Westham Childrens Centre
Westham Children's Centre in Weymouth supports families with children aged under five years and up to the age of seven where there are specific needs. Find out what is on offer and when activities are available.
What we do
Westham Children's Centre is run by Action for Children, one of the countries leading charities, who work in partnership with Dorset Sure Start and other agencies to provide services for families in the local community.
The centre is one of a cluster of four Children's Centres based in Weymouth and Portland, which includes The Mulberry Children's Centre in Weymouth town centre, Bincombe Valley Children's Centre and Outlooks Children's Centre on Portland.
Across the cluster a wide variety of services are provided for families with children under five years and expectant parents. Activities include:
- Weaning advice in Incredible Edibles
- Baby groups, including baby massage, signing and breast feeding support groups
- Play and learn sessions for all - be prepared for messy play!
- Toddler groups with songs and rhymes to encourage early talk
Also available are groups for families with children who have additional needs, young parents, childminders and families with twins/triplets.
Please see our Weymouth & Portland cluster activities programme (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window) for more information. There is no charge for our service.
Sometimes families need extra help for various reasons and these families are supported by our outreach workers who can offer advice and work with other services and agencies when needed.
Anyone interested in sharing their ideas on what they would like to see happening at the Children's Centre is welcome to join our active parent forum. 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 opening times
Westham Children's Centre is based at the Conifers School site with Little Firs Day Nursery (opens in a new window)
Free parking is available on the main road near the entrance to Conifers School.
The centre is open Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm and Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm. Please note that times may vary according to local need. The centre is open throughout the year, including school holidays, but is closed on bank holidays.
You can view our Westham Children's Centre Ofsted inspection report (opens in a new window) that took place on 28-29 June 2012.
Please feel free to just drop in to the centre or simply contact us directly to enquire about our sessions.
Manager - Liz Rowe
Name: Weymouth - Westham Children's Centre
Tel: 01305 782549
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