Children’s Centres offer a range of health, education and support to families with children aged 0-5. Services take place at centres, through community outreach sessions, in partnership with other agencies such as health, or in people’s homes.
Warwickshire has 39 Children’s Centres that work together in ten groups and collaborations. The centres are managed on behalf of the council by Barnardos who run 29 centres, and The Parenting Project who are responsible for eight. Two centres, St Michael’s in Bedworth and Stockingford in Nuneaton are managed independently but will collaborate with other groups.
Services and support from the centres aims to help families ensure that; children are ready for school at age five, children and families experience good health and financial well-being, and parents and carers can give their children the best start in life.