Broadmayne Childrens Centre
Broadmayne children's centre is for families with children 'Under 5' years and up to age of '7' where there is a specific need. We support families with a range of services and advice and run activities at the centre and surrounding areas.
What we do
Broadmayne children's centre is part of the West Dorset cluster of centres. We run weekly activities and courses in response to local demand. The children's centre has a fully equipped creche room and we support children's learning through play during the activities we offer. We have a wonderful sensory area, which the children just love to explore. We have lots of useful information that you can access whenever you need it. You can access the internet on one of our Laptops that we provide for families to use.
You can find out what's on in our current Broadmayne Children's Centre activities programme (pdf, 227kb) (opens in a new window) . Our handy guide on activities at the Children's Centre (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window) should tell you everything you need to know about the groups on our programme.
We are committed to safeguarding children and can offer support and advice. Find more information on safeguarding children, how we assess children who need extra support and how you can volunteer at the centre on our essential information for all children's centres web page
Location and parking
We are located in the village of Broadmayne on the grounds of the First School and share a building with West Knighton Pre-School. As well as running activities at the children's centre, we take activities out to the surrounding area such as Crossways Youth Centre, Crossways Library and Dorchester Youth Centre. We run joint activities with Dorchester children's centre such as stay and play.
There is free parking available outside the school, and hourly public bus services from Dorchester to Broadmayne.
You can view the Broadmayne Children's Centre Ofsted report (opens in a new window) resulting from the inspection on 1 May 2012.
The centre is also a drop off and collection point for the Treats toy library. We are open from 9am to 4.30pm. Please feel free to drop into the centre to meet the staff and have a look round.