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|About||Over the years the charity has helped families in Bedfordshire to strengthen and empower parents/carers to develop stronger family relationship|
|Mission||GfC and our Partner organisations are passionate about working together to empower each unique family within our communities, towards achieving their full potential. We will embrace and celebrate their diversity and work together towards raising aspirations.|
Goldington Family Centre aims to provide advice, guidance and counselling, to enable parents to maintain the family unit, enhance parents' self esteem, parenting skills and resources, and enable children to achieve and maintain appropriate development in all areas.
Goldington Family Centre is a registered charity that has grown and developed over almost 30 years to meet the changing needs of families with children aged 0-5 years in Bedford. Over the years we have engaged with hundreds of families in different ways. Our staff are committed to respecting and valuing each individual and encouraging and enabling them to make the most of their lives and the lives of their children.
Our Centre provides Children’s Centre services and activities for families within northeast Bedford and Smarteez Neighbourhood Nursery. We bring together local services to provide better learning and life development opportunities for children and their families. This includes care and education for young children, health services, family support and a support network for childminders. We welcome all families, respecting the diversity of the community. Confidentiality is respected. Over many years we have built a reputation of professionalism and care towards all families. We value our partnership work with parents and carers, and other voluntary and statutory agencies.
Our qualified professional staff provide support and information for families with young children. They will help you work through your particular concerns and problems and provide practical help and support, and links to other agencies.
We provide a range of drop-ins, workshops, counselling services, and a range of advice services. We also provide services in other languages.
We will support you to appointments with other organisations (health, legal, housing, schools, etc.) to enable effective meeting.
We run a variety of activities for both children and their parents/carers, run by qualified and experien
PQASSO Quality Mark Level 1
Accredited Member of The National Association of Child Contact Centres
Accredited as Baby Friendly by the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative.
CHILDREN'S CENTRE Network
We welcome all residents of northeast Bedford who have any responsibility for an under-five year old, including pregnant women.
Parenting Puzzle (plus free creche)
Weaning Talks (Health Visitor-led)
Speech and Language Therapy Drop-in
The Amicus Trust - Education, Training and Employment Support
Wriggles and Jiggles
Learn While You Play for Bengali Families
Stay and Play
Young Parents Group
Midwife Antenatal and Postnatal Drop-in
Baby & You Clinic
Well-being support services for children 0-14 years & adults in Bedfordshire.
Child Contact Centre
Play Therapy Service
Keys to Learning
Domestic Abuse Awareness Workshop
SMARTEEZ Neighbourhood Nursery.
Term-time, full & part-time day care for children aged 3 months - 5 years.
Pre school and two year funded places are also available, for further details click http://www.smarteezneighbourhoodnursery.org.uk/