• If you know anyone who is separating or separated, you can use the new Sorting Out Separation web app where you’ll find tools and signposts to organisations offering specialist support. The app aims to help separated couples and parents work together to achieve what’s best for themselves and their children.


    Help and support for separated families

West End Gateway, The Nest & Hop-a-Long Children's Centre

  • Local Authority area: Hampshire Service Type: Children's centre Address: West End Gateway Childrens Centre, Townhill Farm Community Centre, Townhill Way , West End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 3RA Contact: Jane Wooton Tel: 023 8046 2182 Email: View Map

Our regular sessions are free, however we are grateful for any small donations. We offer a full programme of services, including Stay and Plays, Messy Play, Parenting programs and much more. See our monthly timetables for more information.

Look out for short courses we may also be delivering, such as:

  • Baby signing,
  • Paediatric first aid,
  • Cook and eat,
  • Money skills and
  • Sensory craft workshops.

Some of these courses may incur a small fee. Please contact the centre directly for more information.

We have 4 part time family support outreach workers who are also able to provide 1:1 support to parents. If you are experiencing difficulties, have a particular issue that you would like to address or are feeling overwhelmed by parenting, we are here to listen, advise and support.

Frequently asked questions involve sleep, behaviour, weaning, accessing local activities, and child development. We are also able to signpost you to specialist agencies and activities that may enhance your family.

We want to expand the services we offer and one way of doing this is through Parents and volunteers. If you would like to join our volunteer team then contact the centre for details on volunteering opportunities in the centre and at groups.

The Children’s Centre follows a comprehensive set of policies and procedures to ensure we provide the highest quality service to all children, young people and families who use our service. Contact the centre to find out more.

Please download our Registration form.

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