Children's Centre and other useful agencies

Cranborne School has close links with the Hertsmere Children’s Centre. The services provided by the Children’s Centres have proved to be an invaluable resource to support families who have a child under the age of 5.

What are Children’s Centres?

Children’s Centres offer the best start in life for every child, providing a place where under 5’s can get involved in a range of both play and early learning activities. Parents, grandparents and carers can benefit from better opportunities with access to child care, family support, health services, outreach services, training and employment advice.

What services are provided?

Children’s Centres will be expected to provide the following services to all children under 5 and their families:

  • Access to early education with full day care
  • Family support
  • Health services
  • A base for childminders
  • Access to support and advice on training and employment

What can family support offer me?

The Children’s Centres will be there to provide a range of support from information leaflets on parenting issues, drop in sessions for parents to chat and share ideas as well as parenting groups.

Hertsmere Children’s Centre has its own Facebook page which provides regular updates on courses and events.

Hertsmere Children's Centre Facebook Page


You can also use the link below to access their website which has more detailed information including their full programme of activities and training. 

Hertsmere Children's Centre Website