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Welcome to the Early Childhood Partnership Bedford – home to your local children’s centre.

Early Childhood Partnership Bedford offers a full range of FREE services to expectant parents/carers and families with children up to the age of 5.

Children Centres are a place where lots of different things happen under one roof. Here you can…

  • See your midwife
  • See your health visitor
  • Meet other families in your community and make friends
  • Bring your child/children along to play and learn
  • Join us in other fun activities
  • Receive support and advice
  • Learn a new skill
  • Get information on a range of other local services

The list goes on and you will find more information about specific groups currently on offer through this website and our termly timetables available at your local children’s centre.

Please take a look at what’s on near you. You can use the ‘Activity Search’ on this page or look through the catalogue of events available to you and your children in our ‘Events’ section.

There are centres across Bedford where you will find all manner of support and activities, whatever your situation.

We would love to see you are one of the centres.

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Recent Activity

It was our last Children Centre Practitioner team meeting of the year.....Merry Christmas from the team we hope you have enjoyed the Christmas sessions this week! Our Play and Learn sessions will be back on the 3rd January, we look forward to seeing you then! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Children Centre staff would like to thank all of the families who came along to our Christmas sessions this week, we hope you enjoyed them as much as we did. Our Play and Learns have now finished for the year and will be back on the 3rd January, but our Pop In, Midwife and Brasserie sessions will continue until 22nd December and return on 2nd January. ... See MoreSee Less

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Calling all Mums, Dads and Carers with newborns.
Please join us for Fledglings every Friday during term time 10am – 11.30, to celebrate your baby. This weeks theme is "Relax!"

You will have the chance to meet up with other new Mums and have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee. This group is free.
Fledglings is a group for babies from birth to crawling.

Please contact Esther for more information on 01234 327955 or keepguardnursery@aol.com.

Look forward to meeting you soon.

The West Wing
The Keep
Walcourt Road
MK42 8SJ
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Come and find our what is on in the libraries across Bedford this Christmas.... ... See MoreSee Less

We have lots planned at all our libraries for all ages, discover everything that's going on at your closest library here; bit.ly/YourLocalLibrary

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Bedford Borough Children's Centres shared Project 229's post. ... See MoreSee Less

Get involved at your local library! Bedfordshire Libraries are putting on lots of activities this Christmas. Here's what's going on at Kempston Library...

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Forthcoming Activities