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Coronavirus COVID-19

At present the Children and Family Centres remain closed however there is a variety of virtual activities being run for families. For further details of the sessions, dates and times please telephone the Children's Centres. Children Centre staff can be contacted should you require any advice and support.

Families can access a range of local activities and support including:

  • parent training
  • health provision
  • school readiness
  • support services for children birth to five years and over and their families/carers

Activities vary at each centre or venue, according to local community needs. You can attend activities anywhere in the borough.

General enquires can be emailed to info.surestart@bexley.gov.uk or contact your local centre.

Contact details and venues

Centres/venues in the south of the borough

Locality Manager Pipa Norris
Telephone 020 8303 6052

Centre/venue address and map
Danson Children and Family Centre
The Danson Centre
Brampton Road
Bexleyheath
DA7 4EZ
Danson Youth Trust website
Map
North Cray Children's Wellbeing Centre
North Cray Neighbourhood Centre
1 Davis Way ( off Bedens Road)
Sidcup
DA14 5JR
Map
Falconwood Children's Wellbeing Centre
Falconwood Community Centre
Falconwood Parade
The Green
Welling
DA16 2PG
Map
Oval/QMS Children's Wellbeing Centre
The Oval Clinic
Sherwood Park Avenue
Sidcup
DA15 9HW
Map

Centres/venues in the centre of the borough

Locality Manager Karen Hall
Locality Administrator Teri Hopkins
Telephone 020 3045 4710

Centre/venue address and map
St Augustine's Children and Family Centre
Co-located at St Augustine of Canterbury CE VA Primary School
St Augustine's Road
Belvedere
DA17 5HP
Map
Church of the Cross
Lensbury Way
Thamesmead
London SE2 9UE
Map
Northumberland Heath Children's Centre
141 Brook Street
Erith
DA8 1JD
Map
Belvedere Community Centre
Mitchell Close
Belvedere
DA17 6AA
Map
Emmanuel Church
St Catherines Road
Off Yarnton Way
DA18 4DS
Map
Northumberland Heath Family Church
1 Mill Road
Erith
DA8 1HW
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

Centres/venues in the north of the borough

Locality Manager Jo Richards
Locality Administrators Joanne Pioli, Maria Kemp and Karen Plant
Telephone 020 3045 5480

Centre/venue and map
West Street Children and Family Centre
174 Chandlers Drive
Erith
DA8 1LW
Map
Northend Children's Wellbeing Centre
4a Lincoln Close
Slade Green
DA8 2EB
Telephone 020 3045 4720
Map
Christchurch Hall
Victoria Road
Erith
DA8 3AN
Map
Erith Library
100 Erith High Street
Erith
DA8 1SL
Map
Erith Leisure Centre
Avenue Road
Erith
DA8 3AT
Map
Erith Health Centre
50 Pier Road
Erith
DA8 1RQ
Map
Erith Youth and Family Centre
105 West Street
Erith
DA8 1AW
Map
Europa Gym Centre
Maiden Lane
Crayford
DA1 4FA
Map
Crayside Leisure Centre
Stadium Way
Crayford
DA1 4HR
Map
Howbury and Slade Green Community Centre
Chrome Road
Slade Green
DA8 2EL
Map

Bexley Family Lives

Family Lives provide a support service for families with children aged 0 to 5 and their siblings up to 11 years. The service works with families who are isolated and/or need extra help to access children and family centres, health, early years education and childcare services.

The three main services we deliver are:

  • working with children's centres to provide a range of activities
  • a home visiting family support service
  • parenting workshops and programmes 

Families can be referred to us directly or where there are more complex needs, through a professional. To request support please download, complete and submit the request form. 

Download support request form (PDF)

Referred families will be offered phone and/or virtual support regularly and will be contacted by the home visiting service as soon as possible.

Due to Covid-19, our services are currently offered virtually, which consist of play and activity sessions for various age groups, sharing space sessions and bite-size parenting workshops. See our Facebook page for further information including dates and times.

For more information, contact the team:

Family Lives nationally offer the following additional resources to any family:

Parenting videos

Play resources

Helpline - Family Lives offers a confidential and free* helpline service. Please call 0808 800 2222 or email askus@familylives.org.uk for information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying. The helpline service is open 9am – 9 pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm at weekends.

* free from landlines and most mobiles

Forum - Our forums are a safe space for families to share dilemmas, experiences and issues with others who understand the ups and downs of family life.

Live online chat - You can contact us about any family or parenting issue. Open Monday to Friday 1.30pm to 5.30pm. See website for more information.