Children's Centre - Newbarns (Barrow)

Action for Children

Hello, welcome to Newbarns Children’s Centre
Friendly staff greet you as you enter
Our passion is to plant a positive seed
Whichever service you access or need

The what’s on leaflet is available inside
The service we offer is vast and wide
Our hope is to make you all feel comfortable
Our centre is cosy, bright and loveable

With our wide variety of things to do
Come and see what’s best for you
Groups and holiday specials to discover
0 to 12 is the age that we cover

With equality for every family that we see
All our services are accessible and free
So come on a journey to watch your child grow
And learn from our team which seeds we should sow

Who to contact

Contact Name
Heather Simpson
Contact Position
Children's Centre Manager
01229 827323

Where to go

Action for Children
Newbarns Children's Centre
Rising Side
LA13 9ET

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Have you heard about the amazing benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby?
Are you pregnant and interested in finding out more about breastfeeding your baby?
Are you already breastfeeding and need a little extra help?

Breastfeeding Support Line: 07843 466 379

Action for Children provide breastfeeding groups, individual support, resources and information.  We have some great books and DVDs to borrow too!

For more information see ‘Useful Documents’ on this page


Ever wanted to get involved with the Children’s Centres to gain experience or share your skills?  Then why not volunteer?  It’s a great way to get involved with your local Children’s Centre, meet people and learn new skills.

It’s easy to apply, there’s a volunteer induction to help you prepare for becoming a volunteer and with an Action for Children certificate for each session – so good to add to your CV too!  On-going training (including access to staff training) and out-of-pocket expenses are provided, plus supervision and support to ensure your volunteering is going well.

There are varied volunteering roles – something for everyone!  Whatever your goal there’s a role to help you gain relevant experience.  These include: Family Learning, Family Support, Breastfeeding Supporter, Health and Well-being, Play to Learn Team, Administrative Support Team, Trainee Counsellors, Resilience Services.

Volunteering is a great stepping stone to work or training and Action for Children can provide work experience, student placements and apprenticeships too.  We have between 5 and 10 volunteers of all ages in each centre and we have volunteer meetings and events.

Want more information or to find the right volunteer role for you?  Then please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator – Vicky Peake on: 01229 471 655 / 

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