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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?

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

Children's Centre Registration Form (pdf 666kb 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.

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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 Autumn Winter 2014 (pdf 41kb opens in new window)
 

Beeford

Tel: (01262) 481699

Anne Wright (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 Autumn 2014 (pdf 464kb 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 Autumn What's On 2014 September - December 2014 (pdf 702kb 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 Autumn What's On 2014 September - December 2014 (pdf 702kb 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 Autumn Term 2014 (pdf 585kb opens in new window)

Bridlington Children's Centre Dad's Time Poster (pdf 581kb 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 Autumn Term 2014 (pdf 585kb opens in new window)

Bridlington Children's Centre Dads Time Poster (pdf 581kb 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 and Howden Children's Centre What's On Autumn Term 2014 September - December (pdf 147kb 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 September 2014 (pdf 174kb opens in new window) 

Cottingham Children's Centre Family Links Course (pdf 1mb 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 2014 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 2014 (pdf 3MB opens in new window)

Arts and Crafts Catalogue pages 2014 (pdf 829kb opens in new window)

Books and Story Stacks Catalogue 2014 (pdf 2mb opens in new window)

Contruction Catalogue Pages 2014 (pdf 436kb opens in new window)

Fine Motor Skills Catalogue 2014 (pdf 651kb opens in new window)

Games and Puzzles Catalogue Pages 2014 (pdf 1mb opens in new window)

Imaginative Catalogue Pages 2014 (pdf 1mb 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 Autumn 2014 (pdf 139kb opens in new window)

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

Driffield Children's Centre who we are and what we do (pdf 129kb 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 September -December  2014 (pdf 1mb opens in new window)


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

Hessle

Tel: (01482) 629085

Linda Louis (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 2014 (pdf 662kb 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 Autumn 2014 (pdf 270kb 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 and Brough Children's Centres What's On Autumn 2014 September - December (pdf 147kb opens in new window)

Family Links Information Poster July 2014 (pdf 1mb opens in new window)

 

 


 

Kingsway (Goole)

Tel: (01405) 761287

Kate Shaw (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  Autumn 2014 (pdf  1MB 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)

 

Market Weighton

Tel: (01430)  874090

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

Market Weighton Children's Centre What's On Autumn 2014 (pdf 233kb opens in new window)

Market Weighton Children's Centre Toy Library Catalogue (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

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 Children's Centre 'What's On' Autumn 2014 (pdf 521kb opens in new window) 

Marshlands Children's Centre Toilet Training Workshop (pdf 1mb opens in new window) 

Marshlands Children's Centre Halloween Party (pdf 2mb opens in new window)

 

Pocklington

Tel: (01759) 307154

Michelle Briggs (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 Autumn What's On 2014 (pdf 247kb opens in new window)

Pocklington Children's Centre Toy Library catalogue (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 September - December 2014 (pdf 280kb 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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