Illingworth Community Children’s Centre

Illingworth Community Children’s Centre is based in the grounds of Whitehill Academy and was officially opened on Saturday 20th September 2008 by Labour MP Linda Riordan. It is open to all members of the community but especially caters for children under 5 years of age and their families.

The whole concept of the children centre is to ensure that every child gets the best possible start in life with an ‘every child matters’ policy which helps children and their families to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic wellbeing.

The Children’s Centre staff have been able to establish effective working relationships with a wide range of agencies and voluntary organisations and most importantly families in the area to provide activities for all age groups in a safe, warm and friendly environment.

Consultation with families in the area has enabled us to prioritise the services that are available at the centre and helped us to focus on developing innovative ways to ensure that parents and users have all been able to influence the services that are available.

The centre also provides rooms that can be hired out for meetings/courses etc.

If there is anything you would like to know about the services on offer please contact 01422 243633

Have a look at our centre

What’s on guide April 2022 Illingworth 

Centre Closure dates 2022 – 2023

 What goes on at our Centre!


Antenatal Clinic

9:00am– 4.00pm (Appointment Only)

Baby and Toddler Stay & Play Group

9:30am – 11:00am (Appointment Only)

£1.60per Family


Well Baby Clinic

9:30am – 11:30am

Drop in clinic to weigh your baby and seek advice of Health Visitors.

Breastfeeding Friends

11:00am – 12:30pm

No appointment needed

Help with every aspect of breastfeeding.

A Health Professional and Peer Support on hand every week for advice.

Reviews from some of our parents…

“I have been bringing my 16 Month old to the Wednesday morning playgroup for over 2 months and my daughter thoroughly enjoys the sessions. Children are provided ample opportunities to learn through play. The Messy learning sessions in particular have been excellent.”

“Wow – What an amazing Event! Food/bouncy Castles/Toys , So much fun for my 4 & 6 year old. Sure Start are very generous hosting events like this!”

“We attended Little Learners 3 week course up at Illingworth Children’s Centre and wanted to comment on how brilliant it has been. The lady that ran it was very professional and everything was set out ready for the children to take part in.”

Contact us

Kirilea Whitehead Children’s Centre Manager

Illingworth Children’s Centre

Occupation Lane



Tel: 01422 243633

Opening Times

Wednesday 8.30am – 4.00pm & Thursday 9am – 1.30pm

The regular activities and services that are available at the Children’s Centre on a weekly basis are as follows:

The centre also provides rooms that can be hired out for meetings/courses etc.For any information about the activities we offer please feel free to drop into the Centre at anytime or ring us on

01422 243633