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Stockton Children’s Centres

About the centres

In September 2004, the Star was one of the first children’s centres to open in Stockton.  The Frederick Nattrass Children’s Centre followed in January 2008 and provides services for families in the Norton area of Stockton.

In 2012 Stockton Borough Council made a decision to commission some of its children’s centre services and in June 2012 Big Life Families successfully became the provider of services in the Frederick Nattrass and the Star.

Changes in the original boundaries has meant that families that used to attend the centres may no longer be in the catchment areas but if these are the easiest centres for you to access, we would be very pleased to see you.

The teams at the Star and Frederick Nattrass centres are proud of the services they deliver to the local community and they are beginning to become recognised as friendly places to visit with lots to do if you have a child that is under-five.

In January 2013, an Ofsted report found ‘significant improvements’ had been made to the centres since becoming part of Big Life Families. You can read about that in this article from the Evening Gazette.

Our plans for 2013 involve opening a playgroup in Frederick Nattrass in the spring term, providing sessional care for children over two years of age.  If you live in the area, why not have a look at our What’s on guide, come in for a chat and a coffee and see what’s available?

Where to find us


Star Children’s Centre
Bath Lane
TS18 2DS

Tel. 01642 927 274


Frederick Nattrass Children’s Centre
Darlington Rd
TS20 1BZ

Tel. 01642 927 275

We also provide services at:

Newtown Community Resource Centre
Durham Rd
TS19 0DE

Tel. 001642 927 276

Tilery Primary School
St Ann’s Terrace
TS18 2HU

Tel. 01642 673 761

If you have any questions please email Laura Provett at