We believe every family should have the support they need to develop and lead more fulfilling lives
Located in The Stourvale Centre on Stourvale Road, Pokesdown & Southbourne Children’s Centre has a packed weekly programme of activities as well as providing family support in the community.
Regular sessions and groups include:
- Come Talk with Me, a Language Support Group
- Ready Steady Go! To help you support your child to become ‘life ready’.
- Family Support Service
- Under One’s Group
- Play and Learn sessions
- Well Baby Health Clinic
- Breastfeeding Support Group
- Plus much more
Experienced staff are on hand to deal with queries. We can provide information, help and advice for parents and carers with regards to a range of subjects including:
- Family learning
- Returning to work
- Housing needs
- Special needs support services
Other Children’s Centres
The Stourvale Centre
The building containing Pokesdown and Southbourne Children’s Centre is called the Stourvale Centre. It also houses Pokesdown Youth Club and serves as a contact location for YMCA Bournemouth’s Child Contact Centre.
Facilities for Hire
A large main hall, a professional kitchen and leisure rooms at The Stourvale Centre are available for commercial events, parties, dances, drama and classes.
To enquire, please use the form below or call 01202 434310. Or you can explore YMCA Bournemouth’s entire range of Facilities for Hire.
The Stourvale Centre hosts regular Holiday Clubs for children aged 5-11. Click here for details.
Pokesdown Youth Club
Outside of children’s centre hours, the building is also the location for Pokesdown Youth Club. Please click here for details of those services.
How You Can Help Us!
In 2018, our Family & Relationship
services supported over 1300
We welcome feedback regarding all of our facilities and services so please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the form below if you’d like to give us some feedback or make some suggestions.
The attached video shows the words that appeared most frequently in feedback from parents across a range of courses.