We believe every family should have the support they need to develop and lead more fulfilling lives

Located on Jewell Road next to Jewell Academy, the children’s centre provides a range of activities and support for children and families who live in the Townsend, Throop and Muscliff area.

Regular activities include:

  • Come Talk with Me, a Language Support Group
  • PEEP
  • Play & Learn
  • Let’s Talk with Your Baby
  • Parenting Programmes
  • Baby Massage
  • Plus much more


Experienced staff are on hand to deal with queries. We can provide information, help and advice for parents and carers with regards to a range of subjects including:

  • Family learning
  • Parenting
  • Childcare
  • Returning to work
  • Housing needs
  • Special needs support services

Virtual Children’s Centre

Please click here for more information or contact us on the form below if you have questions.

Other Children’s Centres

We also operate Queen’s Park Children’s Centre and Pokesdown & Southbourne Children’s Centre.

Townsend Children’s Project

In a separate venue in the same area, YMCA Bournemouth’s Youth Department runs the Townsend Children’s Project, an exciting project designed for children aged 5-13 years old that’s based at Townsend Youth Centre.

The project engages young people in activities which create positive social relations within the community. You can find out more here

How You Can Help Us!

We are a charity and any help you can offer us, whether it be a donation, taking part in one of our fundraising events or volunteering your time, is hugely appreciated. Thank you!

BCP Family Information Directory

Telephone 01202 720472
for more details.

Parent Feedback

We welcome feedback regarding all of our facilities and services so please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the form below if you’d like to give us some feedback or make some suggestions.

The attached video shows the words that appeared most frequently in feedback from parents across a range of courses.

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Townsend Children’s Centre
Jewell Road
BH8 0L

01202 720472