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10 November 2014

On this page you will find contact details and childcare information (indicated where available) relating to our main ACL centres.
If you are travelling to our centres by public transport please check our public transport information for services in your area.

Basildon area

Adult Community Learning
Lifelong Learning Centre
Churchill Avenue
SS14 3SG
Tel: 0845 603 7635
Fax: 01268 524362
Crèches at Basildon and at Briscoe (Ofsted registered).
Age: For children from six weeks to five years
Costs: £3 per hour.
During course time fees are £7.50 for am session and £7.50 for afternoon session.
Opening times: Term time only, 9am to 3pm
Pre-school facilities also available at Rochford
The parent/carer must be on the premises at all times. 
Customer Service Award
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Adult Community Learning Basildon was proud to receive the Basildon Business Award for 'Outstanding Customer Service' on
17 July 2009. 
Adult Community Learning
Briscoe Community Centre
Felmores End
SS13 1PN
Tel: 01268 725220

Braintree/Witham area 

Adult Community Learning
Spinks Lane
Tel: 0845 603 7635
Fax: 01376 534799



Brentwood area

Adult Community Learning
Bishops Hill
Rayleigh Road, Hutton
CM13 1BD
Tel: 0845 603 7635

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Canvey Island

Canvey Skills Campus
Meppel Avenue
Tel: 0845 603 7635


Chelmsford area

Adult Community Learning
Beeches Close
Tel: 0845 603 7635
Fax: 01245 494364
Facilities at Chelmsford include accessible toilets that meet Changing Places guidelines.
Changing Places
Car parking
There is limited car parking available at this centre and spaces cannot be guaranteed.
Little Learners (Ofsted registered).
Providing high-quality care and education for children aged between three months and five years. Run by fully qualified and experienced early year's practitioners.
Cost: £4 per hour.
We accept:
  • grant funding from the government for two, three and four-year-olds
  • payment through childcare voucher systems 
Opening times - term time only:
Monday: 9am - 2.30pm
Tuesday: 9m - 2.30pm
Wednesday: 9am - 12pm
Thursday: 9am - 12pm
Friday: 9am - 1pm
In a 2009 Ofsted inspection the crèche was officially awarded a 'good' rating. Inspectors said: "The setting is effective in meeting the needs of all the children as staff know their individual needs very well."
You do not need to attend a course to use our childcare facilities. To discuss availability or to arrange a visit, please contact crèche manager Debbie Wilks on 01245 216959. 

Colchester area 

Adult Community Learning
Wilson Marriage
Barrack Street
Tel: 0845 603 7635
Fax: 01206 225652
Car parking
Limited car parking is available at our Wilson Marriage centre and cannot always be guaranteed. The centre has 120 marked parking spaces with five designated disabled parking bays.
 At peak times we have around 220 learners searching for a space, as well as staff, tutors and visitors, so the demand is extremely high.
Advice for learners includes:
  • Please consider car sharing
  • Try and use local transport or walk if possible
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the start of your course to ensure you secure a parking space if you are driving
Little Learners Nursery offers a safe and stimulating environment where children can play and learn together. Children are cared for in small groups by qualified and experienced staff to ensure that the individual needs of babies and children are met. We have a secure outside play area.


Available for children from birth to five years. The nursery is divided in two areas - one for babies and children under three years and a second area for pre-school children of three to five years. 
Cost: £9.50 per morning or afternoon session.
You do not need to be attending a course in order for your child to take part. 
To discuss requirements, check availability or arrange a visit please contact the centre:
Childcare manager
Julie Walters
01206 225642
Wilson Marriage Reception
01206 798488 

Epping / Ongar area

Adult Community Learning
The Gables 
Fyfield Road
Tel: 0845 603 7635
Fax: 01277 364075



Harlow area

Adult Community Learning
Harlow Centre
Partridge Road
CM18 6TE
Tel:  0845 603 7635
Minicom: 01279 770894
Fax: 01279 770880
Our centre in Rivermill, Harlow has closed. For ACL courses in the Harlow area please contact the new centre as above

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Maldon area

Carmelite House
White Horse Lane
Tel: 0845 603 7635
Minicom: 01621 852164
The Friary Playcentre (Ofsted registered).
Age: For children aged two years to school age.
Opening hours : Monday to Friday, two sessions per day; 9am-12pm and 12.30pm-3.30pm.
All day sessions from 9am - 3pm.
Cost: £4 per hour for 3yrs and up; £4.50 per hour for 2yr olds.
Awarded ‘Good’ by Ofsted. 
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Rayleigh area

Adult Community Learning
132/4 High Street (above the library)
Tel: 01268 520599
Our centre in Rocheway, Rochford, is now closed. For ACL courses in this area please contact the Rayleigh centre.

Tendring area

Adult Community Learning
Main Road
CO12 4AJ
Tel:  0845 603 7635
Harwich Centre pre-school (Ofsted registered)
Age: Children aged 2 - 5 years.
Costs: £7.50 per session for 2 year olds; £7 per session for 3 and 4 year olds if not grant funded.
Opening times: 9.15am - 11.45am for 2 year olds; 9.00am - 12.00pm and 12.30pm - 3.30pm for 3 and 4 year olds.
Ofsted registered and inspected, achieved 'Good and Strong' in all areas.
Contact: Call the centre manager Carole Morgan on 01255 556208.

Adult Community Learning

St Osyth Road
CO15 3BN
Tel: 0845 603 7635
Minicom: 01255 223693
Fax:  01255 436765

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Uttlesford area 

Adult Community Learning
37 Fairycroft Road 
Saffron Walden
CB10 1ND
Tel: 01371 830245


Our centre in Thaxted has closed. For ACL courses in this area please contact the Saffron Walden centre.


Adult Community Learning

Peter Kirk
St Johns Road
CM24 8JP
Tel:  0845 603 7635
Fax: 01279 818030
At Peter Kirk there is car parking at the bottom of the drive which allows parking in front of the building.  In busier times there is an overflow car park with 40-50 spaces, including 5 disabled bays.  

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