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 full timetable below to see which sessions are of interest to you.

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

Monday

01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Manor Place Surgery

Baby Clinic at Manor Place Surgery

1 Manor Place SE17 3BD

1:30 – 3pm (term time only)

Visit the baby clinic and Health Visiting team to find out how your baby is doing. Be there on time no appointment Necessary.

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Brandon Library

Book Start session at Brandon Library

Maddock Way, Cooks Road SE17 3NH

2 – 3.30pm (term time only)

Come and have fun reading books with your children.

Please call on 020 7525 2000 if you need more information.

09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
1st Place

Free Counselling Service at 1st Place with Place 2be

9am3pm

A counselling service offering support to mums, dads, grandparents, stepparents and carers. Crèche is provided free of charge.

To make an appointment, or to find out more please call 1st Place reception on 0207 740 8070

09:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Aylesbury Health Centre

Baby Clinic at the Aylesbury Health Centre

Taplow House, Thurlow Street SE17 2UN

9:30 – 11:30am

Visit the baby clinic and Health Visiting team to find out how your baby is doing.

Be there on time no appointment is necessary. For more information contact the Health Visiting Team on 0203 8710/8707

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Victory CC

ESOL – English Classes at Victory CC with Reprezent UK

Elba Place, Rodney Road, SE17 1PT

10am12:30pm (term time only)

Free English Classes for parents with crèche provision!

Please call Kim Outreach and Administrator on: 0207 740 8070 to book a time slot. Enrolment Day Wednesday 10th January at 1st Place.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bishop’s House

Stay and Play at Bishop’s House

5 Kennington Park Place SE11 4AS

10am – 12:00pm

A fun and creative session, for children and their families, to support school/nursery readiness. Please bring a fruit to share.

For more information please call Judy Morris – Early Years Practitioner on 0207 740 8070

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1st Place

Chattertime Session at 1st Place Children and Parents Centre

10:30 – 12pm (term time only)

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 fruit to share.

For more information please call Libby Maurice – Early Years Practitioner on 0207 740 8070

Tuesday

01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Victory CC

Movers and Shakers at Victory CC

Elba Place, Rodney Road SE17 1PT

1:30 – 3pm

By popular demand a group for moving babies. Crawlers and unsteady walkers welcome. Is your baby a bit small for Stay and Play? Movers and Shakers is the next step from Baby Time. A new lively session for bigger babies. 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. Please bring a fruit to share.

For more information please call Judy Morris – Senior Early Practitioner on 0207 740 8070

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Victory CC

Family Math’s Functional Skills at Victory CC

Elba Place, Rodney Road SE17 1PT

16th January to 27th March 10am12:30pm

Gain knowledge and skills to support your child’s math’s development, chances to brush up on your own maths and take a qualification. An opportunity to share experiences with other parents.

Please call Kim Children Centre Administrator on 0207 740 8070 to book a place.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aylesbury Health Centre

Aylesbury Stay and Play at Aylesbury Health Centre

Taplow House, Thurlow Street SE17 2UN

10am – 12pm (Term Time Only)

A fun and creative session, for children and their families, to support/nursery readiness. Nutrition Advice Session on Tuesday 20th February 2018. Please bring a fruit to share.

For more information please call Judy Morris Senior Early Years Practitioner on 0207 740 8070

Wednesday

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Aylesbury Health Centre

Antenatal Classes at the Aylesbury Health Centre

Taplow House, Thurlow Street, SE17 2UN

1 – 3pm

Information and support for parents to be, this group is run by the Health Visiting team and is by appointment only. Please call the Health Visiting team to book an appointment.

For more information please call the Health Visiting Team on: 0203 049 8713/0203 049 8785

10:00 AM - 13:00 PM
1st Place

Advising London Drop-in at 1st Place

10am – 1pm

A free confidential and independent advice service for families with children under five years old, or who are pregnant. Advice on welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment law, immigration and other areas of law.
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. If you do not speak English please contact us in advance if you will require an interpreter, or else a telephone interpreter can be provided on the day.

Please call in the morning to book an appointment slot on 0207 740 8070.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Victory CC

Stay and Play at Victory CC

Elba Place, Rodney Road SE17 1PT

10am –12pm (term time only)

A fun and creative session for children and their families to support school/nursery readiness. Nutrition Advice Session on Wednesday 21st March 2018.

For more information please call Fatema Khatun Early Years Practitioner on 0207 740 8070

10:00 PM - 12:30 PM
1st Place

ESOL – English Classes at 1st Place 

10am – 12:30pm (term time only)

Free English Classes for parents with crèche provision!

Please call Kim Outreach and Administrator on: 0207 740 8070 to book a time slot.

Enrolment Day Wednesday 10th January from 10 – 12:30pm

Thursday

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Bermondsey Village Hall

Stay and Play session at Bermondsey Village Hall

Kirby Grove SE1 3TD

1 – 3pm

A fun and creative session for children and their families to support school/nursery readiness. Please bring a fruit to share.

For more information please call Judy Morris Senior Early Years Practitioner on 0207 740 8070

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Aylesbury Health Centre

New Baby Group at the Aylesbury Health Centre

Taplow House, Thurlow Street, SE17 2UN

1pm – 2:30pm

Come and meet other parents and participate in sessions covering a range of interesting and relevant topics, for babies up to 10 months. Introducing Solid Foods Session on Thursday 18th Jan and 15th March 2018.

Please pop into the Aylesbury Health Centre to find out more or contact Caroline – Child Development Worker on 0203 049 8707/8710

01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
1st Place

Advising London Drop-in (for Spanish speakers)

1:30 - 4pm

A free, confidential and independent advice service for families with children under five years old, or who are pregnant, who require advice in Spanish. Advice on welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment law, immigration, and other areas of law. Advice provided in Spanish only.

Please call in the morning to book an appointment slot on 0207 740 8070.

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Victory CC

Rhyme Time at Victory CC

Elba Place, Rodney Road SE17 1PT

2pm – 3pm

Come and join in our fun Rhyme Time. Sing fun songs, make some noise, play with the parachute, dance and finish with our story for the term. Everyone welcome. This session supports language and school readiness but most of all it’s FUN.

For more information please call Judy Morris Senior Early Years Practitioner on 0207 740 8070

09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
1st Place

Osteopathy for Children with The British School of Osteopathy

From 9:30am – 1pm  

If your child cries all the time, does not sleep well, is often getting colds, suffers eczema, seems very unhappy, etc. This is the service for you.

This service is free of charge to families in receipt of Universal Credit. Please speak to your Health Visitor, or call the 1st Place Family Support Team on 0207 740 8070 for a referral. 

09:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Aylesbury Health Centre

Baby Clinic session at the Aylesbury Health Centre

Taplow House, Thurlow Street, SE17 2UN

9:30 – 2:30pm

Visit the baby clinic and find out how your baby is doing, the Health Visiting team will be there to weigh and measure your child and answer questions you may have about your baby.

Be there on time, no appointment is necessary. For more information contact the Health Visiting team on 0203049 8710/8707.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Victory CC

Baby Time Group at Victory CC

Elba Place, Rodney Road SE17 1PT

10am – 11:30am

A group for parents with non-moving babies. Meet other parents and professionals for advice on your baby’s developmental needs. Introducing Solid Foods Session Thursday 4th Jan, 1st Feb and 8th March 2018.

For more information please call Libby Maurice Early Years Practitioner on 0207 740 8070

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Bermondsey Village Hall

Chatterbox Session at Bermondsey Village Hall

Kirby Grove SE1 3TD

10am – 11:30am (term time only)

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 fruit to share.

For more information please call Judy Morris Senior Early Years Practitioner on 0207 740 8070

Friday

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
1st Place

Stay and Play at 1st Place CC

 Chumleigh Street, SE5 0RN

1pm – 3pm

A fun and creative session, for children and their families, to support school/nursery readiness. Nutrition Advice Session on Friday 19th January 2018. Please bring a fruit to share.

For more information please phone Judy Morris – Senior Early Years Practitioner on 0207 740 8070.

09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Victory CC Elba Place

About Boys Course at Victory CC

Elba Place, Rodney Road SE17 1PT

Friday 26th January to 9th February 9:30am – 11:30am (Term Time only)

Learn ways to support your son’s learning and behaviour.

Please call Kim Children Centre Administrator on 0207 740 8070 to book a place.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aylesbury Health Centre

Cook and Eat at Aylesbury Health Centre

Taplow House, Thurlow Street, SE17 2UN

Friday 26th January to 16th March 10am – 12pm (term time only)

Part of the Eat Better Start Better program. This course helps you gain basic food hygiene and Safety skills, gain nutrition knowledge, learn new skills in cooking, budgeting and shopping.

Please call Kim Children Centre Administrator on 0207 740 8070 to book a place.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1st Place

Happy Parents Happy Families at 1st Place

Friday 23rd February to 23rd March 10am – 12pm (term time only)

Explore ways to address parental stress, opportunities to look at coping strategies and sources of support.

Please call Kim Children Centre Administrator on 0207 740 8070 to book a place.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Brandon Library

Baby and Toddler Stay and Play at Brandon Library

Maddock Way, Cooks Road SE17 3NH

11am – 12pm (term time only)

A Stay and Play session for children and their families.

Please call 0207 525 2000 for more information

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
1st Place

Sleep Clinic at 1st Place

11am, 12pm & 1pm

If your child is finding it difficult to sleep this is the clinic for you. Speak to your Health Visitor for a referral.

Please call Kim Children Centre Administrator for an appointment slot on 0207 740 8070.

Saturday

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
1st Place

Family Stay and Play

Every other Saturday from 13th 27th January 10th 24th February 10th 24th March 2018

From 11am – 1pm

Call Judy Morris for more information on 0207 740 8070

You can download the Activities Sheet for January – March 2017  here: Activities Sheet January – March 2017

Featured Articles
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!
Robyn WadeRobyn Wade
By coming to Bishops House stay and play my son is meeting new children and learning new things!
Nicole SmithNicole Smith
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.