Giving local parents and children the greatest chances in life


We are an outstanding children and parents’ centre, created to serve the needs of local parents with children under five. We provide a great number of services from ESOL courses, benefits advice, outstanding nursery education and free family activities to parenting support.

As we are a charity, founded to support the local community, all profits are invested in the improvement of families’ lives.

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Stay and Play sessions 1st Place

Stay and Play Sessions at 1st Place

Stay and Play sessions are designed to include a range of different activities from drawing and crafting to messy play and riding bikes in the garden. All these activities are created by our highly experienced staff and are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. All sessions are free and everyone is welcome to drop in and play in a friendly and casual environment.... Read on »

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