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Balham Children's Centre

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


Balham Children's Centre is a welcoming space where you and your child can have fun and learn.

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

At a Children’s Centre you can:

  • make friends;
  • learn to play creatively with your child;
  • do things that can bring you closer with your child;
  • improve your parenting skills;
  • complete training courses which can help you back into the world of work;
  • have fun knowing that your child is nearby and being properly cared for;
  • attend groups for parents of special needs children or for young parents; and
  • get support with family problems.

To use the centre you can drop in, though some activities may require booking. The activities are free.

A timetable of activities taking place at the Children’s Centre can be found in 'Downloads' section.

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.
  • Stay and Play Under 1s at Balham will not start until 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

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

Who to contact


Where to go

Balham Childrens Centre
72 Endlesham Road
SW12 8JL
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Buses: 155, 249, 315 and 355
Underground: Balham
Overground: Balham Children's Centre


Age Ranges
From 0 years to 5 years

Local Offer


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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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