About the Children's Centres

Our Children’s Centres aim to improve outcomes for young children, ensuring they are happy, healthy and ready to begin school.

The Centres also provide help and support to families around parenting, health and well-being and employability. The services they provide are designed for parents and carers who may be expecting a new baby or have a child under the age of five.

Centres offer a range of services, including:

  • pre-school education and access to early education and childcare (on some sites)
  • access to health services, including health visiting and midwifery care
  • adult learning opportunities to help parents/carers progress into training or employment
  • access to play opportunities that are available to everyone, such as Stay and Play
  • access to services delivered by private providers that are available to everyone with small fees attached

In Bexley, you can access Children’s Centre services from one of our Children’s Centres and also from venues across the borough, including libraries, leisure centres and community buildings. This means that families have more choice and can access services nearer to their homes.

Our centres welcome all Bexley families who are expecting a baby or who have a child under five.

Our main centres are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm with some timetabled sessions on a Saturday.

We have a dedicated Children's Centre Team who are available to support you in accessing services and information. They will also deliver sessions across the borough together with some of our partners.

Bexley Children's Centres Membership

Membership

If you would like to receive regular information and access children’s centre services, pop into your nearest centre to complete a membership form or complete it online.

Children Centres membership form

Virtual advice, guidance and support

If you need to speak to one of our Children’s Centre Team, contact us by telephone at 020 3045 5480 or by email childrenscentres@bexley.gov.uk with your contact details to request a call.

One-to-one support for families is also available by calling Family Wellbeing Service on 020 3045 5440 or by emailing us at familywellbeing@Bexley.gov.uk.

Bexley Children's Centre activities

Activities on Monday

Bexley Children's Centre activities - Monday
Venue Dates Times Activity Booking Details
West Street CC,
Chandlers Drive,
Erith, DA8 1LW
Ongoing 10.30am to 12 midday Advice & Guidance session to talk to a Practitioner about any worries or concerns For more details and to book a slot contact the centre
West Street CC,
Chandlers Drive,
Erith, DA8 1LW
Ongoing 9am to 4pm Child Development Appointments – Health Visiting Team By Appointment Only - Contact 0300 330 5777 to make an appointment with Health Visitor
Danson CC,
Brampton Road,
Bexleyheath, DA7 4EZ
Ongoing 8.30am to 5.30pm QE - Midwifery Appointments By Appointment only - made by your midwifery team
Central Library,
Townley Road,
Bexleyheath, DA6 7HL
Term time Only 10am to 10.30am Toddler Time - Rhymes, stories and songs for the under 5’s Sessions are free - for more information please contact 020 8303 777 (ask for libraries)
Bostall Community Library,
115 King Harolds Way,
Bexleyheath, DA7 5RE
Term time Only 10am to 11.30am Toddler Time with Stay & Play - Age 0 to 4 years Sessions are free - sessions are volunteer-led

Activities on Tuesday

Bexley Children's Centre activities - Tuesday
Venue Dates Times Activity Booking Details
West Street CC,
Chandlers Drive,
Erith, DA8 1LW
Ongoing 9.30am to 12.00 midday Speech & Language Communication Group By Referral Only - through the Speech and Language Team
Northumberland Heath CC,
141 Brook Street,
Erith, DA8 1JD
Ongoing 2pm to 3.30pm Bouncing Babies Parent & Baby Group for new parents with babies 0 to 12 months Sessions are free - no need to book just come along
Northumberland Heath CC,
141 Brook Street,
Erith, DA8 1JD
19 Apr to 14 June 9.30am to 3pm Solace Women’s Aid programmes By Invitation Only
Danson CC,
Brampton Road,
Bexleyheath, DA7 4EZ
Ongoing 9am to 4.30pm Midwifery Appointments Appointments Only
Church of the Cross,
Lensbury Way,
Thamesmead, SE2 9UE
Ongoing 10.30am to 11.30am Terrific Tuesdays - Physical play with baby area, parachute play, movement & songs parents/carers & babies/toddlers aged 0 to 3 years Sessions are free - no need to book just come along
Christchurch,
Victoria Road,
Erith DA8 3AN
Term Time Only 9.15am to 10.30am Toddler Church Play Group (age 0 to 5 years) Sessions are free - for more details contact Jacki on 07764 476277
Northumberland Heath Library,
Mill Road,
Erith, DA8 1HW
Term Time Only 10am to 11.15am Toddler Stay & Play – with stories & songs (age 0 to 5 years) Sessions are free - no need to book just drop in and join in
Bexley Village Community Library,
Bourne Road,
Bexley, DA5 1LU
Term Time Only 2.30pm to 3.15pm Toddler Time (reading & singing) (age 0 to 4 years) Sessions are free - these are volunteer-led sessions.
Upper Belvedere Community Library,
Woolwich Road,
Belvedere, DA17 5EQ
Term Time Only 10.30am to 12 midday Toddler Stories & Rhymes with Stay & Play (age 0 to 4 years) Sessions are free - no need to book just drop in and join in

Activities on Wednesday

Bexley Children's Centre activities - Wednesday
Venue Dates Times Activity Booking Details
West Street CC,
Chandlers Drive,
Erith, DA8 1LW
Fortnightly 10.30am to 11.30am Bexley VIPs Vision Impairment Pre-school Group By invite only. For more information contact Sam Thomas - 07817 933635 Sam.thomas@bexley.gov.uk
Virtual Session - via Teams 11 May 10.30am to 11.30am Tears and Tantrums Workshop Session is free - Join us online - please call the centre to book
Virtual Session - via Teams 25 May 10.30am to 11.30am Top Toilet Training Tips Workshop Session is free - Join us online - please call the centre to book
Virtual Session - via Teams 16 June 10.30am to 11.30am Fussy Eaters Workshop Session is free - Join us online - please call the centre to book
Virtual Session - via Teams 29 June 10.30am to 11.30am Sleep Tips Workshop Session is free - Join us online - please call the centre to book
Creative Kids Hall rear of West Street Youth & Family Centre,
Maxim Road, DA8 1FA
Term Time Only 1.30pm to 3pm Wild Wednesdays Group to support your baby’s learning through interactive activities (age 0 to 36 months) Sessions are free. No need to book just come along to join us
Danson CC,
Brampton Road,
Bexleyheath, DA7 4EZ
Monthly - 1st Wednesday of each month 10am to 12 midday Welcome to the World Session, New parent and expectant parents coffee morning Sessions are free. No need to book just come along to join us
Danson CC,
Brampton Road,
Bexleyheath, DA7 4EZ
Ongoing 9am to 4pm Child Development Appointments - Health Visiting Team Appointment Only
Central Library,
Townley Road,
Bexleyheath, DA6 7HL
Ongoing 12.30pm to 3pm The Bexley One Stop Shop - offering support advice to help victims of domestic abuse No appointment needed - For further information contact Solace on 020 3198 4659
Thamesmead Library,
Binsey Walk,
Thamesmead, SE2 9TR
Term Time Only 9.45am to 10.15am Toddler Time Stories and rhymes for 0 to 3 years Sessions are free. For more information please contact 020 8303 7777 (ask for libraries)
Blackfen Community Library,
Blackfen Parade,
Blackfen Road,
Sidcup, DA15 9LU
Term Time Only 9.30am to 11am Stay n Play for preschool-age children (age up to age 5 years) Sessions are free. No need to book just come along and join in
Blackfen Community Library, Blackfen Parade,
Blackfen Road,
Sidcup, DA15 9LU
Term Time Only 11am to 11.30am Sparkles Babies for parents with babies up to 12 months. (age: 0-12mths) Sessions are free.No need to book just come along and join in

Activities on Thursday

Bexley Children's Centre activities - Thursday
Venue Dates Times Activity Booking Details
West Street CC,
Chandlers Drive,
Erith, DA8 1LW
Ongoing 9am to 4pm Child Development Appointments - Health Visiting Team By Appointment Only via your Health Visitor
Northumberland Heath CC,
141 Brook Street
Erith, DA8 1JD
Ongoing 9.15am to 4pm Breastfeeding Support Appointments (Health Visiting Team) By Appointment Only via your Health Visitor Telephone number 0300 3305777 option 1
Northumberland Heath CC,
141 Brook Street,
Erith, DA8 1JD
Ongoing 10am to 11.30am New Sensory Superstars - fun and interactive support group for parents/carers and babies/toddlers 0 to 18 months with additional needs Sessions are free. No need to book just come along and join in
Danson CC,
Brampton Road,
Bexleyheath, DA7 4EZ
Ongoing 9am to 4pm Child Development Appointments - Health Visiting Team By Appointment Only via your Health Visitor
North Cray Children’s Centre, Neighbourhood Centre,
1 Davis Way,
Sidcup, DA14 5JR
Ongoing 10am to 11.30am Funtime Thursdays weekly group to support your baby’s and toddlers learning through interactive activities (age 0 to 36 months) Sessions are free. No need to book just come along and join in
North Cray Children’s Centre, Neighbourhood Centre,
1 Davis Way,
Sidcup, DA14 5JR
Term Time Only 1pm and 1.45pm AW under 5’s football Cubs & Lions ages 2 to 4 years For details, costs and bookings contact Alex 07771 747219, AW Football Coaching
Erith Library,
100 High Street,
Erith, DA8 1SL
Term Time only 9.45am to 10.15am Toddler Time Songs and rhymes for 0 to 3 years Sessions are free. For more information please contact:020 8303 7777 (ask for libraries)
Welling Library,
Bellegrove Road,
Welling, DA16 3PA
Term Time Only 10am to 10.30am Toddler Time Songs and rhymes for 0 to 3 years Sessions are free. For more information please contact:020 8303 7777 (ask for libraries)
Bexley Village Community Library,
Bourne Road,
Bexley, DA5 1LU
Term Time Only 10am to 10.45am Toddler Time (reading and singing) (age 0 to 4 years) Sessions are free. These are volunteer led sessions
Blackfen Parade,
Blackfen Road,
Sidcup, DA15 9LU
Term Time Only 10am to 10.20am What’s Next Linda? Song & Story Time.(age up to 5 years) Sessions are free. No need to book just come along and join in

Activities on Friday

Bexley Children's Centre activities - Friday
Venue Dates Times Activity Booking Details
West Street CC,
Chandlers Drive,
Erith, DA8 1LW
Ongoing 10am to 11.30am Bouncing Babies Parent & Baby Group - For new parents with babies 0 to 12 months Sessions are free - no need to book just come along and join us
Northumberland Heath CC,
141 Brook Street,
Erith, DA8 1JD
Term Time Only 12.45pm to 1.45pm Baby Yoga ages 0 to 12 months For more details contact Jan Lawrence Karma Touch, for details, costs and to book contact Karm-a-touch 6-week course £33
Northumberland Heath CC,
141 Brook Street,
Erith, DA8 1JD
Term Time Only 2pm to 3pm Touch of Sensory ages 0 to 24 months For more details contact Jan Lawrence Karma Touch, for details, costs and to book contact Karm-a-touch 6-week course £33
Danson CC,
Brampton Road,
Bexleyheath, DA7 4EZ
Ongoing 9am to 4pm Child Development Appointments - Health Visiting Team By appointment via your Health Visitor
Danson CC,
Brampton Road,
Bexleyheath, DA7 4EZ
Ongoing 9am to 4.30pm Midwifery Appointments By appointment via your Health Visitor
North End,
Early Years Centre,
4 Lincoln Close,
Erith, DA8 2EB
Ongoing 9am to 4pm Child Development Appointments - Health Visiting Team By appointment via your Health Visitor
Crayford Library,
Townhall Square,
Crayford, DA1 4FN
Term Time Only 9.45am to 10.15am Toddler Time - songs and rhymes for 0 to 3 years Sessions are free. For more information please contact 020 8303 7777 (ask for libraries)
Sidcup Library,
Hadlow Road,
Sidcup, DA14 4AQ
Term Time Only 10am to 10.30am Toddler Time - songs and rhymes for 0 to 3 years Sessions are free. For more information please contact 020 8303 7777 (ask for libraries)
Blackfen Community Library,
Blackfen Parade,
Blackfen Road,
Sidcup, DA15 9LU
Term Time Only 10am to 10.20am Lucy Library Song & Story Time ages up to 5 years Sessions are free - no need to book just come along and join us

Children's Centre sites

West Street Children’s Centre

Open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (Saturdays as advertised)

The Children’s Centre Team are based at:

174 Chandlers Drive
Erith
DA8 1LW
Map

Services on site:

  • antenatal and postnatal appointments
  • Health Visiting Developmental checks and drop-ins (see the timetable for information)
  • Children’s Centre services include parent and baby groups, parenting and much more

Danson Children's Centre

Open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (Saturdays as advertised)

Brampton Road
Bexleyheath
DA7 4EZ
Map

Services on site:

  • antenatal and postnatal appointments
  • Health Visiting Developmental checks and drop-ins (see the timetable for information)
  • Children’s Centre services include parent and baby groups, parenting and much more
  • SALT (Speech and Language appointments)
  • other services including Smoking Cessation and Solace (see the timetable for more information)

Normandy Children's Centre

Normandy Children's Centre activities
Day Dates Times Activity Booking Details
Monday First Monday of every month 1pm to 2.30pm Little Listeners (Bexley Hearing Advice & Support Team) Structured activities to encourage good listening and language Referred families only - booked via Bexley Hearing & Advice Support on 020 3045 5060
Tuesday Every Tuesday - Term Time Only 9.30am to 11.30am Portage - funtime for children with special needs aged 0 to 3 years Referred families only - no session booking required. Contact the Portage team on 020 3045 4361 for details
Thursday Call for session dates. Telephone 01322 334192 10.15am to 11.15am Sensory Play for babies and children with special needs Calm session of activities, play, relaxation, singing and signing £7.50 per block booking - must be booked and paid for in advance - contact Bexley SNAP
Thursday Every Thursday - Term time Only 10am to 11am and 11.30am to 12.30pm Early Years for children aged 1 to 5 years with special needs. Art, craft, messy, sensory and outdoor play £1.50 per session (advance booking required) - must be paid in advance, contact Bexley SNAP
Friday Every Friday - Term time Only 10am to 11am and 11.30am to 12.30pm Early Years for children aged 1 to 5 years with special needs. Art, craft, messy, sensory and outdoor play £1.50 per session (advance booking required) - must be paid in advance, contact Bexley SNAP

North Cray Children's Centre

Open 9 to 5pm, Monday to Friday (see the timetable for CC sessions) 

North Cray Neighbourhood Centre 
Bedens Road 
Sidcup 
DA14 5JQ
Map 

Northumberland Heath Children’s Centre

Open 9 to 5pm, Monday to Friday (Saturdays as advertised)

141 Brook Street
Erith
DA8 1JD
Map

Services on site: 

  • antenatal and postnatal appointments
  • Health Visiting Developmental checks and drop-ins (see the timetable for information)
  • Children’s Centre services include parent and baby groups, parenting and much more

Bexley Community Activities

Monday - Friday

Bexley Community activities
Day Venue Dates & Times Activity Booking Details
Monday Slade Green & Howbury Community Centre,
Chrome Road,
Erith, DA8 2EL
Term Time Only
9.30am to 11.30am and 12.15pm to 2.15pm
Howbury Tumblers Toddler Group (age 0 to 5 years) For more details, costs and booking contact Carole on 07759 908424 or email howburytumblers@gmail.com
Monday St Peters Church Hall,
Pickford Lane,
Bexleyheath, DA7 4RW
Term Time Only
1pm to 2.30pm
Little Fishes Parent & Toddler Group (age up to 5 years) For more details contact Catherine 020 8303 8713 Pre-book on Eventbrite £1 per child
Monday St Paulinus Church,
Manor Road,
Crayford, DA1 4RW
Term Time Only 9.15am to 11am Parent & Toddler Group (age up to 5 years) Drop in and join the group. Meet at the church for singing followed by playtime in the hall £1 per child
Tuesday The Bedonwell Centre,
Bedonwell Road, DA17 5PF
Term Time Only
9.30am to 10am
Sign to Songs 6-week course For more details and booking contact Jan Lawrence. Karm-a-touch £33 for 6-week course.
Tuesday Slade Green & Howbury Community Centre,
Slade Green, DA8 2EL
Term Time Only
9.30am to 11.30am
12.15pm to 2.15pm
Howbury Tumblers Toddler Group (age 0 to 5yrs) For more details, costs and booking contact Carole on 07759 908424 or email howburytumblers@gmail.com
Tuesday Belvedere Community Centre,
Mitchell Close,
Belvedere, DA17 6AA
Term Time Only
10am to 12 midday
Parent & Tots Free soft play session No need to book, just come along and join in
Tuesday Belvedere Community Centre,
Mitchell Close,
Belvedere, DA17 6AA
12 midday to 1pm Parent & Child lunch No need to book, just come along - £1 for adult and 50p per child
Wednesday The Bedonwell Centre,
Bedonwell Road, DA17 5PF
Term time only
9.30am to 10.30am
Play & Stay Drop-in, pay on day (age 2 to 5 years) For more details contact Jan Lawrence. Karm-a-touch drop in, pay on day £4.50 per child
Wednesday Crayford Baptiste Church,
Bexley Lane,
Crayford, DA1 4DD
Term Time Only 9.15am to 11am Toddler Time (age up to 5 years) Sessions are free - For more information contact Andy Masters 07514 251582
Wednesday New Hope Community Church,
Lyndhurst Road,
Barnehurst, DA7 6DL
Term Time Only 9.30am to 11.15am Parent & Toddler Group (age up to 5 years) For more information contact John Masheder 07462 877202 Drop in and join the group - Fee £3
Wednesday Slade Green & Howbury Community Centre,
Chrome Road,
Erith, DA8 2EL
Term Time Only
9.30am to 11.30am and 12.15pm to 2.15pm
Howbury Tumblers Toddler Group (age 0 to 5 years) For more details, costs and booking contact Carole on 07759 908424 or email howburytumblers@gmail.com
Wednesday Belvedere Community Centre,
Mitchell Close,
Belvedere, DA17 6AA
Term Time Only
9.30am to 10.15am
AW Under 5’s Football Cubs & Lions (age 2 to 4 years) For details, costs and bookings contact 07771 747219 AW Football Coaching
Wednesday Trinity Baptist Church,
Broadway,
Bexleyheath, DA6 7AY
Term Time Only
10am to 11.30am
Trinity Tots Playgroup - for children of preschool age and their parents/carers For more details and bookings contact Trinity Bexleyheath £2.00 per child
Thursday Christ Church,
Main Road,
Sidcup, DA14 6NJ
Term Time Only 10.30am to 12 midday Bumps & Babies - for expectant mums and parents with babies aged up to 12 months For more details or to book contact Caroline 07703 674571
Thursday Slade Green & Howbury Community Centre,
Chrome Road,
Erith, DA8 2EL
Term Time Only
9.30am to 11.30am and 12.15pm to 2.15pm
Howbury Tumblers Toddler Group (age 0 to 5 years) For more details, costs and booking contact Carole on 07759 908424 or email howburytumblers@gmail.com
Thursday Belvedere Community Centre,
Mitchell Close,
Belvedere, DA17 6AA
Term Time Only
11am to 11.45am
Toddler Fitness & Football Fun with GT Sports (age 2 to 5 years) For details, costs and booking contact GT Sports 07816 537127 email info@gtcentreofsport.com
Thursday St Augustine’s Church,
Slade Green Road, DA8 2HX
Term Time Only
9.30am to 11am
Toddler Church - Stories, songs, crafts & play (age 0 to 5 years) Sessions are Free. For details and bookings contact Sam on 07840 201817 email cfpioneer@outlook.com
Thursday St Peters Church Hall, Pickford Lane,
Bexleyheath, DA7 4RW
Term Time Only
1pm to 2.30pm
Little Fishes Parent & Toddler Group (age up to 5 years) For more details contact Catherine 020 8303 8713 Pre-book on Eventbrite £1 per child
Friday St John Fisher Church, Thanet Road,
Bexley, DA5 1AP
Term time Only
9.30am and 10.15am
AW Under 5’s Football Cubs & Lions (age 2 to 4 years) For details, costs and bookings contact: 07771 747219 AW Football Coaching or Class4kids
Friday Slade Green & Howbury Community Centre,
Chrome Road,
Erith, DA8 2EL
Term Time Only
9.30 to 11.30am and 12.15pm to 2.15pm
Howbury Tumblers Toddler Group (age 0 to 5 years) For more details, costs and booking contact Carole on 07759 908424 or email howburytumblers@gmail.com
Friday Albany Park Baptist Park, Stansted Crescent, Bexley, DA5 3JB Term Time Only
9.20am to 9.50am
Tots in Sport - 6 week course (age 18 months to 30 months) For more details, to book a trial session or to book the full course. Visit Tots in Sport
Friday Albany Park Baptist Park, Stansted Crescent, Bexley, DA5 3JB Term Time Only 9.55am to 10.25am Tots in Sport - 6 week course (age 31 months to 5 years) For more details, to book a trial session or to book the full course. Visit Tots in Sport

Other venues delivering Children's Centre activities

Play opportunities and parent and toddler groups are available from venues across the Borough delivered by a mixture of faith groups, private and voluntary sector groups and some charities.

If you are a provider and would like to advertise your services on our web page, then please contact the Children's Centre Team at childrenscentres@bexley.gov.uk

Children’s Centre staff will be available at: (please see the timetable for details) 

Church of the Cross
Lensbury Way
Thamesmead
London SE2 9UE
Map

Belvedere Community Centre
Mitchell Close
Belvedere
DA17 6AA
Map

Emmanuel Church
St Catherines Road
Off Yarnton Way
DA18 4DS
Map

Upper Belvedere Community Library
Woolwich Road
Upper Belvedere
DA17 5EQ
Map

North Heath Community Library
Mill Road
Erith
DA8 1HW
Map

Thamesmead Library
Binsey Walk
Thamesmead
SE2 9TR
Map

Christchurch Hall
Victoria Road
Erith
DA8 3AN
Map

Danson Youth Trust
Danson Youth Centre
Brampton Road
Bexleyheath
DA7 4EZ

Email dansonyc@btconnect.com
Telephone 020 8303 6052

Danson Youth Trust website
Map

Erith Library
100 Erith High Street
Erith
DA8 1SL
Map

Erith Leisure Centre
Avenue Road
Erith
DA8 3AT
Map

Howbury and Slade Green Community Centre
Chrome Road
Slade Green
DA8 2EL
Map

Support for families with disabled children and children with special needs aged 1 to 5 years

Bexley SNAP

Bexley Snap offer disabled children and young people an exciting and varied programme of clubs to provide parents and carers support, guidance, and regular breaks from their caring responsibilities.

Bexley SNAP
Normandy SEND Hub
Fairford Avenue
Barnehurst
DA7 6QP
Map

Email admin@bexleysnap.org.uk
Telephone 01322 334192
Website www.bexleysnap.org.uk
Facebook

Bexley SNAP monthly activities

Normandy SEND Hub - activities for children 0 to 5 years with special needs
Day Dates Times Activity Booking Details
Monday First Monday of every month 1pm to 2.30pm Little Listeners (Bexley Hearing Advice & Support Team) Structured activities to encourage good listening and language Referred families only - booked via Bexley Hearing & Advice Support on 0203 045 5060
Tuesday Every Tuesday - term time Only 9.30 to 11.30am Portage - funtime for children with special needs aged 0 to 3 years Referred families only - no session booking required. Contact the Portage team on 0203 045 4361 for details
Thursday Call for session dates. Tel: 01322 334192 10.15am to 11.15am Sensory Play For babies & children with special needs Calm session of activities, play, relaxation, singing and signing. £7.50 per block booking - must be booked and paid for in advance - contact Bexley SNAP
Thursday Every Thursday - term time Only 10am to 11am and 11.30am to 12.30pm Early Years for children aged 1 to 5 years with special needs. Art, craft, messy, sensory and outdoor play £1.50 per session (advance booking required) - must be paid in advance, contact Bexley SNAP
Friday Every Friday - term time only 10am to 11am and 11.30am to 12.30pm Early Years for children aged 1 to 5 years with special needs. Art, craft, messy, sensory and outdoor play £1.50 per session (advance booking required) - must be paid in advance, contact Bexley SNAP

Support for parents

Solace

Solace Women's Aid website

Solace provide vital domestic abuse services in the borough.

Bexley Citizens Advice Bureau

Bexley CAB website

Bexley CAB provides free independent, confidential and impartial advice to all residents in the borough on their rights and responsibilities.

Bexley SNAP  

Bexley SNAP website

Bexley Snap offer disabled children and young people aged between 1 year to 25 years an exciting and varied programme of clubs to provide parents and carers support, guidance, and regular breaks from their caring responsibilities. 

Bexley Voice

Bexley Voice website

Bexley Voice is a voluntary organisation of parents and carers of children and young people (age 0 to 25) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) living in the London Borough of Bexley.

They provide an opportunity for parents and carers to express their views and input into the planning and delivery of SEND services.

Netmums 

Netmums website

Parenting website offering local information, expert parenting advice, chat, competitions, recipes and friendly support.

Get involved

Parents Forum

Are you an expectant parent/carer or have a child under the age of 5 living in Bexley?

Would you like to contribute to support Children’s Centres in Bexley?

We are looking to gather information and feedback from users of Children’s Centre services. We will do this through our new Parents Forum. 

Meetings are informal and run four times a year usually alongside a children’s centre activity. It’s a great opportunity to meet other parents/carers have a cup of tea and a chat and contribute to the ongoing service delivery within our Children’s Centres.

If you would like to be part of the Parents Forum please discuss with a member of the Children's Centre Team or contact us on childrenscentres@bexley.go.uk or telephone 020 3045 5480.

Related information

Children’s Public Health

Children, young people and families

Bromley Healthcare delivers the 0 to 19 Children’s Public Health Service. Oxleas Services - Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust will continue to provide specialist services for children in the borough.

The Bexley 0 to 19 Children’s Public Health Service supports parents and carers to give their babies, children and young people the best possible start in life.

Health Visitors work with children aged 0 to four years.

Parents Guide to learning and development

Find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage).

Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. This booklet has been written to help you as a parent know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS.

Bexley Family Wellbeing Service 

What can the service provide

The Family Wellbeing Service offer an intensive, short term and consent-based support to Bexley families and children/young people. The early help offer of effective support Level 3 is for families who suffer with parental mental health, parental substance misuse, parental domestic abuse, low-level neglect and children/young people who are at risk of permanent exclusion from education.

Bexley SHIELD (Safeguarding Partnership for Children and Young People) - Effective Support

Worried about a child 

Reporting concerns about a child

If you’re worried that anyone under the age of 18 might need help, or is being neglected or hurt, you must tell someone.

If you’re a concerned member of the public, you can:

  • call Children’s Services at the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 020 3045 5440 and speak to a social worker. If you’re worried you’ll be put in a difficult position, you can speak to them anonymously. The opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm 
  • if it’s out of hours, call 020 8303 7777 or 020 8303 7171
  • drop in and see us at Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT