Welcome to York's Children's Centres


Important announcement regarding York's Children's Centres. 

Following the latest Government announcements, we are continuing to ensure the safety of the public and staff. York Children’s Centres will continue to be open only for essential planned appointments for Children’s Social Care and Midwife appointments. Children’s centres will remain closed to all open access groups until at least the end of October 2020.

We are continuously reviewing guidance and will provide updates when possible on the planned stages of reopening children’s centre buildings

Please email York Family Information Service at fis@york.gov.uk should you have any questions.

For up to date information and guidance regarding the coronavirus please visit www.york.gov.uk/coronavirus

There are nine York children’s centres, which are grouped within the following areas.

View a map of York children's centres

Services available

Please note during Coronavirus we are operating essential planned appointments only in all of our Children's Centres. If you have any questions, please contact York Family Information Service on 01904 554444 / fis@york.gov.uk

  • 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

Centres in the North of York

Centres in the South East of York

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 are also registering with York Family Information Service. You will be issued with a newsletter each term packed with 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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