Brighter Futures for Under Fives - Children's Centres
Brighter Futures for Under Fives. Hounslow Children’s Centres support families with children aged 0-5 years by offering various universal and targeted services across a range of venues.
Children’s Centres are split in to three main areas:
East area (Chiswick, Brentford and Isleworth),
West area (Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth)
Central area (Cranford, Heston, Hounslow and Norwood Green)
Details of all Children's Centres current services and activities can be found under the search headings and filters or if you are looking for a specific location or activity, you can search by keywords or postcode in the search boxes. e.g. entering ‘Lampton’ in the keywords will return everything that is taking place at Lampton Children’s Centre.
Please be sure to call if the groups or activities need booking. All other sessions are first come, first served. In order for everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time some sessions have a limit on the number of children who may attend at any one time.
Sessions in the central area which require booking: From Mondays 11am onwards by calling 020 8583 5805.
Sessions in the West area which require booking: 3 working days before the session
The Importance of Play This video will show you the importance of play in a safe environment, and how play is central to how children learn and develop.
Children’s Centres are subject to inspections by Ofsted, below are links to the reports on the Children’s Centres that have been inspected.
If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please contact The Family Information Service or your local children’s centre
- Sessions marked with an asterisk * require booking. Please call the number listed to book
- All other sessions are first come, first served. Some sessions have a limit on the number of children who may attend.
- Unless stated, all sessions are for children 0-5 years old. Siblings up to the age of 8 years old are welcome during school holiday periods if they are accompanied by a child aged 0-5 years.
- Occasionally some sessions may need to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, staff training or polling day closures. Where possible, parents will be informed at previous sessions and notices displayed. Please see the 'Children's Centres Closure Dates' page for session cancellations
The government provides free early learning to 2, 3 and 4 year olds as outlined below
|2 year olds||
To find out more, visit: www.hounslow.gov.uk/free2
3 or 4 year olds
To find out more, visit: www.hounslow.gov.uk/free15
3 or 4 year olds
To find out more, visit: www.hounslow.gov.uk/30hours
All activities in our Children's Centres aim to be both welcoming and inclusive to all children including those with special needs or disabilities.
If your child has a specific need and you would like to discuss before coming along, please call the relevant centre and ask for the Children's Centre Group Manager.
East Area Group Manager: Sandra Jones
email@example.com - 020 8583 5603
West Area Group Manager: Imani Nassor
Imani.firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8583 3922
Central Area Group Manager: Gary Conisbee
email@example.com 020 8583 5720
The Local Offer is where you can find information on all things related to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Children’s Centre are committed to the personal development of all children regardless of ability. We recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our children and families and take into account the additional support required by those children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
All staff have a whole centre approach to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. All staff work together to ensure the inclusion of all children. We are committed to ensuring that children with SEND achieve their full potential. We believe in positive intervention: removing barriers to learning: raising expectations and accelerating levels of progress and achievement. As a Children centre we also work in partnership with other agencies to ensure that all of our SEND children have a positive experience when they attend the centre.
Links to other websites and further information you may find useful when looking at Children's Centres.
Baby Buddy app - a free mobile phone app for parents and parents-to-be with personalised content approved by health care professionals that spans from pregnancy through to the first six months after birth
Disabledgo.com - accessible places Search for accessible places in and around Hounslow
Nursery School Admissions - Find out more about how your child can take up a free, part-time place in school nurseries in the September after their third birthday
2 Year Health Reviews - book your child's today - If your child is due a 27 month review, take the opportunity now to book this free appointment with the health visitors.
Bookstart - Bookstart offers the gift of free books to all children at two key ages before they start school, to inspire a love of reading that will give these children a flying start in life.