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
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.
Summer Holidays Activities Information
Great news, we are running some activities over the summer holidays, until Friday 18 August 2017, but please note that the One O'clock Club is closed for the summer for major works.
You may also wish to attend some of the summer holiday activities at Rosendale Children's Centre in Tulse Hill. They are running activities until Friday 18 August 2017.
From Monday 24 July until Friday 18 August 2017, our main site at Bentons Lane will be open for our summer activities, appointment based midwifery services, sleep clinics, Citizens Advice Bureau appointments and our support worker service.
Norwood One O'clock Club will be closed from the 24 July for several weeks for major works. We intend to resume using the One O'clock building from the week starting the 4 September 2017. We will update this website as more information becomes available.
From Monday 21 August till Friday 1 September our buildings will be closed and all staff will be on leave. Staff return on Monday 4 September 2017 for two training days.
Our new program of activities will start from Wednesday 6 September 2017 and our new timetable will be on this website by Friday 18 August 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.
Look out for our new courses starting in September 2017
Borough Wide Support - Information Downloads
Milk Spots. Drop- in breast feeding groups
Autism Advice Drop- in sessions
Occupational Health Drop- in clinic
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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