As Coronavirus restrictions lift, many of Ealing Children’s Centres are running small groups of face to face sessions. Some of the sessions are targeted to support specific needs such as Speech and Language development. There are also universal Stay and Play and group activities starting in some Centres and these will be offered on a rotational basis to all families.
During the summer term we will be running face to face sessions for parents of children who are due to start Nursery School or Reception Class in September 2021. These sessions will focus on tips/ways that you can help your child be ready to start nursery/school.
If you are contacted by Children’s Centre staff and invited to participate please talk to the staff if you have any questions or concerns about your child starting school.
Please note that in order to accommodate as many families as possible we are asking all families to only access one face to face session each week at the moment.
Please also be aware that not all Centres are offering face to face stay and play sessions at this stage. Please contact your local Children’s Centre for more information on what is on offer in your area.
Our online offer is continuing alongside the face to face sessions and we hope that you will continue to access online sessions whilst the face to face moves towards a greater capacity. Online sessions can be found by clicking here :
The Health Visiting team can provide support on all aspects of child health, development and parenting including:
- Infant Feeding / Introduction to Solids
- Management of Minor Illness
- Behaviour / Sleep
The School Nursing Team can offer health promotion advice on:
- Allergies / Bedwetting
- Nutrition / Growth and Development / Physical Activity
- Behaviour / Relationships and more
Children's centres are now able to distribute vitaimins as part of the Healthy Start programme. For more information about the progamme and the eligibility criteria please continue to the Healthy Start page
If you are currently registered with our children’s centres, you may have received a keeping in touch call from one of our team or an email. We will continue to stay in touch with you to keep you updated on how our services are operating and to offer ideas and support during the closure. If you would like a keeping in touch call you can contact our Family Information Service on 0208825 5588 who will put you in contact with a children’s centre in your area.
We will be sharing important information and keeping you up-to-date with developments on our Family Information Service facebook page as well as tips and advice on how to stay well, keep active and keep your children busy during these difficult times.
Please follow our page and invite your friends and family to follow it. www.facebook.com/EalingFIS
The Family Information Service is available to answer questions, especially about childcare arrangements and supporting key / critical workers and to give advice and guidance wherever possible.
Please email email@example.com in the first instance or call 020 8825 5588 (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm).
Ealing has a network of 25 children's centres - led by seven main centres - each offering a range of activities and access to services for young children (aged pre-birth-5) and their families such as;
- Early education and childcare
- Out of school and play activities
- Family Support
- Parenting Support
- Family health services such as midwives, breastfeeding support and health visitors
- Back to work skills, access to training courses and volunteering
- Early Start Ealing services
Each centre provides a wide range of services for young children and their families to ensure that young children get the best start in life and that their families are well supported.
To find your nearest children's centre - click on your area from the left hand side of the page, then enter your postcode. If you know the name of the centre you'd like to visit - click on their name from the right hand side of this page.
If you have any difficulties contacting a children's centre directly, you can call the Family Information Service on 020 8825 5588 (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm), or email firstname.lastname@example.org