FACE-to-face support for families is available at a Wirral children's centre that has partially reopened as lockdown continues to ease.

Parents and guardians will be able to speak with a professional at Brassey Gardens Children's Centre, on a referral and pre-bookable basis only. to access health advice and referrals to help children with speech and language development.

Its Seacombe and Bromborough Children centres will also be offering more activity in the coming weeks.

Cllr Tom Usher, cabinet member for children, families and education, said: "We know that speaking to someone in person can help to alleviate worries or concerns for families, particularly in these times of uncertainty.

"That is why we're making more face-to-face appointments available for those who need it - bringing expert advice closer and helping to speed up the process for families who need referrals to other healthcare professionals."

Because of social distancing, universal and group classes are not able to resume at the moment - but the council's early childhood services team is reviewing Government guidance, and will be in touch when they can be brought back safely.

For anyone missing group classes at the council's children's centres, follow the My Child Can Facebook page where you can find an up-to-date timetable on the virtual classes held each week.

Via the My Child Can Facebook page, families can also access weekly Let's Talk live sessions at 10am on Wednesdays, where they can ask staff and health experts from the 0-19 Team whatever questions they have on a wide range of topics.

For anyone who would like support for their family, contact your local children's centre at www/wirral.gov.uk/cc