More Children's Centres For Ealing

Offering early years education and help for families

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Three more Sure Start children’s centres are due to open in Ealing this month.

There are now 23 children’s centres in the borough, providing a wide range of services including quality childcare, support and advice to young children and families.

An additional four centres are currently in development and the aim is that by 2011 every Ealing family will be within walking distance of a children’s centre.

Grange Children’s Centre, situated at Grange Primary School in South Ealing, is being officially opened on Wednesday 8th September by The Worshipful the Mayor of the London Borough of Ealing, Councillor Mann.

Perivale Children’s Centre, next to Perivale Primary School, is holding its opening on Friday 24th September, with Steve Pound MP officially launching the centre.

And Frank Field MP, who is heading an independent review on poverty for the Government, will officially launch Jubilee Children’s Centre at St John’s Primary School in West Ealing on Wednesday 29th September.

All three centres are offering early years education and childcare provision as well as a range of family support services and activities for parents, carers and children.

Councillor Patricia Walker, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “Our vision is for every Ealing child under five to have access to a Sure Start children’s centre by 2011.

“Our centres are highly regarded by the people who use them. They provide crucial services and support for families and have a lasting impact on the life chances of our children.

“One of our major priorities is to reduce the educational attainment gap and children’s centres make an important contribution to this.”


September 1st, 2010

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