Ferndown Childrens Centre
Children's Centres aim to give all children the best possible start in life and enable parents to support their child and family. They act as a central point where families can access information and a range of services.
What we do
Our Centres offer a range of activities for children under five and their families including:
- Play and Learn
- Messy Play
We provide specific support for families with our Young Parents Group, Lone Parents Group, Incredible Years Parenting Programme and courses to help you manage your money.
You can view our current East Dorset Children's Centre activity programme (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window) which runs from 4 November to 20 December 2013.
To ensure families can access the very best support and information possible, we work in partnership with a number of other professional agencies including Speech and Language, Health Visitors, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and the Parent Support Advisor Service. We have strong links with local school communities.
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 area covered
We are located in the grounds of Ferndown First School. Action for Children run the West Moors Children's Centre, Verwood Children's Centre, Wimborne Children's Centre and Corfe Mullen Children's Centre, which forms the East Dorset Cluster. Our services and activities extend across the East Dorset area. There is free parking on site.
You can view the Ferndown Children's Centre Ofsted Inspection report (opens in a new window) that took place on 14 March 2013.
We are open Monday to Friday, 52 weeks per year. We provide a termly calendar detailing where and when our activities take place. You are welcome to drop in at any of our centres or contact us if you would like further information.
We hope to see you soon.