Children's Centre

Children's Centre

Children Centre

(Entrance in Harborough Road)

Sunnyhill Road

Streatham

London SW16 2UW

Tel: 020 8769 4785 option 2

Monday to Friday: 8.00am – 5.45pm

Contact:

Sophia Williams, Family Services Manager

Loraine McCarthy, Deputy Family Services
Manager

Sunnyhill Children’s Centre offers childcare services for up to 25
children from 6 months to 5 years. The Centre is open all year
excluding Bank Holidays and for one week at Easter, two weeks in the
summer and one week at Christmas.

Children's Centre Aims

·  To support young children to develop confidence and independence through play.

· To provide a safe, stimulating and happy environment where children can develop their ideas whilst    learning through play which is a natural process.

· To provide the highest level of care.

·To provide equal opportunities for all children and families who use the service.

·To set up a rich and stimulating environment in which the aims and principles of early childhood    education can be delivered.

·To allow children to learn through first hand experience.

·To provide opportunities for children to develop physically, socially, emotionally, morally and    intellectually to their full potential.

What we provide

·  Curriculum based on the Early Years Foundation Stage framework

·  Support of a qualified teacher who deals with pre-school learning for 3 year olds

· Support of Key worker assigned to each child along with additional support from the staff team

· Support of professional agencies such as Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language        Therapists etc

· Encouragement for parents/carers to be involved in activities at the Centre to support their child's    development.

·  Fun, friendship and a listening ear in a safe environment.

What we provide

·   Childminders/Associated Carers drop-in

·  Sewing Group

·  Messy Play / Wriggle & Rhyme / Stay & Play / Baby Stay & Play / Baby Wriggle & Rhyme

·  JobCentre Plus

·  Family Action Support Group

·  Young Mothers’ Group

·  ESOL

·  Health Services

·  Nutritionist

·  Fathers’ Group – ‘Discovery Dads’

·  Literacy / Creative Writing classes

·  Midwifery services

 

Working with Parents and Carers

The Centre recognises parents as the first and most important educators of their young children. Our Centre’s aim is to work with parents and carers providing support.

There are a number of ways we welcome parents and carers can be involved in our services including:

·  Working with staff to support children

·  Bringing ideas to the Centre

·  Representing the Centre

·  Attending open meetings

·  Attending training courses, workshops and conferences to support and develop the Centre

· Assisting with fundraising