Children's Centres

Children's Centre services in Northamptonshire offer a range of support to families of children from birth to 5 years old, when your child joins reception class at primary school. They are available to everyone and are delivered by the Northamptonshire Libraries and Information Service (NLIS).

Their range of services include:

  • Information and advice
    During opening hours libraries can give information about a wide range of services, including childcare and help with looking for a job. If they cannot give the support that your family needs they will help you to contact the people that can.

To find the opening hours of your local library view our list of Northamptonshire libraries.

  • Activities
    Activities include children's stories, songs and rhymes groups, as well as welcome events for new parents. Some of these activities will run at weekends, making it easier for working parents to attend with their children. Details can be found on our events calendar or our dedicated under 5s page.

Extra help for families

You may also be able to take advantage of a range of services including parenting courses, family learning groups, early learning activities and one to one family support. If you think you may benefit from these extra help services, please speak to your health visitor, midwife, family support worker or social worker.

How do I register for Children's Centre services?

Please visit your local Children's Centre to register for the services.

Find your nearest Children's Centre

To find your local Children's Centre, please use our Children and Families Service Finder:

Please contact your nearest centre to find details of what's on and activity programmes.

View list of Children's Centres

What's on at your nearest Children's Centre

You can find activity programmes for Northamptonshire's Children's Centres below:

Health support

Health services, such as ante-natal and post-natal support from midwives and health visitor scans can be accessed in Children's Centres across the county.

Parents can find out details and make appointments where necessary via their Health Centre or the health professional working with them by contacting a Children's Centre.