Children's centres

What are children’s centres?

Children’s centres are friendly, welcoming places which offer families with children aged 0 - 5 years a free range of services, information and support in their local community.

There are 53 centres located throughout Norfolk and they are placed at the heart of communities to enable parents and parents-to-be to get the help they need and provide the best possible start in life for their children.

They are free to join, most activities are free and, once you’ve registered, you can go along to any centre in Norfolk.

Consultation response

Consultation on our proposed early childhood and family service has now closed.  Thank you to everyone who took part.

We are analysing the responses and updating our proposals.  We will publish a report and updated proposals to be considered by the Children’s Services committee meeting on 22 January.  We cannot take part in further discussion on consultation responses and data about the service until the committee report and our updated proposals are published. 

Where is my nearest children’s centre?

There are 53 children’s centres across Norfolk. You can find a list of all children's centres on the Norfolk Community Directory.

When you click on the link you can enter your postcode or location into the search function, to enable you to find your nearest children’s centre.

To join your local children’s centre, you can simply drop in during opening hours or give them a call.

What services do children’s centres offer?

The services children’s centres offer vary from centre to centre, but can include:

What’s on at my local children’s centre?

Once you have joined your local children’s centre you should receive a termly programme of free and low-cost activities.

You can also see what activities are running at other children's centres on the Norfolk Community Directory

Other sources of support for families

Families can also get support and information from the following organisations and sources:

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