Pre-school Learning Alliance Lewisham Service Hub delivers a wide range of services supporting children and families across the borough of Lewisham.

Our pre-schools and children’s centres provide a warm welcome for you and your family from pre-birth through to primary school, with some services for older children in the family too. As well as good quality childcare from 2 years upwards, we have a wide range of family activities. From a fun stay and play session or a baby group, to a family cooking session to a music session, or from a parenting course, ESOL class or employability workshop to 1:1 support in the family home, we are here to help you and your family.

We have a firm focus on outdoor learning in our pre-schools and in many of our children’s centre sessions, encouraging exploration and discovery and reaping the health benefits of the outdoors from the very earliest months in your child’s life. We provide wet weather clothing and footwear so we are ready for all seasons!

Children and Family Centre Timetables

Phone: 020 8695 5955

E-mail: lewisham@pre-school.org.uk 

Our Services

Meet the Team

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Childcare

 

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Children's Centres

Pre-school Learning Alliance is working together with Clyde Nursery School, Beecroft Garden School and Kelvin Grove/Eliot Bank and Downderry Children’s Centres to deliver a clear seamless borough wide children’s centre offer for Lewisham families, working alongside health visiting, midwifery and...

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Family Support

Parenting is rewarding but can sometimes feel challenging, difficult and exhausting! At times all parents might need just a bit of extra support.

We offer 1:1 family support in your home or in the community, and a wide range of different parenting courses and support programmes to help...

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Domestic Abuse Support

Families impacted by Domestic Abuse will find support in Lewisham Children & Family Centres via a small range of group activities, aimed at supporting women and children. Our programmes are delivered by our own staff alongside multi agency partners from Schools, Health and Social Care....

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Volunteering and Parental Involvement

The Pre-school Learning Alliance in Lewisham has a long established volunteer programme called Me and My Community. We have many volunteers supporting staff across all of our settings undertaking various roles, from childcare through to administration. As part of our recruitment process...

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Roots of Empathy

We are recruiting now for Roots of Empathy Volunteer Instructors. Roots of Empathy is delivered in Primary schools in Lewisham. For more information on Roots of Empathy go to the website www.rootsofempathy.org or to come along to one of our...

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Meet the Team

 

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

VAL POPE

SERVICE MANAGER

Manager with overall responsibility for the Service Hub

val.pope@pre-school.org.uk 

LISA SCOTT KEEN

ASSISTANT MANAGER

Responsible for Parenting, Volunteering and Integrated Programmes for the Service Hub

lisa.scottkeen@pre-school.org.uk 

KATE ELLINSON

BUSINESS SERVICES MANAGER

Responsible for all finance and business support for the Service Hub

kate.ellinson@pre-school.org.uk 

LYNN ATTOE

CHILDCARE SERVICES MANAGER

Responsible for the management of childcare settings within the Service Hub and support for member settings in the local area

lynn.attoe@pre-school.org.uk 

 

 

 

 

 

Childcare

 

We manage high quality sessional pre-schools which have a focus on learning outdoors:

For further information on any of these pre-schools, please contact LYNN ATTOE our Childcare Services Manager lynn.attoe@pre-school.org.uk or follow the links to each pre-school's website below which give individual details about each setting.

 

Cherry Blossom Pre-school

2 - 5 years

Beckenham Place Park

118 Old Bromley Road

BR1 4JY

020 8460 0223/07963 248280

email: cherry.blossom@pre-school.org.uk 

website: Cherry Blossom Pre-school

 

Ladywell Pre-school

2 - 5 years

30 Rushey Mead

London SE4 1JJ

07896 761467

email: ladywell@pre-school.org.uk 

website: Ladywell Pre-school

 

Camelot Pre-school and Family Learning Centre

2 - 5 years

50 Meliot Road

SE6 1RY

020 8461 1615

email: camelot.centre@pre-school.org.uk

website: Camelot Pre-school

 

We also manage

Charlton Family Centre (In the Royal Borough of Greenwich)

2 - 5 years

41-43 Shirley House Drive

SE7 7EL

020 8856 9906

email: charltonfamily.centre@pre-school.org.uk 

website: Charlton Family Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children's Centres

Pre-school Learning Alliance is working together with Clyde Nursery School, Beecroft Garden School and Kelvin Grove/Eliot Bank and Downderry Children’s Centres to deliver a clear seamless borough wide children’s centre offer for Lewisham families, working alongside health visiting, midwifery and public health services.

Lewisham Children and Family Centres, as they are now called, offer you and your family access to a range of health, education, play, parenting, adult education, employment support and family support services right across the borough.

 

For full details of the children’s centres provided across Lewisham, please follow the link below to the Lewisham Children’s Centres website

https://www.lewishamcfc.org.uk/

The live up to date calendar showing activities daily across the borough can be accessed at https://www.lewishamcfc.org.uk/live-calendar/

A downloadable copy of the current timetable can be accessed at https://www.lewishamcfc.org.uk/timetables/

 

Children’s Centre Management Team:

DAWN WILSON-DARKE Programmes Manager - dawn.wilsondarke@pre-school.org.uk

LOSCINIA SMARTH Outreach and Data Performance Manager - loscinia.smarth@pre-school.org.uk 

NASHRIN MCCONVILLE Family Support Manager - nashrin.mcconville@pre-school.org.uk

JO COOPER Resources and Communications Manager - jo.cooper@pre-school.org.uk

 

 

 

Family Support

Parenting is rewarding but can sometimes feel challenging, difficult and exhausting! At times all parents might need just a bit of extra support.

We offer 1:1 family support in your home or in the community, and a wide range of different parenting courses and support programmes to help you develop a stronger, happier and more positive relationship with your child, building your confidence and skills as a parent.

For full details of our current offer please see family support on the Lewisham Children and Family Centres website 



If you want specific help of any sort please talk to the staff in our children’s centres or childcare settings or you can email our Family Support Manager on our confidential email, and/or self-refer for family support using the referral form below.

Lewisham.Secure@pre-school.org.uk

Click here to download referral form

Domestic Abuse Support

Families impacted by Domestic Abuse will find support in Lewisham Children & Family Centres via a small range of group activities, aimed at supporting women and children. Our programmes are delivered by our own staff alongside multi agency partners from Schools, Health and Social Care.

Our 2 main programmes are:

  • Freedom programme – a group for women who are at risk, have experienced or are experiencing Domestic Abuse.
  • Community Groups Programme – a therapeutic programme for women and their children who no longer reside with the perpetrator and are not in crisis.

Alongside this there is a parent-led group for women who have completed the Freedom programme and would like to join other women to share their experiences and offer peer support, and access to employment support programmes and other help.



If you would like to talk to someone about accessing one of these programmes or other support please contact us via our confidential email:

Lewisham.Secure@pre-school.org.uk

 

For details of other services and helplines which can support you:

https://www.lewishamcfc.org.uk/domestic-abuse/

http://www.refuge.org.uk/our-work/our-services/one-stop-shop-services/athena/

https://lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/publicsafety/domestic-violence/Pages/Violence-against-women-and-girls.aspx

Volunteering and Parental Involvement

The Pre-school Learning Alliance in Lewisham has a long established volunteer programme called Me and My Community. We have many volunteers supporting staff across all of our settings undertaking various roles, from childcare through to administration. As part of our recruitment process, we arrange for volunteers to attend our volunteer training course, request 2 references and undertake a DBS check. Once complete, we place the volunteer in a setting with a mentor/manager.

Me and My Community

Train to be a volunteer at this free 5-week course, where you can develop skills and confidence in volunteering in your local community in a Children’s Centre, Pre-school or other local service. Free crèche available.

 

If you are interested in volunteering please contact

Chris Ellinson, Volunteer Support Officer on 020 8695 5955 or

volunteer.supportofficer@pre-school.org.uk

 

Want to influence services in your local area? Are you a parent, grandparent or other family member or a user of our services? Are you interested in doing volunteer research in the community to help shape and evaluate local services? Are you interested in joining our ‘Parents Connect’ Group?

Contact KAREN BALL at Impact Matters to join the next Community Conversations course karen@impactmatters.org

Roots of Empathy

We are recruiting now for Roots of Empathy Volunteer Instructors. Roots of Empathy is delivered in Primary schools in Lewisham. For more information on Roots of Empathy go to the website www.rootsofempathy.org or to come along to one of our briefing sessions contact CELIA AKENHEAD celia.akenhead@pre-school.org.uk

Childcare

Pre-school Learning Alliance Lewisham Service Hub
Camelot Centre
50 Meliot Road
London
SE6 1RY
United Kingdom
Tel: 020 8695 5955