Little Stars Children's Centre
Little Stars Children’s Centre (formerly Dallam Children's Centre) provides services for young children and their families, offering a variety of play and development opportunities, childcare, health advice and guidance and family support and various parenting classes.
The service has been developed to achieve the five outcomes of Every Child Matters that children and young people see as key to well-being in childhood and later life :–
- Being Healthy
- Staying Safe
- Enjoying and Achieving
- Making a Positive Contribution
- Achieving Economic Well-being
Services are regularly reviewed and developed to meet the needs of local families, key services include:
- Childcare: crèches to support adult education and for family support
- Adult education: Contact centre for details as courses are subject to change termly.
- Ante natal and post natal care: Parentcraft, health visitor advice, baby massage
- One Stop Shop: advice from a range of professionals such as CAB, Health Visitors, Family Support Workers, Parent Partnership advice
- Dallam Tiny Stars – for babies 0 - 12months and their parents/carers
- Safe-buy scheme – safety equipment for the home at excellent prices
- Volunteering opportunities
- Stay and Play sessions for parents/carers and their children
The services at the Children’s Centre are designed to meet the needs of parents from pre natal to their child growing older and starting school, and also for children from birth to 5 years. Extended Services are working with schools throughout the Bewsey, Dallam & Whitecross area to provide more services for school age children and their families.
The latest timetable we have is attached on the right hand side of this page. Timetables are subject to change so we strongly advise contacting the centre before attending.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Chris Milward
- Contact Position
- Early Help Locality Manager
- 01925 446244
The core purpose of children’s centres is to improve outcomes for young children and their families and reduce inequalities between families in greatest need and their peers in:
- child development and school readiness
- parenting aspirations and parenting skills
- child and family health and life chances.
Sure Start Children Centres work in accordance to the Governments statutory guidance with the aim of improving the “Every Child Matters” outcomes for young children and families. Children Centres offer a wide range of services around early education, social welfare, outreach, health and information/guidance/advice sessions. Services are offered through a combination of core WBC employed staff, Service Levels Agreements, or joint working/co-location agreements with partners. The provision of activities is aimed at supporting families with young children - from pregnancy up to age five. A Children’s Centre activity programme will reflect the need of its immediate community reach area and is produced in consultation with families considering possible discriminatory factors.
The main aim and objectives of the service are to develop and implement services for young children and families ensuring that all relevant priorities within the Warrington Family Support Strategy, Warrington Children and Young People’s Plan and the Community Support Services Plan are being met. To work in partnership with statutory agencies, community, children and families to address issues related to Child Poverty and narrow the gap.
Participation in the service is through a registration process operated directly by Centres and promoted by stakeholders. Families are encouraged to register and access services at their most local Centre, rather than by Centre choice, as each Centre is charged to ensure its impact is on those most vulnerable in its immediate community and measured by results.
Where to go
- Little Stars Children's Centre
- WA5 0JG
On bus route
Time / date details
- When is it on
- Monday- Friday 9am - 5pm
- Age ranges
- The services have been designed for children aged 0-5 years and their families.
- Referral details
Most services are drop-ins, for adult education and crèche places you need to fill in a booking form at the centre. Any requests for specific support from the Sure Start Team e.g one to one support from Family Support Worker requires a referral with signed consent from the family. This can be a self-referral or through another agency.
- Local/National Service?
The Children's Centre provides services for babies, young children and their families. Over the next few months the Centre will be offering a variety of play and development opportunities, health advice and guidance and family support.
Two of the toilets are accessible. One toilet is unisex.
Staff are trained in a range of communication methods, access to staff skills will be matched to individual requirements
- Contact Telephone
- 01925 446244
- Local Offer Age Bands
11-16 - Secondary
0-5 - Early years
5-11 - Primary