Northowram and Shelf Children’s Centre Services

This Children’s Centre does not provide daycare, but does provide a range of other services.

Northowram Hub is situated in Northowram alongside the Northowram Library.

The Hub is key to delivering services that are accessible to families in this area and includes a purpose built multipurpose room and kitchen and other accessible amenities.

Northowram and Shelf sits in the Children’s Centre reach area of the Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre but the hub will enable services to be tailored to the needs of families in Northowram and Shelf.

The Children’s Centre works in partnership with others to deliver groups, activities and services and good links with schools and other organisations are key.

The Children’s Centre hub strives to meet the needs of the Children, young people and families and values partnership working and the views of parents.

Because the hub is a satellite centre it only opens when there is an activity running, we have a What’s on Guide which is up dated frequently and copies of this can be picked up in the Northowram Library and are available to view below or can be posted on request, please phone 01422 251090.

Children’s Centre Services provide opportunities to families, young people and children and will offer support in a variety of ways, this includes outreach work by parent link workers and family support, it also works in partnership with others such as health, Job Centre Plus and many more to meet the needs of families.

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

01422 434006

Centre opening times are dependent on service needs

 What goes on at our centre?


Tiny Me – stay and Play 9.30am – 11.00am term time only ( £1.60 per family )
 Well Baby Clinic 1.00pm – 3.0pm


Childminder Network session 9.00 – 11.30 am term time only
Baby and Toddler Group term time only 1:30pm to 3:00pm – To book call 01422 434006 or email

Latest Information 

2023-2024 Funding Dates

Reviews from some of our parents…

Catch the comment  – ‘ I bring my granddaughter to the chat and play group which she enjoys and myself, it’s nice to meet other children, parents and carers . The group is run very highly and I would recommend others to attend

Northowram Children’s Centre Hub




Children’s Centre Manager

Gail Crabtree


The regular activities and services that are available at the Hub are as follows:

The centre also provides rooms that can be hired out for meetings/courses etc. For any information about the activities please ring us on

01422 434006