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What is a Children’s Centre?

Children's Centres provide a wide range of services for families who have children from 0-5 years old.  All Children's Centres offer different services, facilities and activities dependent on the needs of the local community.  Children’s Centres form part of local ‘Early Start’ teams along with health visiting teams.

The nearest Children’s Centre to school is Templenewsam and Colton Children’s Centre and it is based on the school site, near the key stage one playground and the entrance to year one.  The centre forms part of the Temple Newsam Learning Partnership Trust (TNLP) which is a group of schools and partners working closely together to support children and families across the local area.  The centre works with families living in Halton, Whitkirk, Templenewsam, Austhorpe and Colton.  Other nearby children’s centres include Meadowfield, Crossgates and Manston, Richmond Hill, Osmondthorpe, Gipton and Garforth.  Depending on where your family live, there is a wide range of activities and service to meet your under 5 child’s needs.

What services do Children’s Centre offer?

Every children’s centre produces its own ‘what’s on guide’.  To request one, you could contact Templenewsam and Colton Children’s Centre and staff can tell you where your nearest centre is and help you find out more about specific services.  These services could include:

  • Groups for you and your child/ren to enjoy together.  Most groups are drop-in but some need to be booked as there might be limited spaces.  These can include stay and play, music classes, movement/dance classes, messy sessions and many more!
  • Courses for adults.  This could include ESOL, family learning, behaviour, parenting, IT, infant massage, baby sign – a whole range of courses which can change over time.
  • Counselling for families or individuals.
  • Housing support.
  • Links with Jobcentre Plus for help with job search, CV writing or accessing benefits.
  • Well Baby Clinic.
  • Family outreach services where we keep you up to date via home visits.
  • One to one help and support. If you or your family requires support, please speak to a member of staff at Templenewsam and Colton Children’s Centre.  If we are unable to help staff will put you in touch with someone who can.
  • Links with registered child-minders and other childcare providers for parents/carers.
  • Support for child-minders.

Contact details for Templenewsam and Colton Children’s Centre

Main site: Templenewsam Halton Primary School, Pinfold Lane, Halton, Leeds, LS15 7SY.  0113 2250025

Hub site: Colton Primary School, School Lane, Colton, Leeds, LS15 9AL

Email address: childrenscentre@tnhps.org


Templenewsam and Colton Children’s Centre Team:

Kathy Lightfoot – Children’s Centre Manager

Claire Hogg – Senior Family Outreach Worker

Tracey Crann – Family Outreach Worker

Janice Deane – Admin Worker (part time)

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