West Northumberland
Early Help and Children’s Centres

West Northumberland
Early Help and Children's Centres

Meet the Team

Early Help Locality Manager

Jess Barclay-Lambert

Responsible for leading the overall development and delivery of integrated Early Help services across the West Locality of Northumberland.

Integrated Centre Co-ordinators

Joanne Lintin

Haltwhistle and Bellingham

Sue Hodgkinson

Hexham

Gemma Briggs

Prudhoe and Ponteland

Responsible for the operational day to day management of the teams and services, ensuring that we deliver high quality services.

Administrative Team

Karen Fleck

Carol Hall

Prudhoe

Polly Huddleston

West Locality

Provide finance, performance and administrative support to the West Locality Sure Start Children’s Centres and to provide clerical assistance to the Early Help Locality Manager.

Early Help Senior Practitioner

Lesley Lovell

Responsible for the coordination and support of the Early Help Family Worker team in the West Locality; offers advice and guidance on the Early Help process and acts as a first point of contact for enquiries.

Early Help Family Workers

Caroline Price

Steph Bennion

Katy Carr

Allison Fieldhouse

Denise Clayson

Judith Doyle

Paula Craigs

Angela Miller

The Early Help Family Workers work with families where there is a 0-19 year old. They can help families with a wide range of issues including practical & emotional support, financial, employment, education & training, parenting & health. 

Early Years Practitioners

Liz Hodgson

Prudhoe and Ponteland

Sophie Dowell

Prudhoe and Ponteland

Gemma Ridley

Hexham

Bridie Heppell

Haltwhistle

Louise Barwick

Haltwhistle

Alex Grainger

Hexham

Sarah Baron

Prudhoe and Ponteland

An Early Years Practitioner's role is to provide a high quality learning environment and individual support for your child when it is required. An Early Year Practitioner can:

  • Plan and delivery high quality 'Learning Together Through Play' session
  • Deliver groups such as Brilliant Babies, Great Expectations, Parent Plus (Little Gems) and Tiny Talkers
  • Deliver HENRY programmes
  • Help families to access the centre by offering to quieter times to visit or offering an introductory home visit.