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Franciscan Children's Centre

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, children's centres in Wandsworth have closed until have further notice.


Children's Centres provide a welcoming space where you and your child can have fun and learn. 

For mums, dads and carers with their children aged 0-5.

The benefits of attending a Children’s Centre include:

  • you can make friends
  • you can learn to play creatively with your child
  • doing things with your child can bring you closer
  • you can improve your parenting skills
  • training courses can help you back into the world of work
  • you can get support with family issues

To use the centre, you can drop in, some activities may require booking. The activities are free. A list of activities taking place at the Children’s Centre can be found below.

To register with a Chlidren's Centre please fill in the registration form under 'Downloads' and return it to the Children's Centre.

Please note the following changes to the spring timetable:

All Family Music Time Sessions have been cancelled


  • The first session Stay Play and Learn is at Hillbrook and NOT Balham. This session starts on Monday 13th January.
  • 10am Fantastic Two’s at Franciscan has been cancelled this term. Please contact Hillbrook Children's Centre if you are eligible for two-year-old funding and would like to attend their session on Tuesdays: 10am - 11:30am
  • 1.30pm Stay Play and Learn at Fayland is no longer available.
  • 1.30pm Developmental Reviews at Fayland are no longer available.
  • 12pm-3pm at Fayland a Parenting Group will be available – Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities – Please contact the Children’s Centre Team for details
  • 3.30pm Behaviour Advice is at Balham Children’s Centre and NOT Nightingale Square


  • 9.30am ESOL is at Fayland and NOT Franciscan
  • 12pm Meet the Psychologists is at Franciscan and NOT Fayland
  • 12.45pm ESOL is at Franciscan and NOT Fayland


  • 10am Fantastic Twos at Balham will not take place. The session will now be on a Friday afternoon 1.30pm-2.45pm


  • 9.30am Teaching Assistant Course is no longer available

Who to contact


Where to go

Franciscan Children's Centre
221, Franciscan Road
SW17 8HQ
Get directions

Buses: 155, 219, 249, 319 and 355 Underground: Tooting Bec and Tooting Broadway Overground: Tooting

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday - Friday. Please call the centre between 9am and 4pm for times of activities.
Session Information
Please note that the centre is closed between 12noon - 1pm and will not be available for calls etc.

Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To use the Children's Centre you can drop in, though some activities may require booking. The activities are free.

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Last updated: 02 Apr 2020

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