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Bideford Bay Children's Centre

Bideford Bay Children's Centre covers not only Bideford, but also the surrounding area - from Instow, Appledore and Northam, along the coast from Westward Ho! up to Clovelly and Hartland. We provide services and support to families with children under five years from antenatal onwards.

Bideford Bay Children's Centre has developed from the Sure Start Bideford Local Programme, which was set up in 2002. 

In 2005 the Sure Start Local Programme became a Children's Centre, and its area expanded to include Westward Ho! and Appledore.  In 2006, the area was extended further to include Northam and Instow and in 2008 extended along the coast from Westward Ho! to Colvelly and Hartland. To mark this change, we changed our name to Bideford Bay Children's Centre to reflect more accurately the area we cover. 



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