Children’s centres provide locality-based support in the centre, in community venues, or in homes. To register to use the services, groups and clubs provided by your local children's centre, please contact them directly, or use the Corby Children's Centre referral form.
Provision of early intervention to both child, parents, or carers are as follows:
• Information and Advice Services
Supplying information about a range of services, including childcare and employment support
• Stay and Play Services
Supporting parents in their role as their children’s first educators
• School Readiness Services
Working in partnership with parents and childcare providers to improve outcomes for children
• Health, Lifestyles and Well Being Services
Universal and targeted activities to improve outcome for parents and children. Includes ante-natal and post natal support delivered in partnership with midwives and health visitors.
• Improved Parenting and Family Support Services
Targeted support and Early Help services for families that need extra support. This may be via an EHA (early help assessment, formerly a CAF), or for Looked after Children, children on ‘Children in Need’ register, children on Child Protection Plans or Disabled Children. This includes access to victim and perpetrator domestic abuse interventions (at Level 3).
• Services to Improve Adults Personal Skills, Education and Employability
Links to benefits and debt advice, adult learning opportunities and JobCentre Plus.SEND Groups and Activities
• Little Sparkles
Little Sparkles is a small group for children aged under 5 with additional needs, and their parents/carers. It aims to provide a nurturing, safe and stimulating environment where your child’s individual needs and interests can be supported and developed. They have good links with specialist partner agencies, and parents/carers can be signposted to other professionals to receive support, advice and information, as well as socialise with other parents/carers with a shared experience.
The group is very small and sociable, with access to the fully equipped Sensory Room and variety of activities in the Family Room, and the workers are available to offer you support as needed.
This group is held on Wednesdays (10am to 11:15am).
• Sensory Room
Their bookable sensory room is particularly beneficial for children with additional needs. Please call to book a 30-minute slot. The sensory room is open Mondays (from 18th September) and Fridays (12:30pm to 3:30pm)
• Music Therapy
The Music Therapy group is run by Thomas' Fund for children with additional needs. The group is held on Wednesdays (10:30am to 12pm).
• Premature Baby Group
Thursday 1pm to 2:30pm