Contact Tel

01727 774 090
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Opening Times

MondayIn the community
Tuesday  12.30pm – 3.30pm
Wednesday1pm – 3pm
Thursday1pm – 3pm
FridayIn the community

Principal Health Centre is open every day from 9am – 5pm for you to pick up our latest programme.

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Autumn Activity Programme

Browse our activity programme (PDF) and read descriptions of sessions for September – December 2017.

Community Data

There are currently 1,674 children aged 0 – 5 years living in this area. In August 2017 we have 81% (1,351) of these children registered.

Group data: In total there are currently 2,803 children aged 0 – 5 years living in the St Albans West area. In August 2017 we have 84% (2363) of these children registered.

Our Target Priorities for St Albans West

  1. To continue to develop services for parents with young babies.
  2. In partnership with local Early Years Settings support families, who are eligible to access 2 year old funding and other Children’s Centre services, in order that they reach their potential by the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  3. To support parents looking for work by providing a range of adult learning opportunities.

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Notice for St Albans Children’s Centre

Due to unforeseen circumstances, alternative arrangements have needed to be put into place regarding the provision of the administration and staff base for St Albans Children’s Centre. Therefore St Albans Children’s Centre staff will be located at Sopwell Children’s Centre to form a Group base. The main contact is now  Tel: 01727 774 090.

We are pleased to share that we will be continuing to deliver services from Principal Health Centre, throughout the week (please see Summer Activity Programme) and also we are in the process of developing a regular drop in sessions also at Principle Health Centre, to ensure we are accessible to local families throughout the week. These will be confirmed as soon as possible.

In addition, we are committed to providing services across the St Albans Children’s Centre locality and therefore will be continuing to use Christ Church New Greens and Oysterfields 17th Scouts Hut as well as Sopwell Children’s Centre.

We will continue to strengthen our presence across St Albans Children’s Centre locality with additional local services and activities for children and families. Later this term we will have our Summer Holiday Activities Programme with exciting new events and activities.

Please contact us to discuss any ideas or to feedback to us how you feel about the services on offer and how we could continue to serve local families. We would love to hear from you.

Latest updates from St Albans Children’s Centre

  • Healthy Children’s Centre accreditation

    We have achieved the Healthy Children’s Centre accreditation for all of our Children’s Centres.  Find out more

  • Free childcare for your two year old

    Spike-logoHertfordshire County Council (HCC) have been working together to increase the take up of free early education for two year olds. One of the aims of the group was to have a new visual identity for the two year old scheme. The overwhelming choice was for a dinosaur, known as “Spike” within the team.

    Could you be entitled to get free early education and childcare for you 3 and 4 year old?

    Did you know that:

    All 3 and 4 year olds can get 15 hours free early education (570 hours per year). This can be used with a school, childminder, day nursery, pre-school. In some cases, 3 and 4 year olds can get an extra 15 hours childcare (570 hours a year). This will depend on your circumstances.
    The following links both provide eligibility checkers. You are just a click away from finding out what support is on offer to you: