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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. 

Please see the Children's Centre prospectus below to find out more information about what Children's Centres do and who they are.

Children's Centre Prospectus (pdf 3mb opens in new window)

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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.

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

To register with your local Children's Centre please complete the Children's Centre registration form below:

Children's Centre Registration Form (pdf 156kb to open in new window)

You can also call your local Children's Centre or visit for more information or to register. Please find the contact details and location of each Children's Centre below.

If you feel your family could benefit from further support from the Children's Centre you can refer as a parent or a professional by completing a Request for Service form below and return to your local Children's Centre:

Request for Service 0 - 5 (pdf 140kb opens in new window)

Request for Service 5 - 8 (pdf 139kb opens in new window)

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

You can find location and contact details for all 18 of the East Riding's Sure Start Children's Centres listed below in alphabetical order with information about the different activities on offer at each centre. You can also view the Ofsted reports for each individual centre.

Anlaby

Tel: (01482) 565560 

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

Ofsted Report - Anlaby Children's Centre (pdf 163kb opens in new window)

Anlaby Children's Centre What's On Autumn 2016 (pdf 40kb opens in new window)

Beeford

Tel: (01262) 481699

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


Ofsted Report - Beeford Children's Centre (pdf 166kb opens in new window)

Beeford Children's Centre What's On Autumn 2016 (pdf 469kb opens in new window)

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

Beeford Children's Centre - Dough Disco (pdf 952kb opens in new window)

Beeford Children's Centre - Let's Play Skipsea (pdf 1mb opens in new window)

Beeford Children's Centre - Saturday Dad's Club (pdf 551kb opens in new window)

Beeford Children's Centre - Take and Make, Toy Libraries, Story Sacks and Bookstart (pdf 579kb opens in new window)

Beeford Children's Centre - Talk Time (pdf 358kb opens in new window)

Beverley Town and Rural

Tel: (01482) 880066

Joanna Brady/Leone Deverson(children's centre leaders)
Coltman Avenue
Beverley
HU17 9LP

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

Beverley Children's Centre Autumn 2016 What's On (pdf 258kb opens in new window)

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

Bridlington

Tel: (01262) 409596

Anne Wright (head of centre)

Jean Thornton (children's centre leader)
Butts Close
Bridlington
YO16 7BS

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

Bridlington Children's Centre What's On Autumn Term 2016 (pdf 244kb opens in new window)

Bridlington Two

Tel: (01262) 606053

Anne Wright (head of centre)

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

Bridlington Children's Centre What's On Autumn Term 2016 (pdf 244kb opens in new window)

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

Brough

Tel: (01482) 669474

Vicky Leeman-Smith (children’s centre leader)
Brough Primary School
Springfield Avenue
Brough
HU15 1AE

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

Brough and Howden Children's Centre What's On Late Autumn Term 2016 (pdf 796kb opens in new window)

Brough Children's Centre Christmas Fun at Let's Get Physical (pdf 531kb opens in new window)

Brough Children's Centre Messy Christmas Fun at Let's Get Playing (pdf 540kb 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 Autumn 2016 (pdf 181kb opens in new window)

Ofsted Report - Cottingham Children's Centre (pdf 151kb opens in new window)

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

Cottingham Children's Centre order slip for Toy Library (pdf 81kb opens in new window)

Cottingham Children's Centre registration form for family and Childminders (pdf 43kb opens in new window)

Cottingham Children's Centre registration form for settings (pdf 41kb opens in new window)

Take and Make  at Cottingham Children's Centre (pdf 405kb opens in new window)

Take and Make order slip (pdf 88kb opens in new window)

Toy Library Aims and Agreements (pdf 42kb opens in new window)

Sensory Catalogue Pages  (pdf 3mb opens in new window)

Arts and Crafts Catalogue pages  (pdf 829kb opens in new window)

Books and Story Stacks Catalogue  (pdf 2mb opens in new window)

Construction Catalogue Pages  (pdf 436kb opens in new window)

Fine Motor Skills Catalogue  (pdf 651kb opens in new window)

Games and Puzzles Catalogue Pages  (pdf 1mb opens in new window)

Imaginative Catalogue Pages  (pdf 1mb opens in new window)

Driffield

Tel: (01377) 240782

Lesley Johnston (children's centre leader)
Beckside
Driffield
YO25 6QN

Email: driffieldcc@eastriding.gov.uk

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

Driffield Children's Centre What's On Autumn 2016 (pdf  1mb opens in new window)

Driffield Children's Centre birth Prep and beyond sessions 2017 (pdf 176kb opens in new window)

Driffield Children's Centre November bulletin 2016 (pdf 944kb opens in new window)

Driffield Children's Centre What we Do poster

Driffield Children's Centre Bookstart leaflet

Driffield Children's Centre Take and Make leaflet 2016 (pdf 2mb opens in new window)

 Driffield Children's Centre Take and Make Selfie Slip

Driffield Children's Centre Take and Make Order Slip


Driffield Children's Centre Childminder Group (pdf 296kb opens in new window)

Driffield Children's Centre Coping with Crying Invitation (pdf 739kb opens in new window)

Driffield Children's Centre Toy Library (pdf 872kb 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

Gayle Nicholson (children's centre leader)
George Street
Hedon
HU12 8JH

Ofsted Report - Hedon Children's Centre (pdf 164kb opens in new window)

Hedon Children's Centre Autumn What's On (pdf 329kb opens in new window)

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

Hessle

Tel: (01482) 629085

Michelle Briggs (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 Autumn 2016 (pdf 595kb 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 Summer 2016 (pdf 147kb opens in new window)

Howden

Tel: (01482) 395220

Vicky Leeman-Smith (children's centre leader)

First Floor

Howden Multi Service Centre

69 Hailgate

Howden

DN147SX

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

Howden and Brough Children's Centre What's On Late Autumn Term 2016 (pdf 796kb opens in new window)

Howden Children's Centre Family Links Information Poster (pdf 1mb opens in new window)  

Howden Children's Centre Infant Massage (pdf 487kb opens in new window) 

Howden Children's Centre let's get playing (pdf 531kb opens in new window)

Howden Children's Centre Babies Playing (pdf 536kb opens in new window) 


Kingsway (Goole)

Tel: (01405) 761287
Email: kingswaycc@eastriding.gov.uk

Richard Birks (Children Centre Leader)Julie Tarrant (Group Manager)               
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' Autumn 2016 (pdf 299kb opens in new window)

Kingsway Children's Centre Take and Make Craft Sessions 2016 (pdf 206kb opens in new window)

Kingsway Children's Centre Creepy Crawlies sessions 2016 (pdf 328kb opens in new window)

Kingsway Children's Centre Birth and Beyond 2016 (pdf 372kb opens in new window) 

Kingway Children's Centre Family Links Course (pdf 2mb opens in new window)

Kingsway Children's Centre Take and Make Brochure (pdf 1mb opens in new window)

Kingsway Children's Centre Take and Make Order Slip (pdf 135kb 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 ( and HoSM) What's On Autumn 2016 (pdf 233kb opens in new window)

Market Weighton and Pocklington Children's Centre Toy Library Catalogue 2015 (pdf 8mb opens in new window)

Market Weighton Children's Centre Toy Library membership form (pdf 147kb opens in new window)

Marshlands

Tel: (01405) 762614

Julie Tarrant (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 Children's Centre 'What's On' Autumn 2016 (pdf 299kb opens in new window)

 Marshlands Children's Centre Birth and Beyond 2016 (pdf 372kb 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 (and Stamford Bridge) What's On Autumn 2016 (pdf 301kb opens in new window)

Pocklington and Market Weighton Children's Centre Toy Library catalogue 2015 (pdf 8mb opens in new window)

Pocklington Children's Centre Toy Library membership form (pdf 147kb opens in new window)

Withernsea

Tel: (01964) 612618

Lucy Jackson (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 Autumn 2016 (pdf 3mb 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.

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

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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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Which Children’s Centres have been awarded The Portage Stamp of Approval?

Portage is a home visiting early educational service for families who have a baby or young child (0-5 years) with additional needs. Portage workers work in partnership with parents to help them to teach their child new skills. Referrals are received through the Early Years Support Panel or directly from parents.

The National Portage Association Stamp of Approval Scheme is an award that formally recognises and acknowledges inclusive settings that work in partnership with parents and ensure high-quality provision for children with additional needs.

For more information about the National Portage Association and the Stamp of Approval visit the Portage hub on the NPA website

The Following Children’s Centres have received the Portage Stamp of Approval:

  • Brough Children’s Centre
  • Pocklington Children’s Centre
  • Marshlands Children's Centre

 

For information about those childcare settings and childminders who have been awarded the Portage Stamp of Approval, please click here.

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What is the Baby Friendly Accreditation?

East Riding Children's Centres achieved Stage 2 Baby Friendly Accreditation in February 2016 and are working towards stage 3 (full accreditation) which will mean our Children's Centres are Baby Friendly.

Baby Friendly awards are based on a set of interlinking evidence-based standards for maternity, health visiting, neonatal and children’s centres services. These are designed to provide parents with the best possible care to build close and loving relationships with their baby and to feed their baby in ways which will support optimum health and development. Facilities implement the standards in stages over a number of years. At each stage they are externally assessed by UNICEF UK. When all the stages are passed they are accredited as Baby Friendly. Award tables are kept to let the public know how facilities are progressing. 

Stage 2 means that East Riding Children's Centres have policies and procedures in place and all staff are trained to offer information and support to family's on feeding and caring for their babies.

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