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. Go to this page
for more information about where families can go for support.
Provision of early intervention to both child, parents, or carers are as follows:
• Health visitor appointments and drops in
• Antenatal support
• Breast feeding support group and breast pump loan service ( there is a charge to loan the pumps
• Healthy Start vitamins collection point
• Information and advice sessions; including money advice.
• 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
• b>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.
A range early years activities for parents and families are also available from local libraries.SEND Groups and Activities
• Sleep Solutions
Support for families of disabled children and those with additional needs, aged between 2 and 19, who have severe sleep problems living in Northamptonshire.
Times and bookings can be confirmed with the children’s centre directly.
• Little Butterflies
Little Butterflies is a drop in session for babies and children with special educational needs or disabilities up to 5 years old, held on Mondays between 1pm and 3pm
• Sensory Room
The sensory room is a safe environment specially designed to provide a unique, tactile sensory experience. The room is particularly beneficial for children with additional needs of any age as well as babies and young children. Book for a relaxed and special sensory experience with your child. Available for 30 minute slots between 11:45am - 3:45pm on a Friday (£1.00 per session)