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Clapton Park Children’s Centre

161 Daubeney Road,
E5 0EP
Telephone: 020 8986 7437


Children’s Centres are designed specifically for children aged under five and their families in Hackney. 

They offer:

  • 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?

Clapton Park Children’s Centre Activity Timetables is available from the following pageClapton Park Children’s Centre

Health services on offer 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


Clapton Park Children’s Centre is now also a Forest School.

All children from age two have access to a  weekly Forest School session in the Hackney Marshes. Our Centre promotes the ethos of outdoor learning, and we have a large garden which enables the children to explore the natural environment and take risks in a safe and secure environment.

Forest School is an approach derived from Scandinavia, where children have opportunities to explore the natural environment in all weathers.

Research shows the positive effects of the Forest School is an approach on children’s wellbeing, health, confidence, language skills, collaborative skills, awareness of nature and living things...

Find out more: Clapton Park Children’s Centre - Forest School

Record Last Updated on: 27/07/2018

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Monday to Friday 7.45am - 5.45pm

Other Details


£160 - £200 per week (Please contact the centre for more information)
Free 15 hours nursery education funded places for 3 - 4 year old

Who is eligible?

Universal access by Hackney families with children aged 0 – 5 years.

Referral required?


Referral Details

Parents can make an application for child care in person at the centre or visit the Children Centre web site. Any other referral to services will be via the lead professional/agencies

What to do if you have a complaint

If you have any feedback about the service you received – something you like or are not happy with; then do talk about it with the worker or manager in the service, so that they can look at how they deliver their service.

If you have a situation that you are still not happy about then you can raise it formally as part of the London Borough of Hackney complaints procedure; click here for more information.

How to Get Here

Buses: 242, 308

Train: Homerton

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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.

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