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.

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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Annual timetable for parenting programmes

Click the image to open our annual timetable for all parenting programmes coming up, from June 2022 to March 2023.

We are running a project in Reading to support babies born over the pandemic who will have missed out on opportunities to learn and socialise due to lockdown, and who may need some extra help to catch up in their development. Click the button on the right for more information.

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Register with us

To benefit from any of our fantastic, free services, you will need to register with our children’s centres. Register by clicking on the button, which takes you to the registration form.


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

Register free with our children's centres