1st Place is an Outstanding Children and Parents’ Centre Serving the SE17, SE5 and SE11 Areas

We offer a wide range of services, information and encouragement to families expecting a baby or with children under five. Including family support, play and family learning as well as adult education opportunities. All in a warm, safe and supportive environment. Everyone is welcome, however small or great the need. You can read about it here.

We provide full day care, five days a week, at three lovely nurseries 1st Place Children and Parents’ Centre in Walworth, 1st Place at Cambridge House in Camberwell and 1st Place at Lorrimore in Walworth. We also offer funded, part-time only places for 2 – 3 years olds. Our approach to education is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. You can read about it here.

Our Story

We were founded in 2003, with charitable status, and were born from the vision of local children and parents as part of the Aylesbury Sure Start programme. 

Today, long-lasting, supportive relationships with our families and their children lie at the heart of what we do. Many continue to support us, even when they have moved out of the area. And many of our staff began their links with us as parents.

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Mission and Vision

We have a vision of a strong community where every parent and child is given the chance to realise their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.

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Meet the Team

Meet the team behind 1st Place.

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If you feel you share our values and vision, we’d love to here from you.

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We have established long-standing partnerships with esteemed medical professionals, counsellors, leading universities and other children’s centres to fully meet the needs of our local community.

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