Children's Centres

A Children's Centre is a place where families with children under 5 can access a range of services that are local to their community.  Reading Mencap aims to work closely with Children's Centres and our children's Family Adviser visits certain centres on a monthly basis to be present at parent/carer groups for children with special needs.

Children's Centres provide access to:

  •     Childcare Opportunities for children 0-5 years old
  •     A wide range of play activities for children
  •     Parenting and family support like parenting classes, family learning or first aid training
  •     Information and advice on benefits, work and training that is more accessible
  •     Easy access to health services for families, like breast-feeding support, counselling or diet advice.


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Children's Centres in Reading

There are 13 Children's Centres in Reading:

  • Norcot Early Years Centre
  • Southcote Children's Centre
  • SureStart Whitley Children's Centre
  • Blagdon Nursery School and Children's Centre
  • Katesgrove Children's Centre
  • ColeyPark Children's Centre
  • Caversham Children's Centre
  • East Reading Children's Centre
  • Oxford Road Children's Centre
  • Blagrave Children's Centre
  • North Reading Children's Centre
  • Ranikhet Children's Centre
  • Hamilton Road Children's Centre

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Reading Mencap has a presence at the following Children's Centres:

Coley Park Children's Centre
St Mary & All Saints School
Wensley Road, Reading, RG1 6DU
0118 939 4859