Welcome to Centre Place Family Centre


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West End in Southend

It's not just for children... advice, support and activities for everyone aged 0-100 (and beyond), plus it's nearly all free!

Centre Place Family Centre is for anyone. We are not just a Sure Start Children's Centre that offers information, support and services to families and young children. We also offer an innovative approach to housing enquiries and provide services to all ages and family circumstances. Whether you're a child, a teenager, a parent or you're a bit older, Centre Place Family Centre is for you...

Our nursery provides quality care and education in a safe and secure environment where children from 0-5 can experience child centred learning, at a competitive price. For more information about our nursery please click here.
Opening Hours: 8am - 6pm (5 days a week)

Please note: our activities schedule changes from time to time. For the latest schedule please contact the centre on 01702 617446

Click on the link below to view our Summer timetable

2015-07-09- Centre Place Summer Timetable pdf 

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Our regular activities.....

 Monday 10am - 12 midday

Job Club -  Write CVs, practise interview techniques, ICT basic skills, job applications, support to return to work and advice on universal credit.  Creche spaces maybe available and must be booked in advance.


See Summer programme

 Wednesday 9am - 4pm Ante Natal Clinic (midwife appointment only) Free
  2pm - 4pm Housing drop-in session - housing officer available to answer queries.  
Thursday   See Summer programme


  1pm -3pm Baby Buddies - Baby Weigh Stay and Play (with health visitor to answer any questions) Sessions to include advice on weaning, breast feeding and sensory play for you and your baby. Suggested donation for teas and coffees 50p
Friday 12.30pm -2.30pm Ethnic Women's Group - drop in. Suggested donation for teas and coffees 50p