From high quality play and learning sessions to support your child’s learning and development to parenting programmes on topics such as getting your child school ready, 1st Place offers a wide range of activities and opportunities for you and your child.

Our full timetable is below. Please note that:

  • There will be no Chattertime or Stay and Play at 1st Place Children and Parents’ Centre on Fri 14 Dec 2018.
  • Park College (formerly Bishop’s House) – Our last session before Christmas is on Mon 17 Dec 2018. We will return on Mon 7 Jan 2019.
  • Aylesbury House Centre – Our last session before Christmas is on Tues 18 Dec 2018. We will return on Tues 8 Jan 2019.
  • Movers and Shakers – Our last session before Christmas is on Tues 18 Dec 2018. We will return on Tues 8 Jan 2019.
  • Bermondsey Village Hall – Our last session before Christmas is on Thrs 13 Dec. We will return on Thrs 10 Jan 2019.
  • Friday Stay and Play at 1st Place Children and Parents’ Centre – Our last session before Christmas is on Fri 21 Dec. We will return on Fri 4 Jan 2019.
  • Victory Children’s Centre is temporarily closed.

Monday

01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Baby Clinic at Manor Place Surgery

1 Manor Place, SE17 3BD See a Health Visitor and check your baby's health and development. No appointment is necessary but please be there on time. Please note that this session is term-time only. 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. Please note that this session is term-time only. For more information, please call 020 7525 2000.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stay and Play at 1st Place at Park College

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. Please note that this session is term-time only. There will be no sessions between 18 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019 (inclusive).
For more information please call Judy Morris (Early Years Practitioner) on 020 7740 8070.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Chattertime at 1st Place

1st Place Children and Parents' Centre, Chumleigh Street, Burgess Park, SE5 0RN
Are you concerned about your child’s communication and language development? Come and meet our friendly team who can offer tips and advice, or make referrals for more intense sessions if needed. This session is run jointly by a Speech and Language Therapist and an Early Years Practitioner. Please note that this session is term-time only. There will be no session on Friday 14 December.
For more information, please contact Libby Maurice (Early Years Practitioner) on 020 7740 8070.

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Baby Clinic at the Aylesbury Health Centre

Taplow House, Thurlow Street SE17 2UN
See a Health Visitor and check your baby's health and development. No appointment is necessary but please be there on time. Please note that there will be no sessions between 19 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019 (inclusive). From Jan 2019, Baby Clinic will take place from 11.30am-2.30pm.
For more information, please contact the Health Visiting team on 020 3049 8710/8707.

Tuesday

01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Movers and Shakers at 1st Place

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. Please note that this session is term-time only. There will be no sessions between 19 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019 (inclusive) or Tues 2 April.
For more information please contact Judy Morris (Senior Early Practitioner) on 0207 740 8070

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. Please note that this session is term-time only. There will be no sessions between 19 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019 (inclusive) or Tues 2 April.
For more information please call Judy Morris (Senior Early Years Practitioner) on 020 7740 8070.

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Creative Families at 1st Place

1st Place Children and Parents' Centre, Chumleigh Street, Burgess Park, SE5 0RN
15 Jan – 12 Feb 2019. A 10-week therapeutic art programme delivered in partnership with The South London Gallery, Parental Mental Health Team and local Children’s Centre.
By referral only. Please call Kate Tidnam (Parental Mental Health team) on 07583 742 365 or 020 3228 9800.

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. Please note that there will be no sessions between 19 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019 (inclusive). To book an appointment, please call the Health Visiting team on 020 3049 8713 or 020 3049 8785.

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

ESOL – English Classes at 1st Place

1st Place Children and Parents' Centre, Chumleigh Street, Burgess Park, SE5 0RN
2 Jan - 24 July 2019. Free term-time only English classes for parents with crèche provision. Please note that this course is fully booked.
To register your interest in future ESOL classes, please call Kim Randell (Outreach and Administrator) on 020 7740 8070 to book a time slot.

09:00 AM - 11:00 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.  

09:00 PM - 12:00 PM

ESOL – English Classes at 1st Place 

1st Place Children and Parents' Centre, Chumleigh Street, Burgess Park, SE5 0RN
2 Jan - 24 July 2019. Free term-time only English classes for parents with crèche provision. Please note that this course is fully booked.
To register your interest in future ESOL classes, please call Kim Randell (Outreach and Administrator) on 020 7740 8070 to book a time slot.  

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 (To be confirmed)

Elba Place, Rodney Road SE17 1PT
A fun and creative session for children and their families to support school/nursery readiness. Please note that this session is term-time only. A Nutrition Advice session will take place on 27 March 2019. There will be no session on Weds 13 Feb.
For more information, please call Fatema Khatun (Early Years Practitioner) on 020 7740 8070.

Thursday

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Baby Time Group at Victory CC (To be confirmed)

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. Please note that this session is term-time only. A Starting Solids session will take place on 10 Jan, 7 Feb and 7 March 2019.
For more information, please contact Libby Maurice (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. A Starting Solids session will take place on 17 Jan and 21 Feb 2019. Please note that there will be no sessions between 19 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019 (inclusive).
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.

02:00 PM - 04:00 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. Please note that there will be no sessions between 14 Dec 2018 - 9 Jan 2019 (inclusive).
For more information, please call Judy Morris (Senior Early Years Practitioner) 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
Does your child cry all the time? Do they have problems sleeping? Do they often suffer from colds or eczema? This could be 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 check your baby's health and development. No appointment is necessary but please be there on time. From Jan 2019, please note that Baby Clinic will take place from 11.30am-2.30pm.
For more information, please contact the Health Visiting team on 020 3049 8710/8707.

11:30 AM - 02:30 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.

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. There will be no sessions on Friday 14 December, and 24 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019 (inclusive). A Nutrition Advice will take place on 22 Feb.
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
8 Feb - 22 March 2019. Part of the ‘Eat Better Start Better’ programme. Learn basic food hygiene and safety skills, nutrition knowledge, new cooking skills, budgeting and shopping. Please note that this session is term-time only.
By referral only. Please call Judy Morris (Senior Early Years Practitioner) on 020 7740 8070.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Chattertime at 1st Place

1st Place Children and Parents' Centre, 12 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 fruit to share. Please note that this session is term-time only. There will be no session on Friday 14 December. For more information, please contact Judy Morris (Senior Early Years Practitioner) on 020 7740 8070.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Chatter Box at Victory CC (To be confirmed)

Elba Place, Rodney Road SE17 1PT Are you concerned about your child’s communication and language development? Come and meet our friendly team who can offer tips and advice, plus make referrals for more intense sessions if needed. Please note that this session is term-time only. For more information, please contact Libby Maurice (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. Please note that this session is term-time only.
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. Please note that there will be no sessions between Fri 30 Nov 2018 - Fri 18 Jan 2019.
To book a place, please contact Kim Randell (Outreach and Administrator) on 020 7740 8070.

Saturday

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Stay and Play at 1st Place

1st Place Children and Parents' Centre, Chumleigh Street, SE5 0RN
Come along on 12 and 26 Jan, 9 and 23 Feb, 9 and 23 March 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.

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.