North Northumberland
Children’s Centres

North Northumberland
Children's Centres

Following the Government’s COVID-19 advice, at the end of March 2020 all North Locality Children’s Centre buildings closed for access to the public.

All of our teams have continued to provide virtual support to families and we have been working hard to adapt our resources to deliver virtually based groups, in addition to ongoing one-to-one support where that is appropriate.  

If you are currently on a waiting list for one of our groups, we will be in touch very soon to offer you the opportunity to participate in a way that suits you and your family. 

Our Early Years Practitioners for children aged 0-5 years and our Early Help Family Workers for children aged 0-19 years continue to be available for video and telephone contact.  

Undoubtedly, these are challenging times and we are here to respond to support you may need, whether that be development concerns through to more complex difficulties which may be presenting or have become more difficult to manage, please do get in touch. There are a number of ways you can reach us.

From May 2021 as restrictions ease we are slowly beginning to run some of our services once again in our Children's Centres.  Please See our What's on Guides above for your area. Or visit our Facebook page. 

For Early Help and Advice Monday - Friday 9 am - 5pm please contact us at Sure Start Children's Centres North on 01670 620461 and a member of our Early Help Family Worker Team will give you a call back.

To register online with Sure Start Children's Centres north by completing our online registration form click here

To apply for any of our virtual courses you can complete one of our online 'Request for Services' forms by clicking here

To take a look at our new 0-19 Early Help Offer  Click Here


Sure Start Children’s Centres are here to give all children and young people the best possible start in life. They are a community resource where families with children under five can access the services and information they need.

The North Locality Sure Start Children’s Centres offer the following:

  • a friendly and welcoming place to go for information about health, parenting, employment/skills training, childcare and extra support for children/families with additional needs
  • our staff deliver direct services or they signpost to specialist providers
  • we provide early learning opportunities for pre-school children and deliver a fun programme of Learning Together Through Play sessions for mums, dads, carers and their babies and young children.

Please see each of our Centre’s “What’s On” guides and the calendar below for an up-to-date list of activities and events taking place. You can also find details on our Facebook page.

Our Sure Start Children’s Centres are keen to help to support the needs of whole families by working with our local Early Help Team who offer assistance to children and families for children within the 0-19 years age range. Please see our Early Help section for further information.