Group based children’s centre activities are suspended until further notice due to Covid 19. The new variant of covid 19, the very high transmission rates and the high rates of infection at a local level mean that it is no longer possible for us to offer group based children’s centre services such as small group stay and play and baby explorer sessions. Courses for adults such as ESOL and parenting will also not be delivered in children’s centres at the moment. If you have registered for a course a member of the children’s centre team or one of the course organisers will be in touch with you directly to discuss alternative options for you.
Health services such as ante and postnatal appointments and Health Review meetings for your baby or toddler will continue to be offered in children’s centres by appointment.
Other services such as support from a Better Start worker, Training and Employment advisor or the Citizen’s Advice service will be available by phone or online. We will continue to provide services such as early learning packs and activities, and ideas for things for you and your children to do together at home. Services such as Chattertime groups and breastfeeding support groups will continue to be available online.
We will continue to review the position, and will resume group sessions as soon as it is safe for you and for our staff teams.
Our Children’s Centre locations are at Maytree, Clapham Manor and Tree House (on Holmewood site), running sessions from The Windmill 1 O'Clock Club and Agnes Riley Gardens. We run activities for all children from birth to 5 years old and their parents/carers and childminders. Many of our regular sessions are term time only. However, we do have a holiday programme of activities including trips. Please call in to our centres to pick up a timetable of these.
Our welcoming and friendly team offer many sessions with fun activities and plenty of events for the whole family all year round. See our current programme for details. We provide baby changing facilities at all centres and all of our centres are breastfeeding friendly.
We have a team of professionals to support you and can offer advice on your child’s health, development and care. Contact us for further information. We have free internet access at all of our centres.
You can get support for situations that may affect your family life such as:
challenges you face being a parent
helping your child to share
starting a new school
finding a job
training and learning new skills
having a family member with a disability
understanding your child’s behaviour and how to help them
applying for and understanding benefits
understanding more about your child’s learning and development
Most people who come just want time to meet other people in a friendly place where their children can play together. Please come along and meet other families.