Support in Market Harborough

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SAMS - school age mums support

school age mums supportSupporting young mums in Leicestershire county schools during pregnancy and into parenthood, enabling them to make choices and progress with their education.

Sure Start Children's Centres

sure start children's centres

In Harborough District we have worked very hard to provide a seamless and supportive service to our young parents. We know every young parent in the District, and are engaged with most of them offering many types of help and support. There is a well attended weekly young parents group, which takes place at Market Harborough Children’s Centre, and which will help you plan the next steps for you as a parent and anticipate the next developmental steps for your baby.

Amelia Day is our friendly and approachable Family Outreach Worker who runs the young parents group, with support from Supporting Leicestershire Families; Amelia would be very pleased to talk to you if you rang or texted her on 0750 801 5404. Transport can be organised from any part of the District, and our ‘offer’ is for any parent under the age of 22 to have

- Access to our young parents group
- Support from either a youth worker or children’s centre family outreach worker

NEWS - After a summer break, our young parents group will be relaunched on Friday 25th September and the group will run on Fridays from 11.30 - 1 - Amelia would love to hear from you if you'd be interested in coming along!

Baby Beginnings

A referral only programme tailored to suit early help parents. 6 weeks antenatally and 2 weeks postnatally.

An evidence based, accredited 8 week programme of antenatal education designed for vulnerable parents. The programme covers all aspects of labour, birth, feeding, caring and bonding with your newborn baby. A mixture of carefully designed sessions to include practical tasks, small group work, discussions and even crafts, all used to enhance learning and confidence. Peer support within the small groups of 8-10 is invaluable and a powerful support in the future months.

This programme is by referral only, so please speak to your midwife, health visitor or Children's Centre to find out more.

the baby beginnings team

The Baby Beginnings Team

What's on in Harborough District?

You can download guides about groups you can access for you and your child in the Harborough area. Click on the names of the guides below:

What's on in Fleckney, Kibworth & Great Glen

What's on in Lutterworth

What's on in Broughton Astley

What's on in Market Harborough

What's on in the Outer Harborough Area - this includes Thurnby & Bushby, Scraptoft, Stoughton, Houghton-on-the-Hill, Tilton on the Hill, Billesdon, Hallaton, Medbourne, Great Easton and Belton

Sexual Health

For details of free Sexual Health drop-in clinics in Market Harborough, see the image below or visit

details of choices clinics in market harborough


ProspectsProspects helps young people to access work, education and training opportunities across Leicestershire. We have offices in Loughborough and Hinckley, as well as a range of drop in sessions throughout the county where you can see your Personal Adviser and receive support. We can help with jobsearch, CV’s, applying to college and provide information, advice and guidance from qualified staff. We can also support young parents to find help to fund childcare and activities to help them return to learning and employment.

Harborough District
We hold drop in sessions at the Satellite Centre Youth Club, Market Harborough from 1 to 3.30 pm every alternate Friday with appointments from 10 to12 pm. We also run a Job Club at the Satellite Centre every Wednesday drop in from 2 to 4pm.

To arrange an appointment or to discuss an alternative venue please contact: Prospects Centre: Hinckley 01455 632719 - or just call in to one of our Drop-ins.

For those who find it easier to be seen in Leicester City, we hold drop in sessions from 1 - 4pm Monday to Friday for County residents at Connexions, Leicester City Centre, alternatively you can book an appointment from 9am to 12.00.

To arrange an appointment or to discuss an alternative venue please contact: Prospects Centre: Hinckley 01455 632719 or Loughborough 01509 214002

Family Information Service

Leicestershire's Family Information Service (FIS) provides information, advice and guidance for families who have children or young people aged 0-20 years. We also provide this service to professionals who work with children, young people and families.


Swanswell is a drug and alcohol service that can offer you support.

Domestic Abuse

Click here to find out more about where to get help from

Home Start

Home Start offer help to any family with a child under 5. Click here to find out more about the support they could offer to you.

Detailed Support Location Map

Click here to see a map of the support available in the district.


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