Brighter Futures for Under Fives - Children's Centres

What are Children's Centres?

Brighter Futures for Under Fives. Hounslow Children’s Centres support families with children aged 0-5 years by offering various universal and targeted services across a range of venues.  

Children’s Centres are split in to three main areas:

East area (Chiswick, Brentford and Isleworth),

West area (Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth)

Central area (Cranford, Heston, Hounslow and Norwood Green)

Details of all Children's Centres current services and activities can be found under the search headings and filters or if you are looking for a specific location or activity, you can search by keywords or postcode in the search boxes. e.g. entering ‘Lampton’ in the keywords will return everything that is taking place at Lampton Children’s Centre.

Children's Centres membership form can be downloaded here

Please be sure to call if the groups or activities need booking. All other sessions are first come, first served. In order for everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time some sessions have a limit on the number of children who may attend at any one time.

Sessions in the central area which require booking: From Mondays 11am onwards by calling 020 8583 5805.

Sessions in the West area which require booking: 3 working days before the session

The Importance of Play  This video will show you the importance of play in a safe environment, and how play is central to how children learn and develop.

Children’s Centres are subject to inspections by Ofsted, below are links to the reports on the Children’s Centres that have been inspected.

Brentford Children's Centre Ofsted Inspection Report

Chiswick Children's Centre Ofsted Inspection Report

South Isleworth Children's Centre Ofsted Inspection Report

Beavers Children's Centre Ofsted Inspection Report

Cranford Children's Centre Ofsted Inspection Report

Midsummer Park Children's Centre Ofsted Inspection Report

Crane Park Children's Centre Ofsted Inspection Report

Bedfont Children's Centre Ofsted Inspection Report

If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please contact The Family Information Service or your local children’s centre

View your local Children's Centre Timetable

Important Information:

  • Sessions marked with an asterisk * require booking. Please call the number listed to book
  • All other sessions are first come, first served. Some sessions have a limit on the number of children who may attend.
  • Unless stated, all sessions are for children 0-5 years old. Siblings up to the age of 8 years old are welcome during school holiday periods if they are accompanied by a child aged 0-5 years.
  • Occasionally some sessions may need to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, staff training or polling day closures. Where possible, parents will be informed at previous sessions and notices displayed. Please see the 'Children's Centres Closure Dates' page for session cancellations

East Area Timetable (Chiswick, Brentford, Isleworth) 23rd April to 19th July 2019 (295 KB)


Central Area Timetable (Hounslow, Heston, Cranford) 29th April to 23rd August 2019 (411 KB)


West Area Timetable (Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth) 1st May to 26th July 2019 (192 KB)

Free childcare and early learning for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

The government provides free early learning to 2, 3 and 4 year olds as outlined below

 2 year olds
  • Families receiving certain benefits or on a low household income
  • 15 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks
  • A total of 570 hours per year, that you can use flexibly with one or more childcare provider
  • Some providers will allow you to ‘stretch’ the hours over 52 weeks, using fewer hours per week   

To find out more, visit: www.hounslow.gov.uk/free2  

3 or 4 year olds

(15 hours)

  • All families in England with 3 and 4 year old children
  • 15 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks
  • A total of 570 hours per year, that you can use flexibly with one or more childcare provider
  • Some providers will allow you to ‘stretch’ the hours over 52 weeks, using fewer hours per week 

To find out more, visit: www.hounslow.gov.uk/free15

3 or 4 year olds

(30 hours)

  • Working families in England with 3 and 4 year old children
  • 30 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks
  • A total of 1,140 hours per year, that you can use flexibly with one or more
    childcare provider
  • Some providers will allow you to ‘stretch’ the hours over 52 weeks, using fewer hours per week

 To find out more, visit: www.hounslow.gov.uk/30hours

What if my child has a specific need?

All activities in our Children's Centres aim to be both welcoming and inclusive to all children including those with special needs or disabilities. 

If your child has a specific need and you would like to discuss before coming along, please call the relevant centre and ask for the Children's Centre Group Manager.

East Area Group Manager: Sandra Jones

sandra.jones1@hounslow.gov.uk - 020 8583 5603

West Area Group Manager: Imani Nassor

Imani.nassor@hounslow.gov.uk 020 8583 3922

Central Area Group Manager: Gary Conisbee

gary.conisbee@hounslow.gov.uk 020 8583 5720

The Local Offer is where you can find information on all things related to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Children’s Centre are committed to the personal development of all children regardless of ability. We recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our children and families and take into account the additional support required by those children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

All staff have a whole centre approach to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. All staff work together to ensure the inclusion of all children. We are committed to ensuring that children with SEND achieve their full potential. We believe in positive intervention: removing barriers to learning: raising expectations and accelerating levels of progress and achievement. As a Children centre we also work in partnership with other agencies to ensure that all of our SEND children have a positive experience when they attend the centre.

Useful Links

Links to other websites and further information you may find useful when looking at Children's Centres.

Baby Buddy app  - a free mobile phone app for parents and parents-to-be with personalised content approved by health care professionals that spans from pregnancy through to the first six months after birth

Disabledgo.com - accessible places  Search for accessible places in and around Hounslow

Nursery School Admissions  - Find out more  about how your child can take up a free, part-time place in school nurseries in the September after their third birthday

2 Year Health Reviews - book your child's today  - If your child is due a 27 month review, take the opportunity now to book this free appointment with the health visitors.

Bookstart - Bookstart offers the gift of free books to all children at two key ages before they start school, to inspire a love of reading that will give these children a flying start in life.