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Children 0-5 Services in Harpenden
Harpenden Childrens' Centre
Harpenden and Rural Children’s Centre Group provides a service to families with children under five in Harpenden, Redbourn, Wheathampstead Flamstead, Great Gaddesden, Kimpton and Markyate and the surrounding villages.

Harpenden and Rural Children’s Centre Group is made up of four centres - Harpenden Children’s Centres at Batford and Southdown, Lamer Fields Children’s Centre (Wheathampstead) and Redbourn and Villages Children’s Centre. Batford Nursery School is the lead agency for the Group.

Harpenden Children's Centre (Batford), Batford Early Years Centre, Holcroft Road, Harpenden, AL5 5BQ

Harpenden Children's Centre (Southdown), Dark Lane, Harpenden, AL5 1QB
Contact:   01582 713 872


National Childbirth Trust

Breast Feeding Support Group
Breastfeeding is a skill that you and your baby learn together and all new skills need practice.

If you have specific concerns, your midwife or health visitor should be able to help, or contact a local breastfeeding support group in Hertfordshire.

The Children’s Centre Group is working towards the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiatve which aims to protect, promote & support breastfeeding and close, loving parent-infant relationships.  Children’s Centre staff are available to provide breastfeeding support before and after your baby is born.