeeding support
    Healthy eating advice
    Access to employment and training information
    Financial advice
    And much more…

  4. Q. What sort of services do Children's Centres provide?

    A. Children's centres can offer information, advice and activities to support families with children aged 0 to 5.  The support can help to develop children's and parents'/carers' overall health and happiness.

    It means you and your family will get the help and support you need close to your home.

Further Information

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More Information

See also in our website

External websites

  • Department for Education
    Responsible for education and children’s services
  • Citizens Advice
    The service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.
  • Action for Children
    The centres are run by Action for Children in partnership with Worcestershire County Council.  
  • Barnardo's
    Barnardo's is the UK's leading children's charity.

    We are not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more

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This page was last reviewed 22 March 2013 at 15:23.
The page is next due for review 18 September 2014.