We believe every family should have the support they need to develop and lead more fulfilling lives

Located on Jewell Road next to Jewell Academy, the children’s centre provides a range of activities and support for children and families who live in the Townsend, Throop and Muscliff area.

Regular sessions and groups include:

  • Come Talk with Me/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
  • Parenting
  • Childcare
  • Returning to work
  • Housing needs
  • Special needs support services

Activity Schedule

Please click to download the 2019 Activity Schedule or contact us on the form below if you have questions.

Other Children’s Centres

We also operate Queen’s Park Children’s Centre (including Westbourne Children’s Centre) and Pokesdown & Southbourne Children’s Centre.

Townsend Children’s Project

In a separate venue in the same area, YMCA Bournemouth’s Youth Department runs the Townsend Children’s Project, an exciting project designed for children aged 5-13 years old that’s based at Townsend Youth Centre.

The project engages young people in activities which create positive social relations within the community. You can find out more here

How You Can Help Us!

We are a charity and any help you can offer us, whether it be a donation, taking part in one of our fundraising events or volunteering your time, is hugely appreciated. Thank you!

In 2018, our Family & Relationship
services supported over 1300
local families

Parent Feedback

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.

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Townsend Children’s Centre
Jewell Road
Bournemouth
BH8 0L

01202 720472