Giving local parents and children the greatest chances in life


We are an outstanding children and parents’ centre, created to serve the needs of local parents with children under five. We provide a great number of services from ESOL courses, benefits advice, outstanding nursery education and free family activities to parenting support.

As we are a charity, founded to support the local community, all profits are invested in the improvement of families’ lives.

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Cooking with Toddlers

If you are looking for an exciting indoor activity for your children that will both entertain and teach them useful skills, give cooking a try. Engage in playful learning and help your children pick up healthy eating habits and cooking skills.... Read on »

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