Family Support

Family Support

Are you registered with the Children's Centres? They offer a range of courses, groups and advice. If not visit www.kent.gov.uk/childrenscentres. Get in touch to find out the groups and courses and events they are currently running or visit Facebook to keep up to date with all the news and events

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Children’s Centres’ contact details

 

Buttercup 03000 421295

St Radigunds Community Centre,

Poulton Close Dover, CT17 0HL

 

Blossom 03000 411555

The Downs Primary School,

Owen Square Deal CT14 7TL

 

Buckland & Whitfield 03000 414941

St Nicholas Church , The Linces,

Dover, CT16 2BN

 

Samphire 03000 420882

Aycliffe Primary School,

St David’s Avenue, Dover, CT17 9HJ

 

Sunflower 03000 415858

Eythorne & Elvington School,

Adelaide Road, Eythorne , CT15 4AN

 

Opening hours

9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday

9am - 4.30pm Friday

Samphire opening times are 9am - 1.30pm Monday to Thursday Closed on Fridays

 

Useful Telephone numbers

Health Visitors 01304 873590

Kent Baby Matters (breastfeeding) 0300 302 0223

NHS Direct 

111

24 hour Domestic Violence helpline 0808 2000 247

NSPCC 24hr Child Protection line 0808 800 5000

 

Kent online's guide to family services

Universal Credits and Benefits

Migrant Help

Mental Health First Aid for Armed Forces

 

Other websites for parents

There are lots of other places you can find information and advice about a wide range of issues and answer questions you may have.

NHS pregnancy and baby guide

More than 200 easy-to-read pages, detailed week-by-week guides and lots of expert videos, parents' tips and interactive tools to explore.

Family Lives

Find advice on all aspects of family life from bonding with your new baby, dealing with tantrums, positive discipline, sleep and eating.

NCT

The UK's largest parenting charity with lots of useful evidence based information.

Kent Baby Matters

Lists all of the breastfeeding groups, specialist breastfeeding clinics and peer support programme delivered out of the Children's Centres in Kent.

Born to Move

Born to move is an NHS app to help parents or carers with their newborn babies right up to pre-school age, it is available for both iphones and android.

Smarter Play

SmarterPlay is a new app providing families in Kent  with exclusive free access to a range of opportunities and facilities to support them in parenting their young children. It is available for both iphones andandroid.

 

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