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Sure Start children's centres

What are Sure Start children's centres?

SureStart children's centres have been developed to improve health, learning and other outcomes for all pre-school children - and particularly for babies, younger children and parents who need additional help and support.

There are eight in North West Leicestershire - in Ashby, Coalville, Ibstock, Measham, Moira, Castle Donington, Thringstone, and Warren Hills. Find your nearest Sure Start children's centre in North West Leicestershire on the county council's website. 

How can children's centres help you?

Children's centres will bring a range of different services into the community, giving parents easier access to information and support. By visiting a children's centre, you will be able to find out more about:

  • Health services
  • Voluntary organisations
  • District councils' services
  • Family outreach workers
  • Job Centre Plus services
  • Early reading and library services
  • Early Learning services
  • The Family Information Service.

Who can use children's centres?

All Leicestershire  families who have a child aged 0 to 5 years old are able to access support and advice from Sure Start Children’s Centres - but some services will be targeted and restricted to families with additional needs.

What's on, where and when?

From activity sessions and baby massage to health checks and ante-natal advice, there's lots to get involved with across the district.

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