Supporting children and families to play, learn, have fun and be ready for school

Family hub networks are soon being rolled out in Nottinghamshire. Children’s centre services will continue as normal while we make the changes. Find out more about our roll out of family hubs and what it means to you

The Children’s Centre Service is committed to helping young children and their families have fun learning through play, so that when the time comes to start school, both you and your little one enjoy this milestone.

We have two sessions open to everyone – Under Ones and Stay and Play.

These regular play and learning sessions are led by our trained volunteers who are supported by workers and are held on a first come first served basis until the session is full. Trained workers also offer the Let’s Play programme in family homes, helping to support parent with low cost, no cost play and learning ideas at home. 

“The staff were always incredibly enthusiastic and encouraging with loads of fun and easy things to do at home!”

Starting to think about starting school? Then our Now I Am Two group is just right for getting into a routine, becoming a little more independent, learning to share, listen to stories and play with other children. We also work with childcare settings, providing exciting Forest Schools activities.

My son loves to come to the Children’s Centre. He gets really excited by jumping up and down and shouting 'yay' every time I mention attending”.

We know that lots of parents worry about their toddler’s speech, language and communication skills. Working closely with the Healthy Families Team we are able to support young children through Little Talkers Groups and the Home Talk programme (delivered by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust). 

Our early years practitioners and teachers have put together lots of simple ideas to help your little one learn as you play with them: take a look at Things to do at home (Notts Help Yourself website)

For more ideas or information visit:

If you need support to help improve your child’s development and learning please contact your local Children’s Centre Service Team or complete the Request for  Service form.

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