Somerset Children’s Centres and Getset Services


The core purpose of Children’s Centres is to offer good quality advice and support for young children and their families and Early Help for families in greatest need. They do this by focusing on the key areas that make a real difference to children’s lives.

These are:

  • Supporting children, young people and families to help themselves
  • Identifying children, young people and families who need extra help
  • Helping parents to find out what support they need
  • Providing support as soon as it is known that help is needed  

The Getset Service runs from children’s centres and is made up of highly trained professionals who work alongside health visitors in their role of supporting families. They also link in with other services and practitioners such as schools, pre-school settings, Children’s Social Care and local health teams.


Find Out: What is Early Help?


Support for pregnancy and babies children's centres


Bump, Baby & Me: a play and development group for babies up to 12 months old


PEEP: an Early Years programme which focuses on how to make the most of the learning opportunities in everyday life at home: listening, talking, playing, singing, sharing books and having fun!


Breastfeeding support groups: drop-in for parents-to-be and breast feeding mothers.


Healthy Child Clinics: A drop-in clinic for parents/carers and their babies/children. Health Visitor led with Family Support Workers offering advice, support and play opportunities for 0 - 2 year olds.


Baby Massage (available at some centres): learn techniques to provide gentle, rhythmic stroking of your baby's body with your hands.


Local area Getset contact details:


Getset Taunton Deane: Acorns Children’s Centre Tel: 01823 322508  


Getset Mendip: Glastonbury Children’s Centre Tel: 01458 833017  


Getset Sedgemoor: Sydenham Children’s Centre Tel: 01278 446771  


Getset South Somerset Reckleford Children’s Centre Tel: 01935 475938  


Getset West Somerset: Williton Children’s Centre Tel: 01984 635980 getset-westsomerset&