East Cowes Family Centre re-opens following £250,000 refurb

In News by Bembridge PC

The Family Centre at East Cowes officially reopened this week (Thursday 4 April) following a £250,000 refurbishment.

The revamp includes new nursery provision that will be fully operational from 22 April – giving an extra 40 places for pre-school children aged three and four.

The Isle of Wight Council received Department for Education funding for the scheme, which included an extension and redesign.

The extra nursey places are delivered by external provider, Seashells. The rest of the centre will continue to be used to deliver early help services such as parenting support, advice and information to children and families.

The council has worked closely with children’s charity Barnardo’s and other providers to find a way of providing extra capacity for childcare provision in East Cowes.

Councillor Paul Brading, Cabinet member for children’s services said: “I am delighted to see the centre re re-open to deliver support for children and families together with high quality childcare in East Cowes.

“It is a great space and I am sure it will be well used by local people.”