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 Newsletter for AUTUMN 2014 -

to follow shortly 

 

Click here to view our latest Timetable

Welcome to our website 

Here you can discover more about the activities, services and information we offer.

The team works with children under five and their families by providing information, advice and services. We can help with returning to work, finding childcare, family support, family health, and much more.

There are confidential services, qualified staff and professionals, offering you tailored support designed to meet your needs and focus on your children.

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South Molton and District Children's Centre

We have two centres, one is based at the PIP Centre, Central Park, Mill Street, South Molton, Devon EX36 4AS (01769 579615) which covers the South Molton learning community area and the other is Oakmoor, Fore Street, Witheridge EX16 8AH (01884 860247) which covers the Chulmleigh learning community area.  If you want to know more about what we do, or have some ideas of your own that you would like to share with us about the type of services we run, or could run, please contact us by clicking on the contact tab.  

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Oakmoor Children's Centre
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 In November 2013 Ofsted inspected both Centres and we are delighted to let you know that the result was an OVERALL - GOOD
To view the whole report please click on the following link:

PARENT FORUM

A parent forum is a group of parents who get together to share their opinions and ideas about issues that affect them and their families.  South Molton Children's Centre parent forum will give parents in South Molton and surrounding villages the chance to have a voice and an input into the way we deliver our services.  All parents and carers with children aged 0-5 or using the Centre's services can attend.  Come along to one of our informal meetings have a chat and make new friends.  The next meeting will be at the PIP Centre on 16th September from 10.00 to 11.00.  Do come along and support us.

FOODBANK - SOUTH MOLTON BRANCH

1 East Street (behind Printworkx) South Molton on Fridays from 10:30 to 1:30. 

The branch is staffed by volunteers and food is donated from the local community.

Food vouchers are provided by the care professionals (i.e. doctors, health visitors, children's centre staff etc.) these are then used to claim food supplies.  IF YOU ARE IN NEED PLEASE USE THIS SERVICE - IT IS THERE FOR YOU.

Understanding your Child's Behaviour - Solihull Parenting Group

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  If you are interested in attending a parenting group to find out more about your child's development, behaviour and why they have temper tantrums - contact the Children's Centre on 01769 579615 or your Health Visitor on 01769 575176.   Click here to view the leaflet 

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                               Changes to Children's Centres

Devon County Council are proposing to change how children’s centre services
are delivered, so more money is spent on services for families
and less is spent on buildings and running costs.

More information can be found by clicking on to the following link:

http://new.devon.gov.uk/childrenscentrereview/. 

or if you have any questions or queries please email:

childrenscentrereview-mailbox@devon.gov.uk

What you have to say about the way your Children's Centre is run and the services we provide is very important - please let your feeling known.  Thank you.

Torridge and North Devon Survey

Research is being carried out on behalf of Action for Children to find out about services for children and families in your local area.  As you may be aware the contract for North Devon and Torridge Children's Centres is going to be re-commissioned and we are very keen to hear your views on what is important for you and your family/you and your agency to meet identified needs.

Parents please click on the below link to complete the survey:

                                               https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ChildrensCentreParentSurvey

 

Partners please click on the below link to complete the survey:

 

                                                https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ChildrensCentrePartnerSurvey

2gether funding

See the new webpage by clicking the link blow, where a more user-friendly on-line application form is available.  You no longer need to save and email the form, you simply click the button at the end.  Please note that the phone number for application/eligibility is different, and is now 0345 155 1013.    

 

www.devon.gov.uk/2gether 

 

 

Your chance to feedback on Maternity services

The three regional Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) locally – who ‘buy’ health services for local patients such as hospitals – are creating a new Maternity Services Commissioning strategy which they hope will ensure NHS maternity services are available that are centered on the needs of women and their families.

 

Would you like to contribute to the debate?  Click on the link below: 

 http://www.healthwatchdevon.co.uk/maternityservices/

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