Supporting Children's Centres
The Parent & Community Support Service (PCSS)

GRCC is proud of its reputation for supporting communities through change and we have teamed up with PATA to provide a dedicated Parent and Community Support Service (PCSS*) to community organisations and schools which are taking over children's centre buildings and activities in Gloucestershire.

As part of a re-shape of Gloucestershire County Council's early years provision, targeted support for families with children aged 0 to 11 is now based from 16 Children and Family Centres, with provision from the other children's centres being run by local communities.  In many cases Gloucestershire County Council is transferring the running of a children's centre buildings to schools and community groups.

Contact Us
If you're interested in setting up a group in your area or finding out more about the PCSS, make your initial contact with the PCSS team through Max Comfort at or Andrew Ruff at, or on 01452 528491.

*The PCSS is funded by Gloucestershire County Council