Family Support

Family support
Coin Street family and children’s centre provides a safe environment that promotes learning and development for families with children aged five years and under. Parents can receive support and advice, access to health and education services and the share experiences. We offer one-to-one advice, either at the centre by appointment, or we can arrange to visit you in your own home. For more information please contact Hommie Beharry on 020 7021 1623 or h.beharry@coinstreet.org, or Hayley McGrane on 020 7021 1634 or h.mcgrane@coinstreet.org

The parent and family support programme continues to develop and expand. If you have any suggestions or issues that concern you and your family, please let us know. There may be others who share your concerns and for whom we may be able to develop a workshop.

Early year’s development
Coin Street Family Support Team are experienced in supporting children’s early development in a range of fun ways. If you are concerned about your child(ren’s) development, we are available to support you within sessions such as Play Pattern Workshop, School Readiness and Child Safety.

Referred support sessions
Some sessions are available by referral only. You can receive referrals from your health visitor, family support worker, social worker, GP or an early years practitioner. You can also make a self-referral by calling the Coin Street family support team who are happy to help and can sign post you to health and well-being sessions such as Pace2Be, Antenatal classes and art therapy.

Free early learning
All 3, 4 and some 2-year-olds in England are entitled to 570 hours of free early education or childcare a year.

Foodbank Vouchers
We are a registered distributor of Foodbank Vouchers. If you’re in an emergency or in crisis for food, or you know someone who is, you can call, email or drop into our family support sessions confidentially. Just ask to speak to a member of the team.

Nursery places
Based in the Coin Street neighbourhood centre, the Coin Street nursery provides high quality, child centred care and learning for children from 3 months to 5 years. For more information please contact our Nursery Administrator on 020 7021 1674.

Employment support
We can help you to find appropriate training and business support. We also provide one-to-one career advice and guidance on a wide range of topics including support with CVs, application forms, interviews, benefits, tax credits and childcare support. For more information please contact Harjinder Nijjar on 020 7021 1633 or h.nijjar@coinstreet.org.

Please note: priority for places at Family Support sessions will be given to parents and carers living in the Coin Street neighbourhood centre catchment area – south of the river from Lambeth Bridge to Borough High Street and south to St George’s Circus.