Children's Centres

Bowthorpe, West Earlham & Costessey

We understand how important support can be just when you need it. We provide services from the antenatal stage to when your child starts school and offer a range of activities from Child Health Clinics, Breastfeeding Support, Baby Massage, Baby Group and Stay and Play.

Our team is based in our main Children’s Centre in Bowthorpe. We have a further two smaller centres based on the Costessey and West Earlham Infant school sites. There is also a nursery attached to the Bowthorpe Centre for children aged between 2-5yrs old.

Our diverse team of support workers and therapists have the skills and expertise to provide a wide range of services to families in homes and the community.

We have links with Adult Education providers who run a range of courses at the Bowthorpe centre to help you improve your skills. Courses include Literacy and Numeracy, Looking Good, Feeling Great, ESOL (if English is your second or other language) and Family Learning.

The Centre encourages and supports parents to get involved through our Parents Forum. This is key to the success of the Centre, ensuring that we provide the activities and support which meet the needs of our local families. Parents meet to express views and ideas, and hold regular fundraising events to raise money for additional equipment for the Centre. We have a number of volunteers who help at our Centres. Safety of your children is of course of utmost consideration so all volunteers are subject to safe recruiting procedures and have completed a training programme.  For full details of which activities are currently offered, check the Centres’ calendar.

If you are interested in registering at the Bowthorpe, West Earlham and Costessey Children’s Centre, please call the Centre on 01603 594030 or complete our online registration form.