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Sure Start Children's Centres

Coronavirus (COVID-19): food clubs at children's centres

We've given money to a charity to run a food club for families struggling to buy groceries during the coronavirus pandemic. You can contact any children's centre in the borough to join.

​​​​​​​​​​​Services available

Sure Start children's centres offer a range of support and services including:

  • Early learning and childcare - affordable, quality early learning and childcare for all families.
  • Employment and training - links to training ​and employment opportunities for families with children under 5 years old.
  • Family support - home visits, support for parents, information and guidance on parenting and specialist support for families.
  • Health services - antenatal advice, midwife sessions, dental care, speech therapists, breastfeeding, health and safety and help with healthy lifestyles.
  • Parent involvement - parents can get involved in running the centres and have a say in the kinds of services offered.
  • Free advice and information from Citizens Advice Bureau is available at the following children's centres - Belfield, Deeplish, Derby Street, Howard Street, Langley, Moorhouse, Newbold and Sandbrook.

How do I access services?

Each centre produces a monthly timetable of activities, run by qualified professionals. You can see each timetable for this month on the individual children's centre page, see list below.

Parents and carers are also encouraged to get involved with their local centre in parents' groups and forums where parents' views are taken into account and form part of the service provision.

You can access short videos of stories, nursery rhymes or activities that you can you use anytime at home with your little ones. These videos on YouTube have been created by staff in our children's centres.

Your local children's centres

Pennine children's centre group

Heywood children's centre group

Middleton children's centre group 

Rochdale children's centre group



01706 719900

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

Family Information Service
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU