At 1st Place we know that bringing up young children can be difficult, and at times it can feel overwhelming. Whatever your situation, we will try to help.

We work with lots of other professionals, so even if we cannot help directly we can often introduce you to someone else who can. 1st Place can also help you gain more skills so that you can support your child as they develop and learn, though our fun play learning activities or sessions run by health services. We help parents prepare for work or higher education though a range of courses and employment advice. We will look after your child in our on-site crèche while you attend training or advice services.

Take a look at our term-time timetable for Sept-Dec 2018.

Activities

We all know the early years of a child’s life are the most important phase of their development. That’s why 1st Place provides lots of opportunities for you and your child to learn through play, from birth to when they go to nursery or school. There is no need to book for these sessions – just drop in! Keep checking this page because new activities and events are planned every term. And remember, our Chumleigh site has a Sensory Room and a huge covered sandpit (Bananas on the Beach) open for you, free of charge, every Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm.


 

Learning

If you are a parent with a child under five years of age, looking for the chance to develop your skills and knowledge, 1st Place can help. From English classes to parenting courses, there are always courses or training opportunities to develop your skills in supporting your child or to help you return to work or education. We also provide free childcare when you attend.


 

Support

Bringing up children is not easy and all parents struggle at times. Whatever the issue, we will try to help. We know that sometimes all you need is a friendly face and a listening ear while, at other times, you may need some expert help to move forward. As well as having our own Family Support team, at 1st Place we work with a range of local professionals who can provide advice and support.

So if you’re feeling stressed, worried or down call Elena the Family Support Manager on 0207 740 8070 for more information.


 

Timetable

During the summer holidays, we have a special programme of activities.

Our term-time timetable for Sept – Dec 2018 can be found below:

Monday

01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Baby Clinic at Manor Place Surgery

1 Manor Place, SE17 3BD
See a Health Visitor and find out how your baby is doing. No appointment is necessary but please be there on time.
For more information, please contact Manor Place Surgery on 020 7708 6599.

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Book Start session at Brandon Library

Maddock Way, Cooks Road, SE17 3NH
Come and have fun reading books with your children.
For more information, please call 020 7525 2000.

09:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Baby Clinic at the Aylesbury Health Centre

Taplow House, Thurlow Street SE17 2UN
See a Health Visitor and find out how your baby is doing. No appointment is necessary but please be there on time.
For more information, please contact the Health Visiting team on 020 3049 8710/8707.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stay and Play at Bishop’s House

5 Kennington Park Place, SE11 4AS
A fun and creative session, for children and their families, to support school/nursery readiness. Please bring a piece of fruit to share.
For more information please call Judy Morris (Early Years Practitioner) on 020 7740 8070.

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

ESOL English classes at Victory CC

Elba Place, Rodney Road, SE17 1PT.
Free English Classes with Reprezent UK for parents with crèche provision. Please book in advance to secure your place. Enrolment day TBC.
To book a time slot, please call Kim (Outreach and Administrator) on 020 7740 8070.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chattertime at 1st Place

1st Place Children and Parents' Centre, Chumleigh Street, Burgess Park, SE5 0RN
A Stay and Play session to support early communication skills. We welcome families who have queries about their child’s speech and would like some tips and advice. Please bring a piece of fruit to share.
For more information, please contact Libby Maurice (Early Years Practitioner) on 020 7740 8070.

Tuesday

01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Movers and Shakers at Victory CC

1st Place Children and Parents' Centre, Chumleigh Street, Burgess Park, SE5 0RN
Is your baby too small for Stay and Play? Movers and Shakers is the next step from Baby Time where you can watch your baby explore and begin to make friends. Our Early Years Practitioners are available to offer support and advice, and lead story and singing time. For moving babies, crawlers and unsteady walkers. Please bring fruit to share.
For more information please contact Judy Morris (Senior Early Practitioner) on 0207 740 8070

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

About Boys Course at Victory CC

Elba Place, Rodney Road SE17 1PT
From 6 - 27 November 2018, join us for a parenting course where you will learn ways to support your son’s learning, development and behaviour.
Please call Kim (Outreach and Administrator) on 020 7740 8070 to book a place.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stay and Play at Aylesbury Health Centre

Aylesbury Health Centre, Taplow House, Thurlow Street SE17 2UN
A fun, creative session for children and their families to support nursery/school readiness. A Nutrition Advice Session will take place on 25 Sept. Please bring fruit to share.
For more information please call Judy Morris (Senior Early Years Practitioner) on 020 7740 8070.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Happy Parents, Happy Families at Victory CC

Elba Place, Rodney Road, SE17 1PT
From 18 Sept - 16 Oct, join us for a parenting course exploring ways to address parental stress, coping strategies and sources of support.
To book a place, please call Kim (Outreach and Administrator) on 020 7740 8070.

Wednesday

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Antenatal Classes at the Aylesbury Health Centre

Aylesbury Health Centre, Taplow House, Thurlow Street, SE17 2UN
A group run by the Health Visiting team, providing information and support for parents to be. By appointment only.
To book an appointment, please call the Health Visiting team on 020 3049 8713 or 020 3049 8785.

09:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Rose Voucher for fruit and vegetables at 1st Place

1st Place Children and Parents' Centre, Chumleigh Street, Burgess Park, SE5 0RN
Register and collect your Rose vouchers to access fresh fruit and vegetables at East Street Market.
To find out if you qualify, please contact 020 7740 8070.  

10:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Advising Communities at 1st Place

1st Place Children and Parents' Centre, Chumleigh Street, Burgess Park, SE5 0RN
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month for a free confidential and independent advice service for families who are pregnant or have children under five years old. Advice on welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment law, immigration and other areas of law. If you do not speak English and require an interpreter, please contact us in advance. Alternatively, a telephone interpreter can be provided on the day.
Please call in the morning to book an appointment slot on 020 7740 8070.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stay and Play at Victory CC

Elba Place, Rodney Road SE17 1PT
A fun and creative session for children and their families to support school/nursery readiness.
For more information please call Fatema Khatun (Early Years Practitioner) on 020 7740 8070.

10:00 PM - 12:30 PM

ESOL – English Classes at 1st Place 

Free English classes for parents with crèche provision. Please book in advance to secure your place. Enrolment day TBC. Please call Kim (Outreach and Administrator) on 020 7740 8070 to book a time slot.  

Thursday

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Baby Clinic at the Aylesbury Health Centre

Aylesbury Health Centre, Taplow House, Thurlow Street, SE17 2UN
See a Health Visitor and find out how your baby is doing. No appointment is necessary but please be there on time.
For more information, please contact the Health Visiting team on 020 3049 8710/8707.

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Stay and Play at Bermondsey Village Hall

Bermondsey Village Hall, Kirby Grove SE1 3TD
A fun, creative session for children and their families to support school/nursery readiness. Please bring fruit to share.
For more information, please call Judy Morris (Senior Early Years Practitioner) on 020 7740 8070.

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

New Baby Group at the Aylesbury Health Centre

Aylesbury Health Centre, Taplow House, Thurlow Street, SE17 2UN
Meet other parents and participate in sessions on a range of topics. For babies up to 10 months.
For more information, please visit the Aylesbury Health Centre or contact Caroline (Child Development Worker) on 020 3049 8707/8710. 

01:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Advising Communities (Spanish speaking) at 1st Place

1st Place Children and Parents' Centre, Chumleigh Street, Burgess Park, SE5 0RN
Free confidential and independent advice service for families who are pregnant or have children under five years old, who require advice in Spanish. Advice on welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment law, immigration and other areas of law. Advice provided in Spanish only.
To book a slot, please call in the morning on 020 7740 8070.

09:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Osteopathy for Children with the University College of Osteopathy Clinic

1st Place Children and Parents' Centre, Chumleigh Street, Burgess Park, SE5 0RN
If your child cries all the time, does not sleep well, often gets colds, suffers eczema, seems very unhappy, etc. this is the service for you. Free of charge to families in receipt of Universal Credit.
For a referral, please speak to your Health Visitor or call the 1st Place Family Support team on 020 7740 8070. 

09:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Baby Clinic at Villa Street

Villa Street, 47 Villa Street SE17 2EL
See a Health Visitor and find out how your baby is doing. No appointment is necessary but please be there on time.
For more information, please contact the Health Visiting team on 020 3049 8710/8707.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Baby Time Group at Victory CC

Elba Place, Rodney Road SE17 1PT
A group for parents with non-moving babies. Meet other parents and professionals for advice on your baby’s developmental needs.
For more information, please contact Libby Maurice (Early Years Practitioner) on 020 7740 8070.

Friday

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Stay and Play at 1st Place

1st Place Children and Parents' Centre, Chumleigh Street, SE5 0RN
A fun, creative session for children and their families to support nursery/school readiness. Please bring fruit to share.
For more information, please contact Judy Morris (Senior Early Years Practitioner) on 020 7740 8070.

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Rose Voucher for Fruit and Vegetables at 1st Place

1st Place Children and Parents' Centre, Chumleigh Street, SE5 0RN
Register and collect your Rose vouchers to access fresh fruit and vegetables at East Street Market.
To find out if you qualify, please contact 020 7740 8070.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cook and Eat at Aylesbury Health Centre

Aylesbury Health Centre, Taplow House, Thurlow Street, SE17 2UN
Join us on 28 Sept - 9 Nov 2018 for a course that is part of the Eat Better Start Better programme. Gain basic food hygiene and safety skills, gain nutrition knowledge, and learn new skills in cooking, budgeting and shopping.
To book a place, please contact Kim (Outreach and Administrator) on 020 7740 8070.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Chattertime at Victory CC

Victory Children's Centre, Elba Place, Rodney Road, SE17 1PT
A Stay and Play session to support early communication skills, we welcome families who have queries about their child’s speech and would like some tips and advice. Please bring fruit to share.
For more information, please contact Judy Morris (Senior Early Years Practitioner) on 020 7740 8070.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Baby and Toddler Stay and Play at Brandon Library

Brandon Library, Maddock Way, Cooks Road SE17 3NH
A Stay and Play session for children and their families. 
For more information, please contact 020 7525 2000.

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Sleep Clinic at 1st Place

1st Place Children and Parents' Centre, Chumleigh Street, SE5 0RN 11am, 12pm & 1pm
Join us at 11am, 12pm and 1.00pm. If your child is finding it difficult to sleep, this is the clinic for you. For a referral, please speak to your Health Visitor.
To book a place, please contact Kim (Outreach and Administrator) on 020 7740 8070.

Saturday

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Stay and Play

1st Place Children and Parents' Centre, Chumleigh Street, SE5 0RN
Come along on 8 Sept, 22 Sept, 6 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 17 Nov, 1 Dec and 15 Dec for a Stay and Play session. Children and their families welcome. Please bring fruit to share. 
For more information, please contact Judy Morris (Senior Early Years Practitioner) on 020 7740 8070.

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CynthiaCynthia
My name is Cynthia and I was referred to 1st Place by my Health Visitor. I spoke to Elena the Family Support Manager, she introduced me to Caterina for counselling, and I met Sabrina the Family Support worker. They have made arrangements for my son to see the Speech and Language therapist. Aleena the Family Support worker has helped me with my temporary accommodation. 1st Place Children & Parents centre have been supporting me and my family so much. Therefore I say a big thanks to all your supportive works for making my family happy.
ShopieShopie
I have been worried about my son's non-progress with starting to talk, lack of words at nearly 17 months old and increasing tantrums since the early age of 11 months. So we were referred to Chattertime at 1st Place. The group feels very welcoming and completely unrestricted; we are free to carry on with our child's routine and encouraged to improve their behaviour, with lots of hands-on advice. I now find this group invaluable, even after only 2 months of attendance. I hope that continuing these sessions will show me how to encourage more of better communication from my son!
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By coming to Bishops House stay and play my son is meeting new children and learning new things!
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Me and my son enjoy coming to Bishops House stay ad play. My son has learnt a lot since coming, he has learnt to talk more and sing. I have noticed a big chance in him coming here.