What help can I get from my local child and family center?

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  1. What help and support can I access?
  2. Healthy Start Vitamins
  3. What sessions do we offer?

Large family with older childrenChild and Family Centers provide you with the right help at the right time by accessing services, sessions and support. If you are:

  • a future parent or parent / guardian of a child from birth – 19 years old
  • or have a child up to 25 years old with special educational needs and disabilities,

We can offer a range of services to help you through what can sometimes be a difficult time. We offer:

  • family support,
  • preschool education training,
  • child and family health services,
  • childcare advice,
  • employment advice,
  • volunteering options and
  • Training Support.

What help and support can I access?

Families can get advice and support to access a range of child care options, including:

Healthy Start Vitamins

If you are more than ten weeks pregnant or have a child under four, you may be eligible for help with buying healthy foods and milk.

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If you’re already receiving Healthy Start vouchers, the way you receive them will soon change from voucher paper to prepaid card. You should have already been contacted about this change by letter or leaflet in your voucher pack.

Whether you are applying for the first time or are currently receiving paper vouchers, you need to log in now to apply for your prepaid card.

If your request is successful, you will generally receive your prepaid card within seven business days of your request.

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What sessions do we offer?

We offer different sessions for all children according to their needs. This may come from Little Talkers, where we help parents and caregivers implement good adult-child interaction strategies that aim to support children’s language development by improving the communication environment.

Children playing with water

Other sessions include;

  • Invitation to play
  • Family support
  • Early learning for two-year-olds
  • School preparation
  • Universal play and learning
  • Healthy families
  • Educational psychology support

If you need general advice and help, or want more information about the activities of your local child and family center, please call or visit your local child and family center.


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