We work with around 9000 families in East Hertfordshire along with professional partners.

The centres deliver a range of support groups and activities for children and their families to help them be healthy, grow and develop. To make it easy for families to fit sessions and services around their busy lives, access is available from any Hertfordshire Family centre.

One YMCA Hertfordshire Family Centres brings together the following local centres:

  • Broxbourne Family Centres
  • Welwyn/Hatfield Family Centres
  • East Herts Family Centres

What kind of support do Hertfordshire Family Centres offer?

We work across 23 sites offering services like Stay and Play, Rhyme Time and Baby Sing and Play sessions. We have a team of health colleagues who support families with concerns about their children’s health and development as well as supporting carers’ well-being. Our free online course Preparing for Baby is delivered by midwives, health visitors and our family support team.

We offer a range of courses for families including First Aid, Early Talk, Baby Massage and Solid Foods. Our team of specialists are happy to offer support within a range of areas including oral health, sleep, toilet training, healthy eating, parenting, and school readiness. We also offer support on stopping smoking.

We work with local partner Safer Spaces Hertfordshire to offer a free Domestic Abuse course and work closely with local food banks and other community organisations to provide assistance as quickly as possible for any family who contacts us.