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Hertfordshire Children’s Centres

Here you will find out about Children’s Centres in Hertfordshire and the services they provide.

Hertfordshire Safeguarding Board

 Information for parents, carers and children on safeguarding


Support for children on a whole range of issues.

The Sunflower Centre

An online service offering information, support and advice in dealing with domestic abuse..


The charity that aims to end cruelty to children in the UK.

Turning Point

Working with substance misuse, mental health issues, a learning disability or employment difficulties.

Herts Young Homeless

For 16–24 year olds who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.

Child Accident Prevention Trust

The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) is a leading UK charity working to reduce the numbers of children and young people injured in accidents..

Information about childcare and education




Information for parents or carers on a range of information regarding childcare and providers.

Department for Education


The Government site for information on schools and children and young people.




PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. A standard-setting organisation, we promote best practice and support childcare professionals to deliver high standards of care and learning.

Information, advice & support for families



Families in the Foundation Years


A useful site providing information and advice on a range of issues for you and your child from pregnancy to age five

Family Lives


Family Lives is a national charity that works for and with parents and anyone bringing up children. Volunteers are all parents and they offer afree helpline and online support service. The helpline is open from 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday 



Netmums is a unique local network for Mums or Dads, offering a wealth of information on both a national and local level.

The Grandparents' Association


A national charity supporting grandparents and their families, providing advice and information

Sorting Out Separation


Knowing what to do or where to turn to when you separate can be difficult. If you're a parent, you'll want to make sure you do what's right for your children.  And if you're a friend or relative of someone going through a break up, you'll probably be looking for ways you can help. Sorting out separation gives you the support you need..

Twins Club


The South Bucks and Watford Twins Club for parents and carers of twins, triplets or more, living in the areas of Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Watford, Beconsfield, the Chalfonts, Gerards Cross, Amersham and Chesham

HomeStart Watford


Home-Start (Watford & Three Rivers) is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of young families where there is at least one child under the age of five.



Bookstart is a national programme that encourages all parents and carers to enjoy books with their children from as early an age as possible

 Counselling Support

 A list of counselling support in your local area.

Healthy Lifestyles


Health Visitors


Support for any concerns re children's health from 0-5 years and guidance on weaning etc

01923 775065

Change 4 Life


Would you or your family like to be healthier and happier? Would you like loads of ideas, recipes and games to help you do this? Then you already know why you should join Change4Life.

Start For Life


Start For Life: Healthy tips and advice for pregnant women, new mums, dads-to-be, friends & family

William Penn Leisure Centre

Local leisure centre which holds classes for adults and children. Swimming also available daily.

Hertfordshire Postnatal Illness Support

Supporting families by phone, on-line and face to face.

Smokefree Hertfordshire


Get support to stop smoking from trained stop smoking advisors.

Breastfeeding NHS

For information, advice and support about breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding support groups are available across Hertfordshire. For more information and to view a current list of groups which are organised in districts of Hertfordshire, but you can access any group regardless of where you live (unless otherwise stated).

Dads UK

A voluntary support group for dads offering advice, information and forums.

Families Need Fathers


Families Need Fathers is a registered UK charity which provides information and support to parents, including unmarried parents, of either sex. FNF is chiefly concerned with the problems of maintaining a child's relationship with both parents during and after family breakdown.

Fathers Direct

An organisation that promotes the role of all fathers. Articles and forums..

Home Dad


An interactive web site for dads bringing up their children. Dads can meet up, offer advice and support and share their experiences of hands-on fathering. The site has news, features and information, details on starting a playgroup and how to find other home dads. There is a bulletin board for messages and regular chat room sessions..

Jobcentre Plus


Jobcentre Plus is part of the Department for Work and Pensions and can help people find full or part time work..

Watford Council for Voluntary Services (CVS Watford)


Ever thought of volunteering? You could learn new skills, share your existing ones, develop new interests or make new friends. The volunteer centre can help you find a voluntary role within an organisation which suits you.

Government website giving information on tax and benefits

Herts Direct

Hertfordshire County Council website providing information on welfare benefits and coping with debt and unemployment



Playskill is a Charity which has set up a parent and child Playgroup for pre-school children aged 1-5 years, with Special Physical Needs.  The group meets in term-time in Watford, on a Monday a.m. and is run by a skilled team, including a Physiotherapist. Occupational and Speech

Young Minds


YoungMinds  is working with NHS England to support the participation of parents and carers in improving mental health services for children and young people.

The Hertfordshire Parent Partnership Service


Support and advice to parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities so that you can make informed decisions about your child's education



Special Educational Needs & Disability

Hertfordshire’s local offer explains what services and support are available for families of a child with additional needs and how to access these.




Playskill is a charity which has set up parent and child local term-time groups for pre-school children with Special Physical Needs. Run by a skilled team, including a Physiotherapist, Occupational and Speech and Language Therapist.


Hertfordshire Additional Needs Database


If you are the parent or carer of a child or young person with an additional need or disability aged 0-19 you can join the HAND database.

What can HAND do for you?

  • A newsletter each term
  • Concessions on leisure facilities
  • Information on benefits, activities, support groups, and much more
  • An opportunity to influence planning of future services


Angels Support Group


Angels is a parent led voluntary organisation and Registered Charity set up in North Hertfordshire to support parents and carers of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Hertfordshire Parent Partnership Service


Support and advice to parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities so that you can make informed decisions about your child's education.

Disability Information Bureau



Do you or your child need information about living with a disability?

The Disability Information Bureau was

launched by the county council in October

2006. It can help with information about:

• Equipment

• Transport and mobility

• Finance and benefits

• Employment, training and education

• Leisure and holidays

• Health issues

• Children’s specialist play schemes

Think Road Safety

THINK! provides road safety information for road users. Our aim is to encourage safer behaviour to reduce the number of people killed and injured on our roads every year.


Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from Think U Know. There is also a parents and carers section with top tips on how to keep your children safe.

Rehab Recovery

Rehab Recovery offers a free helpline and intervention service for people suffering from eating disorders. Tel: 0800 088 66 86