Somerset Children’s Centres and Getset Services

 

The core purpose of Children’s Centres is to offer good quality advice and support for young children and their families and extra help for families in greatest need. They do this by focusing on the key areas that make a real difference to children’s lives.

These are:

  • Supports children, young people and families to help themselves
  • Identifies children, young people and families who need extra help
  • Finds out from parents what support they need
  • Provides support as soon as it is known that help is needed  

The Getset Service runs from Children’s Centres and is made up of highly trained professionals who work alongside health visitors in their role of supporting families. They also link in with other services and practitioners such as schools, pre-school settings, Children’s Social Care and local health teams.

 

Getset support for pregnancy and babies

 

Bump, Baby & Me: a play and development group for babies up to 12 months old

 

PEEP: an Early Years programme which focuses on how to make the most of the learning opportunities in everyday life at home: listening, talking, playing, singing, sharing books and having fun!

 

Breastfeeding support groups: drop-in for parents-to-be and breast feeding mothers.

 

Healthy Child Clinics: A drop-in clinic for parents/carers and their babies/children. Health Visitor led with Family Support Workers offering advice, support and play opportunities for 0 - 2 year olds.

 

Baby Massage (available at some centres): learn techniques to provide gentle, rhythmic stroking of your baby's body with your hands.

 

Local area Getset contact details:

 

Getset Taunton Deane: Acorns Children’s Centre Tel: 01823 322508

 

Getset Mendip: Glastonbury Children’s Centre Tel: 01458 833017

 

Getset Sedgemoor: Sydenham Children’s Centre Tel: 01278 446771

 

Getset South Somerset Reckleford Children’s Centre Tel: 01935 475938

 

Getset West Somerset: Williton Children’s Centre Tel: 01984 635980

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