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 18 months plus

Serve and return

A vital ingredient in a young child’s growth and learning (and brain development), especially from ages nought to five, is the “serve and return” interactions that they have with their parents, caregivers and the people in their communities. Like the serve and return rally in a good game of tennis, young children naturally reach out for interaction with adults through babbling and imitating facial expressions.

This process helps them develop important language, cognitive, and social skills. If adults do not respond by getting in sync with children and returning these kinds of noises and gestures, the serve and return rally breaks down and the child’s developmental process is interrupted. This has negative implications for later learning.


Who to contact

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Fulham Central Children's Centre
 020 7736 4350
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Family Support Children's Centre

Family Support is here to help Hammersmith and Fulham children, young people and their families thrive.

Our children's centres are on hand so mums, dads, carers and children can make new friends and enjoy play and learning experiences together. 

If making ends meet is hard right now, foodbank vouchers are available to all families and you could also be eligible for fresh fruit and veg vouchers.

When times are tough, we are here to support you every step of the way.

You can enrol your child at one of our children's centres using our online form.

Where to go

Tudor Rose Building
Fulham Court
Shottendane Road

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Every Thursday, 10:00 - 11:30am
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