Acorn Family Hub Delivery Site


Acorn Family Hub Delivery Site is a warm and friendly centre for families. We welcome children, young people and their families and provide access to support and services to help children and families achieve the best start in life.

Our wide range of services include interactive sessions for children aged 0-5 which encourage child development and learning, Baby, Bump and Me sessions and school nurse drop-in sessions are available during term time.

We want parents and carers to have access to services and networks which will empower and help them support their family.

Please feel free to contact us or come along and meet the Barnardo’s team leading the groups and activities, for a full list, please see the timetable below.

Acorn Family Hub Delivery Site is based in Halstead, and is part of the Carousel Family Hub, which serves the whole of Braintree.

Our activity calendar

There are lots of activities and groups going on at your local  Family Hub Delivery Site  that you can just drop-in to or book. View our events calendar below.

** Please note, at present we are running a Virtual Timetable of sessions. Please visit the facebook page for full information or call us on 0300 247 0014 **


Sept 2020: Update

** Return of weighing sessions for infants and children under 4 years of age at some Family Hubs and delivery sites across Essex **

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service are excited to announce the reopening of some of our Family Hubs and delivery sites during the month of September 2020. We will be offering Pre-bookable, private, single family appointments to have your infant or child weighed in a COVID-secure and safe environment.

For those living in the Braintree District, we will have pre-bookable appointments available for you to weigh your baby/child at our:


Location: Carousel Family Hub, Chapel Hill, Braintree, CM7 3QZ 

Days: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Starting: from 7th September 2020.


Please note there will be a maximum number of 20 minute appointments available each day and we expect this service to be very busy. Please book you and your child in as soon as the first opportunity is available. To book, please call us on 0300 247 0014  9am-5pm Monday-Friday.


If you have a specific health concern regarding your child’s weight, please ask to be put through to the Duty Health Visitor when you call.

Please note: Only people who have called and pre-booked a slot to weigh their baby/child will be permitted onto the Site, so please ensure you call and book on 0300 247 0014

If you do not live in the Braintree area click a link below to visit your local hub’s Facebook page for full details on how to book appointments, as and when they become available

Mid Essex – 0300 247 0014
Chelmsford – Chelmsford Central Family Hub, Chelmsford Library
Braintree – Carousel
Maldon – Maldon Family Hub

North Essex – 0300 247 0015
Colchester – Berechurch
Tendring – Sydney House

South Essex – 0300 247 0013
Basildon – Northlands Park
Brentwood – Larchwood Gardens
Castle Point – Little Lions
Rochford – Oak Tree

West Essex – 0300 247 0122
Uttlesford – Spangles
Epping – Brambles
Harlow – Tree House

Please note: if you have immediate concerns about the weight and / or development of their baby, please call the relevant district’s Single Point Of Contact (SPOC) telephone number above.


Please note: this calendar is only advisory and is subject to change. Please ring the hub to double-check activities and times.

Weekly timetable

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Contact our team

Acorn Family Hub Delivery Site,
Old School Hall,
Beridge Road,

If you have an immediate query please call us. When emailing please specify which location your query relates to.

0300 247 0014