MISSION STATEMENT

To support local families to achieve the best start for their children and improve the lives and life chances for all families that use our services.

Aims:

  • To provide information for families and children 0-5
  • To consult with the local community to ensure services provided are improving outcomes for the children and their families and meeting their needs
  • To ensure all services and facilities are available to all members of the community
  • To develop partnership working with all local agencies and organisations
  • To improve the health and well-being of the families and children in the area
  • To provide a positive and fun environment where children and their families can learn and develop together

 

It’s important to us that we support you and your child to be ready for school, be emotionally and physically well, be safe and protected from harm and have access to services to support employment and training.

We will achieve this through:

Supporting your child’s learning – Stay and Play activities offer a lovely way to spend time with your child and other families. They are run by trained, enthusiastic professionals and are a great way for children to play, learn and have fun. They also help you to understand how your child develops. The activities offered at each centre vary and may include:

  • Cooking
  • Dancing
  • Music and singing
  • Craft
  • Ideas for activities to do at home
  • Baby massage
  • Story and Rhyme time

Family health – sessions will encourage families to live a healthy lifestyle with targeted sessions where support is available, you can also access:

  • Breastfeeding and introducing solids
  • Advice around healthy eating and exercise
  • Speech and language support
  • Support to understand your child’s behaviour

Getting into education, training, and employment – training, job opportunities and advice are also on offer and can help you make the right choice for you and your family. You can:

  • Find out about local job and volunteering opportunities
  • Sign up for local training courses to support you back to work
  • Get support finding tax credit information and other benefit advice including Universal Credit
  • Access local childcare information including details of free childcare places for some two year olds

Family support – we can also help when things become difficult for your family, maybe finances are stretched or family life feels really stressful. Our qualified family support workers are available to help you work through these difficult times and find ways to move forward as a family. Parenting support classes are also available.

 

Parental and User involvement is very important to us at Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Children’s Centre. We want everyone to feel welcome and part of the Centre

 

POLICIES ( a full list of our policies including Safeguarding, Complaints, Healthy Eating and our Privacy Notice,  will be available on this website soon)

No Smoking Policy

Parents and users of the Centre are requested not to smoke or vape within the Centre building or within the grounds. Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Children’s Centre is a NO SMOKING area.

Mobile Phones

We have signs up around the Centre requesting that you turn off your mobile phone.

We want the time you spend at the Centre to be focused on interacting with your child(ren), playing and talking with them. Mobile phones bleeping and ringing can interrupt the child’s play and this special time.

If you need to leave your phone on in case of an emergency then please do put it on silent and keep calls and texts whilst in the Centre to those that are essential.

Taking Photographs within Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Children’s Centre

Centre staff regularly take photographs of the children doing activities within the Centre. These are for the Children’s Learning Stories or for displays around the Centre. We will always ask your permission for any photo of your child to be used in the public forum.

Photographs of the children will not be used on the website or on Facebook (except for special promotional events when parental permission will be sought)

If you do not want your child photographed please let the Centre Staff know.

These guidelines have been developed to help safeguard children within the Centre. If you have any concerns regarding them please do not hesitate to ask a member of Centre Staff.