Another chance to help shape early years support

Published: Thursday 18th April 19

Parents are getting another chance to help plan the Wandsworth children’s centre programme by attending one of a series of workshops in libraries and children’s centres all over the borough.

Go along to hear about feedback from previous consultations on the things children’s centre users think do and don’t work, and help turn this feedback into the new September 2019 programme.

There’s no need to book – just turn up – but you will need to attend the whole session.  Carers and family members of young children are welcome, you can come along with a friend and you are also welcome if you are not yet a parent.

From September 2019 there will be a borough-wide service across all 12 designated children’s centres. This is part of the council’s new THRIVE Wandsworth Strategy and follows a detailed and in-depth public consultation held in the autumn.

The aim is to give young children and their parents and carers more choice in where, when and what services they can go to. The borough programme will bring together stay and play, early education, health visiting, speech and language therapy, child and adolescent mental health services for under-fives, groups for parents with low mood and post-natal depression and family support services.  They’ll also be activities at weekends, during school holidays and more opportunities for young children with SEND.

Go along to one of the following sessions: 

Consultation Sessions

Date

 Time

 Venue

 Creche

Tuesday April 23 10am-12noon Southmead Children's Centre Yes
Tuesday April 23 4pm-6pm York Gardens Library No
Wednesday April 23 5pm-7pm Roehampton Library No
Thursday April 25 10am-12noon Eastwood Children's Centre Yes
Thursday April 25 3pm-5pm York Gardens's Children's Centre Yes
Thursday April 25 1.30pm-3.30pm Smallwood Children's Centre Yes
Thursday April 25 5pm-7pm Tooting Library No
Friday April 26 10am-12noon Yvonne Carr Children's Centre Yes
Friday April 26 11.30am-1.30pm Somerset Children's Centre No
Saturday April 27 2pm-4pm Putney Library No
Monday April 29 9.30am-11.30am Granard Children's Centre Yes
Monday April 29 9.30am-11.30am Hillbrook Children's Centre Yes
Monday April 29 1.30pm-3.30pm Fayland Children's Centre Yes
Monday April 29 3pm-5pm Yvonne Carr Children's Centre Yes
Monday April 29 5.30pm-7.30pm Putney Library No
Tuesday April 30 5.30pm-7.30pm Battersea Library No
Tuesday April 30 1.30pm-3.30pm Balham Children's Centre Yes
Wednesday May 1 1.30pm-3.30pm West Hill Children's Centre Yes
Wednesday May 1 5pm-7pm Roehampton Library No
Thursday May 2 4pm-6pm Balham Children's Centre Yes
Thursday May 2 5pm-7pm Tooting Library No
Friday May 3 1pm-3pm Chesterton Children's Centre Yes
Friday May 3 1.30pm-3.30pm Fayland Children's Centre Yes
Saturday May 4 12noon-2pm York Garden's Library No

Search for the addresses of children's centres here 

If you’re not sure about attending or would like some more information you can contact Iraklis Kolokotronis at Iraklis.Kolokotronis@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk or call 020 8871 6614.