Support & services Norwich

Early Childhood and Family Service (ECFS)

Norfolk is covered by the Early Childhood and Family Service (ECFS) for families with children age 0-5.

The service is delivered by Action for Children.

All information is on the Norfolk Council website here

ECFS website

It offers:

  • Online advice
  • Activity programmes
  • A community fund scheme to help you set up your own groups
  • District Facebook pages, see the list below.


  • Phone 0344 800 8020 to speak to a member of the ECFS team
  • Email:
  • Visit your local library for more information or to weigh your baby.
  • Facebook pages: Breckland ECFS, Broadland ECFS, Great Yarmouth ECFS, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk ECFS, North Norfolk ECFS, Norwich ECFS, South Norfolk ECFS

If you need extra help or someone to talk to, you can request support from the website or contact the team as above.

During lockdown: (updated January 2021)

Virtual Activity Programme


  • Baby days, information and advice for activities suitable from birth
  • Toddlers days, plus tips on helping your toddler to talk
  • Toddler play: songs, rhymes and ideas
  • Outdoor explorers
  • Cookalong

Also available:

  • Norfolk libraries for families, bounce and rhyme
  • Norfolk family learning taster sessions
  • Norfolk Community Directory

Breckland ECFS


Swaffham Primary School, White Cross Road, Swaffham, PE37 7RF


Kingsway, Thetford, IP24 3D

Facebook page for activities:

ECFS Breckland

Broadland ECFS


Acle Library, Bridewell Lane, Acle, Norwich, NR13 3RA


Drayton First School, School Road, Drayton, Norwich, NR8 6EP

Facebook page : ECFS Broadland

Contact: 0344 800 8020


East Norfolk and Great Yarmouth ECFS

Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth

The Priory Centre, Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NW


Magdalen Way, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, NR31 7BP

East Norfolk and Great Yarmouth ECFS

King’s Lynn and West Norfolk ECFS

Downham Market

Paradise Road, Downham Market, PE38 9JE

King’s Lynn

St Michaels Church Of England Academy, Saddlebow Road, King’s Lynn, PE30 5BN

Facebook page : Kings Lynn ECFS

North Norfolk ECFS


Fakenham County Infants School, Norwich Road, Fakenham, NR21 8HN

North Walsham

Manor Road, North Walsham, NR28 9HG

Facebook page : North Norfolk ECFS

Norwich ECFS

Catton, Fiddlewood and Milecross

Hunter Road, Norwich, NR3 3PY

City and Eaton

The Vauxhall Community Hub, Vauxhall Street, Norwich, NR2 2SA


168A Motum Road, Norwich, NR5 8EG

Facebook page : Norwich ECFS

South Norfolk ECFS

Long Stratton

Manor Road, Long Stratton, Norwich, NR15 2XR


Diss County Infants School, Fitzwalter Road, Diss, IP22 4PU

Facebook page : South Norfolk ECFS