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

Shaftesbury Children's Centre (North Dorset Family Partnership Zone)

Shaftesbury Children's Centre coronavirus update

Shaftesbury Children's Centre (North Dorset) is now closed.

We're still available to offer support to you and your family. Contact us at our North Dorset 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

Foodbanks in the North Dorset 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. Contact North Dorset Family Partnership Zone (FPZ) for a full list of their services.

The centre is closely linked with Shaftesbury Children's Centre nursery.

Shaftesbury Children's Centre Nursery coronavirus update

Shaftesbury Children's Centre Nursery is now open only for vulnerable children or children of critical workers.

Activity programme

Contact us at the North Dorset FPZ for information about our activity programme and if you need support to attend. We run a range of activities, groups and events for families.

Building facilities

Facilities include:

  • a large outdoor play space*
  • a parent garden where we are developing an area to grow our own vegetables
  • Wi-Fi
  • a large room for activities or training
  • a small meeting room
  • a working hub where people can hot desk

To hire, contact North Dorset FPZ.


There is disabled toilets and access.

Opening hours

The centre is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

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There is parking at the centre, as well as 2 disabled parking spaces.

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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