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

We are looking for parents who use our services often to sign up to our ECP Parent Forum. Please see below for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

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Don't forget it is half term next week so will be running a differnt Play and Learn schedule. All other services remian the same! ... See MoreSee Less

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Calling all parents and carers, come join us at Fledglings this morning, 10-11.30am to meet other parents and have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee. This week’s theme is "cuddle."

The group runs term time only, and is free. Fledglings is a group for babies from birth to crawling.

Please contact Esther at Keepguard Nursery, Kempston for further information on 01234 327955 or keepguardnursery@aol.com.
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4 days ago

Bedford Borough Children's Centres

Just some of today's Bedford Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) attendees 👍🏼

Lots of discussion between Service Users and professionals around co-production for local maternity services.

After taking a formal vote, the Committee are as follows:
. Pippa, MVP Chair
. Gosia, MVP Co-Chair
. Kate, MVP Treasurer
. Emily, MVP Media Officer
. MVP Secretary position - **currently a vacant post
(if this post interests you and you want to join in, PM a message to 'Bedford Maternity Voices' or to us)

We've covered lot's of agenda items today, incl the impending re-launch of the Bedford Hospital Midwifery Led Unit (MLU) on the 10th November 🤰🏻

Lots of activity going on 📋🖋️

Thank you to all those who came this morning to have your say 🙂
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Forthcoming Activities