Highlights from our story so far...

1984

Donnington Doorstep was set up by local parents who knew that caring for children can be hard. We began life in a Portacabin, opened by Bronwen Dorling on 16th June.

1996

After 4 years of hard work and fundraising Donnington Doorstep and Donnington Playgroup moved into a new purpose-built building which is still our home.

2008

In July, after lots of fundraising and youth engagement, our new first floor youth space finally opened with a huge launch party.

2009

Silver anniversary celebrations in June included a free community fun day and a silver-themed parade.

2012

Donnington Doorstep became a registered charitable company.

2013

Donnington Doorstep took over the management of Donnington Playgroup, still housed in the same building.

2014

We celebrated our 30th anniversary with a party which attracted hundreds of guests.

2016

We look forward to new opportunities including an extension for Donnington Playgroup and our beautiful new website.


If you've known Doorstep for a while and you think we've missed something major we'd love to hear from you.

It is the warmest, friendliest place and I have always felt welcome and known. When I've needed it, staff have had excellent advice and when I haven't they've had smiles and great play ideas for my son. Thank you again and again!

A parent

What's on this week - 16th Oct 2017

  • Drop in and play

    Mon@ 10am //info

  • Drop in and play

    Wed @10am //info

  • Lunch at Doorstep

    Wed @12pm //info

  • Neonatal Support

    Mon @10.30am //info

  • Youth Drop-In

    Tues, Weds, Thurs @5.30pm //info

  • Pre-School

    Mon - Fri @9-3pm //info

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