Children's Centres in Redbridge

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Welcome to Children’s Centres in Redbridge

This page has all the information you will need to find out about Redbridge Children's Centres. We offer services to all families in Redbridge with children up to 4 years (and up to 8 years with SEND). 

More information is provided in the sections below, including an introduction to our services and how to access our activities, sessions, courses and additional support.

Please note that all Children's Centres are closed between 1.00pm and 2.00pm each day. If you live in the London Borough of Redbridge and have completed the new Children's Centre registration form, you can attend activities in any of our centres. 

You will be pleased to know that we have increased the number of activities on offer substantially and have gone in partnership with the BBC and brought their Happy Tiny People initiative to benefit the children of Redbridge!

To view what we offer for FREE, please download a PDF version of our brochure here.

To view our timetables and how to book on to activities, courses and support please use the following links:

For guidance on how to book or cancel a session or course that you booked using Eventbrite please click here.

Introduction to Redbridge Children's Centres

Redbridge Children's Centres are for families with young children who live in the London Borough of Redbridge, which includes families with No Recourse to Public Fund (NRPF) or are refugees.​

The Children’s Centres are here to offer guidance, support, and information concerning your child's health, growth, education, and care. They are here also give lots of ideas and tips on things you can do at home to help your child's healthy development to give them the best start in life. 

Children’s Centres offer a whole range of FREE activities and courses to support you and your child’s development. We will provide support for the following:​

  • Bonding and attachment between yourself and your child;
  • Your mental well-being if you are affected by low mood, anxiety, depression, persistent risk of isolation;
  • Child development such as physical development; personal, social and emotional development; and early communication, speech and language development;
  • Parenting related issues such as positive behaviour, boundary and sleep routines​
  • Access to volunteering, training and employment opportunities.

For more information, please visit our Children's Centres Service Brochure

Accessing our activities, sessions and courses

In order to attend a session or a course in Children’s Centres, you must register your family with Children’s Centres and then sign up to Eventbrite. You can also drop in to a Children’s Centre and our friendly staff will help you to book.

To register with Children’s Centres please use the link here ( You only need to register only once and let us know of any changes. To book on Eventbrite please use the links provided in the timetable. If you have a query then please ask a member of the Children’s Centre team.

To view our Children's Centre timetables for Autumn 2023 and the links to book these sessions please click on the relevant link below:

Guidance on booking and cancelling sessions at Children's Centres

Booking a session in Children’s Centres

 You can pre-book via Eventbrite to secure a place. Alternatively, you can drop-in to a Children’s Centres where our friendly staff will help you to book. However, you MUST register with Children’s Centres before you attend an activity

Booking on Eventbrite

Download a copy of our latest Children's Centre Activities and Bookings Timetable (available in the downloads section of this page).

  1. Click onto the session you would like to book onto by hovering above the Children’s Centre name. Eventbrite booking new tab will open.
  2. Read the description and if you meet the criteria please proceed to booking.
  3. Select a date for the session you would like to attend
  4. Click on Tickets – and select number of Adult and number of Child tickets
  5. Click to Register and Contact Information page will appear.
  6. Either click Log in for a faster experience or enter your First  name, surname, email address and confirm email address
  7. If you have used Eventbrite before, then click in the First name box and your existing details should appear for you to select and it will autofill the boxes
  8. Select Ticket 1. Adult. Click the box stating Same as contact information and it will auto fill
  9. Add your mobile telephone number
  10. Have you registered at a Redbridge Children’s Centres? It will give a box stating I confirm that I have already registered my details for Redbridge Children's Centres or will complete registration prior to the event. If not yet registered, please visit this link - to complete registration before the event. This only needs to be completed once. Click the box I agree to the above additional terms
  11. Select ‘yes’ or ‘no’ for consent to Redbridge Children’s Centres contacting you.
  12. Select Ticket 2. Child. Click the box and enter name of your child, enter your email address
  13. Click the box I agree to the above additional terms to verify that the child you are booking event for is of correct age
  14. Click Register to complete booking
  15. You should receive an email from Eventbrite confirming the booking.
  16. If not received, please email or call the named Children’s Centre.


Cancelling a booked activity

If you are unable to attend an event that you booked, we request you to cancel ASAP. You can do so via Eventbrite or by informing the Children’s Centre hosting the event you booked. This will allow other families to book and enjoy the activity if you are unable to attend.

We look forward to seeing you and your family soon!

Refer yourself for additional support from our Children's Centres

If you need extra help with any of the following, you can also use our Referral Form to request support:

  • building stronger bonds and attachment with your child;
  • improving your wellbeing if you are feeling low, anxious or isolated;
  • your child’s development in areas of communication and language; physical development; personal, social and emotional development;
  • parenting such as implementing positive behaviour, setting boundaries and establishing sleep routines; and
  • accessing volunteering, training and employment opportunities.

You can download a copy of the referral form below:

Where to find us and how to contact us

All of our centres listed below are open from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

You can contact our individual centres using the details below, or email any general enquiries to

Centre name Address Telephone number Email address
Albert Road Children's Centre 53 Albert Road, Ilford, IG1 1HL 020 8708 2622
Aldersbrook Children's Centre Ingatestone Road, Wanstead, E12 5HE 020 8496 0100
Newbury Hall Children's Centre Perrymans Farm Road, Newbury Park, IG2 7LD 020 8708 9423
Hainault Children's Centre 14 Huntsman Road, Hainault, IG6 3SY 020 8708 9423
Loxford Children's Centre 136 Ilford Lane, Ilford, IG1 2LG 020 8708 2060
Orchard Children's Centre

Liston Way, Woodford Green, IG8 7BL

020 8708 8344
Thackeray Drive Children's Centre Thackeray Drive, Chadwell Heath, RM6 4RE 020 8708 5800
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Related advice and information

  1. Activities for home (EYCIT)
  2. Talking Album for 2 Year Old Funding (also in other languages)
  3. Funded play and childcare places for 2 year olds
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