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The Children’s Centre programme is based on the concept that providing integrated education with childcare, family support and health services are key factors in achieving good outcomes for children and parents.
Across Colchester and Tendring there are nine main Children's Centres.
Families are welcome at every centre, but the aim is to provide access to services locally to where you live.
We offer the following services for children under five and their families:
Family Support and Outreach work
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:
Child and Family Health Services
Access to and support from a range of healthcare services such as:
Workshops and advice on:
Links to Jobcentres and Training Providers
Co-ordinated services including:
Advice on entering the workforce
Personal chats with New Deal advisors
Group sessions with advisors
Basic skills training