Family centres in Swindon

Swindon has two Family Centres as well as a smaller centre offering family support. Skilled professional staff at all centres help to ensure:

  • The best start in life for every child
  • Better opportunities for parents
  • Affordable good quality childcare and education
  • Stronger and safer communities

These centres contribute to the range of support available for 0 – 5 year olds and their parents including:

  • Evidence based parenting groups (for example: Family Links, Triple P and Working Together With Parents)
  • Programme of support for parents and children aged 0 -2
  • Early Bird – West Swindon Family Centre
  • Early Bird Plus – Butterflies Family Centre
  • 1 to 1 Family Support to enable children and families to access groups (evidence based, such as those listed above, as well as volunteer or self-led groups and groups delivered by partners)
  • Additional groups run by parents and community members
  • Butterflies Family Centre offer stay and play groups which are run by staff to support children’s development, social skills and support parents who may feel isolated
  • Butterflies run targeted groups including portage, ready for school, therapeutic group run by specially trained staff to support individual needs.

For the full range of activities on offer at each children centre and family centre , see details below:

Centre ​Address ​Telephone ​Family Centre Contact
​Butterflies Family Centre ​Abbey Meads Primary School, Hugo Drive, Abbey Meads, Swindon, SN25 4GY ​01793 722984 ​Tanya Parkinson
​West Swindon Family Centre ​15 Gainsborough Way, Freshbrook, Swindon, SN2 5HB ​01793 871303 ​Janet Donnelly
​Ladybird Centre (limited support) ​Westrop Primary School, Rivers Road, Highworth, Swindon, SN6 7DN ​01793 762341 ​Jane Greening

Registering at a centre

You can contact the centre directly. If you are unsure which centre covers your area your health visitor will be able to help you.  For some areas of Swindon, Health Visitors will be able to offer additional support and signpost you to groups running in your area.

Further information

For further information please contact:

Commissioning Support
Swindon Borough Council
3rd Floor
Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street

E-mail:  or
Tel: 01793 463169


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