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Torridge Children's Centres

What we do

What we do

Children’s Centres offer a wide range of services to parents and carers with children under 5 - from pregnancy through to when your child starts school. You and your child can make friends and play, seek advice and support on your child’s health, parenting, family matters, and healthy lifestyles, find help in seeking work and much more...

Our Children’s Centres are funded by Devon County Council. They have been established to work within local communities, supporting local families and promoting the physical, intellectual and social development of young children under five years old.

We aim to support families to help enable children to realise their potential, flourishing both at home and when they get to school.

We are here to offer support, activities and advice on raising your child. We can give you advice or put you in touch with the right person to help you with health, education, development and lifestyle, weaning, housing, money, childcare or returning to work and much, much more...

We provide activities, groups and courses to suit the needs of you and your family. So if you are a parent or a carer of a child under 5 we are here to support you and your family.

Whether you’re a mum, dad, grandparent or carer, we have a range of services available to suit you and your little ones.

  • A range of fun activities to help your child’s development and early learning such as messy play, storytelling, singing and music that you and your children can enjoy together.
  • Child and family health services ranging from our healthy child clinics to breastfeeding support.
  • Advice on local childcare options and links with schools and nurseries.
  • Advice on parenting, with access to specialist services for families such as early language development, healthy lifestyle advice, or help with managing money, as well as one-to-one family support in your home.
  • Help for you to find work or training opportunities using links to local Jobcentre Plus and local training providers.

As an early years provider we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which enables your child to learn through a range of play based activities.


About the Torridge catchment area

Allocation of the existing contract for all Children's Centre Services across Torridge and North Devon to Action for Children has been in place since 1st May 2015.  This contract covers the children's centres for the whole Torridge area. Within that area there are 3343 children under five and their families who will have continued access to a range of services at various community venues across Torridge, alongside the three current Devon County Council Children's Centres sites at Torrington, Holsworthy and Bideford.

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If you have a question about any of our services, why not get in touch. Our dedicated staff and volunteers will be happy to help.

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What's on in Torridge?

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Find out about what we do: the Action for Children charity