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Plymstock Children's Centre

Plymstock Children's Centre is managed by Barnardo's and provides a variety of groups and activities.

Contacts details

Address:Plymstock Childrens Centre
Dunstone Primary School
Shortwood Crescent
Telephone number: 01752 407496
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We are open and here to support you, but have had to change some of services we offer due to COVID-19.

Please call your local children's centre for more details or follow Barnardo's Plymouth on Facebook.

  • Fourwoods Children's Centre, 01752 366795
  • Nomony  Children's Centre, 01752 261844
  • The Barn Children's Centre, 01752 362320
  • DELL  Children's Centre, 01752 788992
  • Tamar FOLK Children's Centre, 01752 361052 (Currently closed due to COVID-19)
  • Plymstock Children's Centre, 01752 407496 (Currently closed for children services but open for midwife clinics due to COVID-19)
  • Plum Tree (Rees Centre) 01752 340550
  • Whitleigh Children's Centre, 01752 875933 (Currently closed due to COVID-19)

We are still running Latch On Breastfeeding support via 1:1 appointments and some of our Parenting Programmes on a virtual basis. Our current timetable and documents can be found in the Downloads section of this page for more information. 

If you are a parent or carer and you require advice, guidance or support from our Supporting Families Team, please email or ring your local centre.

If you would like to refer a child or family to Barnardo's to receive individual support from our services, or you would like to self-refer, please contact your local children's centre or use the Referral Form in the Downloads section of this page and send to This service will provide support to children and families who do not currently have active social worker involvement.

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Whether helping customers in a shop, doing essential admin in the office or working directly with young people at a service, our volunteers make a huge difference to children's lives.

To become a volunteer, all you need is enthusiasm and a desire to help. You can choose how much time you give and we'll give you all the training and support you need.

We welcome people from all nationalities and backgrounds. Our volunteers include job-seekers, retired workers, asylum seekers, full-time workers, students and schoolchildren.

Whoever you are and however you choose to volunteer, you'll be part of a supportive community coming together to transform children's lives. 

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Age range
  • Early years - 0 to 5 years

  • Plymstock Children's Centre covers the Plymstock, Elburton, Dunstone, Goosewell, Turnchapel and Oreston areas of Plymouth.

    Groups and activities run by the Children's Centre follow the Five to Thrive approach. Five to Thrive is a family friendly approach to promoting healthy brain development and positive relationships. Central to the five to thrive approach are a set of five key activities:

    • Respond
    • Cuddle
    • Relax
    • Play
    • Talk

    More about Barnardo's Plymouth

    Barnardo's Plymouth provide a wide range of services across the city including Children's Centres, Young Carers, Sexual Exploitation (BASE) and Independent Visiting and Advocacy Services (PIVAS). We aim to protect all children from harm and empower the local community to also help us do this. 

    Price: Please contact us for information about our costs
    Based: Plymouth

    Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm

    Childcare Type:
    • Children's Centre
    Age ranges:
    • Nursery - under 5
    Childcare funding:
    • Three / four year old funded
    • Two year old funded

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