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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?
  4. Parents Forum

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.

Healthy start Supermarket photography

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.

Children playing with water

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.

 

Parents Forum

Get involved and have your say in your local Children and Family Centres. Parents Forum is open to families and if you would like more information, please call the Centre Managers at each Children and Family Centre.

The Parents Forum contributes towards the governance of Children and Family Centres, in running and delivering of its services. The Parents Forum is to represent diverse range of service users and be part of the Locality Partnerships. More information  on our Parents Forum can be found in the Terms of Reference.

North West Locality

The following meetings will take place from 10am-12pm at any of the following centres: Mowlem, Collingwood and Meath Gardens

Please contact Luthfa.Rahman@towerhamlets.gov.uk for more details.

North West Locality Parent Forum meetings

5 May 2022

9 June 2022

7 July 2022

1 September 2022

6 October 2022

3 November 2022

5 January 2023

2 February 2023

2 March 2023

 

South West Locality

The following meetings will take place from 1:30pm-3pm at any of the following centres: John Smith, Ocean and Wapping & Bigland

Please contact Syeda.Pasha@towerhamlets.gov.uk for more details.

South West Locality Parent Forum meetings

23 May 2022

27 June 2022

25 July 2022

26 September 2022

24 October 2022

28 November 2022

23 January 2023

27 February 2023

27 March 2023

 

South East Locality

The following meetings will take place at any of the following centres: Chrisp Street, Around Poplar and Isle of Dogs

Please contact Andrew.Regan@towerhamlets.gov.uk for more details.

South East Locality Parent Forum meetings

26 May 2022

30 June 2022

28 July 2022

29 September 2022

27 October 2022

24 November 2022

26 January 2022

23 February 2023

30 March 2023

 

North East Locality

The following meetings will take place at the following centres.

Please contact Luthfa.Meah@towerhamlets.gov.uk for more information.

North East Locality partnership meeting dates
 Overland Marner Mile End
 16 May 2022  26 May 2022  25 May 2022
 6 June 2022  30 June 2022  29 June 2022
 4 July 2022  28 July 2022  27 July 2022
 5 September 2022  29 September 2022  28 September 2022
 3 October 2022  27 October 2022  26 October 2022
 7 November 2022  24 November 2022  30 November 2022
 9 January 2023  26 January 2023  25 January 2023
 6 February 2023  23 February 2023  22 February 2023
 6 March 2023  30 March 2023  29 March 2023