Where friendship starts
A healthy and happy community for little ones with big ideas

About the Children's Centre

A warm and welcoming place where children, parents and carers from the local area can come and take part in a range of sessions and activities.

Types of sessions and activities

We offer a constantly changing range of sessions, activities and services such as:

  • Play and Learn sessions providing stimulating activities to help children to learn through their play.
  • Support to apply for funding for those who are eligible for 15 hours of free education and care for their two year old.
  • Advice about Speech and language development; Child development; Managing behaviour; Health; and Family Support
  • Family Learning including Parenting courses; Volunteering; and working together to keep children and families safe.

See the Children’s Centre timetable to find out what is currently available.

News and Updates

From 1st October 2017 we will formally merge with Fayland Children’s Centre. Our newly merged name will be:
Balham Nursery School and Children’s Centre Services

We will be operating from 3 sites:

@Balham (72 Endlesham Rd, SW12 8JL)
@Fayland (Fayland Avenue SW16 1SY)
@Nightingale Square (House number 2, 42-44 Nightingale Square SW12 8QL)

We would like to invite our children, parents and families to our open days:

25th October - Fayland families are invited to a Rise and Shine session @Balham 10am-12pm

24th November – Balham families are invited to a messy play session @Fayland 10-12pm

click here for further information.

From our visitors

Helpful, professional staff. Great activities helping children to develop self reliance and co-operation.

Parent 2016

Helps with interaction and mixing with children from all cultures.

Parent 2016

The confidence the Children’s Centre has given to me and my family has been the most helpful resource we have accessed.

Parent 2016