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What help can I get from my local children and family centre?

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  1. What help and support can I access?
  2. Healthy Start Vitamins
  3. What sessions do we provide?

Big family with older childrenChildren and Family Centres give you the right help at the right time by accessing services, sessions and support. If you are:

  • an expectant parent or a parent/carer with a child from birth - 19 years old
  • or have a child up to 25 years old with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities,

We can offer a range of services to help you in what can sometimes be a troublesome time. We offer:

  • family support,
  • early education training,
  • child and family health services,
  • childcare advice,
  • employment advice,
  • volunteering options and
  • training support.

What help and support can I access?

Families can get advice and support in accessing a range of childcare options including:

Healthy Start Vitamins

If you are more than ten weeks pregnant or have a child under four, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk.

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If you are already receiving Healthy Start vouchers, the way you receive this will soon change from paper voucher to prepaid card. You should have been contacted about this change already by letter or leaflet within your voucher pack.

Whether you are applying for the first time, or currently receiving paper vouchers, you must go online now to apply for your prepaid card.

If your application is successful, you will typically receive your prepaid card within seven working days of your application.

Read the FAQs or more details.

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What sessions do we provide?

We offer different sessions for all children depending on thier needs. This can be from Little Talkers, where we support parents and carers to implement good adult-child interaction strategies which aims to support the language development of children by improving the communication environment.

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Other sessions include;

  • Invitation to Play
  • Family Support
  • Early Learning for Two Year Olds
  • School Readiness
  • Universal Play and learning
  • Healthy Families
  • Educational Psychology Support

If you need general advice and help or want more information on the activities at your local children and family centre please call or visit your local Children and Family Centre.