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  1. Children's Centres
    Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.
    Bright Start Archway Children’s Centre achieved 'Outstanding' in the recent Ofsted inspection. The effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning, assessment, personal development, behaviour, welfare and outcomes for children is all outstanding. The report states that, ‘Staff build exceptionally strong partnerships with parents. Children are happy…
  2. Autism Hub Drop-in is every Monday between 11:00 and 13:00.
    The Autism Hub Islington and Camden is a user-led initiative by and for adults with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger’s. They aim to improve the quality of life for adults with autism by connecting people to resources, services and organisations from a central point, “The Hub”.…
  3. Children's Centres
    Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Closed 16-30 August 2021
    Logo Bemerton Children's Centre is one of the nurseries directly managed by the council offering integrated care and education. Bemerton Children’s Centre is located on the Bemerton Estate close to the Caledonian Road and the Barnsbury area. Services available include early learning and childcare, parenting advice,…
  4. BlindAid (formerly known Metropolitan Society for the Blind)  is a registered charity helping visually impaired people in London. Our visiting service provides blind and partially sighted people with friendly, social contact in the comfort of their own homes.As well as providing company and conversation our visitors…
  5. Lift: appointments on Mondays, 2-7pm; Platform: appointments on Tuesdays, 2-5.30pm and on Fridays 11.30am-7pm; Drum: appointments on Thursdays, 2-8pm and on Fridays, 9am to 3.30pm
    The Brandon Centre provides free of charge counselling and psychotherapy services for Islington 14 to 21 year olds at Lift and Platform youth hubs and at the Drum in Whitecross Street. There are two clinical psychologists working at Lift and Platform and a clinical psychologist and…
  6. Telephone service on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am to 12 noon.
    Bright Start Logo If you have a question, need some information, advice or guidance you can speak to one of our Family Engagement Workers on the phone. Telephone service Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-12noont: 020 7527 8376If lines are busy please leave a message and we will get…
  7. Learning and Leisure opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm; weekend clubs. Please see the website for times of activities and clubs during the week and at weekends.
    Centre 404 provides support and services to disabled children and Adults with learning disabilities or autism and their families. Supporting Families: Centre 404 offers support to families from birth onwards throughout life. We offer families advice, support and advocacy on all matters that may affect…
  8. Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. The phone line will divert to the Emergency Duty Team at all other times.
    The Children’s Services Contact Team (CSCT) is the single point of contact for all services for children, young people, and families in Islington who may need extra help and support. If you are worried about a child, please phone CSCT first: 020 7527 7400 The…
  9. Children's Centres
    Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.
    Bright Start Islington Conewood Children's Centre offers full and part-time childcare as well as the full range of children's centre services including stay and play sessions, health and family support services. More information on Bright Start services for families with children under 5, including the timetable of local and…
  10. Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
    Family Fund Logo Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, we provided 88,407 grants and services worth over £33 million to families across the UK. We believe that all families…
  11. Monday to Friday 9.30am - 3pm, excluding Bank Holidays
    Family Rights Group Family Rights Group promotes policies and practices that keep children safe within their family and strengthen the family and community networks of those children who cannot live at home.    We campaign for families to have their voice heard, be treated fairly and get help…
  12. Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
    Fledglings is a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation which helps parents and carers of a child with special needs of any kind to find simple, affordable solutions to practical problems. Fledglings offers a free product search service to locate toys, clothing, developmental aids and other…
  13. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am to 6pm and Tuesday, Thursday 9am to 7.30pm
    Local Authorities are legally obliged to provide SEN mediation and disagreement resolution in relation to disputes with parents, carers and young people. We are an experienced provider of SEN mediation and disagreement resolution services which will  improve the channels of communication and understanding between the…
  14. Children's Centres
    Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Closed 16 August, reopens 6 September 2021
    Bright Start Islington Golden Lane Children's Centre is part of Prior Weston School at the Golden Lane Campus. The Campus is also shared with Richard Cloudesley Special School. Golden Lane welcomes children from 6 months to 5 years, including Nursery and Reception children and offers stay and play…
  15. Mental health rehabilitation project with a focus on employment/education. We support people into employment, work placements, training and education.  We have a strong emphasis on confidence building and preparation for work by giving members ownership and responsibility for the running of the Clubhouse ('work ordered…
  16. Children's Centres
    Childcare, 8am to 6pm; Family support and outreach enquiries 9am to 5pm.
    Bright Start Islington Hornsey Road Children's Centre provides the full range of childcare, family support and out-reach services in the Holloway area. The Children's Centre employs family support workers, community link workers and fathers' workers. More information on Bright Start services for families with children under 5, including the timetable…
  17. Drop in: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or phone Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm (Wednesday 8.30am opening)
    If you have a housing problem, are homeless or are facing homelessness, please contact us for advice and support. The Housing Aid Team is the starting point for advice and assistance on preventing or dealing with homelessness for eveyone (including 16 to 17 year olds).…
  18. School nursery
    Monday to Friday from 9:05am to 3:25pm full-time. Monday to Friday from 9:05am to 11.30am part-time morning Monday to Friday from 1:00am to 3:25pm part-time afternoon. Open 39 weeks a year.
    Nursery classes in Islington schools offer full or part-time education to 3 and 4 year olds. All 3 and 4 year olds can get 15 hours free early education per week during term time. Families who are eligible for 30 hours free childcare, can get an…
  19. Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
    I CAN is the children’s communication charity. I CAN works to develop speech, language and communication skills for all children. I CAN works to ensure all people who have a responsibility to children, either directly or indirectly, from parents and teachers to policy makers, understand…
  20. The Islington Dyslexia Network offers a full literacy assessment, and gives specialistadvice about reading, writing and spelling difficulties. Every member of the team is trained as an SpLD assessor and is a member of AMBDA (Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association).
  21. The phone line is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm; outside these hours you can leave a message or send an email to fis@islington.gov.uk
    Islington FIS Logo Looking for childcare? Want to find free and fun activities for your child? Do you need information and advice about where to turn for family support? Are you looking to start childminding or work in a nursery? Contact Islington's friendly team of family information service…
  22. 10.00-11.30am, 18 May 2022
    This is the Parents Forum for Islington. It is an open meeting for all parents of children with SEND within Islington. Keep informed on SEND News Come to our information days and workshops Work alongside Islington Council to improve Health, Social Care and Education Services…
  23. Tuesday 14 September, 6.00pm-7.30pm - Parents' Voice Forum
    Information, signposting, support, prevention and empowerment! Message to all Parents and Carer’s from Cllr Michelline Ngongo (Lead Member for People Services) Islington Parents’ Voice Forum is an open, online Forum (via Zoom) to give parents and carers the chance to say what you think about…
  24. Projects run in school holidays and weekends. For people aged 18 plus, projects run during weekday daytimes in term time.
    Kith and Kids aim is to empower families living with disability: to provide support for the whole family; to seek information about, or help with educational, medical, or social issues; to organise weekend and holiday projects for our members; to ensure representation for families and…
  25. Weekdays during the day is available for Study Space and support services. Termtime weekly activities are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4-9pm
    Lift Logo Lift youth hub has a gym, indoor and outdoor kitchens, a dance studio, creative spaces and meeting rooms. There are weekly sessions for Afrobeats, archery, fitness classes and creative activties including podcasting. We also run weekly home cooking and baking classes. 'Free Space' enables young…
  26. Who we areMencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.Our vision, mission and valuesMencap Islington Me Time supports adults (18+) with a learning disability living in the Borough of Islington…