Hounslow Council

Children's centres

Children's centres in Hounslow support children under five and their families. From pregnancy through to primary school, your children’s centre is there to support you.

You can access a range of services all in one place. As your child makes friends and learns as they play, you can get advice on family matters and find out about training opportunities.

Each children's centre aims to provide services that are tailored to their communities needs. So services will vary but may include:

  • High quality early years provision. This may include childcare and early education at the centre or signposting to other local childcare providers

  • Information on local home-based childcare and a chance to meet with registered childminders

  • Play and learn sessions where parents stay, have fun with their children and become involved with their children’s learning.

  • Health information including antenatal advice and support, breast feeding, nutrition and help with giving up smoking.

  • Parenting support including courses or just someone to talk to.

  • Information and advice on employment and training including links to Jobcentre Plus and adult education

Many services are free however some sessions request a small contribution and you will need to pay for childcare.

Finding your local children’s centre and what they offer

Information on all 18 of our children’s centres, as well as their contact details and latest activity timetables can be found on our Family Services Directory. You can also use the directory’s search facility to enter your postcode and be pinpointed to your local centre.