Children’s Centres

East Riding Children’s Centres are inclusive and they seek to put services, resources and training into place to promote best practice and develop high quality services.

Support is offered through their family support work, which can be done 1-1 in the family home or during sessions at one of the 18 Children’s Centres across the East Riding of Yorkshire.  Family Coordinators will also support you in completing forms, attend meetings and initiate Early Help Assessment Plans.

You can attend play sessions.  These groups are small and friendly and offer guidance and support for the children and their parents and carers.  It gives parents and carers a chance to come together with their children in a friendly, informal setting to play, share experiences and get advice.

Many of the Children’s Centres in the East Riding of Yorkshire have sensory rooms equipped with a range of light, acoustic and tactile interactive equipment available for you to use free of charge, offering a safe place for children to explore and develop in a stimulating yet calming atmosphere.

Talk Time is a targeted intervention through play for all children aged 2-4 with delayed communication and language skills.  Support is provided to parents and carers to play alongside their children and to give them opportunities to learn techniques to support their child’s communication and language skills in the home learning environment.  If you have any concerns about your child’s language or communication development then why not ring or pop along to see us.

Some of the Children’s Centres run a monthly SEND group for children and young people (up to 25 years) with fun activities around topics such as cooking with kids.  Parents and carers can meet others in similar situations and share skills and knowledge.

Children’s Centres are there to support you from the very start of your child’s life.  They can direct you to specialised support for your child with special educational needs and disabilities.  They offer links with health professionals and inclusive services for those with even the most complex and challenging needs.  Children’s Centres liaise with Schools and Nurseries and they work closely with SENDIASS, Educational Inclusive Services and make referrals to Early Years Support when necessary.

You can simply pop into your local children's centre for support and advice, or visit the link below.

Further information and contact details for your local children's centre.

Each centre has a SEN link worker. For more information about the role, view the document below:

Role of SEN link worker in East Riding children's centres