Reminder as Rotherham children’s centre changes due

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Parents in Rotherham are being reminded changes to children’s centres will come into force from next month.

Services for children aged five and under will now be provided through a partnership between Rotherham Council and schools, rather than just the council, as part of money-saving proposals.

The plans meant none of the children’s centres had to close, but some services will change.

Coun Gordon Watson, council deputy leader, said: “We have seen around the country how hundreds of children’s centres have closed in recent years.

“It is a credit to our schools, partners and the council’s determination that, even in these tough financial times, all our centre buildings will continue to be used to provide services for local families.”

The children’s centres affected include: Central, Park View in Kimberworth Park, Valley in Broom, the Arnold Centre in Herringthorpe, Coleridge, Brookfield in Swinton, Wath Victoria, Thrybergh/Dalton, Rawmarsh, Stepping Stones in Maltby, Dinnington, and Aughton.

n Parents wanting further information should contact the families information service on 0800 073 0230 or email 
fis@rotherham.gov.uk