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Our Childrens Centres

Our Childrens Centres

Children's Centres are places where there is a range of support, information and guidance for all families. The core purpose of a Children's Centre is to help families with:

  • Child development and school readiness
  • Parenting aspirations and parenting skills
  • Child and family health and life chances

There are Children’s Centres across North Lincolnshire. This includes centres in Scunthorpe, Brigg, the Isle of Axholme and Barton.

The centres provide services throughout the week as well as some services at weekends and evenings.

Are you registered with the Children’s Centres in North Lincolnshire?

By registering your family you will be able to access a full range of free services including:

  • Information, help and advice for families
  • Support for parents, including drop in sessions and parenting courses
  • Home visiting and outreach services
  • Services for dads and single parents
  • Individual support for young parents
  • Family support and health services
  • Play and learning sessions
  • Homework clubs
  • Support for young people
  • Antenatal sessions
  • Support for healthy lifestyles
  • Support with training and employment    
  • Training for parents including level 1 and 2 English and Maths
  • Money management and debt advice
  • Child development information, support and advice
  • Support for early learning and helping children be ready for school

The centres provide services for all children, young people and their families. They are also places where young people and parents can go when they need help and support.

Children’s Centres are free to join and most services and activities are free. Find out What's On in your local Children's Centre.

You can phone any of our centres, drop-in or email us. We will be happy to help.

Register with our Children's Centres

Parents can obtain a Level 1 and 2 English and maths qualification through the centres.

Families can get support for behaviour issues such as temper tantrums and bedtime problems.

The centres can give support in relation to teenage concerns and family relationships.

Parents can bring their babies and toddlers to free play sessions to help with their learning and development.

Services are for all children and young people and their families.

All Sure Start Children's Centre activities are free to all families unless stated.

Activities are inclusive to all children and young people including those who have a disability or additional needs. Visit our Local Offer website for more information.

The What’s On page has information about current services across North Lincolnshire. 

All families go through difficult periods and it can be hard to ask for help. The centres work in partnership with families to help them find solutions.

If you are a parent or young person and need someone to talk to, why not call into one of our centres. Or phone and ask to talk to a team member about help and support.

You can also call into one of our centres at any time and someone will be able to help.

We support families with a range of issues including:

  • Parenting concerns
  • Child development
  • Relationships
  • Housing and finance
  • Teenage concerns 
  • Healthier lifestyles

Sure Start Children’s Centres in North Lincolnshire are part of the Children’s Universal Prevention Service of the People Directorate.

The Children’s Centres work very closely with the Family Information Service, who may also send out relevant information by post and by email to families registered with the Children’s Centres.

Grandparents are very welcome to attend all our services with their grandchildren. If you look after your grandchildren and are running out of ideas to keep them entertained why not bring them along to your local Children’s Centre.

We provide support for all dads – including separated dads. Dads can bring their children to sessions without mum.

For dads who don’t live permanently with their children, finding things to do can be difficult. Why not join the centres and help support other dads to do the same?

Breastfeeding is welcome and supported in all centres at any time. The centres work in partnership with health colleagues and the Breastfeeding Peer Support Team. They provide places where mums can breastfeed their baby in a comfortable and friendly environment.

If you would like support for breastfeeding or would like more information please contact us.

The telephone number for the Breastfeeding Peer Support Team is  07900 567052.

We are always looking for feedback on our service. If you would like to provide the Breastfeeding Peer Supporters with any feedback, please email breastfeedingfeedback@northlincs.gov.uk.

Last updated: 22/11/2017