Children's centres are developed in line with the needs of the local community so no two children's centres are the same. However, there is a core set of services we provide:
- Child and family health services, ranging from health visitors to breastfeeding support
- Help and advice on local childcare options and support families making applications for free education for two year olds for families meeting the criteria
- Advice on parenting, and signposting or referral to a variety of services for families like foodbanks, speech therapy, healthy eating advice or help with managing money
- Help for you to find work or training opportunities, using links to local Jobcentre Plus offices and training providers
'The centre offers a wide range of universal and targeted services. Those observed during the inspection were of a good quality.'Ofsted September 2014
Have You Heard About Outreach Support?
Did you know that our Outreach workers are able to support families in their homes and out in the community? Do you know somebody who needs help with any aspect of parenting, or who is going through a difficult time? Please encourage them to contact us. Remember, we’re here to support all families who are expecting a baby or who have a child under 5 years living in Shepperton, Charlton Village, Halliford and Lower Sunbury. We are really happy to come out to families or support them over the phone if they can’t make it in to see us. Thank you.
'Parents receive effective support and guidance from the centre. Their personal testimonies and case studies reflect how well the centre helps them cope with crises such as family bereavements, debt and life-threatening illnesses. The view of one parent was typical of many: ‘This centre is like a tree – so many branches – they help you with everything. Without this place I wouldn’t be in the good place I am now.’'Ofsted September 2014