Kingswood Children's Centre

Gipsy Hill

We offer a range of activities to support your child's development including parent workshops and courses.

Children's Centre Contact Details

Kingswood Children's Centre
18 Bentons Lane, SE27 9UD
Tel: 0203 409 0704

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 4.30pm.
We close for four weeks of the year. Two weeks in August, one week in December and one week in April.
We are not open on Bank Holidays.

Please note that our activity groups can change each half term. To avoid disappointment please check our current timetable before you make plans to go to one of our groups.

Click here for our February Half Term information (Monday 12- Friday 16 February 2018)

 Click here for our new timetable of activities starting on Monday 19 February 2018

Great news, we are now running two Baby Explorer groups, which means that more families can access our lovely centre !  Please see our timetable for more information.



Food Bank

Your nearest Food Bank is Norwood Food Bank which is at St Lukes Church and is open on Tuesdays 10am -1pm and Fridays. It is advisable to get a food bank voucher from us first, but if feel unable to do so, you can visit the food bank and they will ask you to speak to their advice worker about your situation and they will then issue you with a voucher to be used on the day.

St Luke's Church

Knights Hill

West Norwood, London, SE27 0HS.

General enquiries

Elizabeth Maytom
07722 121108


Children learn from play within a safe but stimulating environment. The activities provided support children in their developmental needs in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage. Staff support parents to understand their child's development and provide a range of activities for children and parents to enjoy.

Parent Courses /Workshops/Advice Clinics

Parent courses, workshops and advice clinics are designed to help parents support their children, and to support parents to develop their employment skills.  We run workshops and courses on topics related to health, such as weaning and healthy sleep pattern advice. We run courses to support developing spoken and written English for people whose English is not their first language. Some courses teach strategies and techniques to deal with challenging behavior and developing positive and helpful boundaries with your child. We also offer courses that develop skills to find employment either now or in the future.

Courses, Workshop and Advice Clinic Information Downloads.

Sleep Clinic Service on Wednesdays till the 30 March 2018.

Weaning Workshops - next session on Monday 19 February 2018

Citizens Advice Bureau appointments from January to March 2018

New courses

Being a Parent course starting Thursday 18 January 2018

Sew and Sell Course starting Wednesday 17 January 2018- New Students only.

Paths to Work.  Support in planning your journey to starting work. Various dates from mid February 2018


Borough Wide Support -  Information Downloads

Milk Spots. Drop-in breast feeding groups

Autism Advice Drop-in sessions

Autism Advice Drop-ins. from January to March 2018

Occupational Health Drop-in clinic

Occupational Health Drop - in clinic


Family Support 

Are you a parent with a child aged 0-4 years?

If you have a child aged 0-4 and would like support on a range of issues including, social housing and homelessness, state benefits and employment, childcare, or developing your parenting skills and understanding of your child’s development, please contact Eunice Millet our Outreach Worker on  0743 5761 242. She can visit you at home or you can make an appointment to attend a 1-1 meeting at the Centre.


Midwifery Care and Pregnancy Support

Two midwifery groups offer antenatal clinic appointments at Kingswood Children's Centre as part of King's College Hospital's maternity services: Birchtree and Horizon.

Birchtree (formerly known as the Brierley midwives) are based at the Children's Centre and offer caseload care, mainly for women in the West Norwood/Tulse Hill/West Dulwich area. In accordance with the National Maternity Review for Better Births.  This service is designed to allow women to get to know their named midwife and have greater continuity during labour, birth and at home in the postnatal period. Birchtree midwives primarily care for women who are interested in or planning to give birth at home; who have complex mental health needs; or who require additional continuity.

If you would like to contact the Birchtree midwives to discuss your care, or would like to find out more about the criteria, availability or self-referrals, please call 0203 409 0704 and select option 1.

Maternity Voices

Feedback from those who have accessed maternity services, pregnancy, pregnancy losses and births at Kings Denmark Hill or at home in the last 2 years. We want feedback on what went well and what could be improved.  We have a Facebook page


Recommended Websites

Child development guide with videos

Child development guid

Speech and language information

Nutrition information

Potty training advice

Breast feeding support

Quick tips for parents available in 17 Languages

NHS health information


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    7 February 2018: Today was our Workshare Assembly!  25 January 2018: Today we worked individually, in pairs or in groups to make a 3D dinosaur model out of recycling materials. Look at our amazing hard work! 22 January 2018: On Friday 19th January Year 1 went on the school trip to The Natural History Museum. We had a wonderful time. We found out lots of interesting facts about dinosaurs. 14 December 2017: Today we made African shakers.  7 December 2017: Today was Christmas Jumper day! 27 November 2017: We worked in pairs to create a map based on the story 'Handa's Surprise.' 21 November 2017: Today we were learning about verbs and adverbs. Verbs are doing words, they end in -ing. Adverbs describe a verb. They end in - ly.​ Today we used our animal masks and listened to Miss Morrow's instructions. The lions were sleeping silently. The zebras were running quickly.  The cheetahs were crawling quietly. 17 November 2017: In Linnet Class we have created African animal masks. In Linnet Class we have been working with a specialist art teacher to create African prints. In Linnet Class we created African sunset pictures.  08 November 2017: Today it was our workshare assembly. We presented to our grown ups all of the learning we have been doing in class. 06 November 2017: Today in Linnet class we found out information about African animals and then worked in groups to create a poster.​   02 November 2017: This week in PE we were role playing being different African animals. We were crawling, pouncing, stomping, reaching, jumping, swimming and roaring. 31 October 2017: Today we were very lucky as we had an African story telling afternoon! We learnt about the African story 'Anansi and the Bananas.' We got to be characters in the story, such as elephants, tigers and monkeys. We also had a go at playing djembe​ drums. We had a wonderful time! 30 October 2017: Today Linnet class went on an adventure to Africa!  20 October 2017:  In Linnet class we have been doing research on different jobs. We found out about teachers, police officers, fire fighters, and farmers. Yesterday, the school nurse came to visit the year 1 children. She told us all about how we can keep our bodies healthy. We asked her questions such as: Hani: How do you keep healthy? Renad: How do you keep fit? Corey: How do you get to sleep at night? September 2017: Linnet class have made a productive start to the year and have taken no time in settling down into life in Year 1. In Maths, we have learnt about the value of number, including 1 more and 1 less as well as greater than and less than. In our first topic, ‘Me, Myself and I,’ we have been talking about our families and thinking about how we are the same and how we are different. We also painted self-portraits. Come and see our work on display in the classroom! We can’t wait to share our learning with you at our first workshare assembly on Wednesday 8th November at 10.30am.​

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