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  • We are looking for Step Out Project Workers

    14/08/2019

    We are now recruiting for two staff to join our exceptional Step Out team. All the details are on our recruitment page

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  • We are recruiting! Play Assistant required!

    06/08/2019

    We are looking for a Play Assistant to support our Drop In sessions. All the details are on our recruitment page -

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  • Youth Club Summer Timetable

    30/07/2019

    Please check our Youth Updates page to see our summer opening time

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  • Shop with Amazon Smile to support Doorstep!

    15/07/2019

    Did you know you can support Donnington Doorstep when you shop with Amazon? If you start your shopping by heading to

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  • Sunday session for breastfeeding support

    20/06/2019

    We're really pleased that from Sunday 23rd June Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support will be providing a...

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  • We are recruiting for a Business Development Manager!

    08/05/2019

    We are looking for a Business Development Manager to join our team for 2 days a week. Read more on our team vacancies page -

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  • Youth club closed 7th May

    07/05/2019

    We're sorry to say that youth club will be closed tonight (Wednesday 7 May Back open as normal next week

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  • Childcare survey

    07/05/2019

    There's still time to complete our childcare survey. We'd love to hear your views, even if you don't currently need childcare. You can find the survey here -

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  • Thank you Ian!

    29/04/2019

    We are so impressed by Ian Holmes Brown who completed the London Marathon in aid of Donnington Doorstep. Thank you and congratulations Ian! We are also so grateful to everyone...

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  • Childcare survey

    24/04/2019

    We are really interested in finding out your views on holiday provision and extended sessions in our Pre-School. We would be really grateful if you could fill out our survey -...

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  • We are looking for a Fundraiser!

    23/04/2019

    You now have until 7 May to apply to become our Fundraiser. All the details are on our vacancies page -

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  • Less Than a Week To Go!

    23/04/2019

    The London Marathon is taking place on Sunday! And Ian is ready to run! We are so impressed by all his hard work preparing for the big day and we are really grateful to...

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  • Easter Opening Hours

    17/04/2019

    Please note we are closed on Monday 22 April so there will be no Drop In session. The Drop In will be open on Wednesday 24 April but at the later time of 11.30am. Have a great...

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  • Easter Celebrations in the Drop In

    16/04/2019

    Tomorrow in the Drop In (Wednesday 17 April) we'll be having an Easter celebration session with egg painting and egg hunting too! Do come along for Easter fun. We're open from...

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  • Marathon training is going strong!

    27/03/2019

    We're very pleased to report Ian is doing a fantastic job in his marathon training - he ran 20 miles on Sunday. Go Ian! If you'd like to donate you can do so via his Virgin...

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  • We are looking for a Fundraiser

    21/03/2019

    Would you like to join the friendly Donnington Doorstep team? If you're a skilled fundraiser we'd love to hear from you. Find out more on our

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  • Keep going Ian!

    19/03/2019

    Ian's marathon training is going really well and we're so grateful to everyone who has sponsored him so far, thank you! If you haven't done yet, you can do so via his

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  • Ian is running the marathon!

    26/02/2019

    We are so pleased that Ian Holmes-Brown is running the London Marathon on Sunday 28 April to raise money for Donnington Doorstep. To support Ian visit his Virgin Money page

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  • Chinese New Year

    29/01/2019

    On Monday 4th February and Wednesday 6th February we're thinking about Chinese New Year in the Drop-In. Come along and find out what we're up to.

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  • Early years vacancy in our Pre-school

    23/11/2018

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

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  • Walking at Weller to raise money

    23/08/2018

    Our friends at Weller are raising money to support us. Visit

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  • Back to School Bonanza!

    23/08/2018

    We are very excited to be holding a fundraiser to raise money for our centre. Please share and tell your friends to come along. Every one is welcome and we hope to see many of...

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  • Parenting Course

    23/08/2018

    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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  • Oxfordshire business awards

    19/05/2018

    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...

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  • Parenting Course

    29/03/2018

    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

    08/03/2018

    You are warmly invited to our

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  • Early Years Practitioner vacancy - deadline for applications soon

    16/02/2018

    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

    20/12/2017

    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!

    18/12/2017

    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

    30/11/2017

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

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  • More lunch on offer!

    24/10/2017

    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

    26/10/2016

    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

    29/09/2017

    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!

    24/10/2017

    We're part of Good Food Oxford's Pumpkin Festival http://goodfoodoxford.org/oxford-pumpkin-festival/

    Come...

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  • Drop-In Opening times

    28/07/2017

    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!

    28/07/2017

    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

    09/05/2017

    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

    18/04/2017

    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

    05/04/2017

    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

    27/03/2017

    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

    23/03/2017

    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

    23/01/2017

    We have had a great response to our campaign

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  • Donnington Doorstep Drop-In hit by drastic cuts

    13/01/2017

    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

    22/12/2016

    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

    14/12/2016

    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!

    14/12/2016

    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

    12/12/2016

    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!

    01/12/2016

    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!

    21/11/2016

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

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  • Squashing food waste at PumpkinFest

    31/10/2016

    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.

    The...

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  • Change to Bumps to Babies

    20/10/2016

    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

    26/09/2016

    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'

    14/09/2016

    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

    15/08/2016

    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

    28/07/2016

    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

    21/07/2016

    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

    18/07/2016

    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

    18/07/2016

    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

    11/07/2016

    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

    30/06/2016

    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?

    29/06/2016

    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!

    25/06/2016

    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?

    24/06/2016

    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

    15/06/2016

    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

    08/06/2016

    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

    11/05/2016

    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

    09/05/2016

    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!

    04/05/2016

    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

    04/05/2016

    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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What's on this week - 19th Aug 2019

  • Drop in and play

    Mon@ 10am - 2pm //info

  • Lunch at Doorstep

    Mon @ 12pm //info

  • Baby Group

    Tuesday 11.30am - 1.30pm (Please note, no session on 20th August and 27th August)

  • Drop in and play

    Wed @10am - 2pm //info

  • Lunch at Doorstep

    Wed @12pm //info

  • Youth Drop-In

    Check our updates page for summer session times //info

  • Pre-School

    Pre-School starts again on 3rd September //info

  • Breastfeeding support

    Sunday 2pm - 4pm //info

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