List of children's centres

The children's centres in the borough.

Opening times

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Centre Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Bank holidays
Becontree  9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm Closed Closed Closed
Gascoigne  8.30am to 3.30pm 8.30am to 3.30pm 8.30am to 3.30pm 8.30am to 3.30pm 8.30am to 3.30pm Closed Closed Closed
Heath 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm Closed Closed Closed
Marks Gate 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm Closed Closed Closed
Thames 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm Closed Closed Closed
Village 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm Closed Closed Closed

Locations

Becontree Community Hub
Stevens Road, Dagenham, RM8 2QR
Tel: 020 8724 1830
Email: becontreechildrenscentre@lbbd.gov.uk

Gascoigne Children’s Centre
Gascoigne Community Centre, 160 – 164 Ripple Road, Barking IG11 7PR                      
Email: gascoignechildrenscentre@lbbd.gov.uk

Heath Community Hub (previously William Bellamy)
Frizlands Lane, Dagenham, RM10 7HX, Heath location map
Telephone: 020 8724 1924, Email: heathcommunityhub@lbbd.gov.uk

Marks Gate Community Hub
Rose Lane, Marks Gate, RM6 5NR, Marks Gate location map
Telephone: 020 8270 4165, Email: marksgatecommunityhub@lbbd.gov.uk

Thames Community Hub (previously Sue Bramley)
Bastable Avenue, Barking, IG11 0LG, Thames location map
Telephone: 020 8270 6619, Email: thamescommunityhub@lbbd.gov.uk

Village Community Hub (previously Leys Children’s Centre)
215 Wellington Drive, Dagenham, RM10 9XW.                       
Tel: 020 8724 1983, Email: leyschildrenscentre@lbbd.gov.uk

Activities

We will help you to access support for mums, dads and carers, help getting jobs and training, health services, daycare and activities for babies and toddlers. Please visit our what's on page for information.

Baby weighing and weaning advice

To contact your health please visit the NHS website or call 0300 300 1668 / 1875 or 1727

Speech and Language Therapy Service

For children who are finding communication difficult, email bdsalt.admin@nelft.nhs.uk or call 0300 300 1754  

Community Food Club

For people struggling with debt and financial hardship, members collect fresh food each week and get help from services that address money worries. Please visit our community food clubs page for more information

Bookstart

Come to any library to collect a free BookStart pack that includes books for you to keep and share with you child.

Health Start Vouchers

Get help to buy food and milk.