Children’s centres

Children’s centres are local community centres which support babies, pre-school children and their families.

Centres offer a range of early intervention services, such as:

  • Support for mums, dads and carers
  • Help getting jobs and training
  • Health services
  • Daycare and activities for babies and toddlers

Each centre offers different services, including:

  • childcare
  • early education
  • training or finding a new job
  • antenatal classes
  • baby clinics
  • support with breastfeeding,
  • support with parenting and speech and language
  • drop-in sessions for parents and children
  • services for children with special needs and disabilities (we also have specialist centres for disabled children)

Check with your local children’s centre to find out what they offer.

Children’s centre registration form

The Heathway Centre

An inclusive resource centre for families with children and young people aged 0 to 17 years (up to their 18th birthday) with additional needs or disabilities.

Children’s centres

Find your nearest children's centre
Becontree Children's Centre
Becontree Primary School, Steven's Road, Dagenham RM8 2QR

020 8724 1830

Gascoigne Children's Centre
140 St Ann's, Barking IG11 7AD

020 8724 1147

Leys Children's Centre
215 Wellington Drive, Dagenham RM10 9XW

020 8724 1983

Marks Gate Children's Centre
119 Rose Lane, Chadwell Heath RM6 5NR

020 8270 6091

Sue Bramley Children's Centre
Bastable Avenue, Barking IG11 0LH

020 8270 6619

The Heathway Centre
512a The Heathway, Dagenham RM10 7SJ

020 8227 5500

William Bellamy Children's Centre
Frizlands Lane, Dagenham RM10 7HX

020 8724 1924

Opening hours

Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

Ofsted inspection reports

All children’s centres are liable to be inspected by Ofsted.