Children's Centres - resources for staff

Below are some useful resources for staff working in Children's Centres:

The Children’s Centre e-Bulletin is a recommended for anyone involved in the design, development and delivery of services to children and families.

Published monthly, it provides guidance for Children’s Centre development; information about upcoming Children’s Centre events; national and local policy updates; training opportunities and good news stories from around the county.

Please take the time to download, read, and share with your teams and practitioner partners as appropriate. 

Current bulletin

Previous bulletins

​For Information regarding the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) which replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) please visit GOV.UK.

Ofsted inspections

  • Inspection handbook
    The handbook sets out what Children’s Centres can expect in an Ofsted inspection
  • Ofsted inspection subsidiary guidance
    This is designed to provide additional guidance on particular aspects of a Children’s Centre inspection by Ofsted
  • Self-evaluation form and guidance 
    This form’s purpose is to help you in your own self-evaluation and be a basis for the inspection of your Children’s Centre(s)