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A Sure Start Children's Centre


Our philosophy at East Oxford Children's Centre, (EOCC), is to make a positive difference to children's lives by providing opportunities for them to play, learn and discover in warm, stimulating environments where children thrive and families are empowered to make choices. We aim to be inclusive, value and respect individuals, and be flexible and responsive to changing needs. "Come and play your part" is our motto.

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Welcome to the East Oxford Children's Centre website

East Oxford Children’s Centre operates across three sites: Comper Foundation Stage School in Hertford Street, The Union Building, and East Oxford Primary School Foundation Stage Unit.

East Oxford Children's Centre is located on Collins Street, OX4 1EE (behind Tesco’s on Cowley Road). We offer a range of services for children under 5 and their families, including child care for children aged 1 - 5, a variety of targeted groups and outreach support as well as universal services available to everyone. 

Our services include:-

  • Advice and support (e.g. housing, benefits, parenting, etc.)
  • Baby cafe (breastfeeding support)
  • Baby Massage
  • Baby play-time (held at East Oxford Health Centre)
  • Bumps to Babies Group (weekly sessions providing information and support on a variety of topics)
  • Childminders and Nannies Group
  • Childcare sessions for children aged 1 - 5
  • Health visitors (drop in service on Thursdays 1 - 3pm)
  • IT station (available for accessing job opportunities)
  • Outdoor play sessions (run at Barracks Lane Community Garden, term time only)
  • Outreach support
  • Paediatric First Aid courses
  • Parenting courses (with creche available)
  • PEEP (Parents Early Education Partnership)
  • Pre-natal classes
  • Preparation for work courses
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stay & Play sessions
  • Toy & Book library
  • Support for young parents


This page was last updated on September 15, 2014