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Beckton and
Royal Docks

Children's Centre

Our Partners


 Oliver Thomas Nursery School & Children's Centre

Oliver Thomas is our governing school that Beckton & Royal Docks Children’s Centre is a part of and accountable to.  The centre is supported by the Senior Leadership Team and Governors and work in partnership to improve outcomes for the children within our area and cross working where necessary.



London Borough of Newham

Beckton & Royal Docks Children’s Centre has been commissioned by the London Borough of Newham to deliver the Mayor’s initiative of the Best Start in life Guarantee (BSiL).  We work with a range of departments who support the delivery of the BSiL offer.  The centre has an established Advisory Board which includes key members of the borough’s Commissioning Team and Learning and Achievement Team who provide us with challenge and ensure that we are an effective Children’s Centre. 

 Little Ellies

Little Ellies is childcare provision that is also delivered and managed by Ellen Wilkinson Primary School.  The provision is opened 51 weeks of the year and supports the Free Early Education offer that is promoted through the Children’s Centre.  The Centre offers support to the nursery where necessary and staff are always proactive with signposting parents/ carers to access services that are on offer. 

 Health Visiting Team

Beckton & Royal Docks Children’s Centre has a strong links with the Health Visiting team working in partnership to deliver Health Visitor Drop-ins, 12-16 Week Reviews, 1 Year and 2 Year reviews within the centre.  The Health Visiting Team also deliver a range of informative workshops around key areas that parents often need further support with such as Nutrition. 







Newham Libraries


Beckton & Royal Docks Children’s Centre work closely with the Community Neighbourhood Teams to support with delivery of services and promoting the importance of reading and the library services. 

Ellen Wilkinson Primary School

Beckton & Royal Docks Children’s Centre work in partnership with Ellen Wilkinson Primary School to deliver and lead on a range of sessions for children under 5 within the area.  We have come together to support improving outcomes for children and getting children to be school ready by the time they reach reception age. The Children's Centre is based at the school.