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

About the Children's Centres

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

Information and update on the merger of Balham Nursery School and Children’s Centre and Fayland Children’s Centre

We are delighted that, following the consultation and successful merger of Balham Nursery School and Children’s Centre with Fayland Children’s Centre - we became Balham Nursery School & Children’s Centre Services as of 1st October 2017.

This is an exciting opportunity to re-shape our services and better meet the needs of our local communities. It will also mean that we can continue to provide quality activities and sessions for children and families living in the local areas.

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)

As always, we run an ‘open door policy’ and are receptive to your ideas, comments and concerns. Our two Centre Managers are Sasha Sagoe (@Balham) and Tina Neal (@Fayland) if you have anything you would like to discuss.

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