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The Exeter Parent Carer Cafe

The Exeter Parent Carer Cafe was set up to provide social opportunities and support to parent carers of children with additional needs here in Exeter and the surrounding areas. At present the Cafe runs on a Tuesday and a Thursday morning at the Wonford Community Centre, in the Phoenix Suite and all parent carers are welcome to attend. Children are welcome to attend and to help keep them entertained we have a small selection of sensory toys and a dark den.

For parent carers that have children with additional needs and may be coming to terms with their child’s diagnosis and/or day to day life, the group provides real support and advice. Furthermore the cafe provides a place to mix with other adults, talk about things other than care responsibilities and let off steam!

There are always biscuits, often there’s cake and of course tea and coffee

If anyone would love to come along but is feeling too shy or anxious to do so, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line and we can come up with a plan to ease you in gently, but we are a friendly bunch!

Days and Times:

10 -12 am Tuesday Mornings weekly (Term time only)

10 – 12 am Thursday Mornings weekly (open all year - but part of the community cafe in the centre)

Devon County Council uses an SEND flag to list services which define themselves as suitable for children and young people with SEND. These are part of Devon's SEND Local Offer. We recommend that you contact the service provider to make sure the service is suitable for your child or young person.


Contact Name
Pauline Haggerty
Contact Position
Volunteer Co-ordinator
01392 217868
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Wonford Community Learning Centre
Burnthouse Lane
Toilet facilities
Baby changing facilities
Parking accessible for people with disabilities
Toilet facilities for people with disabilities
Wheelchair accessible

Further information

Registered with the Tax Free Childcare scheme
Display Date/Time
Tuesday (term time only) and Thursday (open all year - but part of the community cafe): 10.00am – 12.00pm
Referral required?
Waiting list?
DBS check?
(formerly CRB)
Last updated: 02/10/2019
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