Category Archives: Kids

Primary school for 3 & 4 year olds

Starting reception class in school in September 2021? A birth date between 1/9/2016 and 31/8/2017?

The deadline for parents to choose their preferred primary school for their 3 or 4 year old is Friday 15th January. Online application forms and detailed information about Lambeth schools is here.

The applications must include copies of documents proving the parent’s and the child’s address and the child’s birth date. For families needing advice contact the Admissions team on 020 7926 9503 option 2 during office hours. To use a computer for online forms and for  printing, scanning and photocopying try your local library. Telephone 020 7926 0750 to book a 2 hour time slot first.  You will need a library membership card but if you haven’t got one just ask for a temporary one.

If you miss the deadline you can apply again in April.

For children with special needs and an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan) contact the Admissions team 020 7926 9503

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Children under-five

Norwood’s  Children Centre is up and running after lockdown with most activities now based at 18 Benton’s Lane SE27 9UD just off Gipsy Rd .

‘Stay and play’ and other face to face sessions are social distancing so you have to book  your place on 020 3409 0704. Other “virtual” activities are one to one telephone calls and some group sessions are via facebook.

For details of the Norwood Children’s Centre programme see [attached pdf]

Please phone 020 3409 0704 for advice on what sessions might best suit your child.

Lambeth’s Family Information Service online directory has lots more information on a wide range of activities and services for children:

https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/children-young-people-and-families/family-information-directory

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Can you run a baby & toddler group?

The council is looking for an organisation to take a 10-year  lease on the One O’clock Club building in Norwood Park SE19 1EA (near the café off Salters Hill). The service must run at least three “stay and play” sessions a week for children under-five and their parent/carers.

To see the building please book a 10 minute site visit on Thursday 1st October 11am to 1pm  OR  2pm to 4pm on Monday 5th October.

For details see ‘norwood park call for proposals’.(pdf)

Deadline to submit a tender with a 3 year business plan is midday Sunday 11th October.

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Lambeth community directory

Lambeth has a diverse and active community & voluntary sector.

To find out about our local organisations use postcodes to search Integrate’s Community Directory: https://integrateagency.co.uk/voice/

To get listed on the directory email  contact@integrateagency.co.uk .

And join the Integrate mailing list for excellent regular email newsletters on advice, funding and training.

Age UK Lambeth have a specialist directory for organisations focussed on the social care sector: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/lambeth/our-services/mycommunity-directory/

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Lambeth Country Show 2020

18th & 19th July will be the 2020 Lambeth Country show – online this year due to coronavirus.

https://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/virtual/

There will be plenty for everyone across the two days: music, workshops, shopping, community groups, animals, competitions and more.

Deadline for submitting photos for the competitions:

Flower Show  11pm Wednesday 15 July rules [ https://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/LCS-Virtual-Flower-Show-Schedule-2020.pdf  ]

winning cake in 2019

Vegetable Sculpture: 3pm Friday 17 July – winner voted by the public up to 8pm on Sunday 19th:

Scarecrow, Recycled Garden & Best in Show: 3pm Friday 17 July

In the meantime watch compilations of the highlights of previous Country Shows:

https://www.facebook.com/lambethcountryshow/videos

@lambethcountryshow

#LCS20 #VirtualLCS #LCSintheHouse #LambethCountryShow

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Summer activities for children and young people

To find out about local summer activities for children, young people and families check out Lambeth’s web site:
http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Summer2020

Or you can download this brochure.

With the coronavirus lockdown reducing there are changing government guidelines every week. So do check regularly for the latest information.

Here is are examples of activities:
Lambeth Libraries programme includes the Summer Reading Challenge https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKLAMBETH/bulletins/292c570
Fun packed summer programme filled with engaging activities for young people aged 11 to 19 years.

Rathbone in West Norwood have fun-packed summer activities for young people aged 11 to 19 years. include Sports, Arts and Creative Crafts, Music, Dance, Media, Cookery, Trips and much more  – contact cking@rathbonesociety.org.uk

CEF Lyncx are offering 5 weeks of activities for children and young people aged 8 – 15 and volunteering/work experience opportunities for young people aged 16+  http://cefi.org.uk/home

Lambeth Autism Group (NAS Lambeth) will be hosting a range of online sessions this summer -contact: lambeth@nas.org

Inspirational Youth have a one week  3rd to 7th August Summer Club for Year 6 children transitioning to Year 7  – at Streatham Youth and Community Trust SW16 – contact   louise@inspirationalyouth.org

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Back to school in June?

Are you ready to send your children back to school after the coronavirus lockdown ? Not sure?

Lambeth council is holding an online question and answer session this Thursday 29th May at 1pm. For details & to book a place see: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/coronavirus-back-to-school-discussion

Ed Davie, the councillor responsible for schools in Lambeth says: “As a parent of Lambeth primary and secondary school children I know how tough the last few months have been struggling with home learning, worrying about returning to school and just trying to get through each day. We want to listen to families, schools and unions to understand your concerns and support everyone to stay safe, healthy and learning”

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Funding for Lambeth youth & play this summer

In 2020 we face an unprecedented crisis in the mental and physical health and wellbeing of children and young people and their families.

Lambeth’s  Youth and Play Team are asking organisations to send in proposals for summer activities to operate in full, partial and non-lockdown.

The funding available is in three streams: a locality, creative activities and small grants of £1,000.

If your organisation would first like to know more – book a place on this webinar on Tues May 12th 11am to 1pm .

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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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