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Our children’s centres

Search for a Children’s Centre near to your home and find out what support they provide for families.

Our Children’s Centres

The Children’s Centres in North Lincolnshire give help and advice on child and family health, parenting, money, training and employment. Our centres also provide early learning activities and support.

Services are available for all families. They are free of charge (unless stated).

Activities are inclusive to all children and young people including those who have a disability or additional needs.

Register with our Children’s Centres for a wide range of services for all families.

Full information about how the centres use information can be found on our privacy page.

Children’s Centres near you

Ashby Children’s Centre is situated in a large building (also occupied by two GP surgeries and other health services) on Collum Lane, Ashby (behind Ashby Market). When you enter the building the Children’s Centre is on your right. The nearest council car park is to the front of the building. There is a bus stop on Ashby High Street at the market place.

Activities are inclusive to all children, including those who have a disability or additional needs. They are free of charge. We also have an on-site nursery at Ashby Children’s Centre which is open from 8am to 6pm.

Contact

surestartchildrenscentres@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 742500

Ashby Children’s Centre
Collum Avenue
Ashby
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN16 2SZ

Barton Children’s Centre is located behind Castledyke Primary School, Council Terrace. The nearest car park is approximately two minutes walk away.

Activities are inclusive to all children and young people, including those who have a disability or additional needs. All activities are free unless otherwise stated. There is also an on-site nursery at Barton children’s centre.

Contact

surestartchildrenscentres@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 296362

Barton Children’s Centre
Council Terrace
Off Castledyke West
Barton upon Humber
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5AP

Brigg Children’s Centre is a purpose built centre on Grammar School Road, Brigg (next to the youth centre). The building is situated approximately 50 metres from ILearn. The nearest car park is the town centre car park (a two minute walk from the centre).

Brigg Children’s Centre also has a centre located in Kirton in Lindsey attached to Kirton in Lindsey Primary School, Cornwall Street.

The Brigg Children’s Centres cover all the towns and villages of East Butterwick, South Ferriby, Barnetby, Kirton and Messingham.

Activities are free unless otherwise stated. They are inclusive to expectant mums and all children and young people up to the age of 19 (including those who have a disability or additional needs). Dads, grandads and male carers are welcome to attend all of our sessions.

Contact

surestartchildrenscentres@northlincs.gov.uk

01652 659882

Brigg Children’s Centre
Grammar School Road
Brigg
North Lincolnshire
DN20 8AF

Kirton Children’s Centre
Cornwall Street
Kirton in Lindsey
DN21 4EH

Frodingham Road Children’s Centre is attached to the Frodingham Infant School Nursery on Rowland Road. It is located behind The Ark nursery. Parking is on the road opposite the school but can be limited at times. If travelling by car, Rowland Road can be reached via Ashby Road roundabout near Howdens Hill or Brigg Road.

Activities are inclusive to all children, including those who have a disability or additional needs and are dads, grandads and male carers are welcome to all of our sessions.

Contact

surestartchildrenscentres@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 296605

Frodingham Road Children’s Centre
Rowland Road
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN16 1ST

Henderson Avenue Children’s Centre is at the side of the Oasis Academy, Henderson Avenue school on Henderson Avenue. It is based at the heart of the local community and is within walking distance of local shops.

All of our activities are inclusive to expectant mums, all children and young people up to the age of 19, including those who have a disability or additional needs. Dads, grandads and male carers are welcome to attend all of our sessions.

Contact

surestartchildrenscentres@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 297000

Henderson Avenue Children’s Centre
Henderson Avenue
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN15 7RW

Little Goslings Children’s Centre is on the corner of Warwick Road and Kenilworth Road. It is attached to the Little Goslings Nursery. Warwick Road can be reached from East Common Lane, Grange Lane North or Cottage Beck Road.

Activities are inclusive to all children, including those who have a disability or additional needs. Dads, granddads and male carers are welcome to all of our sessions.

Contact

surestartchildrenscentres@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 296605

Little Goslings Children’s Centre
41 Kenilworth Road
Scunthorpe
DN16 1EY

Manor Farm Children’s Centre is based on Priory Lane in Scunthorpe. It is located within the grounds of the Priory Lane Community School (junior site). There is minimal parking alongside the road in front of the shops and on the opposite side of the road from the houses.

Activities are inclusive to all children, including those who have a disability or additional needs and are free. Dads, grandads and male carers are welcome to all of our sessions. Breastfeeding is also supported and welcomed in all of our centres at any time.

Contact

surestartchildrenscentres@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 850247

Manor Farm Children’s Centre
Priory Lane
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN17 1HE

The main building for North Axholme Children’s Centre is within the nursery of Althorpe and Keadby Primary School, Station Road, Keadby. There is a short walkway down the left hand side of the school to get to the children’s centre.

There is also a Children’s Centre at Crowle attached to the primary school. You can get to the Children’s Centre by walking into the school grounds, turn right to the end of the school building then turn left where you will find the Children’s Centre.

Activities are inclusive to all children, including those who have a disability or additional needs.

Contact

surestartchildrenscentres@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 296250

Crowle Children’s Centre
Manor Road
Crowle
DN17 4ET

Keadby Children’s Centre
Station Road
Keadby
DN17 3BN

South Axholme Children’s Centre is in Birchfield Road, Epworth.

Services are for all children and young people and their families. Activities are inclusive to all children and young people including those who have a disability or additional needs.

Contact

surestartchildrenscentres@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 296250

Epworth Children’s Centre
Birchfield Road
Epworth
North Lincolnshire
DN9 1DL

The Side by Side Children’s Centre is on Enderby Road. The centre is within walking distance of local schools and shops. There are a small number of car parking spaces next to the centre as well as in the grounds of the old Melior School.

There is also the Parkwood Children’s Centre attached to Oasis Academy, Parkwood, Plymouth Road, Scunthorpe. Follow the sign-posted footpath to the right of the school.

Activities are inclusive to all children, including those who have a disability or additional needs. All sessions welcome dads, grandads and male carers so come along and join the fun!

Contact

surestartchildrenscentres@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 297666

Side by Side Children’s Centre
Enderby Road
Scunthorpe
DN17 2JL

West Street Children’s Centre is located on West Street in Scunthorpe. It is a few minutes walk away from the town centre and local shops. It is within walking distance of local schools. There is a large council car park across the road from the centre.

Activities are inclusive to all children including those who have a disability or additional needs.

Contact

surestartchildrenscentres@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 296605

West Street Children’s Centre
7 West Street
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN15 6HS

Winterton Children’s Centre is situated within the grounds of Winterton Junior School, West Street. It is next door to the Ark building. The entrance is through the school gate and to the right of the school.

Activities are inclusive to all children and young people including those who have a disability or additional needs.

Contact

surestartchildrenscentres@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 296362

Winterton Children’s Centre
c/o Winterton Junior School
West Street
Winterton
North Lincolnshire
DN15 9QG

Make an enquiry

If you have a query about our Children’s Centres you can complete our online form below or contact us on surestartchildrenscentres@northlincs.gov.uk

Help us improve our service

Please help us improve our services for you and your children. Let us know about your experiences at our Children’s Centres by completing our survey.

What our Children’s Centres offer

Activities are for all children and young people including those who have special educational needs and disability (SEND).

Our centres can support in a flexible way. Contact your local centre to find out more.

The SEND Local Offer website has lots of information about services available in North Lincolnshire for children with SEND.

We understand that all families go through difficult periods at some point and may need additional support.

The centres offer individual support to help families when needed.  This may include helping with:

  • family relationships
  • child development
  • school attendance
  • housing
  • finance issues

Contact your local centre to find out what support we can offer.

Antenatal workshops

We provide antenatal workshops in partnership with the NHS. The three sessions include:

  1. Labour and birth – delivered by a midwife
  2. Caring for a  new baby – delivered by the Children’s Centre team (includes car seat safety from safer neighbourhoods)
  3. Baby friendly feeding – delivered by the baby feeding team.

Antenatal home visiting support

We offer individual support as part of our Family Support Offer. It may include information about safe sleeping, equipment, feeding, bonding and attachment.

Baby feeding team

The team works in hospitals and in the community to support parents with feeding. They deliver the ‘baby friendly feeding’ antenatal workshop, and are available for home visits before and after the birth of the baby to support parents with all aspects of feeding their baby. For parents who decide to breastfeed their baby, this team can give lots of practical help to support a positive and individual feeding journey. You can contact them on 07900567052.

Breastfeeding support groups

Our centres welcome and support parents who would like to feed their baby in the centres. We can provide support and advice.

Some centres have a breastfeeding support group where parents can drop in for a chat and meet other parents in a comfortable and friendly environment.

Baby care – home visiting support

This is part of our Family Support Offer and provides additional support for the care of a new baby. It may include safe sleeping, coping with crying, help with feeding, understanding and responding to baby cues and baby development.

Baby’s first friends

These sessions are held in our Children’s Centres. They are for babies and their parents to support baby development and communication skills. It’s also a chance for parents to meet, make friends and build support networks. Baby’s first friends is delivered in partnership with the health visiting team who attend the sessions on a regular basis.

Coping with crying

Coping with crying is a short film which has been developed by the NSPCC. It provides information on how to cope with a crying baby. The film is shown during home visits and is part of the antenatal programme delivered in the Children’s Centres. Having a new baby can be a stressful time and parents can find the first few months difficult. The film includes parents talking about their own experiences and their coping strategies plus information, tips and advice from health professionals. The film is available for all expectant and new mums and dads, carers and grandparents. If you would like to see the film please contact your nearest Children’s Centre or phone 01724 742500 or 01724 297000. For help and advice please contact the Children’s Centre team.

Stay and Play sessions

Stay and play sessions are for children and their parents or carers. They support child development, communication and social skills. You don’t need to book and the sessions are free. 

Play and development support

Play and development support is part of our Family Support Offer and available on request. Individual and tailored support for parents to help with children’s personal, social and emotional development and their communication and language skills. This also supports understanding of child development and behaviour concerns. Sessions may take place in the home or in Centres on a one to one basis.

Family play sessions

Family play sessions are part of our Family Support Offer. They are smaller invitation only sessions for parents and children who may find attending a larger group difficult and may benefit from more specific help.

Childcare funding for two year olds

Free childcare funding is available for up to 15 hours for families who qualify. Parents can call into the centres to check if they qualify and to apply for the funding. More information is available on our two year old funding page or by calling the Family Information Service on 01724 297000 

Two year development check

Childcare providers and health visitors review children’s progress at two years. The review highlights children’s strengths and identifies any areas for future development. For more information contact your childcare provider, health visitor or local Children’s Centre. 

30 hour childcare for three and four year olds

15 hour child care funding is available for all three and four year old children. Working parents may qualify for an additional 15 hours free childcare. For more information contact the Family Information Service on 01724 297000 or use the Government’s childcare calculator.

Over fives

Over fives are welcome to attend activities in the centres in school holidays or at weekends with their parents or carers. 

Individual support provides opportunities for young people to share worries or concerns supporting their emotional health and family relationships.   

Youth sessions

Brigg and the Isle Children’s Centres provide youth club activities for young people on a weekly basis.

Being a parent can be very challenging. We offer regular workshops to support parents and carers. These are very friendly, informal workshops where parents can meet other parents and get support from children’s centre team members.

Understanding your child’s behaviour

This is a weekly course which runs for two hours each week and includes ‘tuning into your child’, exploring feelings and communication’ and ‘sleep patterns and temper tantrums’.  The course is free.  Contact your centre to book a place.

Understanding teenagers

Understanding  teenagers is a new course in partnership with Fluent Coaching. It provides information for parents about teenager brain development, communicating effectively and avoiding conflict, adult and teen maps of the world. Free for parents. Booking is required.

A positive relationship with my child

This is delivered as a course or on a one to one basis. It helps parents with family issues and supports parents’ confidence, knowledge and family relationships.

Maths and English

We have a range of different courses including Maths and English – to level 2. These are delivered in small groups with other parents (childcare may be available at some centres)

Paediatric first aid awareness and accreditation

This course is held in partnership with LIVES. Places are limited and booking is required

E Safety

Our parenting courses may also include e-safety and child sexual exploitation awareness. It helps parents understand the benefits and risks of a digital world and how to protect your child from online abuse and exploitation.

Volunteer opportunities

Support with a step into employment – we offer volunteer opportunities including catering assistant, play assistant, reception and customer support.

For more information please contact us on 01652 659882.

Grandparents and carers

We welcome grandparents and carers to sessions and activities and can offer support to family members caring for children.

Healthy Start scheme

The Healthy Start scheme provides vouchers for free fruit, vegetables, milk and vitamins. You could qualify if you’re on benefits, or if you’re pregnant and under 18. More details can be found on the Healthy Start website.

You can also get information on the healthy start scheme from your local Children’s Centre or from your midwife or health visitor. The help line on 0345 607 6823 will also be able to help.

Vitamins

For families who don’t qualify for the scheme, vitamins can be purchased from the centres at £1.50 for children and £1 for adults.