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Children's centres are for families with children under five. Together the centres offer a wide range of services including:
- Health visitors
- Midwifery services
- Play sessions for children
- Parenting support
- Groups for dads
- Groups and services for families from minority ethnic communities
- Services for disabled children
- Speech and language support
- Support for post natal depression
- Teenage parents' support
- Advice about getting a job or training
The main hub children's centres also provide high quality early learning and childcare.
What's on at my local children's centre?
Some of the children's centre activities are drop-in sessions and others are by appointment or can be arranged by your health visitor. To find out what's on at your local children's centre take a look at the centre's web page and their activity diary.
You can also find information on local services for families including childcare by looking at the family services directory.
Children's centres in Brighton
- Hollingdean Children's Centre is a main hub centre
- Hollingbury and Patcham Children's Centre is linked to Hollingdean CC
- Moulsecoomb Children's Centre is a main hub centre
- Bevendean Children's Centre is linked to Moulsecoomb CC
- Roundabout Children's Centre is a main hub centre in Whitehawk
- The Deans Children's Centre is linked to Roundabout CC
- Tarner Children's Centre is a main hub centre in central Brighton
- City View Children's Centre is linked to Tarner CC
- Westdene Children's Centre is linked to Hollingdean CC
- Fairlight Children's Centre is linked to Tarner CC
- Preston Park Children's Centre at Fiveways Play Centre is linked to Hollingdean CC
Children's centres in Hove
- Cornerstone Children's Centre is linked to Tarner CC
- Conway Court Children's Centre is a main hub centre
- Goldstone Children's Centre is linked to Conway Court CC
- Hangleton Park Children's Centre is a main hub centre
- West Hove Children's Centre is linked to Conway Court CC
Children's centres in Portslade
- North Portslade Children's Centre is a main hub centre
- South Portslade Children's Centre is based in the library and is linked to North Portslade CC
Where's my nearest children's centre?
You can find your local children's centre by using this map showing the locations of all the centres in Brighton and Hove or ask your health visitor to find out more.
You can also contact the Family Information Service on (01273) 293545 to find out which children's centre team supports your child.
Involvement in your children's centre
Parent Involvement Workers [PDF 183KB] support mothers, fathers and carers to be involved with their local children's centre. Each hub children’s centre also has an advisory group to enable parents to become involved in the development of its services. Contact your local centre if you would like to be find out more.
Many children's centres have volunteer opportunities or can link you with other services which would welcome your support. Download our volunteer information for parents [PDF 91kb] to find out what we offer our children's centre volunteers and what we expect in return. Full support and guidance is given by children's centre staff; Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), previously called Criminal Records Bureau, and other checks are carried out by the Council. If you'd like to find out more, please contact your local children's centre.
Children's Centre nurseriesThe children's centre nurseries provide high quality early education and childcare. Find out more about fees, opening times and arrange a visit by looking at our children's centre nurseries.
Family Nurse Partnership
If you are under 20 expecting your first baby, a family nurse can visit you to help you have a healthy pregnancy and enjoy being the best mum you can.
Your specially trained family nurse will help you understand all about your pregnancy and how to care well for yourself and your baby. Your nurse will visit you regularly during your pregnancy and then after the birth until your baby is two years old.
For more information read the detailed FNP leaflet [PDF 281KB] or phone (01273) 293254
- Early years and childcare
- Family CAF (Common Assessment Framework)
- Disabled Children's Services
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Find out more about the city's parks and playgrounds
Meet other parents and enjoy a walk on an organised Buggy Walk at Preston Park.