Family Services

The Family Centre provides Free 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 CentreBarton Hill Academy School is our local Nursery and Primary School for more information follow the link or speak to a family worker.

The Family Centre Staff Team

Family services staff team

Somali Women Drop in sessions –

This group meets weekly in the family centre – follow link for more details

Chinese New Year Celebration

The parents/carers and children took part in a celebration of  Chinese New Year – The Year of the Dog. We enjoyed Chinese food, a Chinese story and songs led by our Chinese parents and the children’s dragon dance.

Family Centre – Chinese New Year decorations

Free Family Drop-In Sessions

We are open all year round the programme changes during school holidays please check the website.

What to expect – 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.

Exploring colour making volcano explosions  – tactile play

Times and days of all Family Drop in sessions during school term times follow link below for more information

Monday and Tuesday drop in times

Thursday and Friday drop in times

Early mark making using shaving foam

Other Family Services and Activities

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

Parents Drop In –  Wednesday during school terms

Supportive Parents Drop in for children with additional needs –

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 SEND support worker

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

Family Centre rooms.

Room 2 – Role play

Room 2 – Leading to garden

Room 1 – Book area and book lending service

Room 1 -Baby Area

Quality Assurance

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

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 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.

Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.

National Accreditation of Contact Centres

NACC is a website where you will find local contact centres near you