WHAT’S ON! Your guide to what’s on at the children’s centres in

Woodberry Down
Springpark Drive
London N4 2NP
T. 020 8815 3270
Clissold
One O’clock Club
Issue 6
WHAT’S ON!
Your guide to what’s on
at the children’s centres in
your neighbourhood
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What is a children’s centre?
Diary Dates
Children’s centres offer a wide range of free
fun activities for all families with children
under five. We offer 5 key services:
Healthy Lifestyles
Help for you and your family to achieve a
healthy weight and lifestyle.
• early education;
Our FREE support includes:
• childcare from 7.45am–5.45pm (charges will
apply depending on your circumstances);
• child and family health including midwives
and health visitors;
• speech and language therapists and
dieticians;
Clissold One O’clock Club
• family support and help into work.
This guide will take you through all the
activities, services and courses that our
children centres provide. Most of the services
are free, just call us on 020 8815 3270 for
more information or to make an appointment
if needed.
Hillside Children’s Centre
Slimming World
A three months of Slimming World weekly
sessions, supported by a trained slimming
world consultant. This programme
encourages healthy eating and moderate
activity through its ‘Body Magic’
programme.
St Mary’s Community Hall, 5 Defoe Road,
N16 OEP
Tuesdays 9.30am, 5.30pm or 7.30pm
Start date: January 2014
Call reception for more information
Family cook and eat course*
A six week course for families to cook and
eating together.
Redmond Community Centre, Kayani
Avenue, Hackney, N4 2HF
Fridays 9.45am–11.45am
8 November–13 December 2013
HENRY (Health, Exercise and Nutrition
for the Really Young)*
An eight week exciting programme for
parents and children, offering tips on
enjoying meals, exercise and good health.
Crèche provided. Call to book a place.
Woodberry Down Children’s Centre
Tuesdays 10am–12noon
8 October – 10 December 2013
Also running at other centres throughout
the year call for more information.
Fruit & vegetable buying group
Drop-in to the Clissold One O’clock Club
to buy fabulous, fresh, seasonal fruit and
vegetables at market stall prices. Pre-order
and pick up the following week or buy on
the day.
Clissold One O’clock Club
Tuesdays 12.30pm–4pm
Community fruit & vegetable stall
Fresh fruit and vegetables available at
market stall prices.
Parkwood Primary School, Queens Drive,
N4 2HQ
Mondays 3pm–4pm
Contact reception to book onto courses on 020 8815 3270
Woodberry Down Children’s Centre, Lilliput Building
First aid parent and baby
resuscitation
Hillside Children’s Centre
Wednesday 16 October 2013, 10am–11.30am
Wednesday 4 December 2013, 10am–11.30am
Wednesday 19 February 2014, 10am–11.30am
Woodberry Down Children’s Centre
Thursday 21 November 2013, 10am–11.30am
Thursday 30 January 2014, 10am–11.30am
Thursday 20 March 2014, 10am–11.30am
Back to Work
Volunteers assessment*
Help us to help local families! If you are
thinking of going back to work or would like
to give time to your community, this is a great
way to build confidence and experience.
We might be able to help you develop
skills in administration, childcare, premises
management and family support-drop-ins.
Woodberry Down Children’s Centre
Wednesdays 10am–12noon (appointment only)
Call Adijat on 020 8815 3273 for an
assessment or more information
Families programme
Reed in Partnership can help you gain new
skills, build your confidence and access
work experience. Reed can help you access
opportunities for you and your family and find
the job that’s right for you.
Call 020 8815 3270 for more information
For more information or to book
a place call 020 8815 3270
*Booking or registration is needed.
Adult Learning
English for speakers of other languages
(ESOL)*
To attend an ESOL course you need to join a
class that runs from September to June.
A course consists of two lots of two hour
classes per week during term times.
ESOL Entry 1 and Basic Literacy for ESOL
E2/E3*
Woodberry Down Children’s Centre
Mondays and Fridays 1pm–3pm (crèche
provided)
ESOL Entry Level 1*
Hillside Children’s Centre
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30am–11.30am
(no crèche)
DO YOU REQUIRE QUALITY
AND AFFORDABLE CHILDCARE
FOR YOUR 2-5 YEAR OLD?
Hillside and Woodberry Down Children’s Centres
currently have childcare places
Great locations for families living near Manor House
or Stamford Hill Tube Station (N4 or N16).
ICT taster sessions
Learn how to search the internet and use word
processing at beginners level.
Enrolment and crèche registration dates
Friday 8 November 2013
Friday 7 February 2014
Friday 6 June 2014
Course dates
Friday 15 November–20 December 2013
Friday 28 February–4 April 2014
Friday 13 June–18 July 2014
Woodberry Down Children’s Centre
Fridays 10am–12noon
Family learning early reading
12 week course for parents/carers who wish to
support the development of early reading with
their children.
Woodberry Down Children’s Centre
Coming Spring 2014
Some parents can claim up to 15 hours free childcare*
Level 1 award in Food Safety
One day course on basic introduction to raise
awareness of key food safety issues for home
and work.
For application forms or further information
please contact reception on 020 8815 3270
Woodberry Down Children’s Centre
Coming Spring 2014
*Childcare hours and places are subject to availability.
Cost depends on age of the child, household income, and location of residence in relation to the London Borough of Hackney.
Short breaks
News
What is a short break?
A short break is any service that allows a disabled child or young person to have an
enjoyable break away from their main carer, and gives their carer a break from their caring
responsibilities. It includes any community activity that a disabled child can enjoy.
What is the Short Breaks Hit Squad?
The Hit Squad is staffed by an occupational therapist, physiotherapist, psychologist and
speech and language therapist.
The team works with families to understand their child’s needs and help support them into
their chosen activities. We will visit the identified activity where appropriate to help support
your child into the activity. We will handover specialist advice to staff to ensure they are able
to meet your child’s specific needs. We also train organisations to empower upskill staff to
work with your child.
For more information please call 020 7014 7025.
Children and parents
with disabilities
Children and parents with disabilities are
welcome at all groups and activities. Please
call if you would like to discuss which
groups will best suit you and your child’s
needs or to request additional support to
help you to attend.
27 month review
When your child is between 2 years and 3
years of age your health visitor, early years or
children centre practitioner will invite you for a
developmental check. We call this a 27 month
review.
First Thursday of the month, 1 O’clock Club
Second Thursday of the month, John Scott
Health Centre
Third Thursday of the month,
Hillside Children’s Centre.
Have your say!
Would you like to have your say and help make
decisions about the running of the centres?
Then why not become a member of our parent’s
advisory board supporting children’s centre
work at Hillside and Woodberry Down children’s
centres.
Childcare vacancies
We currently have childcare vacancies in our early years settings at Woodberry Down
and Hillside Children’s Centres.
We believe children are active learners from birth. Our dedicated staff are committed to
providing childcare and education of the highest standard. Children become independent
learners able to work together to solve problems using an array of materials and
equipment both indoors and out.
We work closely with parents by offering home visits and settling-in sessions to smooth
the transition from home to setting. Regular parents’ meetings ensure ideas from mums
and dads support nursery activities.
Who is eligible for a place?
• Any child aged between three months and five years at Hillside Children’s Centre.
• Any child aged between two years and five years at Woodberry Down Children’s Centre.
• The child should not normally be attending any other childcare provision.
Cost
The amount you pay depends on the age of your child and your household income.
You may be eligible for up to 15 hours of free childcare if you have a child over the age
of 2 years of age.
Who should I contact?
For more information and an application form call Woodberry Down Children’s Centre
on 020 8815 3270 or visit www.learningtrust.co.uk/childrens_centres and click
‘Applying for a nursery place’ tab.
Fun Splash 2014
Crisis parent support service
Funsplash is a playscheme offering fun and exciting activities both indoors and
outdoors for children aged between four and ten years.
Are you ready to look for a Job but not sure
where to start? Did you know that Crisis
Parents Support Service Can Help?
Dates: Time: Cost: Who is eligible?
Single homeless (or previously homeless)
parents
The Support Will Include:
• Personal support to build your confidence
• Access to grants to help with training or
starting a new job
• Expert benefits and housing advice
Call us on 020 7486 3846/07584 566016 or
Email: [email protected]
Easter Half term: 7–17 April 2014
Summer: 4–8 and 11–15 August 2014
9.00am to 5.30pm.
£10.00 per day for Hackney residents (no sibling concessions).
£15.00 per day for Non-Hackney residents
How to book: All bookings will be required to pay the full fees for each week booked in
advance. Payments must be made by cash or cheque with guarantee card.
Booking will take place in January for February playscheme at Woodberry Down Children’s
Centre, The Lilliput Building, Spring Park Drive, N4 2NP. Please bring proof of address to the
booking session. For further information please call Gail on 020 8815 3270
Funsplash also offers respite places and can take professional referrals. A limited number of
places are available. For further information please call Laura on 020 8815 3270
Venue
Monday
Tuesday
Woodberry
Down Early
Years
Childcare & Education
7.45am–5.45pm
Childcare & Education
7.45am–5.45pm
Under 1’s group
10am–11.30am (term time only)
Music and movement
1.30pm–2.15pm (term time only)
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Childcare & Education
7.45am–5.45pm
Childcare & Education
7.45am–5.45pm
Childcare & Education
7.45am–5.45pm
Childminders drop-in
3rd Wednesday of the month
9.15am–11.15am
Messy play for 1–4 yr olds
10am–11.30am
(term time only)
Volunteers assessment*
10am–12noon (appointment only)
Woodberry
Down
Children’s
Centre
Hackney parent partnership service
(2nd & 4th Monday of the month)
9am–11am (appointment only)
Hackney Registrar* (from January 2014)
9.15am–4.15pm (appointment only)
Breast feeding drop-in for newborns
9.30am–11.30am
Postnatal clinic*: for newborns
9.30am–12noon
ESOL*
1pm–3pm
Child psychologist: First Steps*
9am–5pm
Hackney Registrar* (from January 2014)
9.15am–4.15pm (appointment only)
CAB
1st, 2nd & 3rd Tuesday of the month
10am–12.30pm
HENRY (Health, Exercise & Nutrition
for the Really Young)*
10am–12noon
Strengthening Families,
Strengthening Communities for
Turkish Speakers*
10am–1pm (term time only)
Postnatal clinic*
For newborns appointment
only
9.30am–12noon
Hackney Registrar*
(from January 2014)
9.15am–4.15pm (appointment only)
ICT*
10am–12noon (5 sessions)
ESOL*
1pm–3pm
Antenatal booking clinic*
9.30am–4pm (appointment only)
Child psychologist: First Steps*
9am–5pm
Redmond
Community
Centre
One O’clock
Club
Families cook & eat
9.45am-12.15pm (6 sessions)
Child psychologist: First Steps drop-in
1st Monday of the month
1.30pm–3pm
Under 1’s group
9.30am–11.30am (term time only)
(Hackney residents only)
Childminders drop-in
1st Monday of the month
9.45am–11.30am
Drop-in and play
12.30pm–4pm
Drop-in and play
1.30pm–4pm
Drop-in and play
12.30pm–4pm
27 month review
1st Thursday of the month
10am–12noon
Rhyme time
10am–11am (term time only)
(Hackney residents only)
Drop-in and play
12.30pm–4pm
Drop-in and play
12.30pm–4pm
Fruit & vegetable buying group
12.30pm–4pm
Please note one-to-one sessions are available with any member of our team by appointment.
*Booking or registration is needed, please call us on 020 8815 3270 for more information.
Venue
Monday
Tuesday
John Scott
Health Centre
Speech and language:
Talking Walk-in drop-in
1st Monday of the month
9.30am–11am
Health visitor drop-in clinic
(For Heron Practice clients)
9am–11am
Health visitor drop-in clinic
(For Heron Practice clients)
9am–11.30am
Health visitor drop-in clinic
(Open to all)
9.30am–11.30am
Tummy Time
run by Child Physiotherapist
9.30am–11.30am
23 October and 18 December 2013
Stay and play with toy library
10am–11.30am (term time only)
Antenatal Clinic*
9am–4pm
Barton House
Health visitor drop-in (open to all)
1.30pm–3.30pm
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Weaning group*
(invitation only)
Last Thursday of the month
10am–11am
Stay and play with toy
library
10am–11.30am
(term time only)
27 month review
2nd Thursday of the month
10am–11.30am
Immunisations
1.30pm–3.30pm
Antenatal follow up clinic*
9.15am-12noon (appointment only)
Antenatal booking clinic*
9am–12noon (appointment only)
Antenatal booking clinic*
1pm-3pm (appointment only)
Postnatal clinic*
9.30–12noon (appointment only)
Health visitor drop-in
(For Barton House clients)
9.30am–11.30am
Breast feeding support
10am–12noon
Antenatal follow up clinic*
1pm–4pm (appointment only)
Health visitor drop-in
(For Barton House clients)
1.30pm–3.30pm
Hillside
Children’s
Centre
Childcare & Education
Childcare & Education
Childcare & Education
Childcare & Education
Childcare & Education
7.45am–5.45pm
7.45am–5.45pm
7.45am–5.45pm
7.45am-5.45pm
7.45am–5.45pm
Childminders drop-in
ESOL*
Happy & healthy
ESOL*
Music and movement
10am–12noon
9.30am–11.30am
9.30am–11.30am
Baby yoga drop-in
2pm–3.30pm
Baby massage*
(parent and toddler group)
2pm–3pm
(term time only)
2pm–3pm
(term time only)
1.30pm–3pm
27 month review*
3rd Thursday of the month
1.30pm–3.30pm
Messy play for 1–5yrs old
2pm–3pm
(term time only)
St Matthias
Church Hall
Please note one-to-one sessions are available with any member of our team by appointment.
Stay and play with toy library
10am–12pm (term time only)
*Booking or registration is needed, please call us on 020 8815 3270 for more information.
Free activities for
children aged 0-5
All activities are drop-ins unless marked with
an asterisk (*) which indicates that booking or
registration is necessary.
Rhyme time
Fun with action songs and rhymes.
Stay and Play with Toy Library
Come and borrow toys to take home with you,
or just drop in and play.
Tummy Time
A
group to help your baby learn to push up
These activities take place at various locations
and
crawl.
please see the timetable for times and locations
or call 020 8815 3270 for more information.
Under 1’s group
Play,
chat or ask questions for babies aged
Baby massage*
0–12
months.
Baby massage is suitable for babies aged 0–6
months old and is a relaxing experience for
you and your baby. Charges may apply for baby
massage, but some free places are available.
Baby yoga drop-in
Baby yoga is suitable for babies aged
6 months – 1 year and is a great way for you
to have fun and bond with your baby. Charges
may apply for baby yoga, but some free places
are available.
Happy & healthy
A drop-in under 5’s group with ideas on how
to have fun, be healthy and encourage learning
at home.
Ihsan Children’s Centre
North London Muslim Community Centre, 6668 Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, London
N16 6AA, Tel: 020 8806 1147
The mother and toddler group operates from
Monday to Friday, for mothers with children
aged 0–5.
Clissold One O’clock Club
A daily drop-in centre for parents and children
to relax, play and meet others. Call the club
directly on 020 8809 6700.
Messy play
A fun activity group for children to have fun
with new textures, colours and materials.
Music and movement
Music, rhythms, singing and dancing for all
children.
Free services for dad’s
and mum’s -to-be
All activities are drop-ins unless marked with
an asterisk (*) which indicates that booking or
registration is necessary.
These activities take place at various locations,
please see the timetable for times and locations.
Antenatal care
For details/dates on Parent Education sessions
for pregnant women and their partner, please
ask your midwife for dates or call Homerton
Hospital on 020 8510 5555 and ask for the
Antenatal Clinic.
Breast feeding drop-in for newborns
Trained staff and health professionals are
available every week to answer queries as we
know that breast feeding is not easy. Come to the
group for expert advice and to meet new mums.
Woodberry Down Children’s Centre
Mondays 9.30am–11.30am
Breast feeding support
Beis Brucha, 208 Lordship Road, N16 5ES
Wednesdays 10am–12noon
(Closed on Jewish holidays and some school
holidays)
Call 020 8211 8081 for more information.
Maternity helpline
For help and advice during pregnancy call
020 8510 5955. There will be a friendly midwife
to give you advice and direction.
Public health midwives*
Midwives based in children’s centres provide
additional support to specific groups of
pregnant women.
Coming soon at Hillside Children’s Centre.
For more information or to book a place call
020 8815 3270
Free health services
All activities are drop-ins unless marked with
an asterisk (*) which indicates that booking or
registration is necessary.
Child psychology from the ‘First Steps’
service
First Steps offer a service for children who
are experiencing emotional and behavioural
difficulties.
We aim to tackle issues early on, before they
become severe. Your child/family will need an
appointment to meet us, call directly on
020 7683 4611 to self refer or ask your child’s
GP, teacher or health visitor to refer them.
Community midwife
Coming soon at Hillside Children’s centre.
Dietician
Discuss any concerns you have for yourself,
your children or your partner’s diet and
eating. Please request a referral form from the
children’s centre and to book an appointment
with one of our dieticians call 020 7683 4267.
Dietetic clinic*
Woodberry Down Children’s Centre
1st, 3rd, 5th Wednesday of the month,
10am–1pm
For anyone concerned about their family’s diet.
Booking required.
Health visitor drop-in
Drop-in for your child’s regular checks or to
ask questions.
Immunisations
For all your children’s immunisation needs.
Speech and Language Therapy Service
If there are any concerns about a child’s
speech, language or communication skills, you
are welcome to attend the Talking Walk-in
drop-in assessment sessions for under 5s at:
John Scott Health Centre, Every 1st Monday of
the month, 9.30am–11am
Please contact Speech and Language Therapy
on 020 7683 4587 for further information. For
children over 5, parents are advised to contact
the school SENCO in the first instance.
Support for your family
Family support aims to help families to deal
with any issues that are affecting their family’s
wellbeing, such as isolation, depression,
housing, and for mothers and fathers who are
stressed or emotionally overwhelmed. There
is one-to-one support and support groups.
Family support workers can also help you deal
with other services.
Family support is open 9am-5pm Monday to
Friday. If your query is outside of office hours
and you believe that a child is at risk or your
family support enquiry cannot wait until the
next day please contact Hackney Children’s
Social Care on 020 8356 2710 or call 999 if it is
an emergency.
For parents...
Here are a wide range of other services,
courses and classes that parents or carers may
find useful, to find out more information and
to book an appointment just call us
020 8815 3270 unless otherwise stated.
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
CAB gives advice, support and information
to all families with children under 5 around
welfare benefits, financial support, housing,
immigration and childcare. The drop-in service
is at:
Woodberry Down Children’s Centre
1st, 2nd & 3rd Tuesday of the month,
10am–12.30 pm
Crèche support - FREE
Free crèche services are provided for the
following activities: ESOL and parenting courses.
Hackney Registrar*
Coming in January 2014
This is an appointment only service for parents
to register their newborn children.
Woodberry Down Children’s Centre
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
9.15am–4.15pm
Call 020 8356 3355 to book an appointment.
One housing advice sessions
Housing advice, support on applying for
benefits, dealing with rent arrears, practical
living skills, developing skills and training to
obtain work, arranging repairs and more for
families living in Hackney with children under 5.
Woodberry Down Early Years
Call for more information
4th Tuesday of the month, 9.30am–11.30 am
Parenting Programmes
Hackney parent partnership service*
Is a confidential service offering impartial
information, advice and support to parents and
carers of children with special education (SEN)
and disabilities. Interpreters can be arranged.
Contact Kate Akindipe on 020 7014 7123/7130.
Woodberry Down Children’s Centre
2nd & 4th Monday of the month, 9am–11am
(appointment only)
Childminders drop-in
A drop-in group for childminders and the
children in their care (see timetable).
Childminders network
A supportive network for childminders and a
self help group with drop-ins and activities.
For more information or to book
a place call 020 8815 3270
Strengthening Families, Strengthening
Communities for Turkish Speakers*
A 13-week programme helping parents
make the most of family life. Groups
encourage discussion to create a rich learning
environment. Topics include behaviour
management, building positive relationships
and child development stages.
Woodberry Down Children’s Centre
Tuesdays 10am-1pm
Strengthening Families, Strengthening
Communities*
Woodberry Down Children’s Centre
Coming April 2014
Call for details of upcoming courses.
Solihul parenting course
Start date: 1 October 2013
11 week course
The Solihul parenting course helps you to
understand and resolve issues that arise
with children from 0 to 5 years. Such as
understanding your child’s behaviour or issues
such as sleep and anger.
You can self-refer or ask a professional
(like your Health Visitor) to refer you. Or call
020 7683 4611 to find out more and to see if
this group is right for you.
Woodberry Down Children’s Centre
Tuesdays, 10am–12noon
Where to find us
Woodberry Down
Lilliput Building
Springpark Drive
London N4 2NP
T. 020 8815 3270
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London N4 2NU
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Children’s Centre
1 Leatherhead Close
Holmleigh Road
London N16 5QR
T. 020 8800 7325
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Early Years Centre
Springpark Drive
London N4 2NP
T. 020 8815 3250
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Community Centre
Kayani Avenue
London N4 2HF
T. 020 8802 7580
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St Matthias
Church Hall
Wordworth Road
London N16 8DD
T. 020 7254 6272
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