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Are you thinking of becoming a childminder?

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:23 Written by Veronika Javorova Thursday, 10 November 2016 14:45

Step 1 - come to our briefing session to find out more

Friday 28 April  2017, 10am to 12pm

Our short briefing session will give you the information you need to help you to decide if you want to become a registered childminder.

The two hour pre-registration briefing costs £5. You will be able to explore what being a childminder involves and discover more about the training and process that you will need to undertake.


Step 2 - book a place on our four day home-based childcare course

The course is delivered by the Lambeth Early Years Team and it will support you through the Ofsted registration process.

You will learn about the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and how to set up your own childminding business.

To book a place and for more information

contact Vanessa Davis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Lambeth breastfeeding support

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 11:33 Written by Veronika Javorova Wednesday, 21 September 2016 11:05

breastfeeding pic 






Once your baby has arrived your breastfeeding support will be provided by your Community Midwife and Health Visitor. If you want to attend a group for additional help, specialist support, or to chat with other breastfeeding mums, please ask your midwife or health visitor for your nearest Milk Spot (breastfeeding group).

Lambeth Milk Spots are breastfeeding support groups with a welcoming atmosphere where breastfeeding mums can meet and support each other, and also find help and support with breastfeeding issues.  We welcome pregnant women to join us and talk about breastfeeding, meet the team and become familiar with the group.

The Milk Spots are attended by specialist midwives, health visitors and peer helpers (volunteers). Within Lambeth we have 9 Milk Spots running during the week. If you want up to date information on your nearest Milk Spot please follow our 'Lambeth & Southwark Breastfeeding Group' Facebook Page or follow us on twitter @Lambethmilkspot.

For help and support with breastfeeding outside of normal working hours the following contact details may be useful.

National helpline numbers

  • National Breastfeeding helpline number: 0300 100 0212 (8am to 10pm)
  • NCT Breastfeeding helpline numbe: 0300 330 0771 (8am to 10pm)
  • Breastfeeding Network helpline number: 0300 100 0210 (9.30am to 9.30pm)
  • Breastfeeding Network supporter line: 0300 456 2421 (9.30am to 9.30pm) - also in Bengali and Syleti languages
  • La Leche League helpline number:  0845 120 2918 (24hrs)

All are charged at local rates.

Breastfeeding Websites and Apps

Infant feeding web pages- www.gstt.nhs.uk/breastfeeding to download information such as our Pregnancy and Life with your baby-bonding and feeding folder.

Breast Start App- lists local groups and breast feeding friendly venues, as well as information on breastfeeding and infant sleep.

Baby Buddy App - https://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/baby-buddy



Children and Young People's Disability Register and Liberty Card

Last Updated on Monday, 08 August 2016 15:15 Written by Administrator Friday, 05 August 2016 09:04

lambeth liberty card

What is the Children & Young People's Disability Register?

It is a voluntary register of the children and young people aged 0-18 years with a disability who live in the Borough of Lambeth.

What is it for?

The Children Act 1989 requires the Local Authority to keep a register of children and young people with disabilities.  The register will enable us to plan and support appropriate, local services for disabled children and young people.

What are the benefits of registering?

The local Authority will use the information from the register to plan services to ensure that resources are used effectively. Your views are very important to us. We will use your views to improve and develop services to achieve better outcomes for children and young people with disabilities in Lambeth.  We will send you up to date information on a regular basis. The child or young person will receive a 'Liberty' card which identifies them as having a disability. This card is acknowledged and supported by a number of local and national organisations, companies and facilities.

Who can see the information on the register?

The register is kept on a computer. Statistical information - figures only with no names – is given to organisations who ask for it.  Personal information can only be given to certain people in Health, Education or Social Services who need to know it.  We would not share any information if you do not give consent.

Who can register?

You can register your child if he/she is under 18 years of age, has a disability and lives in Lambeth.  We would like the parents of all children who have a disability to register their child so we can make the best plans for the future, you can leave out any questions you are not happy with.

How do I register?

You can downolad and complete the Lambeth Liberty Card application form. Alternatively , you can request a copy of the application form:

- by post by contacting Mrs Tracy Imms, Children & Young People's Disability Register Coordinator, London Borough of Lambeth, 10th Floor, International House, Canterbury Crescent, London, SW9 7QE;  

- email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

- or call 0207 926 9140.

Who should fill in the form?

The application form can be completed by the parent/carer/guardian of a disabled child or if you are a disabled young person aged 16-18 years you can fill it in yourself. Registration is voluntary.  You do not need to be on the register in order to be assessed or receive services.  You can request to be removed from the register at any time by contacting us directly.  Registration does not automatically mean that your child is eligible for services; each application will be assessed on each individual's needs.


Lambeth ADHD Support Group

Last Updated on Friday, 05 August 2016 10:27 Written by MP Friday, 22 May 2015 09:19

Tags: Parents and Carers | Practitioners

The Lambeth ADHD Support Group is a monthly support group run by volunteer parents for the parents/carers of ADHD children.  The group meets at 10am on the last Wednesday of the month in term time at the Effra Children's Centre in Brixton.  In addition to giving an opportunity to share experiences and knowledge with other parents/carers, the group invites speakers from Lambeth CAMHS, the Mary Sheridan Centre and experts from health/educational charities.  New members are always welcome.

Effra Early Year's Centre
35 Effra Parade

For further details and to join the mailing list, please email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Opening times: 10am to 12noon

The group meets on the last Wednesday of the month during term time
(during school breaks the meeting will be rearranged so email in advance to check the exact timing).

Adventure Playgrounds

Last Updated on Friday, 05 August 2016 09:02 Written by Administrator Sunday, 12 August 2012 21:05

Tags: Children | Parents and Carers | Practitioners | Young People


Lambeth has 16 adventure playgrounds, including one for children with disabilities (Charlie Chaplin).



Dexter Road Adventure Playground opens Tuesdays and Thursdays 3.30pm to 7pm, and Saturdays 11am to 4pm.

Max Roach Adventure Playground opens Thursdays and Fridays 3.30pm to 7pm, and Saturdays 11am to 4pm.

Tulse Hill Adventure Playground  (Managed on behalf of Lambeth Council by High Trees) opens Monday and Thursdays 3.30pm to 7pm.

Streatham Vale Adventure Playground opens Monday 4.30pm to 7.30pm and Saturdays 12pm to 4pm.

Willington Adventure Playground opens Fridays 3.30pm to 7pm.

Kennington Park Centre Adventure Playground (Managed on behalf of Lambeth Council by Unicap) opens during school term Wednesday 3pm to 7pm.

Opens during school holidays Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm.


Loughborough Adventure Playground  opens Thursdays and Fridays 3.30pm to 6pm.

Lollard Street Adventure Playgrounds (Managed on behalf of Lambeth Council by Kennington Association) Opens during school term Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 3:30pm to 7pm.

Opens during school holidays Monday to Friday 10:30am to 4pm. Closed during bank holidays.


If you would like further information about what's on nearby your adventure playground look at the alternative provision in Lambeth by searching this website.

There are 8 adventure playgrounds that are managed by voluntary organisations:

  • Charlie Chaplin Adventure Playground

  • Grove Adventure Playground

  • Oasis Cycle Project and Adventure Playground

  • Slade Gardens Adventure Playground

  • Stewarts Road Adventure Playground

  • Triangle Adventure Playground

  • Blackfriars Play Space

  • PAPA Park

















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