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:
• 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
• Sensory Stars (Sensory Room)
The sensory room is for children with an additional need even if not yet diagnosed. Explore the sensory room with it's calming environment, there is a bubble tube, a wide range of sensory equipment as well as a dark den that is large enough for you and your child. To book your 30 minute slot, call Rushden Children's Centre (main hub) on 01933 410112.