Children's Centres (Southwark)

Children's Centres (Southwark)

At a glance

Causes

  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Local / community
  • Poverty relief
  • Social care

Other details

Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

Children's centres provide advice and support for parents and carers. Their services are available to you from pregnancy right through to when your child goes into reception class at primary school.

The Children's Centres in Southwark are:

Bankside

  • Coin Street Family and Children's Centre

Bermondsey

  • Kintore Way Children's Centre
  • South Bermondsey Children and Parent Centre

Camberwell

  • Crawford Primary School and Children's Centre
  • South Camberwell Children's Centre
  • The Grove Children and Family Centre

Dulwich

  • Dulwich Wood Nursery School and Children's Centre

Kennington

  • Bishops House Children's Centre

Nunhead

  • Ivydale Primary School and Children's Centre

Peckham

  • Ann Bernadt Nursery School and Children's Centre
  • East Peckham Children's Centre
  • Rye Oak Primary School and Children's Centre

Rotherhithe

  • Pilgrims' Way Primary School and Children's Centre
  • Rotherhithe Children and Family Centre

Walworth

  • 1st Place Children and Parents' Centre
  • Victory Primary School and Children's Centre

Activities

Services offered at all children's centres:

Children's centres are developed in line with the needs of the local community, so all centres are different. However, there's a core set of services they must provide:

  • Child and family health services, ranging from health visitors to breastfeeding support.
  • Most centres offer high quality childcare and early learning - those that don't can help advise on local childcare options.
  • Advice on parenting, local childcare options and access to specialist services for families¬†like speech therapy, healthy eating advice or help with managing money.¬†
  • Help for you to find work or training opportunities, using links to local Jobcentre Plus offices and training providers.

The services available to you will depend on your local area. At many children's centres you can:

  • See a dentist, dietician or physiotherapist.
  • Visit the 'stop smoking' clinic.
  • Get faster access to expert advice, support and short-term breaks if your child has learning difficulties or disabilities.
  • Talk to Citizens Advice.
  • Take parenting classes.
  • Improve your English, if it's not your first language, with someone from your own culture.

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