A BRAND new children’s centre offering advice and support to families opened its doors in Seaford this week.
Seaford Children’s Centre, provided by East Sussex County Council, is based at Cradle Hill Primary School in Lexden Road.
Council bosses say the purpose-built centre, which cost £740,000, will provide a ‘one-stop’ shop for children under five and their families where they can get support, advice and information on family issues.
An opening ceremony was held on Monday (April 4) where parents, carers and children joined Cllr Meg Stroude, lead member for children and families, and staff.
The centre has facilities to provide a range of services, including a full time independent nursery, ‘baby massage’ and ‘positive weaning’ sessions, parent forums and post natal groups; and childminders drop in.
Stella Edmonds, Children’s Centre area manager, said: “We’re really excited about this opening, as it brings children’s centre services to a whole new area within the Lewes district. We want the centre to be a great support for local families and today’s official opening day has been a good opportunity for the different service providers to network and for us to get some direct feedback from parents about what’s really needed in the area.”
The Seaford Children’s Centre opens 9am – 5pm, Mon to Thur and 9am to 4.30pm Fri. Call the children’s centre on 01323 464550, or visit eastsussex.gov.uk.