Signposting - Support for families - Support for parents & carers - Sure Start Children’s Centres


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Subsection: Signposting - Support for families - Support for parents & carers

Children’s Centres

Children's centres provide a wealth of advice and support for parents and carers. Their services are available to you from pregnancy right through to when your child goes into reception class at primary school.

For local information about Children's Centres in Wiltshire, visit Wiltshire Council's Early years and childcare - Children's centres in Wiltshire.

For further information regarding Children's Centres, see the Directgov web page.

Spurgeons Children’s Centres –Update May 2021

The Spurgeons Children’s Centres offer a range of activities and support services to help with all aspects of parenting, helping to make sure a child gets the best start in life. Spurgeons provides Children’s Centres in East, West and South Wiltshire.

For details of the programme of support please click on their flyer. Use the following link to download information for both parents and professionals: [Information for parents and professionals]

Please Note: Children’s Centre services in Chippenham and North Wiltshire are provided by The RISE Trust. For more information about services in these areas, please visit [The Rise Trust]

Wiltshire Children's Centres

From 1 July 2016 children's centre services will be delivered in 17 dedicated children's centre buildings in areas of highest need while in other areas the staff will deliver the services from a range of community settings at flexible times to meet local need. (You can see more information on the consultation for the delivery of children’s centre services in the 'Future of Children's Centre Services Announced' article below.)

All children's centre services will be linked to one of four geographical clusters with clear ways of accessing help and advice. Spurgeons will deliver children's centre services in the east, west and south of Wiltshire while The RISE Trust will deliver services in the north. Click here to see the new Children’s Centre leaflet for further information.

The following chart shows the children’s centres in Wiltshire:

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If you have any queries, please telephone the number for the part of Wiltshire you live in:

North – 01249 463040

South – 01722 323208

East – 01380 739835

West – 01225 719753

Don’t worry if you are unsure which one is right for your area, the staff you reach on any of the contact numbers will be able to point you in the right direction.