Children's centres in South Gloucestershire

Children’s centres offer families with children aged 0-5 years a free range of services, information and support in a friendly and welcoming environment, within the local community. They are also used by community organisations, including those working with the council to provide family services.

South Gloucestershire's Children’s Centres are all closed at the moment, but the Families Plus Team 0-5 are continuing to work from home. The council and local early help providers have been sharing information and advice for parents with children under the age of 5 via their new Facebook page. Visit the page here for a wealth of guidance and support for families including useful resources.

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Children's centres in South Gloucestershire

There are six children’s centres in South Gloucestershire:

What is available for families in children’s centres?

Activities and support at the centres are developed around the needs of both individuals and the local community. Examples may include:

  • early learning and development
  • healthy lifestyles sessions
  • parenting support, including group parenting programmes
  • support for young mothers
  • 2-year-old funded provision – on-site or signposting
  • breast feeding support
  • baby massage
  • support for families experiencing domestic violence or abuse
  • postnatal groups
  • play sessions including nature play
  • health and safety awareness
  • support for children with additional needs

How to use children’s centres

Each centre offers two types of sessions:

  • universal sessions open to all.  However, for some sessions you may need to book. Contact the children’s centre directly.
  • targeted sessions which are accessed by referral from a professional through our Access and Response Team (ART). Parents can self-refer as well by contacting ART. Once referred the parent will be contacted by a children’s centre worker about the group or the one to one support they’ve been referred to.  

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