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Sure Start Children's Centres

You can find your nearest Sure Start centre and its available activities online.

Find my nearest Sure Start centre

What is a Sure Start Children’s Centre?

Having children can be great fun, but being a parent or carer is often one of the toughest jobs around.

Sure Start Children's Centres are designed as a 'one stop shop' to provide opportunities for local families with children under five to find support and advice, share new play and learning experiences together, relax and unwind and meet new friends.

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How can they help me and my children?

Sometimes you may feel you need a little extra help. This may be emotional support to help you through the challenges of family life or even someone to provide a helping hand attending appointments or groups.

 

Sure Start Children's Centres can offer one-to-one family support through their home visiting teams, or you can find a variety of sessions within the Sure Start Children's Centres including:

  • preparing for the birth of your baby
  • budgeting, benefits, training, childcare and Jobcentre plus
  • emotional support
  • child development - behaviour management, introduction to solid food toilet training and sleep
  • parenting courses and advice
  • home safety information
  • play sessions.

To receive free newsletters and What's On guides posted directly to your home, register at your local Sure Start Children's Centre. You can do this by either popping in (see table below), or simply telephoning your local Sure Start Children's Centre in which you will be asked to complete a registration form.

See below the type of activities and services you can expect from  a Children's Centre:

What's on offer at a Children's Centre (pdf 2mb opens in new window)

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How can I register with my local Sure Start Children’s Centre?

You can register with your local Sure Start Children’s Centre through a secure online system:

Children's Centre Registration Form (opens in new window)

Alternatively, for more information about how to register you can find contact details of the children’s centre nearest to you in the table below.

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Where is my nearest Sure Start Children's Centre, and what's happening there?

In the East Riding of Yorkshire there are 18 Sure Start Children's Centres all offering different activities. View the table below to find out contact information, activities available and to view their Ofsted reports.

You should also take a look at  other fun activities for babies and toddlersin the East Riding.


 Venue and contact details
Find out what's happening
 

Anlaby

Tel: (01482) 565560 

Michelle Briggs (children's centre leader)
Anlaby Primary School
First Lane
Anlaby
HU10 6UE

Anlaby Children's Centre What's On Winter 2013-14 (pdf 16kb opens in new window)
 

Beeford

Tel: (01262) 481699

Gayle Nicholson (children's centre leader)
Beeford CE VC Primary School
Main Street
Beeford
Driffield
YO25 8AY

FREE activities for 0-5 year olds (and grown ups!).  Monday to Thurs 9am - 5pm, Friday 9am to 4.30pm.

Beeford Children's Centre What's On Spring 2014 (pdf 471kb opens in new window)

An Invitation to Beeford Children's Centre (pdf 692kb opens in new window)

 

Beverley

Tel: (01482) 880066

Ann Colling (children's centre leader)
Coltman Avenue
Beverley
HU17 9LP

Ofsted Report  - Sure Start Children's Centre Beverley (external website)


 
Beverley Children's Centre What's On Jan - April 2014 (pdf 429kb opens in new window)
 

Beverley Two

Tel: (01482) 880066

Leone Deverson (children's centre leader)

Beverley Two Children's Centre Ofsted Report (pdf 169kb opens in new window)

 

Beverley Children's Centre What's On Jan - April 2014 (pdf 429kb opens in new window) 


 

Bridlington

Tel: (01262) 409596

Kay Roantree (head of centre)
Butts Close
Bridlington
YO16 7BS

Ofsted Inspection - Sure Start Children's Centre Bridlington One (external website)

 

Bridlington Children's Centre What's On Summer Term 2014 (pdf 353kb opens in new window)


Family Fun Easter 2014 (pdf 290kb opens in new window)

 

Bridlington Two

Tel: (01262) 606053

Laura Snow (children's centre leader)
Hilderthorpe Primary School
Shaftsbury Road
Bridlington
YO15 3PP

Ofsted Inspection - Sure Start Children's Centre Bridlington Two (external website)

 

Bridlington Children's Centre What's On Summer Term 2014 (pdf 353kb opens in new window)


Family Fund Easter 2014 (pdf 290kb opens in new window)

 

Brough

Tel: (01482) 669474

Joanna Brady (children’s centre leader)
Brough Primary School
Springfield Avenue
Brough
HU15 1AE

Ofsted Report - Sure Start Children's Centre Brough (external website)

Brough Children's Centre What's On Spring 2014 April - June (pdf 223 opens in new window)


 

Cottingham

Tel: (01482) 845636

Taryn Provan (children’s centre leader)
The Garth
Cottingham
HU16 5BP

 
Cottingham Children's Centre What's On 2014 (pdf 186kb opens in new window)


Cottingham Children's Centre Toy Library (pdf 4mb opens in new window)
 

Driffield

Tel: (01377) 240782

Helen Williams (children's centre leader)
Beckside
Driffield
YO25 6QN

Ofsted Report - Sure Start Children's Centre Driffield (external website)

 

Driffield Children's Centre What's On Summer 2014 (pdf 138kb opens in new window)

Driffield Children's Centre Stepping into play course 2014 (pdf 1mb opens in new window)


Driffield Children's Centre Toy Library (pdf 1mb opens in new window)


Driffield Children's Centre Catalogue (pdf 11mb opens in new window)

Driffield Children's Centre Toy Library registration form (pdf 187kb opens in new window)

Driffield Children's Centre Toy Library reserved list (pdf 171kb opens in new window)

 

Hedon

Tel: (01482) 899962

Gemma Cairns (children's centre leader)
George Street
Hedon
HU12 8JH

 

Hedon Children's Centre What's On January to April 2014 (pdf 387kb opens in new window)


Hedon Children's Centre Private Sensory room (pdf 979kb opens in new window)
 

Hessle

Tel: (01482) 629085

Joanne Sherriff (children's centre leader)
The Hourne
Eastgate
Hessle
HU13 9LJ

Ofsted Report - Sure Start Children's Centre Hessle (external website)

Hessle Children's Centre What's On Winter to Spring (pdf 480kb opens in new window)
 

Hornsea

Tel: (01964) 537160

Sally Chapman (children's centre leader)
Hornsea School
Eastgate
Hornsea
HU18 1DW

Ofsted Report - Sure Start Children's Centre Hornsea (external website)

Hornsea Children's Centre What's On Spring 2014 (pdf 154kb opens in new window)
 

Howden

Tel: (01482) 395220

Joanna Brady (children's centre leader)
First Floor
Customer Service Centre
Howden
DN14 7SX

Ofsted Inspection - Sure Start Children's Centre Howden (external website)

Howden Children's Centre What's On Spring 2014 April - June (pdf 223kb opens in new window)

 

Kingsway (Goole)

Tel: (01405) 761287

Linda Louis (children's centre leader)
Kingsway Primary School
Fountayne Street
Goole
DN14 5HQ

Ofsted Report - Sure Start Children's Centre Goole (Kingsway) (external website)

Kingsway Children's Centre What's On Spring 2014 (pdf 743kb opens in new window)


Kingway Children's Centre Family Links (pdf 1mb opens in new window)

Kingway Children's Centre Workshops (pdf 551kb opens in new window)

Birth and Beyond 2014 flyer (pdf 432kb opens in new window)
 

Market Weighton

Tel: (01430)  874090

Janet Black (children's centre leader)
Mount Pleasant CE VC Junior School
Princess Road
Market Weighton
YO43 3BY

Market Weighton Children's Centre What's On Summer 2014 (pdf 291kb opens in new window)

Market Weighton Children's Centre Toy Library online catalogue guidance (pdf opens in new window 33kb)

Market Weighton Children's Centre membership guidance (pdf opens in new window 191kb)

Market Weighton Children's Centre membership form (pdf opens in new window 164kb)

 

Marshlands

Tel: (01405) 762614

Vicky Leeman-Smith (children's centre leader)
Marshlands Primary School
Hall Road
Old Goole
DN14 5UE

Ofsted Report - Sure Start Children's Centre Goole (Marshlands Old Goole) (external website)

 

Marshlands What's On 2013 (pdf 1mb opens in new window)

Marshlands Children's Centre Home Safety workshop (pdf 522kb opens in new window)


Birth and Beyond 2014 flyer (pdf 432kb opens in new window)

 

Pocklington

Tel: (01759) 307154

Janet Black (children’s centre leader)
Woldgate College
Kilnwick Road
Pocklington
YO42 2LL


Ofsted Report - Sure Start Children's Centre Pocklington (pdf 189kb opens in new window)

Pocklington Children's Centre Summer What's On 2014 (pdf 291kb opens in new window)

Pocklington Children's Centre Toy Library online catalogue guidance (pdf opens in new window 33kb)

Pocklington Children's Centre membership guidance (pdf opens in new window 197kb)

Pocklington Children's Centre membership form (pdf opens in new window 159kb
 

Withernsea

Tel: (01964) 612618

Anne Wright (children's centre leader)
Withernsea High School
Hull Road
Withernsea
HU19 2EQ

Ofsted Report - Sure Start Children's Centre Withernsea (external website)

 

Withernsea Children's Centre What's On January to April 2014 (pdf 308kb opens in new window)

 

Withernsea Children's Centre Lets Cook (pdf 453kb opens in new window)


If you are still unsure which is your nearest children's centre or you would like information about other local and national services you can browse the FISH directory (opens in new window)

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Where can I get help with parenting advice?

Sure Start Children's Centres can help you with many aspects of parenting and are there to offer advice and support in different ways to suit your needs. It could be through an informal chat with a family support worker or by attending the Family Links Nurturing Programme.
Some schools are also able to offer the Family Links Nurturing Programme


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What is the Family Links Nurturing Programme?

The Family Links Nurturing Programme is a universal programme designed for families of children aged 2 -11 years. It aims to build emotional literacy in adults and children by supporting positive parenting and exploring the emotional needs behind behaviour.

The Family Links Nurturing Programme is 10 week group based programme and the learning methods include following the ‘Parenting Puzzle’ handbook, the use of role-play and sharing of experiences.  

The model is built around four core elements:

  • self-awareness and self esteem
  • appropriate expectations
  • positive discipline
  • empathy.

The programme covers communication, effective strategies, behaviour management and encourages adults to take time to look after themselves.

To find out more about the Family Links Nurturing Programme please contact your local children’s centre.

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