Drawn by Safa, age 7Children’s centres are a one-stop-shop for families with young children. Our aim is to provide you with information, advice, guidance and support to help you and your children to be School Ready, Healthy Adults, Healthy Children, Confident Parents and provide skills and opportunities to support you back to work or training.
Children’s centres in Kensington and Chelsea are FREE to all families with a child aged under five who live in the borough. Our services are for pregnant women and their partners, and parents/carers with a child aged under five.
Our family activities are suitable for families with children under eight years of age. You must live in the borough and be registered to use our children’s centres - if you haven’t registered yet, you can register at your local centre.
Our centres are split into two areas; North and South. It doesn't matter where you live, our services are available to you across all of the borough.
SEND provision at Children's Centres
Children's Centres are fully inclusive. This means that all activities welcome children who may have additional needs, and reasonable adjustments will be made were necessary.
All Children's Centres in the borough have sensory play facilities for children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
There is a specialist SEND Early Years Practioner who works across the Children's Centres in the borough. They can help to identify children who may have additional needs and work with them in up to six 1:1 sessions to support their development. Ask in your local Children's Centre for more information.