Children's Centre/Better Start
Welcome to Better Start Streatham and Norwood
Better Start is a Lambeth wide initiative, which aims to improve the life chances of babies and very young children by making all the necessary support services and information easier to access.
The Better Start Programme seeks to improve the social and emotional development, communication and language, diet and nutrition of children in the early years.
Streatham & Norwood Better Start Area comprises a cluster of Children’s Centres situated in the South of the Borough of Lambeth.
Our service prioritises the needs of young families in the community, embracing its social, cultural and ethnic diversity. We also seek to promote the health and well-being of parents and carers. Our service package therefore includes a range of universal and targeted support for issues relating to parenting, physical and emotional health, finance, housing, benefits, childcare, child health, education and development.
Streatham Timetable Jan to Mar 2024
Norwood Jan to March 2024 Timetable
Lambeth Parenting Support Course Offer Summer Term 2023
HENRY workshops and programmes (Evelina London)
…We operate across eight Children’s Centre sites in Streatham and Norwood as follows:
Benton’s Lane Children’s Centre
18 Benton's Lane, West Norwood, London SE27 9UD
Tel: 020 4542 3520 (opt 1)
Crown Lane Children’s Centre
Crown Lane, London SW16 3HX
Tel: 020 8670 4713
Hillside Gardens Park, SW2 3HJ
(Please use Hitherfield Site telephone Number for enquiries)
Hitherfield Children’s Centre
Hitherfield Road SW16 2LW
Tel: 0208 835 9569
Rosendale Children’s Centre
Rosendale Road SE21 8LY
Tel: 020 8761 7411
Streatham Hub Children’s Centre
388 Streatham High Rd, Streatham, London SW16 6HX
(Please use Sunnyhill Site telephone Number for enquiries)
Sunnyhill Children’s Centre
Entrance on Harborough Road, Streatham, London SW16 2XW
Tel: 020 4548 2561
Streatham Youth and Community Trust (SYCT)
The Hut, Streatham Vale Park, Abercairn Rd, SW16 5AL
Tel: 020 3146 4179
We are open Mondays to Fridays, 48 weeks a year between 8:30am and 4:30pm to all parents and carers with children under 5.
Please call in at the Centre or look on line for a copy of the timetable, which will provide specific information about our activities and services.
We are committed to working together with local and, sometimes national organisations to ensure that all families with children aged between 0 and 5 years in our community have the best possible start.
Streatham & Norwood Better Start is committed to ensuring that all families have access to relevant information about what is happening in our centres and in the local community. We work in close partnership with other service providers to ensure that families in greatest need are supported to access the services and information they need in order to thrive and make good progress.
We can arrange an appointment with you to discuss your concerns in confidence and work with you, making links with other organisations to help you to find the right solutions for your needs.
If there is an issue that we cannot help you with directly, we will provide the necessary support for you to access services ensuring that you receive the right help. Our aim is to bring essential services closer to you, making it easier for you and your family to get the help you need in a welcoming and friendly environment.
If you would like more information about our Better Start services please call in at any of our centres or call 0208 835 9569.
If you prefer you can send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Hitherfield Children’s Centre, Hitherfield Road Entrance, Streatham, London, SW16 2LW.
Telephone: 0208 835 9569
Our staff team...
Executive Head Teacher - Christopher Ashley-Jones
Better Start Area Manager - Phyllis Hayden
Deputy Manager - Early Years and Family Pracitioner - Tracy Lattimore
Deputy Manager - Better Start Services - Leona Waldropt-Thompson
Deputy Manager - Better Start Services - Donna McAlister
Better Start Worker - Adele Malyon
Better Start Worker - Anita Humphreys
Better Start Worker - Barbara Moonan
Better Start Worker - Eunice Millet
Better Start Worker - Maureen Shand
Early Years and Family Practitioner - Ashley Flood
Early Years and Family Practitioner - Deon Mitchell
Senior CC Administrator - Vacant
CC Administrator - Catherine Medina
CC Administrator - Natalie Smith