School to house children's centre?

A PRIMARY school in Nailsea could become home to a new children's centre planned for the town. Kingshill School is being considered by North Somerset Council as a possible base for one of eight children's centres planned across the district. Nailsea Schoo

A PRIMARY school in Nailsea could become home to a new children's centre planned for the town.Kingshill School is being considered by North Somerset Council as a possible base for one of eight children's centres planned across the district.Nailsea School is also being investigated as a potential site for the new facility, which will provide a one stop shop for all children's services.The children's centre could also house early learning and child care teams.It would also be the base for child and family health services, parental outreach and family support services.It would also offer childminder support, education and training and be an information and advice point.North Somerset Council executive member for children and young people's services, Councillor Peter Kehoe said: "Our preferred site for such a centre is Kingshill School."But we need to make sure that we are totally happy with the site before we make a final decision because we will also be covering services for children in Backwell from there."The new children's centre will be a real boost for the town and offer a central place where parents can access services for their children rather than having to attend different appointments right across the district."A Government grant of nearly £1 million has been awarded to North Somerset Council to develop seven of the planned 10 centres across the district by March 2008.Children's centres already exist in Weston-super-Mare and at Crockerne Primary School in Pill.Other areas identified for children's centres are Backwell, Portishead, Yatton, Wrington, Clevedon and Long Ashton.


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