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Children centre consultation

Children centres in Bedford Borough support families from pregnancy until the child reaches 3 and support school readiness until a child reaches 5 years old.

Children centres work with local midwives, GPs, health visitors, nurseries and community groups to make sure families get the support they need.

What we are consulting on

Bedford Borough Council has reviewed its current children centre offer and proposes that changes could be made to ensure the services remain relevant and meet the changing demands in the Borough.

We are consulting with key stakeholders, service users and anyone with an interest in children centres.

We are particularly interested in people’s views on:

  • the current children centre offer and ideas for new services
  • offering more digital services
  • increasing the flexibility of the children centre offer, using community venues in new communities
  • meeting the demand of universal services by charging for some services

How to have your say

You can complete the online form here:

Complete children centre consultation survey

This survey only supports modern browsers. If you're having difficulty accessing the consultation, please contact the Family Information Service on: 0800 023 2057.

The consultation closes for people’s views on 15 March and the consultation may be published.

What happens next?

If we decide to go ahead with our proposal then the changes will happen from October 2021