Hertfordshire Family Centres





Family Centres are here to support families, parents and carers.    


What help can I get from family centres?

The family centre service can help before your baby's born, right through to when they want to play and get messy.

Anyone can come along, whether you're coping fine or having a struggle.

Find your local centre or check out our activities.


Hertfordshire Family Centre Service

The service brings children’s centres, health visiting and school nursing together to provide a more joined up service for children, young people and their families from pregnancy through to when a child reaches 19.

There‘s a range of different support groups, activities and services on offer for children and their families to help them be healthy, grow and develop.

Families can access available services from any Hertfordshire Family Centre, allowing them to fit sessions and services around busy family lives. For more information, visit the Family Centre Service website.


During the Covid-19 pandemic

The Family Centre Services across the County, are continuing to offer support to families through the Covid -19 pandemic, through packages of support within the family support team, and through welfare phone calls. These calls enable the Service to identify where families need support in accessing food banks, healthy start Vitamins, or support around healthy childhood development. They are also offering online resources to help families maintain a healthy routine within their day, these can be accessed through the Facebook pages and YouTube channel:

Please click here to access the Facebook and Instagram links for your area

Their social media pages include a daily story time, rhyme time and activities to support child development. The activities follow a daily theme and still follow the HCC healthy centre campaign calendar so we share important health messages such as the importance of oral health and reducing sugar in your diet through National Smile Month and the importance of a healthy balanced diet and eating at the table with family for the Eden Project’s Big Lunch in June.


Introduction to Solids

The Family Centre Service, has developed a virtual introduction to solids training program that can be accessed through an online learning platform for parents wanting the correct information about introducing solid foods for their child. If you would like to access this course, please click on one of the further links for additional information:

  North Hertfordshire

North and Stevenage

 East Hertfordshire

Hertford, Ware, Bishops Stortford, Hoddesdon, Waltham Cross, Cheshunt, Welwyn and Hatfield

 South Hertfordshire

Hertsmere, Watford and Three Rivers

 West Hertfordshire

Dacorum, Harpenden and St Albans