About Us

Welcome to Barnardos BD5 Children’ Centre Cluster.

Since 2001 the three centres have embedded a solid foundation of good practice within the community we serve.

The centres provide a range of services for families through support with play and stimulation, early education and social skills.

Over the years, this has been recognised as having exceptional practice by Ofsted.  These services have enabled children to develop their learning in partnership with parents and the wider community.

Parents/carers are supported to access programmes to build confidence in their parenting as well support to access training and employment opportunities.

In August 2016, Barnardos were awarded the contract to deliver the BD5 Children Centre services.  In 2015, Barnardo’s supported 240,000 children, young people and families through more than 960 services across the UK.  Janice Hawkes, Assistant Director Children’s Services at Barnardo’s said “Barnardo’s is looking forward to building on the strong foundations these children’s centres have already established.

The vision of our founder, Thomas Barnardos, was that every child deserved a chance to fulfil their potential, whatever his or her background – a vision that still holds true today.

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