Children’s Centres are designed specifically for families with children aged under five living in Hackney.
- FREE stay and play sessions
- nursery and child-minders (you have to pay for these)
- Health services
- family support
- help and support to get into training and employment
Some activities take place in the centre, and some nearby.
What support is on offer from Children’s Centres?
Find out more: Children's Centres in Hackney
What activities are available?
Fernbank Children's Centre Activity Timetables is available from the following page: Fernbank Children's Centre
Health services in Children's Centres include:
- Speech and language therapy - speech and language therapists can help your child if they are finding it hard to talk
- Midwifery - advice, information and support for pregnant and new parents
- HENRY - FREE fun programme designed to give babies and young children (0-5 years) a good start and to help the whole family to adopt a healthier lifestyle. The programme covers; healthy nutrition, oral health, active lifestyles, breastfeeding and parenting
- Mental health services - Direct support to children and families such as counselling, or support to your child
- Portage service - Portage works with children up to age three with a disability and their families in the home to improve a child’s development
Record Last Updated on: 27/07/2018
Time / Date Details
Time of day
Monday to Friday 7.45am - 5.45pm
closed for two weeks in August and from 24th December to 1st January every year
Who is eligible?
Universal access by Hackney families with children aged 0 – 5 years.
Some speacilist services require a referral from a worker such as Hhealth visitor, family support worker, GP
What to do if you have a complaint
If you have any feedback for the Children’s Centre, then do talk about it with the worker or manager. If you are not happy with their response and wish to make a formal complaint, then ask the reception for the school complaints procedure (as this Children’s Centre is part of a school) More information on school complaints can be found on Hackney Learning Trust’s website here – Schools Complaints Procedure
How to Get Here
Train: Stoke Newington
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