Children's Centres are intended to make life easier for parents, and improve outcomes for children, by providing key services for families close to where they live.
Each Children's Centre is different, offering a newtork of services according to the needs of local families. Activities are delivered from a main location or through a range of outreach venues. All Children's Centres work closely with schools, GPs and other local service providers.
* Information and advice on early years' childcare and education
*Family support and outreach services
*Child and family health services
*Links to Jobcentre Plus
*Support for childminders
Varies - from free to a small cost per family