Welcome to Clapham / Brixton Hill Better Start Area
We are a Better Start Children’s Centre, part of the Clapham and Brixton Hill Better Start Area, including Maytree and Tree House Children’s Centres. We are here to support you from the moment you know you’re expecting, through pregnancy and birth, until your child is 4 years old.
We offer a range of services from fun Stay & Play sessions, breastfeeding support, weaning, healthy eating, advice about your child’s development, Speech & Language Therapy, parenting and training courses, and Citizens’ Advice support. We also can help you find an early education and childcare place. Our dedicated and enthusiastic staff team provide a safe and welcoming environment. Come along and visit us to find out more about the support and services available.
Better Start Area Manager
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Covid 19 Update
We are pleased to let you know that small face to face play sessions and courses will be starting back at our centres from January 2022. The sessions are currently limited, and only available when booked.
Services such as ante and postnatal appointments and Health Review meetings for your baby or toddler will be offered in children’s centres by appointment. Support from a Better Start worker, Training and Employment advisor or the Citizen’s Advice service will be available by phone, online or face to face.
We will provide services such as early learning packs and activities, and ideas for things for you and your children to do together at home. Services such as Chattertime groups and breastfeeding support groups will continue to be available online.
You can continue to get children’s centre support by phoning 020 7926 2369
A member of the children’s centre team will contact you on the next working day. Information on children’s centre delivery in Lambeth can be found at