Welcome to Redcar & Cleveland Sure Start Children's Centre Services
In Redcar and Cleveland we are in a unique position because the staff in our Health Visiting and Childrens Centre services are now working more seamlessly together to ensure that your child and family is able to access a fully integrated early years service. We have achieved this by developing new roles which we call Early Years Practitioners and Early Years Senior Practitioners who complete both the universal healthy child programme contacts and assessments; as well as directly providing early learning and development activities in our childrens centres or acting as a lead professional to support vulnerable families with pre-school children to achieve better outcomes. In addition to those roles our team is made up of 2 Children's Centre Managers, 5 Early Help Leaders and a number of Early Help Support Workers, Children's Centre Assistants and Support Officers. We also have 2 apprentices within Children's Centres and a number of volunteers. We can provide placement opportunities for those in school, college and university.
We are on a journey, working together in a new and exciting way and we want to share this with you.
The range of activities covers the following themes:Advice and Information
Childrens Centres can offer a wide range of information and advice on a number of topics including home safety, child development, school readiness, healthy child, parenting, training and employment, nutrition, and breastfeeding. Please pop into your local Childrens Centre or call for advice and information. Breastfeeding Support
Breast Friends is a social group designed specifically for breastfeeding families with planned fun activities. Early Support & Portage
Redcar and Cleveland Early Years SEND Team work in partnership with parents and carers to support the development of children from 0 to 3 years who have additional needs.
Healthy Parents, Bumps & Babies
Activities designed specifically to help support you and your family during pregnancy and the first few years of your new babys life.
Parent Participation & Views
Offering you the chance to have your say.
Offering you and your family a range of programmes developed to enhance your knowledge, skills and confidence as a parent/carer.
School Readiness (Child Development)
Get Ready for Nursery, Bookstart Corner and Referral Crèches are all activities to enhance your child's development and readiness for school.
Stay & Play Activities
Offering you and your child a range of fun and exciting activities including crafts, singing, dancing, story telling, outdoor play and much more.
Training & Employment Services
Offering a variety of training courses and employment advice to enable you to gain new skills and confidence, improve your job prospects and gain nationally recognised qualifications
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Sure Start Children's Centres can be found locally within one of the East, West or Central areas across the borough as can be seen on the map below.
Please feel free to take a look at the Activity Planner for your local Sure Start Children's Centre or Contact Us if you have a question or would like more information on any of our services.