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Wednesday, 20 May 2009

This month, the 3000th Sure Start Children's Centre was opened in England - making a huge difference to parents and children all across the country. Children's Centres offer a range of services for children under 5 and their families. In Hackney, there are 14, and one is just on the border of our ward on Rectory Road - Linden's Children Centre.

Some of the many services it offers are:
  • Mind counselling (Monday mornings)
  • Post natal support group (Monday afternoons)
  • Parent and toddler groups
  • Basic life support/first aid (Monday afternoons)
  • Community baby clinic (Tuesday mornings)
  • a Fruit and veg market
  • Young parents group (Tuesday afternoons)
  • Talking drop in session (Weds mornings)
  • Family food clinic (Thursday mornings)
  • Job search and employment advice (Thursday afternoons)
  • Play sessions and toy library (Fri afternoon)
For more information, please call 020 7254 9939.

The Conservatives nationally recently proposed a budget cut of £200m - the equivalent of closing one in five Children's Centres. We know locally there is a huge demand for nursery places - we want to increase provsion for children and families, not reduce it.

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