• Oxfordshire business awards


    We've been successful to be shortlisted to the final three for the Oxfordshire Business Awards 2018!

    We'll find out in June who the winner will be! We'll be making a short film about Doorstep in the next couple of weeks.

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  • Parenting Course


    Parenting Course

    We regularly deliver a ten week parenting programme based on the Webster-Stratton approach. We aim to involve the whole family in the process - our...

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  • Our AGM is coming up


    You are warmly invited to our

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  • Early Years Practitioner vacancy - deadline for applications soon


    Could you be our next outstanding Early Years Practitioner to join the team at Donnington Doorstep Pre-School?

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  • Parenting course in January


    Parenting Course

    We regularly deliver a ten week parenting programme based on the Webster-Stratton approach. We aim to involve the whole family in the process - our...

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  • Thank you!


    We received a lovely gift from our local MP, Annelise Dodds: a huge box of gifts to give to our families. Thank you!

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  • Recruiting Pre-School Manager


    Could you be out next outstanding Early Years practitioner to lead Donnington Doorstep Pre-School? Click...

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  • More lunch on offer!


    Lunch is now on offer on Mondays as well as Wednesdays, thanks to some new funding from Oxford County Council Communities Fund. You can also expect to taste some soup samples...

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  • Deadline extended for Drop-in Coordinator vacancy at Doorstep


    The deadline for the role of Drop-In Coordinator has been extended to 6th November. Don't forget we also have a brilliant opportunity for someone to work on our successful Step...

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  • Disco Dadz' 4th Nov


    We're excited to be hosting another Disco Dadz. It's a fun 2-hour event for dads and their kids with a live DJ and dance tutor, disco lights, party games, prizes,...

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  • Pumpkin Fest is coming!


    We're part of Good Food Oxford's Pumpkin Festival


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  • Drop-In Opening times


    Please note we are closed on the 31st July and 7th August (both Mondays), open on Wednesdays 10am - 1pm as usual. please check facebook for updates.

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  • Your Summer Youth Project 2017 is here!


    We are running a Summer Project this year, with activities such as Boxercies, football, arts & crafts, cooking, trips and much more. Get in touch with Aziza on 07901 707...

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  • Medieval Banquet


    Wondering what to do with the kids in half term?

    Our wonderful friends at the Donnington Over 50's Group have organised a unique event, all in support of...

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  • Fundraising success


    The Music Event at Donnington Community Centre on Saturday 8th April was a huge success! Over £1000 was raised for the Drop-in service.

    Thanks to the many people...

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  • Fundraiser this Saturday


    This Saturday - 8th April 2pm til 10pm: Fundraiser for Donnington Doorstep Drop-In

    Everyone is welcome, as are contributions to the Doorstep Drop-in.There will be Music,...

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  • Documentary makers KEO are recruiting for a new documentary


    KEO Films, an award-winning TV production company, is producing a major new documentary series for the BBC about what it is like to be a working family or single parent on a...

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  • New volunteer drop-in session starting Monday 27th March


    We're delighted to announce that we'll be open from next Monday (27th March) every week from 10am until 1pm.

    These session is run by volunteers and will include a music...

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  • Campaign update - #savethedoorstepdropin


    We have had a great response to our campaign

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  • Donnington Doorstep Drop-In hit by drastic cuts


    We are very sad to announce that our Family Drop-In service is facing a major reduction in 2017. From the week commencing 30th January, our Drop-In service will be...

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  • Christmas Greetings from Doorstep


    We want to remind all our Centre users that Donnington Doorstep will be closed from 1pm on Friday 23 December 2016, re-opening on Tuesday 3 January 2017 at 10am. We hope you...

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  • Christmas Kindness


    Wow! We would like to say a very big thank you to Sam, Flora, Sebastian and Jack. They are a group of children who decided to donate the gifts they were given at their recent...

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  • Drop-In Christmas Party!


    We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas in our Family Drop-In service today. It was glorious weather for carols in the garden led by our brilliant volunteers. Over 60...

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  • Christmas Drop-In Hours


    Our Drop-In service will be closed for part of the school holidays to allow staff and volunteers a much-needed rest.

    We will close on Friday 23 December at...

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  • A big thank you to Raise the Roof!


    What a wonderful afternoon we had at our Raise the Roof music event on Sunday. Donnington Community Centre was packed with people enjoying an afternoon of excellent music and...

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  • Raise the Roof!


    We are really excited that our music fundraising event is...

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  • Squashing food waste at PumpkinFest


    It was wonderful to welcome over 150 guests to our first ever PumpkinFest on Saturday night! We had a brilliant evening of music, food, craft, cake, bonfire and chat.


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  • Change to Bumps to Babies


    From Monday 24 October our Bumps to Babies group will be moving to 10.30am. Same place, same idea - have a read about it

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  • Change in Doorstep Drop-In Hours


    We are sorry to announce that from Tuesday 18th October we will be reducing our Family Drop-In hours here at Donnington Doorstep.

    Our new opening hours will...

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  • Good news for 'Find Your Fire'


    We are delighted that 'Find Your Fire' is among the latest round of projects to be funded by the Big Lottery Fund's

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  • A chance to have your say about Doorstep Drop-In costs


    As many of you will know, we recently had to take the sad decision to close our drop-in service on Saturdays. The funding situation for our work is very tight, and we are...

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  • Summer fun for over 5s at Doorstep


    As well as all our usual fun activities for babies and pre-schoolers at Doorstep, our wonderful play team have put together a programme of activities that over 5s can enjoy...

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  • Sad news about Doorstep Saturdays


    It is with regret that Donnington Doorstep have made the decision to stop running our Saturday Drop-In sessions. Our funding situation following recent cuts means that we...

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  • Sainsbury's Charity of the Year


    It's great to hear that local child emotional wellbeing charity Clear Sky is Sainbury's Cowley Charity of the Year.

    Donnington Doorstep was delighted to be last year's...

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  • Fun & creative volunteer project


    We are looking for a creative and practical volunteer to design and build a new DONATIONS BOX for us.

    These are difficult financial times for charities and every...

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  • Doorstep closures over the summer


    We try to keep Doorstep's Drop-In play service open as much as possible. However due to staff annual leave there are a few days we be closing over the summer. Our current...

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  • Come and work for Doorstep


    We are pleased to be recruiting for a new position here at Doorstep - Operations Manager. It's an exciting and challenging role which will play a key role on our management...

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  • Did you see Doorstep on TV?


    Local TV channel That's Oxfordshire came to visit Doorstep recently to cover our 32nd birthday celebrations. The feature aired this week, and you can watch it

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  • Doorstep still smiling after a soggy FloFest!


    A huge THANK YOU to the amazing Doorstep crew at FloFest today, many of whom gave their time for free to keep the play, cake and face paint flowing all day. We got rained on,...

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  • Did you know Oxfordshire has a High Sheriff?


    We were delighted that Doorstep was invited to the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire's summer reception which was held this evening at Rycote Park near Thame. It was great...

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  • Doorstep is 32


    A big thank you from all of us at Doorstep to everyone who came along to celebrate our 32nd birthday today. There were beautiful birthday crowns, an incredible cake made by...

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  • A chance for a new wardrobe


    We love it when people who use Doorstep want to raise money for Doorstep! So we're delighted that one of our parents is organising a fabulous Clothes Swap Shop this week. It's...

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  • Doorstep goes to the OCVA Awards


    We were delighted to be invited to this evening's Oxfordshire Charity and Volunteer Awards, beautifully hosted at Oxford Town Hall by Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary...

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  • Doorstep has a beautiful new home online


    We are delighted to launch our new website today. It has been designed by the wonderful team at Mode Seven - head...

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  • Diggers spotted at Playgroup!


    Thanks to an £180,000 grant from Oxfordshire County Council, Donnington Playgroup is embarking on an exciting extension project. The extension will increase the number of...

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  • An evening to inspire


    We were pleased to host an open evening on Tuesday 3 May for people interested in volunteering here at Doorstep. Nicola Holmes-Brown, our Services Manager, was on hand with...

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Doorstep is not only endless entertainment and freedom for children to express themselves and develop new skills but it's also a refuge for those in need.

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What's on this week - 18th Aug 2018

  • 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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