SITTINGBOURNE Sure Start
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Children’s centres are service hubs where children under five years old and their families can receive seamless integrated services and information.
These services vary according to centre but may include:
- integrated early education and childcare – all centres offering Early Years provision have a minimum half-time qualified teacher (increasing to full-time within 18 months of the centre opening)
- support for parents – including advice on parenting, local childcare options and access to specialist services for families
- child and family health services – ranging from health screening, health visitor services to breast-feeding support
- helping parents into work – with links to the local Jobcentre Plus and training.