A Warm Welcome

The Sunshine Centre was created to act as a hub for a range of family and childcare support services for the community in Bretch Hill and the surrounding area. This includes Early Years and the Childrens’ Centre.

We provide childcare services for children from 3 months to 5 years, organise classes and courses for families in the community, and host a range of baby and toddler groups. We also partner with other organisation such as the NHS to provide weekly antenatal clinics.

In January 2020 as a result of the expansion of our services, we opened a new extension. This extra space has enabled us to offer additional activities and services. We have rooms to hire to bring additional services to the community.

We aim to help families in the community by creating the foundations to reduce inequality and provide support.


Application to the National Lottery

Written by local people, CDC officers and local professionals

January 1998

Doors open to The Sunshine Centre

Lottery fund one member of staff and 0.5 administrator


Second successful bid to the Lottery

Increase in staff and activities

2002 Onwards

More grants awarded

Children In Need. CDC New Opportunity Fund
Lloyds Bank. TVP Partnership
Vodaphone. Oxford Foundation
Capital Modernisation Fund
Learn Skills Council. Sanctuary Housing


Neighbourhood Nursery Planning

July 2007

Move to current site

Children’s Centre Status achieved

July 2012

Tender won to continue

July 2017

Oxfordshire closes Children’s Centres

September 2017

Children Centre Childcare

Moves to Sunshine Centre


Covid: Adapt to meet needs