There are six children's centres across Portsmouth, supporting parents-to-be and families with children aged up to five with a range of high quality services.
Our early years shape how we are as adults, so the quality of services available through children's centres aim to make sure all children have the best possible start in life.
These centres offer a range of support from a variety of organisations, such as the council, NHS, and voluntary sector organisations including Home Start.
The centres offer facilities such as stay and play sessions for children and their parents or carers, singing groups, sensory sessions and dads' groups. Staff work closely with other organisations to support the most vulnerable families, working in their own homes and delivering groups in local community venues.
Health services such as child health clinics, midwife clinics and child development checks are run from our hubs, as well as breastfeeding support groups and sessions on introducing babies to solid foods.
- details on each children's centre are below
- what's on information can be found in the documents section
One-stop shop for help and advice for parents
Visit your local children’s centre if you:
- have a child under the age of five
- are having problems finding reliable childcare
- need a bit of support with the family
- are aware of health problems, but unsure where to go
- are trying to find activities to entertain your children
Volunteer at a children's centre
Each centre has a parent forum which meets regularly, to talk about anything to do with the building or the services it provides. If you are a parent and want to know more, please get in touch with your local centre.