Universal Children's Centre Information
Sefton Children's Centres provide a range of activities for families with children under five years of age. Services offered include child & family health care, such as antenatal and postnatal care, in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Most centres run babies health clubs, activities such as baby massage or yoga and also offer access to specialist services such as speech and language therapy. There are various play opportunities for families to enjoy together, for example, arts & crafts, song and rhymetime, toy library and outdoor fun.
Parents seeking work or training can access specialist advice and support. Centres offer courses, parenting programmes and training opportunities including Volunteering programmes.
We're also here to provide information, advice and support on family and parenting issues - anything from postnatal depression to sleep routines, toddler tantrums or domestic violence.
Additional Information for children with SEND
In addition to the universal services there are services to support families with children with SEN and additional needs from each centre ranging from specialist stay & play opportunities, support groups to sensory room sessions.
Each centre has an identified SEN Family Development Worker to support families with children with additional needs.
There are 3 hub centres (North, Mid & South Sefton) that deliver respite sessions during the summer holidays. These are Linaker, Litherland Moss and Thornton. Thornton is a disability hub centre where specific support is offered to families across Sefton.
*For SEN specific activities please click on the button below to view the Local Offer