Welcome to Birmingham Children's Centres

Children's Centres are the next stage in the ongoing development of Sure Start programmes and are being established in many areas across Birmingham.

For contact information and to find out what's available at each local centre select an area from the links on the left.

A Children's Centre can offer the following services for children under five and their families, however not all centres will be delivering all of these services:

Education and Childcare

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  • Early education and day care for children from 6 months to 5 years
  • Minimum of 48 weeks per year
  • Up to 10 hours per day, 5 days per week (Mon - Fri)
  • Lots of family fun and learning opportunities such as stay and play sessions, music and song, story times, baby clubs and special events
  • Childminder services attached to the centre

Family Support and Outreach work

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Support, advice and information for parents aimed at giving children the best possible start in life. This can be provided in your own home or at the centres and is given by qualified family support staff:
  • Information on and access to local services for children under five and their families
  • Access to a dedicated under fives outreach worker

Child and Family Health Services

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Healthcare workers on site to support access to a range of healthcare services such as:
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Community Midwifery
  • Health Visiting
Workshops and advice on:
  • Antenatal & Postnatal classes
  • Breastfeeding
  • Healthy Eating
  • Health & Safety

Links to Jobcentres and Training Providers

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Co-ordinated services including:
  • Advice on entering the workforce
  • Personal chats with New Deal advisors
  • Group sessions with advisors
  • Basic skills training
  • Accredited training
Training may be supported by Crèche facilities or funded approved childcare.