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Riverside Health & Children's Centre - South Lowestoft

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General Details

Children’s Centres are places where families with young children under 5 can go to access a range of activities and support services, in a location that is handy for them.

To access any Children’s Centre service, simply register online at: and drop-in to your local centre.

Who to contact

Jackie Lanham
Health & Children's Centre Co-ordinator
01502 674700 01502 502230 Or Suffolk Family Information Service on 0345 60 800 33
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Where to go

6 Canning Road
NR33 0TQ
Area served
There are bus stops located within a short walking distance of the Centre. Bus timetables for Lowestoft can be accessed via the website To plan your journey to our Centre on public transport you can also go to By selecting ‘Plan a Journey’ you can input your home postcode, our Centre postcode (NR33 0TQ) and the time and date you wish to travel. This search will give you the bus stops, time, bus service numbers together with any time needed to walk to complete the journey.

Days & Times

Open Monday to Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Friday 9:00am - 4:30 pm.

Other details

Cost Details
Children's centre services are free.
Age Groups
Pre-school, Adults
Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet

Accreditation details
Children’s Centres are places where children under 5 years old and their families can receive seamless holistic integrated services and information, and where they can access help from multi-disciplinary teams of professionals


The above mentioned website will give you more general details, guidance and assistance relating to Suffolk Children’s Centres. It will also enable you to follow links to health, schools, training, employment and other organisations which provide a wide range of services which you may wish to access.

For up to date information about what is happening at Riverside Children’s Centre please search Facebook for ‘South Lowestoft Childrens Centre’. (You do not have to be on Facebook yourself to be able to view this page). We provide a range of activities for pre-school children and families supporting both early learning and adult education. We also have services provided by local Health Visitors, Midwives and other health professionals. We have effective links with: Jobcentre Plus, child and family health services, family support and parental outreach. We can offer support for children and parents with special needs.

View the latest Ofsted Inspection Report
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Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

At South Lowestoft Children’s Centres, we are committed to promoting and providing high quality learning and play opportunities. We believe in valuing and respecting each individual in a welcoming, accessible and inclusive environment. The centres have an equal opportunity policy which is reviewed as a minimum yearly. We offer a range of universal and targeted support and services which are designed to meet the needs of all users.

For more information please see SEND Local Offer under downloads

Clare Besley
01502 674700

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