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.

We are pleased to announce that our new nursery, 1st Place at Lorrimore Square, will be opening on the first week of November and our experienced staff are ready to welcome new children.

Latest news

Atelierista Blog Child Drawing

The role of the Atelierista

Our Atelierista is an Early Years Educator with a background in the arts and over 10 years of experience. She works with small groups of children across our three nurseries and is responsible for creating different projects to introduce new concepts to the children, spark their curiosity and establish a new explorative way of learning. ... Read on »

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