Children’s Centres during Coronavirus Lockdown
A message from Dr Hasneen Choudhury, Strategic Lead for Redbridge Children's Centres
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope in these extraordinary times you and your family are doing well.
We know social distancing can be limiting and it’s difficult to find new ways to keep busy and support young children with their development and emotional wellbeing. To help you find a range of activities you could get involved with from home, we have developed virtual services. You can access these services via the Redbridge Children’s Centres website, Facebook and Instagram.
- Web: find.redbridge.gov.uk/childrenscentres
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/childrenscentresredbridge/
- Instagram: instagram.com/redbridgechildrens_centres?igshid=39wihize2zfl
Children’s Centres staff are working remotely. So, if you wish to speak with a member of our staff, join virtual sessions and link up with other families, please email us at the following email address and we’d get back to you as soon as possible:
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Take care and stay safe.
Dr. Hasneen Choudhury, Strategic Lead for Children’s Centres, London Borough of Redbridge
Weekly Live Sessions via Zoom
Do your miss your Children's Centre? Well we miss you too! So we are putting together a growing timetable of live online sessions where you can join us and other families, learning and playing together. It’s easy to join in and you can find details of our latest sessions on our timetable of live sessions.
It is vital that we all continue to support our children’s development and early learning throughout the lockdown. Children’s Centres have developed an age appropriate timetable to support and inspire your home learning, with detailed tip sheets and links to loads of online information and ideas.
- Timetable for babies up to 12 months
- Timetable for children from 12-24 months
- Timetable for children from 25 months +
- Timetable of live sessions
- Parent Gym free online courses
- 18 Top Songs to help your child's development
- Healthy eating recipes for under 5's
Need to connect with someone?
Everyday Children’s Centres will host a Coffee and Chat meeting over Zoom. You can get invited by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org and put Coffee and Chat in the subject header or through the link in the timetable.
You can also access live sessions online with us - see our timetable of live sessions for more details.
If you need a one-to-one chat, you can email us at the same address, just put 1:1 in the subject header or use the link in the timetable.
Out of Hours or other support
Children’s Centres, FiND and the wider council have put a huge amount of support in place and you can find links to everything via this website. You can look in our page below on 'Support available during Coronavirus', view the main guidance for families during Coronavirus or search for what you need in the keyword search at the top of this page.
Stay safe and well and we will see you again before long.