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Melton District Sure Start Children’s Centres

Sure Start Children’s Centres are a government run programme to support to all families with babies and children from pregnancy until they go to school.  Support offered aims to ensure that every child receives the best possible start in life by bringing together early education, health and family support.We have 3 centres covering Fairmead, The Cove and The Edge.We have a team of friendly family outreach workers whose aim to help those that most need it by providing information, advice and services.The types of support they can offer include:•             Weaning information•             Sleep routines•             Behaviour management•             Debt solutions•             Housing Support•             Benefit and finance checks•             Finding a childcare place – 2year & 3 year Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE)•             Sexual health•             And lots more!We run a range of groups from our centres which are open to all, including:•             Breastfeeding Café – informal and relaxed session for mums and mums-to-be offering help, support and advice on   breastfeeding•             Childminders Group – A group for Childminders and their children they care for.                 For more information please contact Hannah Powell or call 01664 504289•             Nappy Library – to sample real nappies and reduce landfill waste•             Just Us – Drop in parent led support group for single parents•             Stay and Play sessions – Parent led stay and play groups are run by parents who have completed volunteer training.Listed below are the groups that run in each centre. Up to date information can be found on weekly groups at your local Children’s Centre or by calling 01664 502402o             Stay and Play – Fairmeado             Tot Stop – The Edgeo             Mini Mayhem – The Coveo             Little Cubs – The EdgeGroups are subject to changeFamilies living within the Melton district can access services delivered at all 3 of Melton’s Sure Start Children’s CentresWe also run some more specialist services and groups in partnership with other services and agencies.For more information about what’s on please telephone The Cove Sure Start Children’s Centre: 01664 502402 or Email: Monday – Friday 9am-4pm

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