Dear Parent & Carers

Following the Prime Minister’s speech yesterday 18th March 2020, it has become necessary to close schools and limit gatherings of people.   To ensure the safety of parents, children and members of staff we will not be delivering any group sessions.   We are aware that this is a difficult time for families and our teams are committed to offer support and guidance where we can.

 

Below are some links that offer guidance to parents on how to talk to your children about COVID 19 and some useful learning sites that you might find helpful in the coming days of self-isolation.

 

We will be updated by the Department of Education and Southwark as to how best to support families in this unprecedented time.  Please look at our website for information regarding services that might be available to you.  Alternatively look at  https://www.southwark.gov.uk/

https://www.southwark.gov.uk/engagement-and-consultations/covid-support/covid-19-what-can-you-do-to-help

or  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for information.

 

Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/

 

Young Minds – Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

 

Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

 

Amaze – information pack for parents https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/

 

Hungry Little Minds website

How to talk to Children about Covid 19

If you wish to apply for Emergency Support follow this link for more information. Southwark Council Emergency Support Scheme

In an emergency please call 07887499910 or 07484081877 or 07741631755

Lisa Hodson

Strategic Hub Lead

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Southwark Children’s Centres serve all families with children aged 0 to 5 in the Camberwell and Dulwich area of South London.

Our children’s centres are local community centres which support babies, pre-school children and their families. We offer a wide range of services to meet you and your child’s needs, all in one place.

Your child can make friends and learn as they play. You can get professional advice on health and family matters, learn about training and job opportunities or just socialise with other people.

Our friendly centres offer a range of early intervention services and run parent and child activities and training courses for adults wanting to start or return to work

– Support for mums, dads and carers

–   Help to get jobs and training

–   Health services

–   Activities for babies and toddlers

Each centre offers different services, including:

–   Antenatal classes

–   Baby clinics

–   Support with breastfeeding

–   Support with parenting and speech and language

–   Drop-in sessions for parents and children

Whether it’s messy play, help with your own Literacy, Maths or Computer Skills,  finding a midwife, dealing with domestic violence or getting benefits advice, we are here to help.

Our Summer term What’s on is out now! Please click the centre of your interest to view the calender.

Here’s a map showing where all our activities take place. This map shows our 4 centres. There are detailed location maps on each centre’s page accessible from the main menu.