Best-Start

For families with children under 5

Woodlands offer a range of services to meet the needs of the families in our community.
We hope that you will visit us soon!

For families with children under 5

Woodlands offer a range of services to meet the needs of the families in our community.
We hope that you will visit us soon!
Welcome to Woodlands Children's Centre

Woodlands Children’s Centre is within the grounds of the Gilbert Scott Primary School in South Croydon. It is set in an urban area, but amid green belt land backing on to Heathfield’s Farm. 

Woodlands Children's Centre aims to give your child the best start in life from pregnancy up until the age of 5, we can provide family support, early education, child and family health services, family learning courses and help with going back to or finding work. We work with a number of agencies including health visitors, midwives, Speech and Language, Croydon parenting hub and training from Croydon Adult Learning and Training (CALAT).

To access services within a Children’s Centre you will need to register your family. Applications are available at each Children’s Centre or access points.

 If you need any help, support or advice please ask to speak to a member of staff who can offer one to one support and give you information on other agencies or groups who could help you; as well as details of activities that you and your children can go to.

Please look at our timetable for an overview of the sessions available at this centre.

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Services

Health

Health provide a range of services which include antenatal, post-natal, midwives clinic, immunisation information, dental hygiene, well baby clinic and breast feeding support

Job Centre Plus

Information is available on the benefits for parents with children who are both in or out of work. JCP outreach workers hold  appointments in the Centre. Call for appointments.

Childminding Network

The local Network Childminders access the Stay and Play sessions .

Jubilee Parenting

Jubilee Parenting offer a range of courses including general parenting, managing anger, raising boys and special needs. Check  timetable for courses currently running.

CALAT

CALAT provide a wide range of courses at the Centre, for family learning. These include ICT, numeracy and literacy. Please contact the centre for more information.

Counselling & Support

We havea one to one worker at the Centre, Julie who works Mondays  and is able to offer one to one sessions with parents. Please talk to Liz, Helen, Sue or Sheila if you feel you would benefit from this service.

Lifeline

They deliver the 12 week Incredible Years programme at the Centre. Please talk to Helen if you would like to be referred to this programme.