Support & services Norwich

Children’s Centres

Here is a list of the Children’s Centres in Norwich and their contact information.

Bowthorpe, West Earlham & Costessey- Humbleyard, Norwich, NR5 9BN. 01603 594030
Catton Grove, Fiddlewood & Mile Cross- Hunter Road, NR3 3PY. 01603 413393
City & Eaton- Johnson Place, NR2 2SA. 01603 729808
Drayton, Taverham & Hellesdon- School Road, NR8 6EP. 01603 864338
East City & Framingham Earl- Duckett Close, NR1 2LR. 01603 219797
Earlham Early Years Centre -168a Motum Road, NR5 8EG. 01603 455629
North City- Angel Road Infant School, NR3 3HR. 01603 253610
Spixworth and Sprowston- Recreation Ground Road, NR7 8EW. 01603 301408
Thorpe Hamlet, Heartsease & Dussindale- 63 Wolfe Road, NR1 4HT. 01603 307680

Acle Marshes Sure Start Centre

Bowthorpe, West Earlham & Costessey Children’s Centre

Catton Grove, Fiddlewood & Mile Cross


City & Eaton Children’s Centre

Drayton, Taverham & Hellesdon Children’s Centre


Earlham Early Years Centre

I can’t find an updated version of this timetable, please let me know if you come across it. Katrin

East City & Framingham Earl Children’s Centre

North City Children’s Centre


Spixworth & Sprowston Children’s Centre

The Hamlet Charity

The Hamlet Charity – Little Bees (play and stay sessions)

All our stay and play sessions are FREE of charge. Donations are very welcome, especially for tea and coffee.

Our Morning Stay and Play Sessions (Term time only):


Monday 10-11am Outdoor Bees

Explore the big outdoors and nature in this fun session for pre-school aged children aged 2 and upwards, but will be suitable for younger children’s parents/carers to participate in if they so wish.

Including the use of our fully accessible sensory garden, activities will include bug hotel making, nature trails and den building! Sessions will be aimed at all abilities and made adaptable to suit individual needs.



Tuesday 10.30-11.30am Sensory Bees

Sticky, crunchy, sparkly and sometimes messy play is on offer! Stay and play in our fantastic sensory room and play activities! Explore sensory stimulation through specialist equipment as well as displaying ways to create sensory experiences at homes with everyday household items.


Wednesday 10.30-11.45am Nurture Group

This supportive group for families with babies discharged from the NICU until they are 6 months old. We provide the opportunity for parents to meet others who have experienced a similar journey, reducing feelings of isolation. Working together with health professionals offering parents and carers a nurturing environment filled with opportunities.



Thursday 10-11am Active Bees

Play and pursue physical strengths through rocking, rolling, climbing and jumping – our activities help develop balance and coordination! The sessions are exciting and high energy with soft play and climbing equipment available each week. We have a ball pool to create fun and opportunities to throw into targets. We offer priority to children who have suspected or a diagnosis of Autism or ADHD, but we also welcome children who have lots of energy or are active!



Friday 10-11am Sing, Shake and Sign

Play and explore movement and music through signalong in this vibrant stay and play group. These sessions will explore communication through the use of singing and dance in a fun and creative way. Children and their families will be supported by our experienced staff to access our excellent sensory room and play resources.

For more information about any of our Little Bees services please contact The Hamlet, Johnson Place on 01603 766566 or email

Thorpe Hamlet, Heartsease & Dussindale Children’s Centre