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Great Sankey Children's Centre

Great Sankey 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.

National information about Children's Centres 

The services at the Children's Centre are designed to meet the needs of parents/carers and their families from pre natal to school age.

Professional groups such as childminders and early years consultants will also use the centre.

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

Telephone
01925 446244
E-mail
westclustercc@warrington.gov.uk
Notes

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

Name
Great Sankey Children's Centre
Address
Liverpool Road
Great Sankey
Warrington
Postcode
WA5 1SB

Other details

Availability

Age ranges
The services are suitable for children age range 0-5 years and parents and carers and families with children aged 0-5 years.
Referral details

Most services will be drop-ins . For some services there will be an appointment system. Parents and families can self refer and sometimes organisations can refer families, but only with their written permission.

Local Offer

Description

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.

Staff are trained in a range of communication methods, access to staff skills will be matched to individual requirements.

Contact Name
Dawn Lane (Children's Centre Manager)
Local Offer Age Bands
11-16 - Secondary
0-5 - Early years
5-11 - Primary
SEN Provision Type
Specialist
Universal
Targeted
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