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Hackney Playbus

Head Office,
Kingsmead Kabin,
8-9 Kingsmead Way,
E9 5QG
Telephone: 020 8510 3335
07961 139204


Who we are

Hackney Playbus, a small charity supporting parents, carers and children aged 0-4 years. We are dedicated to bringing play opportunities to families who need it the most.

What we do

Hackney Playbus runs friendly and informal play sessions using a double-decker bus that has been converted into an early years play space. 

Our sessions provide a valuable opportunity for children to play in a really rich learning environment, and for parents to connect with others in their community.

Our playworkers build supportive relationships with families, and can also help link them up to other services.   

Our regular Playbus sessions, for parents & carers with children under 5 are available:

Monday mornings - Springfield Park, E5 9EF, 10am-12noon (except bank holidays)

Monday afternoons - Rowley Gardens, N4 1HH, 1-3pm (except bank holidays)

Wednesday mornings - Gilpin Square, Clapton Park Estate, E5 0HL, 10am-12noon

Wednesday afternoons - Shoreditch Park, N1 5EF, 1-3pm

Bonding with Baby session, are available for those who are expecting or have babies under 2:

Tuesday mornings - The Crypt, St Peter’s de Beauvoir, 10am-12noon

Sessions run throughout the year, during both holiday and term time, come rain or shine!

For additions to the timetable, see our website

Record Last Updated on: 22/01/2020

Local Offer


The PlayBus has trained, experienced and police checked staff who can be booked for crèches. If you are looking to book a crèche, please get in contact with the service to discuss your requirements.

Time / Date Details

Time of day

  • Morning
  • Afternoon

Session Information

See timetable on website

Other Details



Who is eligible?

For those who would benefit from more focused support to get out into the community, you can make a referral using the form in the download section of this page.

We will contact referred families before they attend a session to talk about how we can support them to access the Playbus when they are ready

Referral Details

Parents/carers with a young child (under 5) can attend sessions with no need to book or refer. 

Parent or carer who would like to take a child to a Playbus session but need some help getting there OR professional working with a family who would benefit from some support to get out into the community to attend a session are encouraged to get in touch and we will try to help. 

Our Outreach and Referral Manager, Anja, is happy to discuss requirements and referrals. 

Referral form available in the download section of this page. 

Please complete and return to: 

Anja Nyberg - Outreach and Referral Manager


Mobile: 07961 139204

Office: 0208 510 3335

What to do if you have a complaint

If you have a concern about the service please talk to a member of staff.

If this does not resolve you concern please write to:

Director, Hackney Playbus at Kingsmead Kabin, 8-9 Kingsmead Way, London E9 5QG

How to Get Here

This is a mobile service that travels around the borough.

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Disclaimer-important information about the Hackney Local Offer

Hackney's Local Offer website is a free and impartial service provided by the London Borough of Hackney in partnership with the NHS, local education, health and community services. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that may be available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the London Borough of Hackney or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information. Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Hackney Local Offer.

Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.

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