It's up to you when to register with your Children's Centre. You can register when visiting your midwife appointments or you can wait and register later on. There are lots of staff within Children's Centres who are able to register you and your family. As soon as you register you will receive information, guidance and timetables and newsletters on a regular basis.
To register with your local Children's Centre contact the Family Information Service. If you are already registered click on your Children's Centre below to find out more about news and activities in your centre or for general information and updates.
Children's Centres across North East Lincolnshire are participating in a pilot programme on behalf of the NSPCC called Coping with Crying. The pilot is running from May 2014 to November 2015 and involves parents who are expecting a baby being asked to watch a short 10 minute DVD clip. The clip is about safety issues around coping with a young baby crying and is shown in the last few months before baby's birth.
The programme aims to reduce the risk of Non Accidental Head Injury by highlighting how fragile babies are and giving useful hints and tips on how to deal with the pressures of a crying baby. Parents are asked to watch the DVD whilst attending antenatal appointments in the Children's Centre then take part in the evaluation of the programme which is being undertaken by the NSPCC. However, as some partners are unable to attend these appointments we want to provide them with an opportunity to see the clip - you can view the clip here. We are interested in your feedback and if you are going to have a baby and would like to be part of the evaluation please contact your local Children's Centre.
You can also download the Coping with Crying leaflet for further hints and tips on caring for baby.