There is a lot of support available at children's centres and always someone to talk to. Children’s centre services are available for everyone and you can register at your local children’s centre as soon as your baby is born – or even before. If you would like someone to contact you please let your health visitor know or call your local children’s centre.
Family support workers are available to talk to at children’s centre sessions and can provide practical support if needed. Family support workers work closely with other professionals that may be supporting you and your child, such as midwives, health visitors and speech and language therapists.
Children’s centre services work closely with Croydon health visitors who lead the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme (HCP). HCP offers every family a programme of screening tests, immunisations, developmental reviews, and information and guidance to support parenting and healthy choices. For more information about the Healthy Child programme contact your health visitor or your local children’s centre – or go to:
There are groups to support development and learning for children with additional needs around the borough and activities include:
- Singing and signing
- Communication and visual supports
- Small steps to learning
- Sensory and messy play
- Support for parents and carers