Giving local parents and children the greatest chances in life

Welcome

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.

Latest news

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Free swimming sessions for children

Southwark Council announced a new free swim and gym programme for local residents. Children under five will be able to attend swimming sessions free of charge at set times.... Read on »

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