Why children centres are vital for a community

10th February, 2022

Children centres give help and advice on child and family health, parenting, money, training and employment.

The core purpose of Children’s Centres is to improve outcomes for young children and their families, with a particular focus on those in greatest need.  They offer a range of community based services for families with young children in England.  Some centres also provide early learning and full day care for pre-school children.  The centres are there to help parents to make sure children are ready to achieve their full potential.  Use this link to find your nearest centre Find a Sure Start Children’s Centre

The venues are welcoming places where there are activities for families and children, health services, training opportunities and support.  The Centres are placed at the heart of communities to enable parents to access help if they need it and provide the best possible start in life for their children. They are a great place for children to play and parents to meet and chat with other parents. The Children’s Centres are free to join and most activities are free.

The benefits of being a member of your local Children’s Centre:

  • High quality childcare
  • Managing your child’s behaviour
  • Fun activities you can do with your children to prepare them for school
  • Find out about health services for you family
  • Opportunities to volunteer
  • Meet other parents and children
  • Adult training courses Our Early Years programme is a perfect example of this
  • 1:1 family support (such as benefits, debt, housing ..)

Our Early Years project is for London based unemployed people who are interested in a career within the Early Years sector. The training is free and include English and maths, employability skills (interview and CV writing skills) and a choice of different qualifications within the Early Years sector. On successful completion we endeavour to arrange interviews with key industry employers. Register your interest today