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Barnsley Family Centres
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What is a Family Centre?
Family Centres in Barnsley are a great place to meet other families, join in with family friendly activities and much more.

They offer support to families with children aged 0-19 (up to 25 for children with SEND) and work with families to:
  • Support children to be ready for school and thrive in school
  • Develop parenting skills
  • Develop healthy lifestyles
  • Keep children safe
  • Access training and return to work

Where is my local Family Centre?
Central Area Family Centre: Bank End, Overdale Road, Worsbrough Dale, S70 4BD. (01226) 772877
(Covers, Kendray, Worsbrough, Stairfoot, Town Centre, Old Town, Gawber, Wilthorpe , Dodworth and Gilroyd)

North Area Family Centre: Lindhurst Road, Athersley North, S71 3NB. (01226) 296969

(Covers, Athersley, New Lodge, Smithies,  Darton, Mapplewell, Staincross, Barugh Green, Wilthorpe)

North East Area Family Centre: c/o Milefield Primary School, Grimethorpe, S72 7BH. (01226) 774030
(Covers Grimethorpe, Cudworth, Brierley, Shafton, Lundwood, Royston, Monkbretton, Cundy Cross)

South and Penistone Area Family Centre: School Street, Darfield, S73 9EU. (01226) 753366
(Covers Wombwell, Darfield, Birdwell, Penistone, Silkstone, Tankersley, Hoyland, Hoyland Common, Rockingham, Jump, Hemingfield , Low Valley)

Thurnscoe and the Dearne Area Family Centre: Station Road, Thurnscoe, S63 0JR. (01226) 775885
(Covers Bolton-on-Dearne, Thurnscoe, Goldthorpe)

Sign up to our FREE Online Parenting Programmes

Did you know? Over 90% of parents think a parenting course would be useful.

Our FREE Online courses help you through every stage of being a parent, give tips, information, and reassurance you are doing a great job. 

Each course is made up of small modules which you can work through at your own speed. The average time for each module is 20mins

There are interactive activities, quizzes, video clips and practical handouts, with voice overs too.

Face to Face Parenting Programmes in our Family Centres
We always encourage families to complete our online parenting programme first as most of the areas we talk through in the face to face courses are covered in the online courses. 
Building stronger relationships

Arguments with our partner or ex-partner are normal but if they are getting in the way of family life, use the ‘Stronger Relationships’ information to get a helping hand.

To read more about the different types of Conflict and Putting the children first click here

Our FREE online courses can help you with tips and strategies on how to handle conflict and help with communication along with Getting it right for the children.

To find out which courses are available click in the box below.

Childcare in our Family Centres
Ofsted Registered childcare is available for families in receipt of free childcare for eligible 2 year olds and funded 3 and 4 year olds.

Childcare is provided at 6 Family Centres.

Childcare in our Family Centres is available term time only

If you are looking for childcare, we will shortly publish this information on our Family Centre pages with more information about the setting and how to contact them.

Rose vouchers

Rose Vouchers help families on low incomes to buy fresh fruit and vegetables to give their children the healthiest possible start.

You could get £3 of Rose Vouchers for each child, every week, or £6 if the child is under one years old, click the dark blue box below to see : 

  • Are you eligible?
  • How to apply?
  • Where to collect and where you can spend them. 
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Keep up to date with information on groups, activities, healthy lifestyles, early help and family centres: 

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Are you a family with a child or young person with special educational needs or disabilities? Follow Barnsley SEND Local Offer for SEND specific information, support and SEND updates. You don't need a diagnosis to follow the page.  

Register Online at our Family Centres

To find out more about our family centres, and to join in our activities you will need to register online. 

The good news is you only need to register once!

If you have already applied for FREE childcare for eligible 2 year olds, or a school place you will already have an account so you just need your log-in details.

If you've never had an account, once you've created one you'll need to keep a note of your log in and password as you will need this in the future to apply for a school place.


Family Centre Online Registration, coming in 2022 check back soon 

Looking for fun family friendly things to do?


You will soon be able to take a look at what's on in our Family Centres and book a place on our fun friendly sessions.

Just a reminder you need to register to book a place. You only need to register once but you will need to remember your account details to book a place.