Children’s centres are friendly, welcoming places at the heart of communities. They offer families with children aged 0-5 years a free range of services, information and support. There are 53 centres located throughout Norfolk. Parents and parents-to-be can go to a centre, and get advice and guidance so they can give their child the best start in life.
Children's centres are free to join, most activities are free and, once you’ve registered, you can go along to any centre in Norfolk.
On 22 January 2019, following consultation on proposals for a new Early Childhood and Family Service, our Children’s Services Committee agreed recommendations presented in the Children’s Services report published on 14 January 2019. The Committee approved recommendations to create a new Early Childhood and Family Service and de-designate specific children’s centres. View the agenda papers and report from the meeting.
We have the responsibility for the provision of children's centres. We have arranged for the following organisations to run these on our behalf:
To join your local children’s centre, you can simply drop in during opening hours or give them a call.
The services children’s centres offer vary from centre to centre, but can include:
Once you have joined your local children’s centre you should receive a termly programme of free and low-cost activities.
Families can also get support and information from the following organisations and sources: