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Families First Peterborough

Families First


Families First Peterborough supports children, young people and families through open access play in community settings and targeted interventions on a one to one basis or through small group work in schools or community settings.

Families First Peterborough Community Cafe offer tasty selections meals and snacks at very reasonable prices and they can also carter for birthdays and events too.

This project also supports young people and adults to undertake work experience and volunteering opportunities.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Cherry Lester

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Where to go

Newton Hall
Stowehill Road
Get directions to PE4 7PY

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Session Information
Wednesdays, 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Fridays, 10:00AM – 5.30PM

Other Details


Age Ranges
Referral required
Referral Details

We take referrals city wide for targeted intervention, delivered from the Charteris Centre.

Bespoke packages are agreed with referrers regarding targeted interventions, usually as a package of support.  These are provided to children and young people from 5 years old up to 13 who may have social, emotional, health or moderate learning difficulties or are on autism spectrum conditions.

Open access play is open to all children age 5-11, but as a universal service, parents or carers will need to accompany those children who require additional support.

You can be referred to the service by a school or other professional and one to one support costs £30 per hour. There is no waiting list. Each referral is considered on an individual basis, in order that a bespoke package can be agreed.

No referral is required for open access play and it is a free service.

Local Offer


We offer one to one and small group work to children aged 5 to 11 years old. We will complement these interventions by also offering parents and carers parenting support.  This service is available following a professional referral.

We also deliver a universal service, open access play for children, young people up to 13 years and families. Children who require extra supervision will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. Activities include, sports, arts/crafts, cooking and team games.

Local Offer Age Bands
5 to 11 years
11 to 19 years
SEN Provision Type

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