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are Children's Centres?
Sure Start Children's Centres are places that provide
information and services for families with young children aged from
birth to five years in the local community and are great places to
meet new people.
Sure Start is the government's programme to support young
children and families. The establishment of multi-agency Sure Start
Children's Centres brings together early learning, health and
family support. They actively support parents in their aspirations
towards employment, education and training.
The Sure Start approach ensures that every child gets the best
possible start in life and helps parents choose with confidence how
they balance their work and family commitments.
The video on this page shows the difference Medway's Sure
Start Children's Centres are making. View additional Sure Start videos.
What services do they provide?
Sure Start Children's Centres provide a variety of support and
services to local families including:
- drop-in sessions for parents and children - play activities,
music, story time and many more
- ante-natal classes and baby clinics
- encouragement and support for parents thinking about training
or finding a new job
- links with local schools and voluntary agencies
- information and advice about breastfeeding, speech and
language, parenting, health issues and all the difficult times that
can be experienced with babies and young children.
Children's Centres Spring 2014 activities timetable
Download the Children's
Centre June - July 2014 list of activities
(pdf 1075KB). To use this pdf you will need Adobe
Acrobat Reader. If you do not have it on your computer, please use
Where are the 19 Sure Start Centres in Medway?
Download a large scale
map showing all Medway's Sure Start Centres (png
Find your nearest Sure
There are 19 Sure Start Centres:
Please access the Family
Information Service Directory for further information on Early
Years and Childcare.