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Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice, including help if you are struggling financially

Dorchester Children's Centre (Dorchester Family Partnership Zone)

Dorchester Children's Centre coronavirus update

Dorchester Children's Centre is now closed.

We're still available to offer support to you and your family. Contact us at our Dorchester Family Partnership Zone:

If you're worried about the immediate safety of a child or young person contact our Children's Advice and Duty Service:

Children's Advice and Duty Service

Name: Single point of contact for safeguarding concerns
Tel: 01305228866
Full contact details for Children's Advice and Duty Service

One to one phone consultations during coronavirus

We're offering 30-minute phone call consultations to help you with parenting skills and strategies during the coronavirus for parents in the Dorchester area.

Phone call consultations take place on these dates:

Tuesdays between 9:30am and 11:30am:

  • Tuesday 19 May 2020
  • Tuesday 2 June 2020
  • Tuesday 7 July 2020

Tuesdays between 6pm and 8:30pm:

  • Tuesday 23 June 2020

Thursdays between 6pm and 8:30pm:

  • Thursday 14 May 2020
  • Thursday 11 June 2020
  • Thursday 2 July 2020
  • Thursday 16 July 2020

We may add more dates.

Book your consultation for parenting skills and strategies

To book your 30 minute chat call Dorchester Family Partnership Zone on 01305 221348 and ask for Tamsin, Anne or Gypsy.

We will ask for your consent to share some information about your family and your concerns so we can fit our advice to your needs.

Foodbanks in the Dorchester area

Find foodbanks on our Family Information Directory in:


The about our Children's Centres page explains the different services Children's Centres can offer. They are all part of their Family Partnership Zone.

Activity programme

Contact us at Dorchester FPZ for information about our activity programme. We run a range of activities and events for families and can provide support to attend.

Building facilities

Facilities include:

  • 3 main rooms for play and meetings
  • a large kitchen
  • a garden for playing and growing food
  • washing machine and tumble dryer

To hire a room, contact Dorchester FPZ.


The centre has accessible toilets and wheelchair access.

Opening hours

The centre is open:

  • Monday to Thursday - 9am to 5pm
  • Friday - 9am to 4pm

The centre is closed on bank holidays.

Find us


There is no parking at the centre, however there is a public car park next to the centre.

Find out more about Children's Centres

Learn more about Sure Start Children's Centres, how to get involved and extra support for your family. 

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