We have recently moved this page. Messy play is important for young children, giving them endless ways to develop and learn. Play helps children to develop and improve their gross and fine motor skills, co-ordination and concentration.
We are open 48 weeks a year from 7. We provide a range of support services and activities for families. These are available from pregnancy until the child starts Reception class at primary school. Our latest brochure can be found further down on this page. You can find key documents about the Children's Centre and the Early Years on the Key Information pages of our website.
What's on at the Children's Centre? Amazing Childcare We offer excellent quality childcare for children aged from 3 months old to eleven years. If you are interested in arranging childcare for your child, please get in touch with Claire- our Admissions, Attendance and Welfare assistant- who will be happy to help.
Click on the image below to see if you are eligible for any of the government's childcare grants. October half-term holidays We will be offering child care during the October half-term from Monday 22nd October until Friday 26th October Please contact the office for a booking form, if you wish to reserve a place for your child.
Do you want to meet other parents? Do you want somewhere to go with your children?
Do you want a friendly place to drop in for advice or support? Keep an eye on the calendar for special events and changes to the timetable. Play is an essential part of every child's life and is vital for the enjoyment of childhood as well as social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
Closure times The Children's Centre is closed at some points throughout the year for staff training and development sessions.
Children who have a place under the 2 year-old offer will have free access to the creche service on these days. Are you looking to develop your skills?
We work together with the City of London to provide family and adult education. Classes run Monday to Saturday between 9am and 1pm as well as twilight sessions on Mondays and Fridays. There are also family French and family cooking sessions.Different types of play like social play, constructive play, and games with rules will help build a stronger relationship with your child.
Navigation Parenting articles, news and tips on raising happy, healthy, successful kids and teens. Our students rotate through multiple learning environments including culinary, art, science, dramatic play, and our media center.
This ensures daily exposure to STEAM-based learning, which uses a hands-on, systematic approach to teach science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics while developing both problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
The science of brain development is providing concrete evidence that there is real power in play. While often dismissed as “just fun,” play is the vital activity that children use to learn about and interact with their world, and gain the mental, physical and social skills necessary to succeed in their adult lives.
He/she is clear on the great potential for learning that play offers (developing skills and abilities, providing opportunities to co-operate, developing friendships, taking turns, resolving conflicts and solving problems, and developing knowledge and . Activities that promote the learning through play.
Learning experiences that explore the sense, creativity and the imagination while also building important developmental skills such as coordination and fine motor.
Kids Web site with lots of activities, kids crafts, birthday party ideas, playwords and kids online games, and coloring and stories for even babies and preschoolers.