Service Opening Times

About The Service

Starting Well Duty Team and Children's Centre Hours

Starting Well Duty Teams

You are able to contact the Service and speak to someone directly by calling any of our Duty Teams.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need advice and support – we are here to help and available on the following telephone numbers:

Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm (closed on bank holidays)

Blacon Children's Centre
01244 397412 

Stanlaw Abbey Children’s Centre
0151 488 8036

Wharton Children’s Centre
01606 555285

Children's Centre Bases

Starting Well Bank Holidays

April Bank Holidays 2022: 

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15th, Good Friday Closed (Bank Holiday)

16th Saturday Closed

17th, Sunday - Closed

18th, Monday - Closed (Bank Holiday)

28th, Tuesday - Usual Hours Resume


May 2022 Bank Holidays:

3rd, Monday - Closed (Bank Holiday)

4th, Tuesday - Usual Hours Resume


June 2022 Bank Holidays:

2nd, Thursday - Closed (Spring Bank Holiday)

3rd, Friday - Closed (Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday)

5th Saturday Closed

6th, Sunday - Closed

7th, Monday - Usual Hours Resume


August 2022 Bank Holidays:

29th, Monday - Closed (Summer Bank Holiday)

30th, Tuesday - Usual Hours Resume


December 2022 Bank Holidays:

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25th, Monday - Closed (Christmas Day)

26th Tuesday - Closed (Boxing Day)

27th Wednesday - Usual Hours Resume


January 2023 Bank Holidays:

2nd, Monday - Closed (Bank Holiday)

27th Tuesday - Usual Hours Resume


There are lots of useful sources of information and support on the Starting Well website should you need it over the Bank Holidays. We have also included some useful links below to provide additional support.


Breastfeeding Support

If you need breastfeeding support over the next 2 weeks, please contact the 0-19 Starting Well Duty Health Visitor. The duty Health Visitor will be able to offer you support over the telephone and refer onto our infant feeding leads to offer you 1:1 support at home if required. 

Outside of our hours please contact the National Breastfeeding Helpline on:

0300 100 0212.

Breastfeeding Support

National Breastfeeding Helpline


Mental and Emotional Health

KOOTH - Young People 

Kooth provides expert mental health and wellbeing support to young people across Cheshire. Kooth offers anonymous one-to-one support from counsellors and also an opportunity for young people to share their thoughts with their peers.


CWP Crisis Line

CWP Crisis Line is operated by people in your local area who will know how best to support you. 

Please call 0800 145 6485 and our dedicated local staff will support you to access the help you need. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to people of all ages – including children and young people.



Useful links:

Accessing Support

Domestic Abuse

5-11 Primary

11-16 Secondary

Parents and Carers