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National Week of Play 2024

Childhood serves a purpose; it isn’t something to “get through” or speed up. It’s there to protect developing minds. To nurture young souls. So, let’s

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Dads Stay & Play

The Dads Stay & Play Drop-in session aims to foster a supportive and enriching environment for families and provides you with an opportunity to actively

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Moments that Matter!

From talking and singing to playing games, small everyday interactions with your baby or child can make all the difference to their growing brains. By

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Time to regulate

Advice to help families calm and soothe children when they feel overwhelmed. Think back to a time when your child was feeling upset or angry

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Lewisham SEND Local Offer

A local offer is for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0 to 25 years. It provides information and support

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Upcoming changes to childcare support

The current offer In England, all parents and carers of 3 and 4-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours a week childcare support with registered childcare providers. Eligible working parents

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Warm Welcomes in Lewisham 2023

  ABOUT THE WARM WELCOMES To support individuals affected by increased living costs in Winter, Lewisham Local are coordinating a network of local establishments to

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FREE Being Together, My Baby and Me Courses

Being Together, My Baby and Me is a free online five-week programme especially designed for families with babies. This online programme, funded by the Department for Education, combines advice on babies’ learning and

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It’s Dry January 2024

Just 31 days without alcohol gives amazing obvious benefits, like more energy, a chance to save some money, improved concentration, boosted mood and so much

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Christmas Closure 2023

Wishing all our families and colleagues Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Evelyn, Bellingham and Ladywell Children & Family Centres will be closed on Friday

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Budget friendly recipes

With the cost of living affecting food prices food is getting more and more expensive so here’s a few recipes that will be kind to

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It’s Road Safety Week 2023

New data shows significant improvements in road safety in London since the introduction of 20mph speed limits TFL 13 February 2023 At sites monitored on the Transport for London

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Explorers Plus

Come and join us for our fun sessions jointly run with the Portage Team. These groups are for parents and carers with a child aged

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It’s National Adoption Week

This year, National Adoption Week brings together adopted people from different generations to celebrate how adoption has evolved. Hear directly from people adopted between the

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What is SEN Support?

Special educational needs (SEN) support Your child will get SEN support at their nursery, school or college. Your child may need an education, health and care (EHC)

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Triple P for Baby course

What is Triple P for Baby? Triple P for Baby programme aims to prepare parents for a positive transition to parenthood and the first year

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New Timetable!

The new timetable is now live, head over to the timetable page to see what sessions we have planned for this term. www.lewishamcfc.org.uk/timetable/

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Employment Support

Are you a parent considering going back to work? We have two workshops coming up to support you; CV and Cover Letter Writing and Getting

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It’s Love Parks Week 2023

Love Parks Week Love Parks Week is back, giving people across the country the chance to shout about their wonderful green spaces. Whether it’s walking

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Summer Holiday Fun 2023

There’s lots to do over the Summer holidays and we’ve compiled a list so you can find something fun to do. Here at Lewisham Children

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Common Housing Issues

We often receive enquires to support families with housing issues, as a result we have put together a new Housing Advice section on the website

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Athena

Athena The Athena service, run by Refuge, provides confidential, non-judgmental support to those living in the London Borough of Lewisham who are experiencing gender-based violence.

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Keeping Safe

Keeping Safe Whether you are experiencing domestic abuse – or any other form of gender-based violence – or you are a professional working with someone

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The Voice Programme

The Voice Programme VOICE stands for Victims of Intimate Coercive Experience and is a ten-week intervention for victims and survivors of domestic abuse, coercive control and the

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Freedom Programme

Freedom Programme The Freedom Programme is for women who are or have been experiencing domestic abuse. It examines the influence of attitudes and beliefs on

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It’s Healthy Eating Week 2023

Healthy Eating Week is all about supporting and promoting healthier lifestyles and this years’ theme is Healthy Eating Week – For Everyone! The cost-of-living crisis continues

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Clean Air Day 2024

Every year, air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK.  The World Health Organisation and the UK Government recognise that air pollution is the largest environmental health

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Baby Check App

Baby Check features 19 simple checks that parents can do if their baby is showing signs of illness. Each check tests for a different symptom

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Top Tips For Sharing

Learning to share is an important part of your child’s development but it can be a complex thing for them to learn. It requires lots

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It’s Springtime!

March the 26th marks the beginning of Spring. Warmer and longer days are full of possibilities to get out there and enjoy the natural world.

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Single Parents Day 2023

March 21st marked Single Parents Day 2023. Gingerbread, the UK Single Parent’s Charity have carried out research to produce an up-to-date picture of what it means

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Today is the Day

There are always health and financial benefits to quitting smoking, but quitting now will help you:   1. Reduce the likelihood of life-threatening complications from

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EP Connect visits

This term we are lucky to have the Lewisham Educational Psychology team visiting some of our Explorers or Little Explorers sessions. The Lewisham Educational Psychology

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It’s LGBT + History Month

Every February is LGBT+ history month. Lewisham Children & Family Centres are a safe, open and welcoming place for all families regardless of gender identity

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Finding a Loo in Lewisham

Finding a toilet for yourself or to change little ones can be tricky when you’re out and about. The Lewisham Community Toilet scheme ensures there

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Quit smoking in 2023

New Year can be a great time to start a new healthier lifestyle and the FREE NHS Quit Smoking App can help. Created for those

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Christmas Closure

Evelyn, Bellingham and Ladywell Children & Family Centres will be closed on Friday 23rd December and re-open on Thursday 5th January 2023. Sessions start on

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Veg Power

80% of our kids are not eating enough vegetables. Veg Power is on a mission to inspire kids from early years through primary school and

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