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Important announcement regarding York's Children's Centres

We have reached our second phase of reopening the Children’s Centres and are able to offer some referral only groups for families in addition to planned and essential appointments.

We hope to reach the third stage of reopening our Children Centres for universal groups after October 2021.

We are continuously monitoring government guidance and will provide updates as soon as we can.

Should you have any questions please contact York Family Information Service 01904 554444 /

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Services available

Please note during Coronavirus changes to availability of services in all our Children's Centres. If you have any questions, please contact York Family Information Service on 01904 554444 /

  • Baby and Toddler groups
  • Under 5 activities
  • Family Learning courses
  • Parenting programmes
  • Health drop ins and baby self weigh
  • Childminder groups
  • Public telephone to access public services including housing and benefits advice (main hub sites only)
  • Public access computer to contact public services; search for jobs or benefits advice and other web based services that parents or volunteers may need to access (main hub sites only)

Centres in the West of York

Hob Moor Children’s Centre (Main Hub)

'The House', Hob Moor Children's Centre, Green Lane, Acomb, York, YO24 4PS

Westfield Children’s Centre 

Westfield Children's Centre, Askham Lane, Acomb, York, YO24 3HP

Carr Children’s Centre

Carr Children's Centre, Ostman Road, Acomb, York, YO26 5QA

Knavesmire Children's Centre

Knavesmire Children's Centre, Trafalgar Street, York, YO23 1HY

Centres in the North of York

Clifton Children’s Centre (Main Hub)

Clifton Children’s Centre, Kingsway North, Clifton, York, YO30 6JA

Haxby Road Children’s Centre

Haxby Road Children’s Centre, Haxby Road, York, YO31 8JN

New Earswick Children's Centre

New Earswick Children's Centre, Hawthorne Terrace, New Earswick, York, YO32 4BY

Centres in the South East of York

The Avenues Children’s Centre (Main Hub)

The Avenues Children’s Centre, Sixth Avenue, Heworth, York, YO31 0UT

The Avenues at Osbaldwick

The Avenues at Osbaldwick Children's Centre, Osbaldwick Primary School, Osbaldwick Lane, Osbaldwick, York, YO10 3AX

Register with us

We know that the first few years of a child’s life are critical to their life long learning and development. Parenting can be the most rewarding yet challenging job. By registering your child’s details with the children’s centres you will receive customised information and advice that supports your child’s development from birth until they are ready for school.

You can also opt in to receive a free termly newsletter from York Family Information Service containing information on what is happening in York for families. We will also keep up up to date with key dates such as applying for childcare funding. Register with us today.

Healthy Child Service

York's Healthy Child Service (HCS) delivers information, advice and support for children and parents of children aged 0 - 19 years old. The service incorporates York's Health Visiting Service and School Nurse Service.

Midwifery Service

Community midwives for York offer appointments in some of our Children's Centres. Midwives can be contacted on the following numbers.

You can find more information about the NHS midwives service on the York Teaching Hospital's website.

West Team (Hob Moor Children's Centre) 01904 555045

East Team (The Avenues Children's Centre) 01904 551778

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