Our Children’s Centres support parents with young children to access the help they need, to make sure poverty and deprivation doesn’t become a barrier to a better future.
Over 3.9 million children are living in poverty in the UK today, with around 400,000 classed by the child protection service as being in need. We know that poverty places a huge burden on parents, as well as restricting childhood development and, in extreme cases, shortens lives.
Spurgeons works with local partners to run over 20 Children's Centres across the UK, focussing on communities with high levels of deprivation. We offer support for parents and their children from pre-natal stage, through birth and up to the age of five. By working with young children and their families as early as possible, we can help to provide the support needed to make sure that deprivation doesn't become a barrier to future choices and opportunities.
Our staff work with children and families in a community setting, and we support every child and family who needs us - regardless of their background or situation.
Our service programmes are individually designed to make sure we can be effective within the local community and provide support to fulfil each individual's needs.
The range of services at one of our Children's Centres typically includes:
· Young parents groups
· Supporting parent and child relationships, family therapy, nurturing
· Baby clinics
· Stay and play sessions
· Father support groups
· Helping parents return to work
Our Children’s Centres can be found across the UK. Use our interactive map to locate your nearest centre
"Good leadership and management, cohesive provision, and good and improving outcomes for families, demonstrate the centre's effectiveness in meeting local need."
"The Centre is a lovely place where you feel free to be a parent and learn to be one too! Have access to resources. Thank you for everything."
"As a single mum, I was very lonely for the first year after I gave birth. It made such an immense difference coming to the centres and having a warm welcome."
"Spurgeons is somewhere I can go and feel comfortable. I can ask for advice and opinions. The centre has made a huge difference to both my baby and myself."
Q. Can anyone come to one of Spurgeons’ Children’s Centres? Is it free?
A. If you are pregnant or have a child or children under 5 years old, you’re welcome to attend one of our centres and book on any number of courses – and yes it’s completely free. Visit our Find a Service page to discover the details of your nearest centre or see our Children’s Centre page for more information about the support we offer for both mums and dads.