Roundabout Children's Centre and The Deans CC

Roundabout children's centre

Roundabout Children's Centre offers services for families with children under five in all areas of Whitehawk, part of Kemp Town and The Deans (Woodingdean, Ovingdean, Rottingdean and Saltdean). There is also a gateway children's centres at Rudyard Kipling Primary School, Chalkland Rise, Woodingdean.

Roundabout Nursery is next door to the children's centre in Whitehawk.

The children's centre team is based in Roundabout Children's Centre. The teams are made up of health visitors, early years visitors, community nursery nurse, speech therapists and parent involvement workers. The team works with families, individuals and groups, in the home and in the centres.

Parents are able to get services and support for their children as well as advice and information in the children's centres. Some of the group activities are drop-in sessions and others are by appointment or referral. All groups are listed in the Roundabout CC activity diary for Jan-July 2014.  Please link to the diary for groups at The Deans CC for June-Dec 2014. Please contact the children's centre if you'd like a paper copy . Please note the the Childminders Group on Tuesdays is not running at present. Due to staff changes we have had to cancel the Saturday's Dad's & Carers group but hope to rearrange it soon.

Link here for our recent newsletter and activities in the Roundabout centre. Activities in The Deans area can be found here. You can link to the Deans summer newsletter for lots of information.

Health Visitors hold drop-in child health clinics for children under 5.

  • Friday 9.30 – 11.00 at Roundabout CC, every week
  • Tuesday 1.15 - 2.45 at Saltdean CC, every week
  • Weds 10.30 - 11.45 at The Crypt, St George's Church, Kemp Town, every week.
  • Weds 11.00 - 12 at St Margaret's Cottage, Rottingdean, 1st Weds each month
  • Thurs 11.00 - 12 at The Deans CC, 2nd and 4th Thurs each month

From April 2014, the Health Visitors have moved from their office at Hazel Cottage and are now based at Roundabout Children's Centre. Their new phone number is 01273 293040.

Roundabout and The Deans children's centres have advisory groups that support and guides the services offered. Local parents are involved in this group. If you would like to join an advisory group, please contact the Service Support Manager or Parent Involvement Worker at the centre.

Volunteer opportunities are available.  Please contact the Parent Involvement Worker or the Service Support Manager on 01273 290300.

The Ofsted reports for the Roundabout CC or The Deans CC can be read on the website or via this link

Roundabout CC report Dec 2012 [PDF 204KB]

The Deans report [PDF 228KB]

Soft play at a children's centre

Contact us:

Roundabout Children's Centre
Whitehawk Road

Telephone: 01273 290300 

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The Gateway centre linked to Roundabout CC is based at -

The Dean's Children's Centre, Rudyard Kipling School, Chalkland Rise, Woodingdean, Brighton, BN2 6RH

Telephone: 01273 306387