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Around Poplar Children's Centre


Service Description

Children’s Centres help give your child the best start in life. If you are expecting a baby or are a parent or carer with a child under five, you can attend a range of free universal sessions. You can also access child and family health services, childcare and early years education advice as well as volunteering and training support.

Children’s centres also provide one to one support for families with children under 11.”

Additional Information

Additional Information

Around Poplar Children's Centre aims to help give your child the best start in life. If you are expecting a baby or you are a parent or carer with a child under 5, we can provide family support, early education, child and family health services, childcare advice, employment, volunteering and training support.

Healthy Families
We work closely with other services to provide advice on breastfeeding, emotional support, speech, language and child development, housing and domestic violence. We also run 2 years integrated health review and 8 months review with health visitors. If you have any question or queries about your child’s speech, eating or sleeping habits, general behaviour or social skills please speak to your health advisor who will refer you to the right service at your local children’s centre.

Family Support
Our family support team provides the following: Outreach and signposting to community resources, developing positive parenting skills and Building self-esteem and empowering parents. We work closely with the social services, local schools, health and educational professionals, day-care, libraries and other local organisations.

Play & Learning
Our Play and Learning team offer Stay and Play sessions for children aged 0-5 years throughout the week. The sessions are delivered from APCC and local outreach venues. The sessions are designed to encourage children to learn through play which stimulates their cognitive, physical and social development.

Pathway to Employment and Volunteering
Come and see our friendly staff for help and assistance for:
• One-to-one appointments
• Volunteering opportunities
• Access/support into training and employment
• CV writing/job searches/interviewing techniques/carer advice
• Nursery Education Grant for 2 year olds.

Educational Psychology Support
We work closely with the team in supporting families who find it difficult to set boundaries in managing child behaviours, potty training, parenting strategies and support parents to understand of child disability diagnose.
For full details of activities and services, please click on the link in the "More Information (leaflet, form or publication) box.

Community Lead:
Brenda Pascal

0207 364 0540

Suitable for ages

Age of Users
From 0 To 5


Cost per Session
Cost per Hour
Cost per Day
Over 2's Cost per Week
Under 2's Cost per Week

OFSTED Information

OFSTED Last Inspection Date
23 June 2015
OFSTED Last Inspection Summary
Requires Improvement

Questions & Answers

Can Families Self-Refer To The Service?
Do You Have Child Protection Policies And Procedures
Eligibility - Can The Service Be Accessed By Extended Family Members Or Carers
Is There A Waiting List?
Registered For 2 Year Old Grant

Further Information

Provider Type
Children's Centres Children's Centres
Suitable For
Downs Syndrome Visual Impairment Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Social, Emotional, Behaviour Difficulty (SEBD) Complex Needs Sensory Impairment Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD) Specific Learning Difficulty Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN) Specific Learning Difficulties Epilepsy Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD) Hearing Impairment and Deafness Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI) Physical Disability Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)
Ofsted Rating
Requires Improvement
Delivery Channels
Office / Premises Schools Children's Centres Home Visit Case Work Other
Referral Criteria
None (Self-referral)