Stay up to date with the latest news and developments from the team at the Sunshine Centre. We will post updates on our fundraising activities, work in the community, and developments in the Centre.

Activate Learning Projects Removing Barriers Rebuilding Lives (adults) and Back On Track (15 to 17 years of age) Continue During Lockdown
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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. See more information on the … Read More

Sunshine Centre’s COVID-19 response: Interview with the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire
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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 … Read More

Banbury’s Sunshine Centre serving community with food parcel and children’s activity pack distribution
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*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 … Read More

Mental health support for under-fives is under the spotlight in Banbury-supported survey
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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 in Banbury opens new ‘bright and airy’ extension
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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

Sunshine Centre continues to shine
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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.

Sunshine Centre to get £440k extension to provide more services in Bretch Hill
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A £440,000 extension to the Sunshine Centre in Bretch Hill to provide more space for outreach and advice services has been announced today

‘Outstanding’ praise for Sunshine Centre in Oxfordshire awards
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Directors and staff at The Sunshine Centre are feeling very proud after becoming the first early years provider in the county to achieve an ‘˜outstanding’ rating in the Oxfordshire Caremark Awards.

Interview with Anita, Housekeeper
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I started working with the Sunshine Centre twelve years ago. I was taking my granddaughter Megan to drop-ins at the Sunshine Centre which was then in a Portakabin in the grounds of the old Neithrop School. Tracy and Jill noticed … Read More

Interview with Tracy, Deputy Manager
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I joined in spring 2000. We were in a Portakabin and I shared a desk between 3 of us (me, Jill and administrator). I was hardly ever at my desk though. We had a long open room in the Portakabin. … Read More