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Children's Centres

Children’s centres

Children’s centres are local community centres which support babies, pre-school children and their families.

Centres offer a range of early intervention services, such as:

  • Support for mums, dads and carers
  • Help getting jobs and training
  • Health services
  • Daycare and activities for babies and toddlers

Each centre offers different services, including:

  • childcare
  • early education
  • training or finding a new job
  • antenatal classes
  • baby clinics
  • support with breastfeeding,
  • support with parenting and speech and language
  • drop-in sessions for parents and children
  • services for children with special needs and disabilities (we also have specialist centres for disabled children)

Check with your local children’s centre to find out what they offer.

Becontree Children's Centre

Becontree Primary School, Steven's Road, Dagenham, RM8 2QR

 020 8724 1830


Gascoigne Children's Centre

140 St Ann's, Barking, IG11 7AD

 020 8724 1147


Leys Children's Centre

215 Wellington Drive, Dagenham, RM10 9XW

 020 8724 1983


Marks Gate Children's Centre

119 Rose Lane, Chadwell Heath, RM6 5NR

 020 8270 6091


Sue Bramley Children's Centre

Bastable Avenue, Barking, IG11 0LG

 020 8270 6619


The Heathway Centre

512a The Heathway, Dagenham, RM10 7SJ

 020 8227 5500


William Bellamy Children's Centre

Frizlands Lane, Dagenham, RM10 7HX

 020 8724 1924


Opening hours

Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm

Ofsted inspection reports

All children’s centres are liable to be inspected by Ofsted.