Working within the community is an integral part of our core purpose. The Children’s Centre works closely with the Army’s welfare team at Kendrew Barracks and St Georges Barracks to provide support to families who are posted to Rutland.
We offer Grow Together for parent/carers and their children aged 0-3 years. These sessions are held at St Georges Barracks on Tuesday’s 10.30-11.30 and at Kendrew Barracks on Fridays 10-11, why not drop in.
“I’m about three hours away from my family so it’s also great for me and other parents to be able to meet and talk. My youngest isn’t at nursery yet so it’s really good for them to have somewhere where they can interact with other children and learn to share and get more confident.” Army Mum/ Kendrew Barracks.
Councilor David Wilby, cabinet member for early years, said: “Visions Children’s Centre is a fantastic resource that provides invaluable service and support for local families, including those based at Kendrew Barracks and St George’s Barracks.”
Information about where service families can receive support (below):
- Reading Force
- Little Troopers – Fun and free learning resources and guidance for MOD families
- Army Families Federation
- Apply for an Armed Forces Rutland discount card here
- Rutland Council Armed Forces Support and Help Pages here
Download the Forces Connect app: This App aims to support Armed Forces and their families and promotes a greater understanding and awareness of the issues affecting the Armed Forces Community within public services.
If you would like more information on how Visions Children’s Centre can support you and your family’s needs please contact us at: Visions@rutland.gov.uk or 01572 758383.