St. James Children's Centre is situated in the grounds of St Thomas (Moorside) Primary School.

  • District Leader is Karen Bennett
  • Team Leader is Amanda Maddison

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm

Our services

Advice and Information

If you're worried about a friend or family-member, talk to us for confidential advice.

For advice about benefits, childcare, schools and activities, contact the Family Information Service.

Toy Library and Story Sacks

Why buy when you can borrow? We have a large selection of toys to suit ages 0 – 5.

Stop Smoking/Healthier Lifestyles

We can refer you for 1-1 support to help you stop smoking and/or lead a healthier lifestyle i.e. losing weight, exercise etc. Please contact the Centre for further information.

Toothbrushes and Toothpaste

You can buy toothbrushes and toothpaste from the centre - only £1.20 for 3 items (one item must be toothpaste)

Feeder Cups

You can buy Tommee Tippee free flow feeder cups with 3 lids for only £1.20 from the centre.

Parents Forum 

Various dates and places around Oldham. Help us to help you! We need your ideas on the services you would like us to offer and help in promoting them in the community. Please contact the centre for more information.

Right Start

Supporting families with children from pregnancy until they are five years old.

Inspection report

Following an inspection, children’s centres must complete an action plan to show how they will implement Ofsted's recommendations.

Getting here

From Ripponden Road turn into Coleridge Road, take the 3rd left onto Goldsmith Avenue then the 1st right onto Stevenson Drive, we are situated immediately to the right within the school grounds.

By public transport take the 83 bus which stops on Coleridge Road in front of St Thomas’ School. Turn onto Goldsmith Avenue at the side of the school, then first right onto Stevenson Drive. We are situated immediately to the right within the school grounds.