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COVID-19 / Coronavirus

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Family hubs

Within Westminster Children Centres are called Family Hubs, this is to reflect the support they provide for children and families with children up to the age of 19 years old.

To keep everyone as safe as possible during these difficult times we will not be running our timetables of play sessions and parent workshops. Bessborough Family Hub is open for essential appointments but wherever possible advice and support will be available on the phone rather than face to face.

We will continue to offer one-to-one support as well as activities and services, including virtual sessions online.

We have prepared some under 5 resource packs for you to do with your children at home.

If you would like to receive one then please telephone:  020 7641 5923 - office we will arrange to deliver to you.

In addition we have some useful activity sheets for you to download which we will add to each week with interesting things you can do with your child using items found in the home.

Ecology Centre - Nature at Home Programme

These are flexible activities, suitable for all ages and living spaces and use minimal resources, so there is something accessible for everyone.  Some activities can be done entirely indoors, lots on daily walks and a few require outdoor space.  We will be sending new activities every few days throughout this difficult period so stay tuned. All our previous activities can be found on our webpage.

Why not try these resources activities:

Mud Painting

Wind Powered Pinwheel

Coded scavenger hunt


How tall is that tree?

We are sorry that you cannot come to see us at the centre but we will bring some fun to you at home.  

Each week we will upload a story and a sign and rhyme session so please visit this page regularly.

 List of resources to support families

Well being, entertainment and fun free activities for adults and children - mainly online 

Activity Map A

Activity Map B

The core purpose of family hubs

The core purpose of children and family hubs is to improve outcomes for young children and their families and reduce inequalities between families in greatest need and their peers. Children’s centres provide care and education for families with children, from conception to their fifth birthday. Services include:

  • advice and guidance
  • integrated education and parenting skills
  • school readiness for children
  • work readiness for parents
  • child and family health

Family hubs provide a range of support and activities. You can access information through the location search on the right.


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