Norbiton Children’s Centre
Norbiton Children’s Centre is situated in the grounds of Kings Oak Primary School. Angelina Mcloughlin is our Centre Manager.
The centre provides a welcoming space in which to support parents and carers to engage in their children’s early development and learning, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
The centre is open to all families with children aged under five, providing sessions which include Stay and Play, Family Learning and Health events. Please see our timetable for more information, or contact us on:
- 020 8949 6065
Each children’s centre has its own Parents’ Forum which meets six times a year to discuss the services that families would like to access.
- Would you like to shape the future of our children’s centre?
- Would you be willing to attend meetings?
- Would you like to have a say in services you would like to see delivered?
Locality Advisory Board
Following the restructure of children’s centre services across the borough, centres are now governed by an Advisory Board. If you would like some information on how to become part of the Advisory Board, please let a member of staff know.
Volunteering in our centre
As a parent who may be considering returning to work, volunteering opportunities may be the first step into a career path of working with children. We are always looking for new volunteers with different skills to share; please let us know if you have any hidden talents!
Learning and Development
Early Years Foundation Stage
Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating his/her understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.
Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:
- Communication and language;
- Physical development; and
- Personal, social and emotional development.
These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:
- Understanding the world; and
- Expressive arts and design.
As a mum or dad, how can I help with my child’s learning?
All the fun activities that you do with your child at home are important in supporting his/her learning and development and have a really long-lasting effect on your child’s learning as s/he progresses through school.
Even when your child is very young and is not yet able to talk, talking to your child helps him/her to learn and understand new words and ideas. If you make the time every day to enjoy activities with your child, it will make a real difference to your child’s confidence as a young learner.
If you're looking for new ideas for activities, come and find out what is on offer at your local children’s centre! We offer ‘messy play’ activities, which you and your child can enjoy together, and many of the activities we provide are free. Staff can also give you advice about the types of books or other activities your child might enjoy at different ages.
You can find the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance, which includes the early learning goals, at www.foundationyears.org.uk