Family Services

The Family Centre provides services to families and children in Barton Hill and the surrounding areas. We work in partnership with St Philip’s Marsh Nursery School and Cashmore Early Years Centre, and have links with the Wellspring Healthy Living Centre.

The Family Centre Staff Team

Family services staff team

The Family Centre is proud to have been awarded the “Bristol Standard Quality Improvement for Birth to Five” certificate.

Family Drop-In Sessions

Lots of messy play, including paint, dough, stories, singing, and outside activities in our large secure garden. We take lots of photos and record the children having a lovely time, enjoying the learning experiences on offer to them. There’s tea/coffee, and snack time for the children—donations of fruit welcome.

Programme of all Family Drop in sessions follow link below

Monday and Tuesday drop in times

Thursday and Friday drop in times

Exploring making marks in shaving foam


Other Services and Activities

Adult groups with bookable creche places. Follow link below for more information

Parents Drop In –  Wednesday during school terms

Supportive Parents Group

Parent Support group flyer

Parenting Programme

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities Parenting Programme – during school terms


The Family Centre has an Outreach Worker, Joy Skinner. Joy can visit new families, either in your home or at a place convenient to you.  Joy will explain the services we offer across the Barton Hill Children’s Centre area.

If you know anyone with children who would benefit from a visit, please contact Joy, on 0117 955 6971, ext. 167, for further information.

Outreach support worker

1:1 support  working with children under three and their families in their home.
Outreach support service

Visiting oral health worker

The oral health worker will be visiting the Family Centre soon. Come along to get advice and information around oral health in young children. Date to be arranged.


Term 2. newsletter

Family Centre rooms.

Family Centre garden. A delightful oasis in a built up inner city space.


Findability is a website where you can search for information about services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and their families.