Children’s centres

Our children’s centres welcome all families and provide a wide range of services to give children the best start in life.

We offer:

  • Early education integrated with childcare
  • Free activities for babies and toddlers 0-5 years
  • Child and family health services
  • Family friendly support services
  • Meet other parents and carers
  • Community volunteering opportunities
  • A journey to employment – support with work or training
  • Register (free) by filling in the form at the bottom of this page.

For comprehensive information on all aspects of our children’s centres, visit our Family Information Service website. The website lists all details bar the timetable of activities, which you can access for all four children’s centre hubs below.

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Click the ‘register now’ button or scroll down the page.

Where you can find our centres

There are four hubs and three satellites across Reading which deliver services to our communities.

East Reading

Services available from Sun Street Hub and Caversham Children’s Centre

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Services available from Whitley Hub

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West Central

Services available from Southcote Children’s Centre and Coley Hub

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Services available from Ranikhet Hub and Battle Library

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See our annual parenting programme for activitiesplanned up to 2025.

If you have any queries please email

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Have a read of our children’s centre booklet for more details about what we offer.

Children's Centre Booklet

Register with us

To benefit from any of our fantastic, free services, you will need to register with our children’s centres.

Our registration and booking process has now changed and will be managed via our parents’ portal. To register and to book sessions you’ll now need to create a parent portal account.

How to create a parent portal account

Once you’ve created your account, you’ll be able to register with us and book on to sessions at your local children’s centre.

We’ve put together some guidance to help you:

Parent Carer Guide 1 – Registering for a Children’s Centre

Parent Carer Guide 2 – Booking a Children’s Centre Session

Click the button below to go to the home page of the parents’ portal where you’ll find the registration links.

Parent Portal

Top tip 

Click the title of your preferred children’s centre in the grey boxes, as shown in the image on the right, to access the registration page.

If you need more information you can email our children’s centres and someone will get back to you.

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Our teams

Family workers and family group workers offer support to meet individual family needs, this can be within the hubs or within family homes.

If you are looking for individual support within the home with one of our family workers, you can access this service via our Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPoA).

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We offer a variety of support groups throughout the year; we aim to meet the needs within our communities for children 0–5 years old.

These sessions are designed to support your children with their development and to enable you to have the skills to positively parent your children.

You can join in with fun activities and find out about all the latest sessions we offer on our Facebook page.

Children’s Centres believe in working closely with community groups to help provide a wider service to the local community.

We pride ourselves on supporting volunteer groups to extended services to families.

This could include: working with volunteer groups such as Home Start, community volunteers who set groups up within our buildings such as Dad’s Club and supporting external community groups where needed.

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In partnership with New Directions Reading, we offer various formal learning courses in english, maths and childcare plus informal bespoke courses, which can offer a stepping stone to future employment.

Within our formal offer, there is an opportunity to access our free crèche places for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

For more information, email us