Sherwood and Edwards Lane Children's Centre
Early Help teams bring together a range of services for children from birth to five, and their family in a local Children’s Centre. Key services include the Early Help teams, Public Health teams and Childcare providers.
The Early Help Services focus on improving outcomes for young children and their family, to reduce inequalities in, and improve upon:
- child development and school readiness;
- parenting aspirations, self-esteem and parenting skills;
- child and family health and life chances.
Activities include fun play sessions, physical activity sessions and singing / story sessions for you and your child to enjoy together.
Ensure the right children get the right support at the right time.
Children’s Integrated Services Directorate Plan
Family Support Workers
The Early Help offer for children under 5 and their family, is provided through open access sessions, targeted group sessions (including parenting, adult learning and volunteering) or one to one work, when needs cannot be met through group provision. Our Family Support Workers listen to the needs of children and families. We use a strength based approach, helping families to identify their own achievements and strengths and build on this when additional support is required. We work with families either in groups or on a one to one basis; providing support on parenting skills, child behaviour, family well-being, work readiness and supporting children’s readiness for nursery.
Once you register to use a children's centre you can take part in activities or use services across all centres in Nottingham.
We ask families to complete a registration form when they access the Children’s Centres. We collect this information to ensure that we are offering families the services that they need and that we make a positive difference.
Complete our online registration form or call in to your nearest centre.
Who to contact
- 0115 8761700
When is it on?
- When is it on
- Open Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00
- Other notes
For Timetables of Activities please see Downloads on the right column.
Children’s Centres offer provision for under 5’s and their families, they form part of the 0-19 services provided by Early Help Teams.
Services are inclusive to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Each Children’s Centre has a timetable of activities and provision that can be downloaded from this site. The provision is accessible to families and their children in addition to the universal sessions there are more specialist services and activities that can be accessed to support children with their individual needs. They include:
- Sensory rooms and equipment
- Toy libraries
- Reading schemes and early literacy
- Support and networking groups
To find out what your local Children’s Centre has to offer please contact them for more details, a member of the team will be able to speak to you about your child’s individual needs and requirements and ensure that you are supported to access the provision you are interested in.
Children’s Centres are committed in providing a broad and balanced curriculum of activities and believe that all children have the right to:
- access universal provision
- access funded education places within local childcare provision, nurseries and schools
- gain support with transition into settings
- receive support to reach their full potential and achieve their best
- become confident individuals and live fulfilling lives
- wishes and feels taken into consideration in the planning of the provision and decisions that will affect them
The Children’s Centre promotes the welfare and development of all children that accesses its provision within each setting in partnership with parents and other relevant agencies.
Local Offer for children with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities (SEND)