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Brighter Futures for Under Fives - Children's Centres


View your local Children's Centre Timetable

You are able to view or download the latest Childrens centres timetables here

East Area Timetable (Chiswick, Brentford and Isleworth) up to 29 March

East Area Timetable (Chiswick, Brentford and Isleworth) February Half Term (PDF)

East Area Children’s Centre Team Important Information:  From Monday 21 February, we are making changes to some of our sessions. All sessions marked with an * on our timetable will be prioritised for Hounslow Residents. These sessions will be bookable or referral based sessions. If you would like more information, please speak to a member of staff.

Central Area Timetable (Hounslow, Heston, Cranford) up to 2 March (PDF 32KB)

West Area Timetable (Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth) 8 January to 29 march (PDF 377KB)

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

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 - 020 8583 5603

West Area Group Manager: Nathalie Ballard 020 8583 3922

Central Area Group Manager: Gary Conisbee 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.

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.

Eligible 2 year olds are entitled to free childcare and early learning. This depends on your family income or the child’s circumstances. Read more….

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to childcare and early education.  This entitlement is up to 15 hours at a registered childcare provider. Read more…..

30 hours extended entitlement for 3 & 4 year olds (from Sept 2017) working families will be able to get an additional 15 hours of free childcare and early education. Read more....

Starting School Nursery September 2018 - Applications now open

Children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 can start in the nursery class attached to a primary or infant school in September 2018.

Applications forms are now available either to download or to pick up from your local school.

To download visit Nursery Admissions

Please read our starting nursery class in a Hounslow School September 2018 brochure

The closing date for applications is 4 May 2018.

Please note: Education in a school nursery is not compulsory and it may not be possible for every child to secure a place in a school nursery.  For more information on starting nursery and the Free Early Education Entitlement for three and four year olds, please contact the Hounslow Family Information Service - email or call 020 8583 3470

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