WHAT'S ON! - Your guide to what's on at children's centres in your neighbourhood - Hackney Education

WHAT'S ON! - Your guide to what's on at children's centres in your neighbourhood - Hackney Education
Woodberry Down
                                       Springpark Drive
Clissold                                 London N4 2NP
One O’clock Club                       T. 020 8815 3270

                                WHAT’S ON!

                                    ISSUE 12

Your guide to what’s on
at children’s centres in your
WHAT'S ON! - Your guide to what's on at children's centres in your neighbourhood - Hackney Education
WHAT IS A CHILDREN’S CENTRE?                                                                                 DO YOU REQUIRE QUALITY
Children’s Centres offer a wide range of free fun activities for all                                             AND AFFORDABLE CHILDCARE
families with children under five.
                                                                                                                 FOR YOUR 0-5 YEAR OLD?
We offer 5 key services:
• Early education;                                                                                               Hillside, Woodberry Down and Tyssen Children’s
• Childcare from 7.45am–5.45pm                                                                                   Centres currently have childcare places
  (charges will apply depending on your
  circumstances);                                                                                                Great locations for families living near Manor House,
• Child and family health including                                                                              Stoke Newington Station and Stamford Hill.
  midwives, health visitors; speech and
  language therapists and dieticians;
• Family support;                                       Clissold One O’clock Club

• Adult Education 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

                                                                                                                 Some parents can claim up to 30 hours FREE childcare*

                                                                                                                 For application forms or further information
                                                                                                                 please contact reception on 020 8815 3270
                                                                                                           * 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.

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLES                                                                             BACK TO WORK
Help for you and your family to achieve a healthy weight and lifestyle.                           ■■ Volunteers Assessment*                      ■■ Are you interested in becoming a
                                                                                                     (Appointment only)                             Childminder?*
Our FREE support includes:                    Paediatric Essential First Aid*
                                                                                                    Help us to help local families! If you are     More childminders are needed in the N4
                                              ■■ First aid for parents/carers of children           thinking of going back to work or would        area. To gain skills and knowledge
■■ HENRY (Health, Exercise and Nutrition
                                                 under 5                                            like to give time to your community, this      to work from home caring for other
   for the Really Young)*
                                                What you will learn:                                is a great way to build confidence and         people’s children. Call 020 8820 7000
    An exciting eight week programme                                                                experience.                                    for more information or email:
                                                Trainees will understand how to provide
    for parents and children, offering tips                                                                                                        childminding@learningtrust.co.uk
                                                first aid for an infant and a child, all            We might be able to help you develop
    on enjoying meals, exercise and good
                                                participants will receive a certificate of          skills in administration, childcare,
    health. Crèche provided. Call for more                                                                                                       ■■ Hackney Works*
                                                attendance.                                         premises management and family
    information or to book a place.                                                                                                                 (Appointment only)
                                                Where: Hillside Children’s Centre,                  support-drop-ins. Call reception on
    Woodberry Down Children’s Centre,           1 Leatherhead Close, Holmleigh Road,                020 8815 3270 for more information or          Hackney Works is the Council’s
    The Lilliput Building                       N16 5QR                                             to put your name on our waiting list.          Programme to help residents into
                                                                                                                                                   employment, apprenticeships,
    Tuesdays, 3.30 – 6pm                        Dates:
                                                                                                                                                   volunteering and training. The service is
                                                Friday 25 October 2019, 10am-12noon
    Creche & Course registration                                                                                                                   free if you live in Hackney, you can access;
                                                Friday 29 November 2019, 10am-12noon
    24 September 2019, 3.30 – 6pm                                                                                                                  • Client centered support including 1:1
                                                Friday 31 January 2020, 10am-12noon
    Course dates                                Friday 28 February 2020, 10am-12noon                                                                 advice and guidance
    1 October – 26 November 2019                Friday 27 March 2020, 10am-12noon                                                                  • CV writing workshops
                                                Contact reception for more 2020 dates.                                                             • One to one job search and access to
                                                *Booking is required for all first aid courses;
                                                please call reception on 0208 815 3270                                                             Whether you’re just starting out, been
                                                to book a place.                                                                                   out of work for a while or you want to
                                                                                                                                                   change careers, you can get help to find
                                                A £20 deposit is required to secure a
                                                                                                                                                   the most suitable training or support with
                                                place. Deposit is refunded ONLY after
                                                                                                                                                   job applications.
                                                you attend the course, non-attendance
                                                will result in you losing your deposit.                                                            You can enrol at:
                                                Payments must be made by cash at
                                                Woodberry Down Children’s Centre,                                                                  To book an appointment please call Karren
                                                Lilliput Building, Spring Park Drive,                                                              McKenzie on 020 8356 7815 or email
                                                N4 2NP.                                                                                            karren.mckenzie@hackney.gov.uk

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Adult Learning: Courses And Parenting Programmes
All courses run term time only

English for Speakers            ■■ ESOL Entry 1 Speaking       ■■ ICT Level 1*                   Enrolment date & time         ■■ Functional Skills Maths        Parenting Programmes
of Other Languages                 and Listening*                18 weeks course                 24 June 2020                     Level 1* 18 weeks course
                                                                                                                                                                 ■■ Strengthening
(ESOL)*                           Where: Hillside Children’s     If you have an Entry Level
                                                                                                 10am-12pm                       Where: Woodberry Down              Families, Strengthening
                                  Centre                         certificate or want to gain     Course date                     Children’s Centre,                 Communities*
To attend an ESOL course
                                  When: Mondays and              a Level 1 qualification.        29 June - 15 July 2020          The Lilliput Building
you need to join a class that                                                                                                                                      Make the most of
runs from September to            Tuesdays                       Where: Woodberry Down                                           When: Fridays                     family life with our 13
June. A course consists of        Time: 9.30am-11.30am           Children’s Centre,            Maths                             Time: 9.30am-12.30pm              week parent support
two lots of two hour classes      (Crèche provided)              The Lilliput Building                                            (Crèche provided)                programme. Our group
per week during term times.                                      When: Mondays and             ■■ Functional Skills Maths                                          sessions encourage
                                                                                                                                 Enrolment date & time
                                                                 Wednesdays                       Entry Level 3 Fast-track*                                        discussion and provides a
                                Computer Skills                                                                                  28 February 2020
■■ Bridge to ESOL Entry                                                                          18 weeks course                                                   rich learning environment.
                                                                 Time: 10am-12noon                                               10am-12pm
   Level 2*		                                                                                                                                                      Topics include:
                                ■■ ICT Entry 3*                  (No crèche)                     Gain a recognised               Course date
    Where: Woodberry Down                                                                        qualification that can help                                     • Behaviour management
                                  12 week course                 Enrolment date & time                                           28 February - 17 July 2020
    Children’s Centre,                                                                           you secure employment,                                          • Building positive family
    The Lilliput Building         A course to learn basic        6 & 8 January 2020
                                                                                                 and improve your maths                                            relationships
                                  computer skills and to         10am-12pm                                                     Retail
    When: Mondays and                                                                            skills to help you in                                           • Child development stages.
    Wednesdays                    gain a qualification.          Course date                     everyday life.
                                                                 13 January - 15 June 2020                                     ■■ BTEC Leve1 Award in              Where: Woodberry Down
    Time: 1pm-3pm                 Where: Woodberry Down                                          Where: Woodberry Down            Retail Knowledge*                Children’s Centre
                                  Children’s Centre,                                             Children’s Centre,
    (Crèche provided)                                          ■■ Launching an Online                                             16 week course                   When: Tuesdays
                                  The Lilliput Building                                          The Lilliput Building
                                                                  Business: Essentials*                                          Understanding the business        Time: 10am-1pm
■■ ESOL Entry Level 1             When: Mondays and                                              When: Fridays
                                                                 3 weeks course                                                  of retail, health and safety,
   Speaking & Listening;          Wednesdays                                                                                                                       (Crèche provided)
                                                                                                 Time: 9.30am-12.30pm            customer service and
   Reading & Writing*             Time: 10am-12noon              A short course for people                                                                         Enrolment & crèche
                                                                                                 (Crèche provided)               retail legislation.
                                                                 who have used computers                                                                           registration
    Where: Woodberry Down         (No crèche)                                                                                    Where: Woodberry Down
                                                                 before and want to start        Enrolment date & time                                             Coming January 2020
    Children’s Centre,                                                                                                           Children’s Centre,
                                  Enrolment date & time          an Online business              13 & 20 September 2019
    The Lilliput Building                                                                                                        The Lilliput Building             Call for more information
                                  9 & 11 September 2019,         Where: Woodberry Down           10am-12pm
    When: Mondays and                                                                                                                                              or to book a place.
                                  10am                           Children’s Centre,              Course date                     When: Tuesdays
    Wednesdays,                                                                                                                  Time: 4pm–7pm
                                  Course date                    The Lilliput Building           27 September 2019 –
    Time: 1pm-3pm                                                                                14 February 2020                (No crèche)
                                  16 September -                 When: Mondays and
    (Crèche provided)             16 December 2019               Wednesdays                                                      Enrolment date & time
                                                                 Time: 10am-12noon                                               To be confirmed
                                                                 (No crèche)                                                     Course date
                                                                                                                                 Coming January 2020
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           CHILDCAR                                 30 Hours Free Childcare                                   Stay and Play at the Edge                           Fun Splash Play Scheme 2020
    Childcare Vacancies                             If you are eligible to receive 30 hours                    Help and Support for Parents at The Edge
                                                                                                                                                              -   Funsplash is a play scheme offering fun
                                                    childcare (or 1,140 hour  s per  year ),                   7 Woodberry Grove, Woodberry Down,
    We currently have childcare vacancies                                                           ss                                                            and exciting activities both indoors and
    in our early year’s settings at Woodberry       you are required to sign up online to acce                 London N4 1SN                                      outdoors for children aged between four
                                                            to give to  your child care  prov ider to
    Down and Hillside Children’s Centres.            a code                                                   • Being a single parent doesn’t have                and ten years.
                                                     reserve your place. You’ll be able to use                     mean you’re on your own as you raise
                                                                                 term   after  your                                                               FREE hot meal and snack!
    We believe children are active learners          extra hours the following                                    your child.
    from birth. Our dedicated staff are
    committed to providing childcare and
                                                                                                              • Looking for support doesn’t mean you’
                                                                                                                                                                  Summer Monday 27 July –             FRtEmeal
    education of the highest standard.               If you’ve already registered, you can sign                   not coping.                                                                         ho and
                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday 13 August (14 days)
                                                      to your childcare account -                                                                                                                           ck!
    Children become independent learners
                                                                                                    t.        • Although it can sometimes be hard
                                                                                                                                                       ,          Time                                   sna
    able to work together to solve problems                                                                       asking for help is a smart thing to do
                                                                                                                                                          for     9am-5.30pm
    using an array of materials and equipment        Eligibility                                                 your family.
                                                                                             care                                                                 Cost
    both indoors and out.                            You can usually get 30 hours free child                 We can offer support in three main way
                                                                                      have one)                                                             s     £18.00 per day for Hackney residents (no
    We work closely with parents by offering         if you (and your partner, if you                        • Practical help to sort out finances, such
                                                     are:                                                                                                         sibling concessions)
    home visits and settling-in sessions to                                                                      as budgeting and government help with            £25.00 per day for Non-Hackney residents
    smooth the transition from home to               • in work – or getting parental leave,                      childcare
    setting. Regular parents’ meetings ensure           sick leave or annual leave                           • Emotional support to help you cope
                                                                                                                                                                  How to book
    ideas from mums and dads support                                                                                                                     with     Full payment is required at the time of
                                                     • each earning at least the National                       parenting,
    nursery activities.                                                                                                                                           booking. Payments must be made by cash.
                                                        Minimum Wage or Living Wage                         • Social support to give you a break.
    Who is eligible for a place?                         for 16 hours a week – this is £120 if                  A stay and play can often be the way              Booking will take place at Woodberry Down
    • Any child aged between three months                you’re over 25                                         to make new friends.                              Children’s Centre, The Lilliput Building,
                                                                                                re                                                                Spring Park Drive, N4 2NP. Please bring
      and five years at Hillside Children’s           This earnings limit doesn’t apply if you’             For more information call
      Centre                                                    loye d and start ed your busi ness                                                                proof of address to the booking session. For
                                                      self- emp                                             020 8815 3270                                         further information please call Pauline on
    • Any child aged between two years                less than 12 months ago.
                                                                                                                                                                  020 8815 3270.
      and five years at Woodberry Down                 You’re not eligible if:
      Children’s Centre                                                                           you                                                             Funsplash also offers respite places and
                                                       • your child doesn’t usually live with                                                                     can take professional referrals. A limited
    • The child should not normally be
                                                       • the child is your foster child                        Lilliput Playgroup                                 number of places are available. For referrals
      attending any other childcare provision                                                        ble
                                                       • either you or your partner has a taxa                 Places available for children 2-5 years of
                                                                                                                                                                  please call Laura on 020 8815 3270.
    Cost                                                  income over £100,000
    The amount you pay depends on the age                                                                      age. Fees are £5 per session; some places are
    of your child and your household income.            You can get 30 hours free childcare at                 subsidised or free.
                                                        same time   as claim ing Univ ersa l Cred it,
    You may be eligible for up to 30 hours of                                                       .          Where: Based in the Woodberry Down
                                                        tax credits or childcare vouchers. www
    free childcare and education if you have
                                                                                                               Children’s Centre, Lilliput Building.              Looking for a childminder?
    a child over 2 years of age or you are a                                                                   For more information call 020 88211 1653.
                                                                                                                                                                  Network Co-ordinators provide support
    working parent.                                     Who should I contact?
                                                                                                  on                                                              to parents who are seeking a quality
    Who should I contact?                               For more information and an applicati
                                                             call Woo  dber ry Dow  n Child ren’s                                                                 assured Network childminder to meet
    For more information and an application             form
    form call Woodberry Down Children’s                 Centre on 020 8815 3270, or visit                      Ihsan Children’s Centre                            their childcare needs. Please contact the
                                                                                                      res                                                         Network Co-ordinator for support in
    Centre on 020 8815 3270, or visit                   www.learningtrust.co.uk/childrens_cent                 Tel: 020 8806 1147
                                                                       lying for a nurs ery plac e’ tab.                                                          seeking a network childminder.
    www.learningtrust.co.uk/childrens_centres           and click ‘App
                                                                                                               This mother and toddler group operates             Contact Mumtaz on 07768 424 023.
    and click ‘Applying for a nursery place’ tab.                                                              from Monday to Friday, for mothers with
                                                                                                               children aged 0 – 5.

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What’s On at Woodberry!
     27 MONTH REVIEW                              CLOTHES FOR
     When your child is between 2 years and       CHILDREN
     3 years of age your health visitor, early
     years or children centre practitioner will   Come along with one or more items
     invite you for a developmental check.        of clothes that are in good condition,
     We call this a 27 month review.              which your children (aged 0-5years old)
                                                  have grown out of and swap them for a
     First Thursday of the month                  variety of good-quality FREE clothes.
     1 O’clock Club
                                                  Last Friday of the month
     10am-11.30am                                 Woodberry Down, Lilliput Building

 WITH DISABILITIES                                SAFETY EQUIPMENT
 Children and parents with disabilities           LOAN SCHEME
 are welcome at all children centre
 groups and activities.                           Safety equipment is available to protect
                                                  your children at home, absolutely free if
 Please call if you would like to discuss         receiving benefits.
 which groups will best suit you and
 your child’s needs or to request                 For more information call
 additional support to help you to                020 8815 3270.
                                                                                                Healthy Start vitamins can be collected from:

                                                  HAVE YOUR SAY!                                Woodberry Down Children’s Centre
                                                                                                Monday – Friday, 9am–5pm
                                                  Would you like to have your say and           Clissold One O’clock Club
 FOREST SCHOOL FOR                                help make decisions about the running         Tuesday – Friday, 12.30pm–3.30pm

 CHILDMINDERS                                     of your centres?

 Forest School sessions for childminders          Then why not become a member of
 every Wednesday, 10am-12noon,                    our parent’s advisory board supporting
 term-time only. Allen Gardens, N16 5BD.          children centre work at Hillside and
                                                  Woodberry Down children’s centres.

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 Venue                           Monday                              Tuesday                             Wednesday                      Thursday                       Friday
 Woodberry Down Early            Childcare & Education               Childcare & Education               Childcare & Education          Childcare & Education          Childcare & Education
 Years                           7.45am– 5.45pm                      7.45am–5.45pm                       7.45am–5.45pm                  7.45am–5.45pm                  7.45am–5.45pm

                                 Under 1’s Group                     Child Psychologist: First Steps*                                                                  Messy Play
                                 10.30am–12noon                      9am–5pm                                                                                           (For 1–4 yr olds)
                                 (Term time only)                                                                                                                      10am–12noon
                                                                     Music and Movement
                                                                                                                                                                       (Term time only)
                                                                     (Term time only)

 Woodberry Down Children’s       Breast Feeding Drop-in for          Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)*       Computer Skills ICT*           Starting Solids Workshops*     Postnatal Clinic*
 Centre                          newborns                            (Appointment only)                  10am–12noon                    (Invitation & Drop-in)         (For newborns)
                                 9.30am –11.30am                     10am–12.30pm                                                       (Last Thursday of the month)   9.30am–12noon
                                 Postnatal Clinic* (for newborns)    Strengthening Families,             1pm–3pm                                                       Functional Skills Maths*
                                 9.30am –12noon                      Strengthening Communities*                                                                        18 week course
                                                                     13 week course                                                                                    9.30am–12.30pm
                                 Computer Skills ICT*
                                                                     10am–1pm                                                                                          (See adult learning for dates)
                                                                     (See adult learning for dates)
                                                                                                                                                                       Clothes for Children
                                 ESOL*                               BTEC Level 1 Award in Retail                                                                      1pm-2pm
                                 1pm–3pm                             Knowledge*                                                                                        (Last Friday of the month)
                                                                     16 week course
                                                                     (See adult learning for dates)
                                                                     HENRY* Health, Exercise &
                                                                     Nutrition for the Really Young
                                                                     8 week course
                                                                     (See adult learning for dates)

 One O’clock Club                Drop-in and Play                    Under 1’s Group                     Drop-in and Play               27 Month Review*               Rhyme Time
                                 1.30pm–4pm                          9.30am–11.30am                      12.30pm–4pm                    (1st Thursday of the month)    (For 18mth-5yr olds)
                                                                     (Term time only)                                                   10am–11.30am                   10am–11am
                                                                     (Hackney residents only)                                                                           (Term time only)
                                                                                                                                        Drop-in and Play
                                                                                                                                                                       (Hackney residents only)
                                                                     Drop-in and Play                                                   12.30pm–4pm
                                                                     12.30pm–4pm                                                                                       Drop-in and Play

             *Booking or registration is needed, please call us on 020 8815 3270 for more information.

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Venue                              Monday                              Tuesday                             Wednesday                      Thursday                     Friday
 John Scott Health Centre           Speech and Language:                Health Visitor Drop-in Clinic       Health Visitor Drop-in                                      Health Visitor Drop-in
                                    Talking Walk-in Drop-in             (Open to all)                       (For Heron Practice clients)                                (For Cedar Practice clients)
                                    (1st Monday of the month)           9.30am–11.30am                      9am–11am                                                    9.30am–11.30am
                                    9.30am–11am                                                                                                                         (1st & 3rd Friday of the month)
                                                                        Stay and Play with Toy Library
                                                                        (Term time only)

 Barton House                                                                                               Health Visitor Drop-in         Baby Clinic
                                                                                                            (For Barton House clients)     (Appointment only)
                                                                                                            1.30pm–3.30pm                  9.30am-12pm)
                                                                                                                                           Call 020 7683 4753 to book
                                                                                                                                           an appointment

 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

                                    ESOL*                               ESOL*                               Breastfeeding drop-in          Cook n play
                                    9.30am–11.30am                      9.30am–11.30am                      10am-12noon                    (For 1–5 yr olds)
                                    Baby Yoga Drop-in                   Baby Massage*                       Block Play                     (Term time only)
                                    2pm–3.30pm                          1.30pm–3pm                          (For 1–5yr olds)
                                                                                                            (Term time only)

 The Edge                                                                                                                                  Stay and Play
                                                                                                                                           (Term time only)

 St Matthias Church Hall                                                                                    Stay and Play
                                                                                                            (Term time only)

                *Booking or registration is needed, please call us on 020 8815 3270 for more information.

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Free Services for Dad’s and                    Free Health Services
 FREE ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AGED 0–5                                                             Mum’s -to-be
                                                                                                                                                  ■■ Child Psychology from the ‘First Steps’
All activities are drop-ins unless marked with an asterisk (*)                                     ■■ Antenatal Care                                 Service*
which indicates that booking or registration is necessary.                                           For details/dates on Parent Education          First Steps offer a service for children
                                                                                                     sessions for pregnant women and their          who are experiencing emotional and
These activities take place at various            ■■ Cook n Play (Term time only)
                                                                                                     partner, please ask your midwife for dates     behavioural difficulties.
locations please see the timetable for times        Stay and play or have fun with a cold            or call Homerton maternity helpline on
and locations or call 020 8815 3270 for             cooking activity, all ingredients FREE.                                                         We aim to tackle issues early on, before
                                                                                                     020 8510 5955.
more information.                                                                                                                                   they become severe. Your child/family
                                                  ■■ Clissold One O’clock Club                                                                      will need an appointment to meet us, call
                                                                                                   ■■ Breast Feeding Drop-in for Newborns
■■ Baby Massage*                                    A daily drop-in centre for parents and                                                          directly on 020 7683 4611 to self-refer
   5 week course                                    children to play, learn and meet others.         Trained staff and health professionals are     or ask your child’s GP, teacher or health
   Baby massage is suitable for babies aged         Call the club directly on 020 8809 6700.         available every week to answer queries as      visitor to refer them.
   0 – pre-crawling.                                                                                 we know that breast feeding is not easy.
                                                  ■■ Messy Play (Term time only)                     Come to the group for expert advice and      ■■ Health Visitor Drop-in
     Booking required. Charges may apply
     for baby massage, but some free places         A fun activity group for children to try out     to meet new mums.
                                                                                                                                                    Drop-in for your child’s regular checks or
     are available.                                 new textures, colours and materials.             Woodberry Down Children’s Centre               to ask questions
     Call 07902 227 669 to book a place.          ■■ Music and Movement (Term time only)             Mondays, 9.30am-11.30am
                                                    Music, rhythms, singing and dancing for                                                       ■■ Speech and Language Therapy Service
■■ Baby Yoga Drop-in                                                                               ■■ Breast Feeding Support
                                                    all children.                                                                                   If there are any concerns about a child’s
     Baby yoga is suitable for babies aged 6                                                         Beis Brucha, 208 Lordship Road, N16 5ES        speech, language or communication skills,
                                                  ■■ Rhyme time (Term time only)
     weeks – 1 year and is a great way for you                                                                                                      you are welcome to attend the Talking
                                                    Fun with action songs and rhymes.                Wednesdays 10am – 12noon
     to have fun and bond with your baby.                                                                                                           Walk-in drop-in assessment sessions for
                                                                                                     (Closed on Jewish holidays and some
     Charges may apply for baby yoga, but         ■■ Stay and Play with Toy Library                                                                 under 5s at:
                                                                                                     School holidays)
     some free places are available.                 (Term time only)                                                                               John Scott Health Centre
                                                                                                     Call 020 8211 8081 for more information
                                                    Come and borrow toys to take home with                                                          1st Monday of the month
■■ Block Play (Term time only)                      you, or just drop in and play.
                                                                                                   ■■ Maternity Helpline                            9.30am-11am
     Block play can help children to problem-     ■■ Stay and Play at The Edge (Term time only)
                                                                                                     For help and advice during pregnancy call      Please contact Speech and Language
     solve, reason, count for a purpose and use     Help and support for parents at The Edge.        020 8510 5955, there will be a friendly
     the language of quantity and size such                                                                                                         Therapy on 020 7683 4587 for further
                                                  ■■ Stay and Play at St. Matthias                   midwife to give you advice and direction.
     as more, fewer, longer, shorter etc. As                                                                                                        information. For children over 5, parents
     children get older, their construction and      (Term time only)                                Every day, 10am – 6pm                          are advised to contact the school SENCO
     sculptures become more detailed. Block         A drop-in session for families to stay, play                                                    in the first instance.
     play also encourages co-operation and          and learn together.                            ■■ Public Health Midwives*
     conversation: children can build together,                                                      Midwives based in children’s centres
                                                  ■■ Under 1’s Group (Term time only)                                                              For more information or to book
     and help each other to lift heavy blocks.                                                       provide additional support to specific
                                                    Play, chat or ask questions for babies aged                                                    a place call 020 8815 3270
                                                                                                     groups of pregnant women.
                                                    0–12 months.
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■■ Childminders Network                          ■■ Step by Step (Out of school activities)
                                                                                                 A supportive network for childminders            Step by provides out of school activities
Our family support service aims to help families to deal with any                                with drop-ins, training and vacancy              for children with disabilities primarily
                                                                                                 coordination.                                    from the Orthodox Jewish Community.
issues that are affecting their family’s wellbeing, such as isolation,
                                                                                                 Call 07768 424 023 for more information.         Activities include:
depression, housing, and for mothers and fathers who are stressed
or emotionally overwhelmed.                                                                    ■■ Crèche Support - FREE
                                                                                                                                                  After school sports, swimming, horse-
                                                                                                                                                  riding, ice-skating, hydrotherapy, soft
                                                                                                 Free crèche services are provided for            play, exercise, music therapy and cycling.
There is one-to-one support and support         For Parents...                                   the following activities: ESOL, HENRY,
groups (such as The Edge - 7 Woodberry                                                                                                            For more information:
                                                Here are a wide range of other services,         parenting courses and some adult
Grove, Woodberry Down, N4 1SN ). Family                                                                                                           E-mail: info@stepbystepkids.org.uk
                                                courses and classes that parents or              learning courses.
support workers can also help you connect                                                                                                         Tel: 020 8802 2362
with other services.                            carers may find useful, to find out more
                                                information and to book an appointment         ■■ Hackney Registrar*                              www.stepbystepkids.org.uk
Family support is available 9am-5pm             just call us 020 8815 3270 unless                This is an appointment only service
Monday to Friday. If your query is outside      otherwise stated.                                for parents to register their new born
of office hours and you believe that a child
is at risk or your family support enquiry       ■■ Agudas Israel
cannot wait until the next day please contact                                                    Service will resume at Woodberry Down
                                                   Agudas Israel Community Services offer
Hackney Children’s Social Care on                                                                in 2020.
                                                   assistance with claims for benefits,
020 8356 2710 or call 999 if it is an              immigration and employment as well as         Call 020 8356 3355 to book an appointment.
emergency.                                         general advice to the Charedi community.
                                                                                               ■■ Hackney SENDIAGS*
                                                  97 Stamford Hill, N16 5DN
                                                                                                 Hackney Special Educational Needs
                                                  Tel: 020 8800 6688
                                                                                                 Disability Information Guidance Service
                                                  Email: mposen@agudas.org.uk
                                                                                                 Is a confidential service offering impartial
                                                ■■ Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)*                 information, advice and support to
                                                                                                 parents and carers of children with
                                                  This is an appointment only service.           special education (SEN) and disabilities.
                                                  CAB gives advice, support and                  Interpreters can be arranged.
                                                  information to all families with children
                                                  under 5 around welfare benefits, financial     Call 020 7275 6036 for more information.
                                                  support, housing, immigration and
                                                  Woodberry Down Children’s Centre
                                                  10am – 12.30pm
                                                                                                For more information or to book
                                                  Call 020 8815 3270 to book an
                                                                                                a place call 020 8815 3270
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Redmond                                                         The Edge                                                                                                                      Woodberry Down                                                                                                                                          Hillside
Community Centre                                                7 Woodberry Grove                                                                                                             Lilliput Building                                                                                                                                       Children’s Centre
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