The Sunshine Centre was extremely pleased to be chosen as one of charities to receive a donation of £750 from a fundraising event held by the Rotary Club Banbury. Staff and Trustees attended an evening to accept the monies and express our gratitude. This money will support and help to sustain [...]
The weather was glorious for The Sunshine Centre’s Outdoor Family Games session. Lots of laughter and smiles filled the session which lasted 2 hours. The time soon drifted away with both children and adults exploring the area and equipment, having fun together and finding fun new things to do. A [...]
The Sunshine Centre would like to thank Waitrose for their very kind donation of £1000 which has enabled us to replace the flooring in one of our nursery rooms. A very much needed piece of maintenance which has transformed the space for our children when they return in September.
The Sunshine Centre in Banbury Oxfordshire is a registered charity formed in January 1998. It was born from a community response for a need to support vulnerable families in an area of high deprivation. Although Banbury is a relatively affluent area, the area we serve falls nationally in the top [...]
The Sunshine Centre has remained open throughout the pandemic, for many months being the only voluntary agency available to the local community. We adapted our working practice to address the needs of children and families. As time went on, we found ourselves supporting the elderly, adults with learning difficulties, people [...]
Two programs run by Activate Learning are continuing during lockdown. Back on Track and Removing Barriers Rebuilding Lives are both still operating, although face-to-face meetings have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Sunshine Centre have been very busy continuing to support our local community in Bretch Hill and the surrounding area during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jill Edge was recently interviewed by the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire on the work that we have been doing.
*This article was originally posted in Banbury Guardian, the article can be viewed here. Banbury families on lockdown are benefiting from the Sunshine Centre’s quick response to the now very different needs of the town’s children during the coronavirus pandemic. The doors may be locked, but during the month of April staff from [...]
This article was originally posted in Banbury Guardian, the original article can be viewed here. A Banbury children’s centre is putting its weight behind a survey that will hopefully result in improvements to children’s mental well-being. The Sunshine Centre on Bretch Hill, Banbury is working with Healthwatch Oxfordshire to find out about [...]
This article originally appeared in the Oxford Mail, the original article can be viewed here. A Children’s Centre in an Oxfordshire town has opened its new extension. The Sunshine Centre in Banbury welcomed parents, staff and local dignitaries to celebrate the opening. The extension, which was funded through Section 106 funding and by Cherwell [...]
This article originally appeared in Banbury Guardian, the original article can be read here. Parents, children and staff at Banbury’s Sunshine Centre are celebrating following an Outstanding rating on all aspects of childcare and learning by Ofsted; the Government’s regulator of quality care for children. Inspirational leadership, high aspirations for the children and the [...]