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.

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Please note that our activity groups can change each half term. Please do check the timetable before you plan to go a group, to avoid disappointment.

Please click here for our timetable for services starting from Tuesday 18 April 2017.

Children benefit from play within a safe environment, where they can build upon what they already know. The activities provided support children in their overall 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.

Course, Workshop and Advice Clinic Information Downloads.

Sleep Clinic Service on Wednesdays from April to 14 June 2017.

Weaning Workshops on Wednesdays from April to June 2017

Helping Children to Understand Their Emotions Workshop - Friday 26 April 2017

For ESOL Learners. Best Start for Boys course starting on Thursday 4 May 2017

Stepping Stones to Nursery Programme starting on Monday 8 May 2017

Sew and Sell Course starting on Wednesday 10 May 2017

Being a Parent course starting on Thursday 11 May 2017

Paths to Work one to one sessions. Thursdays starting in May 2017

Setting Positive Boundaries Workshop - Friday 12 May 2017


Borough Wide Support -  Information Downloads

Milk Spots. Drop- in breast feeding groups

Autism Advice Drop- in sessions

Autism Advice Drop-ins. April to July 2017

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 a 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.


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