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We are now 145 years old.

On July 9th 1869 our founder Reverend Thomas Bowman Stephenson turned a stable into a children's home to take orphans and abandoned children off the streets.  It was our first ever project.

Now, 145 years later, with the Queen as our Patron, we have 650 projects across the UK helping more than 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers each year.  Now that is worth celebrating.

A message from our Patron

Our Patron, Her Majesty the Queen, has sent us all a birthday message.  It says:

'On the occasion of Action for Children's 145th Anniversay and as your Patron, I send my best wishes to all those involved with the charity during this most special anniversary year.'


For press coverage of this momentous occasion please click on the following links:

http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/South-Molton-tots-say-Happy-Birthday-children/story-22077668-detail/story.html  http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/South-Molton-tots-say-Happy-Birthday-children/story-22077624-detail/story.html 



SUMMER 2014 

Click here to view or download the Summer Programmes for Oakmoor Children's Centre and click here South Molton and District Children's Centre Summer Dates click here for the Beach Party poster.

Take a look at our Summer 2014 Newsletter. Click here to view or download.

Devon County Council are proposing to change how children’s centre services
are delivered, so more money is spent on services for families
and less is spent on buildings and running costs.

More information can be found by clicking on to the following link:


or if you have any questions or queries please email:


What you have to say about the way your Children's Centre is run and the services we provide is very important - please let your feeling known. 

Thank you

Welcome to our website 

Here you can discover more about the activities, services and information we offer.

The team works with children under five and their families by providing information, advice and services. We can help with returning to work, finding childcare, family support, family health, and much more.

There are confidential services, qualified staff and professionals, offering you tailored support designed to meet your needs and focus on your children.

South Molton and District Children's Centre

We have two centres, one is based at the PIP Centre, Central Park, Mill Street, South Molton, Devon EX36 4AS (01769 579615) which covers the South Molton learning community area and the other is Oakmoor, Fore Street, Witheridge EX16 8AH (01884 860247) which covers the Chulmleigh learning community area.  If you want to know more about what we do, or have some ideas of your own that you would like to share with us about the type of services we run, or could run, please contact us by clicking on the contact tab.  

Oakmoor Children's Centre
 In November 2013 Ofsted inspected both Centres and we are delighted to let you know that the result was an OVERALL - GOOD
To view the whole report please click on the following link:


A parent forum is a group of parents who get together to share their opinions and ideas about issues that affect them and their families.  South Molton Children's Centre parent forum will give parents in South Molton and surrounding villages the chance to have a voice and an input into the way we deliver our services.  All parents and carers with children aged 0-5 or using the Centre's services can attend.  Come along to one of our informal meetings have a chat and make new friends. 


1 East Street (behind Printworkx) South Molton on Fridays from 10:30 to 1:30. 

The branch is staffed by volunteers and food is donated from the local community.

Food vouchers are provided by the care professionals (i.e. doctors, health visitors, children's centre staff etc.) these are then used to claim food supplies.  IF YOU ARE IN NEED PLEASE USE THIS SERVICE - IT IS THERE FOR YOU.

Understanding your Child's Behaviour - Solihull Parenting Group


  If you are interested in attending a parenting group to find out more about your child's development, behaviour and why they have temper tantrums - contact the Children's Centre on 01769 579615 or your Health Visitor on 01769 575176.   Click here to view the leaflet 




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