St. Paul's Community Trust

Balsall Heath Children's Centre


Our Children’s Centre is part of a Government-funded initiative, which aims to help give children under 5 years of age a better start in life. By bringing together local agencies and parents and working with key stakeholders within the Birmingham area, services are tailored to meet the needs of the different sections of the community. By becoming actively involved in the Children’s Centre, parents can have ‘a voice’ in the range of provision available.

The Children’s Centre is based on a commitment to improve the coordination, quality and quantity of services for young children. This stems from the knowledge that the joining up of services and disciplines such as education, care, family support and health is a key factor in determining good outcomes for children.

The core offer for Children’s Centres is:

In October 2014, Ofsted inspected the Children's Centre and graded us Outstanding. Click here to read the Children's Centre Ofsted Report or any of our other Ofsted reports. For more information about how we identify and address the needs of the families and children living in our catchment area, click on the presentation

NurseryWorldLogo In October 2012 staff from the Children's Centre travelled to London where they had been nominated and won Children’s Centre Team of the Year as part of the Nursery World Awards. “I would like give a big thank you to our Centre’s parents and the families. Without their continued support and input, the service we provide on their behalf would not be what it is. The recognition of successful team working that this award provides, has acted to motivate our staff even more”, said Alison Moore – Head of Children’s Services and Locality Senior Manager.

In addition, Children’s Centres acts as service hubs within the community for parents and providers of childcare services for children of all ages – offering bases for childminder networks and links to other day care provision, out of school clubs and extended schools. Centres also have a link with training and education providers, Job Centre Plus and the Family Information Service.

The Children's Centre provides services for families that live within a designated catchment area.


External_Referral_Form application/pdf


Service Leaflet application/pdf


School Reception : 0121 464 4376 Children's Centre : 0121 464 6349 After School Club : 0121 464 1888
St. Barnabas Nursery : 0121 675 3467
St. Paul's Nursery : 0121 464 1886
Chatterboxes Pre-Sch : 0121 675 3468

St. Paul's Community Development Trust
Hertford Street
Balsall Heath
B12 8NJ

Registered in England & Wales: 1429707
Charity No: 508943

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