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About Portland Outlooks Childrens Centre

Welcome to Portland Outlooks Children's Centre, see what we can offer you and your family.

About our centre

Outlooks Children's Centre on Portland is run by Action for Children in partnership with Dorset County Council. The centre is at the bottom of Castle Hill and has a 3 tier garden complete with sand pit and a huge play area. There's an allotment growing area open to parents and inside, there are meeting rooms and a washing machine for use in an emergency.

We have a wide range of services on site to ensure you only need to stop in once and the centre provides services across Portland at many other locations.

What we offer

Each Children's Centre aims to provide families with children up to the age of 5 with the services and activities that its community needs. This will vary across the county, but will include:

  • parenting advice, support and information
  • home visits for families
  • play and learn sessions, helping you support your child's development
  • breastfeeding groups and access to a range of health services including mental health, sexual health and contraception
  • information and advice about how to improve your skills and find work
  • coping with becoming a teenage parent
  • access to advice on financial and housing matters
  • dads' groups
  • helping you and your family stay healthy with advice on nutrition, weaning and help to stop smoking
  • distribution point for Healthy Start vitamins (opens in a new window)
  • links with childcare providers and advice about help paying for childcare
  • support with the effects of domestic abuse

Family Partnership Zones

Children's Centres in Dorset are part of Family Partnership Zones. These are 7 geographical areas in Dorset where children, young people and their families can be supported to be safe, healthy independent and prosperous. Zones are not just about professionals supporting children, but about building communities to support family life.

Safeguarding children

All Children's Centres are committed to the safety of children and can offer support and advice. Find out more information if you are concerned about a child or need help for your family in Dorset.

Ofsted report

You can view the Outlooks Children's Centre Ofsted inspection report (opens in a new window) that took place on on 8 June 2011.

Make an enquiry

If you need information, advice or want to join (register with) any local Dorset Children's Centre, you can simply complete the enquiry form and your Children's Centre will contact you within 5 working days. You can also contact Portland Outlooks Children's Centre by phone, email or drop in to talk to staff.

Enquiry form

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