Families and children

Mum and child playing with wooden block and smiling

Covid-19 update

We are following guidance on restrictions and are working hard to continue to offer support to our community through both virtual and face to face sessions. Our nursery remains open but some support sessions might be affected. Please get in touch to find out more.

Our family and children’s centre rated ‘Outstanding’ from Ofsted, includes a creche, a nursery, parenting courses, drop in sessions and a range of specialist support. We’re here for families, whatever challenges they may face.

Best start for children and families 

100% of parents who received one-to-one support said it helped. In our most recent satisfaction survey, over 1,300 parents, carers and children used our family support services. Families with children under 5 can access our services. We offer one-to-one support by appointment at the centre, or in your own home. 

From tutoring, art therapy and nutrition classes to baby massage and support for parents under 20, we provide accessible and inclusive spaces. Parents or carers can receive support, advice and access to health or education services.

Early learning and development

We provide a safe environment for learning and development

Our family support team are experienced in supporting children’s early development in a range of fun ways. If you are concerned about your child’s development, we are available to support you with sessions such as Play Pattern Workshop, School Readiness and Child Safety.

Free early learning at our nursery. We offer term time only places (38 weeks) to children who are entitled to 15 hours universal childcare from the term after their 3rd birthday or those entitled to funding for 2 year olds. To learn more or find a place for your child at our nursery contact: nursery@coinstreet.org or call 0202 021 1670.

Coin Street turned me into a confident mummy. Postnatal depression nearly killed me twice. Each time, they got me through it. I’ll never forget what Coin Street has done for me. 

- Stephanie, local parent, and family support participant
Mother and sun playing and having fun at a parenting session

You can be referred by your health visitor, family support worker, social worker, GP or an early years practitioner. Make a self-referral by contacting our team and access health and well-being sessions like Pace2Be, antenatal classes and art therapy.

Mother and sun playing and having fun at a parenting session

Priority places are given to parents and carers living in the Coin Street catchment area.  This includes the area south of the river Thames from Lambeth Bridge to Borough High Street and south to St George’s Circus.

Stephanie's Story

We'd love to hear from you

We are developing and expanding our parent and family support programme. If you have any suggestions or issues that concern you, we want to know. There may be others who share your concerns and so we may be able to develop a workshop. We'd love to help!

Email our Family Support team
Mum picking up family packs from display table

Pick up resource packs full of activities to try at home. Keep children entertained and learning with these creative packs! Contact Claudia, 020 7021 1624/c.garcia@coinstreet.org, or Xiao07584 181149/x.chen@coinstreet.org.

Foodbank vouchers

We are a registered distributor of Foodbank Vouchers. If you’re in a food crisis, or you know someone who is, you can contact our family support team, confidentially. 

Vouchers for fresh fruit and vegetables

The Rose Vouchers Project helps parents with young children to buy fresh fruit and vegetables. Rose Vouchers are worth £4 per child or pregnancy and £6 if the child is under one year of age and can be redeemed at participating fruit and veg stalls at East Street market or Peckham.

Please phone 1st Place Children and Parents’ Centre on 020 7740 8070 to find out whether you are eligible.

Free Books for families

Bookstart gifts free books to all children at two key ages before school to help families read together every day and inspire children to develop a love of books and reading.

Dolly Parton’s Imaginary Library is devoted to inspiring a love of reading in the hearts of children, enrolled children from birth to age five receive a high quality, age appropriate book in the post, free of charge.

For more information, contact Claudia Garcia on 020 7021 1624 c.garcia@coinstreet.org or Xiao Chen on 07584 181149 x.chen@coinstreet.org.