Upton Childrens Centre Outreach Base
Upton Children's Centre supports all parents/carers with children under five years of age and for age up to seven where there are specific needs. Find out what is on offer and when activities are available.
What we offer
Upton outreach base is located in Upton Library. We also use Grove Youth Centre for some of our activities. Our staff team create a welcoming learning environment where families can access equipment and activities to help develop skills in both parenting and pre-school readiness. We offer a variety of activities and services including:
- Baby groups - Health Visitor under ones group, stay and play sessions, breast feeding support
- Parenting skills - the Incredible Years programme, Young parents to be course
- Themed sessions - exploratory play, cooking, physical play
- Chatterplay - speech and language group
These activities are available to all parents and carers of children under five. Why not drop in to see what we have on offer, we would be happy to show you around.
Please see the current calendar of activities for Purbeck Children's Centres (pdf, 422kb) (opens in a new window) .
Included in the programme are Purbeck cluster parent drop-in sessions (pdf, 227kb) (opens in a new window) offering free advice and information on areas such as budgeting and childcare. There are also baby & child resuscitation courses (pdf, 488kb) (opens in a new window) taking place at each Purbeck Children's Centre between December 2013 to January 2014.
You can also access an everday first aid course for parents and carers (pdf, 543kb) (opens in a new window) at Upton Children's Centre on 3 December 2013.
Parents are welcome to use our toys and equipment during Upton library opening times we just ask that they are tidied up afterwards.
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
Additional support if you need it
For families who may need that extra little bit of help we can offer the support of one of our outreach workers who can help on a one to one basis with behaviour management, tricky eaters, parenting advice or additional needs (Early Support) and for families with English as an additional language. If you are confused about benefits, housing and maternity entitlements, returning to work or the disability living allowance we can signpost you to someone who can help. The centre offers a Citizens' Advice session at Upton Infants' School on a Friday 1pm - 3pm, for parents and carers with children under eight. Please call Upton Infants School on 01202 622637 to book an appointment.
Location and area covered
Upton Children's Centre is located in the library adjacent to the Health Centre in the centre of Upton. The Grove Youth Centre is located in Seaview Road at the recreation ground. The centre covers the geographical area of Upton, Lytchett Minster, Organford and Lytchett Matravers.
We have strong links with Wareham Children's Centre, Swanage Children's Centre, Bovington Children's Centre and Wool Children's Centre and work together as the Purbeck cluster. Families are welcome to attend any of the activities at any of the centres.
There are no designated parking spaces for the Children's Centre but parking is available locally.
Please feel free to drop in to the centre or contact us via Wareham Children's Centre.
We are always interested in talking to people who would like to work with us as either a volunteer or providing a service from within the centre. Please contact Wareham children's centre for more information.