East Area Information

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Children & Young Peoples Service

East Area

Under and Over 11’s

The Children and Young People’s Service in East Gateshead is made up of Sure Start Children’s Centres, Youth and Community Learning, and Youth Crime Prevention. These services are delivered from a range of community locations in Felling, Leam Lane, Wardley and Pelaw and Heworth. The integrated team has strong working relationships with a number of key partners, including schools, SMART, The Gateshead Housing Company, NHS and Northumbria Police.

The Integrated team work closely with Heworth and Thomas Hepburn Schools and their extended clusters and all East Primary Schools.

Under 11’s

Children’s Centres offer integrated services to under-fives and their families which include:

  • Health Services
  • Parenting Advice and Support
  • Early Education and Childcare
  • Training and Employment Opportunities

Our aim is to improve outcomes for young children, reducing inequalities in outcomes between the most disadvantaged and the rest, helping to end child poverty.


The staff of East Area Children’s Centres aim to provide a welcoming safe place for all and an opportunity for children and their families to access and enjoy a range of activities. Each family will be treated with respect and their differences celebrated. 


It is our belief that through the support of our local community we can work together and achieve better lives for our children.

The following Children’s Centres are based in East Gateshead:

Felling Children’s Centre

58 High Street, Felling, Gateshead, NE10 9LT, 0191 433 5645,

Leam Lane Children’s Centre

129 Cotemede, Leam Lane Estate, Gateshead, NE10 8QH, 0191 433 6000, leamlanecc@gateshead,

Wardley Children’s Centre

Wardley Primary School, Keir Hardie Avenue, Wardley, Gateshead, NE10 8TX, 0191 433 5277,

Over 11’s 

IAG for those aged 13 – 19 (up to age 25 with additional needs) are available at/from:

Connexions Gateshead, Interchange Centre, West Street, Gateshead, NE8 1BH, 0191 433 6800,

Youth Crime Prevention Service

Personalised support for young people aged 8 – 17 and at risk of entering the criminal justice system. Referrals to Danny Meek at or 0191 433 6000

YCP Worker details

Graeme Wilson – or 0191 433 6000

Kerry Gawtry – or 0191 433 6838

Over 11 Lead

Anne-Marie Quigley, Leam Lane Children’s Centre, 129 Cotemede, Leam Lane Estate, Gateshead, NE10 8QH, Direct Line: 0191 433 5669, Email:

Under 11 Lead

Beverley Coombs, Leam Lane Children’s Centre, 129 Cotemede, Leam Lane Estate, Gateshead, NE10 8QH, Direct Line: 0191 433 5669, Email: