Start Well Children’s Centres are places where families with children can share the challenges and joys of parenthood. These centres offer a range of activities and integrated support services to help you with every aspect of parenting, so your child gets the best possible start in life.
These services include:
There are six children’s centres in Bolton:
You can find out what’s happening at your local children’s centre by having a look at the latest Start Well Children’s Centre programmes.
A number of former children’s centre buildings have transferred to schools, which will deliver services for children and families as part of their programme of activities. These buildings are known as Start Well Link Sites.
These are the same buildings that used to be registered children’s centres. The school they are linked to will offer lots of useful information, advice and support about different services to keep children safe and healthy including: childcare, stay and play or parenting courses.
The link sites available in Bolton include:
North Link Sites
South Link Sites
West Link Sites
You can see where these sites are located in the latest Children’s Centre Programmes.
You can find more information below about support and advice services available to families. These include:
Visit the My Life In Bolton website for full details about all these services and more. My Life In Bolton has the most comprehensive and up to date information about accredited services including information about nurseries, childminders, schools, children, and adult social care providers, voluntary organisations, local help groups, activities and events.
Bolton Families Information Service provides free information, impartial advice and guidance on a wide range of local and national services for children and young people (aged 0-19) and their families. For more information, visit www.bolton.gov.uk/fis.
The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs and has released a website called Childcare Choices to provide relevant information for parents.
Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support! To find out more visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.