Category Archives: Kids

Our local Children’s Centres

Lambeth Children’s Centres run a  wide range of free activities with babies & young children, midwifery services, advice sessions and much more. Ask your Health Visitor or baby clinic for details.

Or to help decide the sessions best for your family –  phone or drop in to one of our local centres:

Benton’s Lane SE27 9UD 020 3409 0704

Crown Lane School SW16 3HX 020 8761 7139

Hitherfield School SW16 2LW 020 8835 9569

Streatham Hub SW16 6HX 020 8835 9569

And see the timetables online:

Norwood activities timetable

Streatham activities timetable

Tulse Hill activities timetable

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Free early learning for two year olds

Some families can get up to 15 hours free early years learning for their two year olds with a day nursery, childminder, play group or Childrens’ Centre. The children learn to make friends and gain confidence that helps them get ready for school.

Families getting tax credits, benefits and  special needs may be eligible. Check on page 25 here.

Use the Families Information Service (FIS) to find early years & childcare to suit the needs of your family:

Family Information Directory

In the West Norwood area free 2 year old places are offered at: Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery, Abacus Early Learning Nursery, Chapel House Day Nursery, Bright Horizons Day Nursery & Preschool, Ana-Bela’s Day Nursery and local childminders.

All children aged 3 to 4 are eligible for 15 hours free early up to 38 weeks a year until they start the reception year at primary school.

To contact the FIS direct phone 020 7926 9558 or email fis@lambeth.gov.uk

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Visit places normally closed to the public

Clockworks

The weekend of 21st and 22nd September is a chance to visit over 800 buildings in London  not normally open to the public. Open House weekend also includes walks & tours. A few need booking in advance.  Visits free.

See locations at  https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/  . Or download the app: [ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.opencity.openhouse ]

Locally in West Norwood we have:

Saturday 21st

Cheviot Gardens extra care housing , 36 Cheviot Rd SE27 0SU 1pm to 5pm

Clockworks, clock museum, at 6 Nettlefold Place SE27 0JW 10am to 5pm

West Norwood Cemetery Norwood High St Road SE27 9JU Tours 2pm and 3pm

Sunday 22nd

The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ 1pm to 5pm

@openhouselondon

https://www.facebook.com/openhouselondon2019

 

 

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Country Show 20th and 21st July

This year’s big day out at the Lambeth Country Show 12noon to 8pm is over this weekend  21st & 22nd July at Brockwell Park SE24 . Bring friends & family too. There is something for everyone! Disability access details : https://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/accessibility/

The Main stage hosts  musicians– Bukky Leo & Black Egypt , Vanessa Haynes, MF Robots, Imagination, Dawn Penn, SISTA Women in Reggae, Denis Alcapone, Twinkle Brothers & General Levy.

‘Flower walkers’ from the show in 2016

Activities include entertainments, farm animals, health & well being, flower show, sports, technology, performances, crafts, over 200 market stalls,  food & drink and of course show piece entertainments at the Arena. New for this year is Longbow Archery and Crossbows, Ancient Artillery, Warrior Training and Medieval Sword School.

To avoid single use plastics there is £2 deposit ( returnable) on reusable cups.  Lots of free water fountains.

This year there are safety searches at  4 entry points (Herne Hill , Lido, Tulse Hill, Norwood Road). Last entry 7.30pm. Avoid queues at peak time 3pm to 5pm. Entry is free and un-ticketed.

To get to the Country Show  please walk, cycle or travel by public transport ( 68 or 196 bus from West Norwood) . The only parking is for Blue Badge holders who apply in advance. Cycle parks inside Herne Hill & Tulse Hill entrances.

For full details see web site: https://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/ or download the app for i-phone or android – search for Lambeth Country Show 2019.

@lblcountryshow

#LCS19

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Plans for Norwood Park

20190630_165911.jpgIf you visit our local park for its amazing views, dog walking, tree planting, play areas, one o clock club, outdoor gym or café why not find out more about the plans for the park this Monday 1st July 7pm at The Hope?

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The Friends of Norwood Park are a group of local residents who have a say on how the council runs the park and get involved in future plans.

 On Monday 1st July  at 7pm all are welcome to attend the annual general meeting of the Friends of Norwood Park at The Hope, 49 Norwood High Street SE27 9JS and meet the council’s Parks team   http://www.friendsofnorwoodpark.co.uk/

 See our earlier post 11/3/19

 

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Feast is back this Sunday 7/4

Stalls near York Hill

West Norwood Feast is back on Sunday 7th April after its winter break ! The weather will be warmer at  a welcome 16 degrees C too!

Markets & activities at Artisans’ Market (Chatsworth Way SE24 9HR), Food Fair (in the garden of St Luke’s church SE27 0DT), Retro Village (Rosebery’s  74-76 Knight’s Hill SE27 0JD), Family Hub (outside the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre, Devane Way SE27 0DF) and Fresh & Green (along Norwood Road from the corner of York Hill SE27 9AF)

Free music & kids activities at Portico from 10am, Food Fair from 12noon, Artisans Market from 10am, Family Hub from 11am. Picturehouse Cinema  is showing unique short local films at 11.30am . The Book & Record Bar has DJ  12noon to 2pm.

Activities on Sunday:

http://westnorwoodfeast.com/

@WN_Feast

@BooknRecordbar

@WestNorwoodPH

@PorticoGallery

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Starting school in Sept 2019

There is less than a week left to apply for a reception place in a Lambeth primary school from September 2019 . Apply by  midnight on Monday 14th January 2019 for  a “reception” place for children born between 1st September 2014  and 31st August 2015.

The on-line application form and proof of parents and child’s current address are an essential part of the application. It is also important to name your top 6 preferred schools. Offers will be made on Tuesday April 16th .

For a copy of the application form and booklet see:  https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/school-admissions/apply-for-a-primary-school-place

It’s easy for parents with hectic lives to forget deadlines so do remind friends and neighbours about January 14th .

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