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Summer holiday activities 2017

Written by Web team Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:42

Are your kids looking forward to the summer holidays, but not sure what to do?

Well don’t worry as there's bundles of fun activities and events just for them, whatever their age.

Children and young people can access some fantastic activities across Lambeth this summer with a wide choice of things to do. Ranging from sports, art and drama to trips and outings, adventure play and skills courses, the sessions aim to provide children with constructive, supervised experiences over the long summer break.



Are you disabled? Have you ever thought about being a gym instructor?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 June 2017 13:59 Written by Web team Tuesday, 25 April 2017 09:23

If so, then you could get free training and qualifications!

InstructAbility provides disabled people with free, accessible fitness industry training and qualifications followed by a voluntary work placement at a gym where you'll work to encourage more disabled people in the local community to participate in fitness activities.

The course will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to begin your fitness career and includes comprehensive learning resources and all the guidance and support needed to pass the course.

As well as receiving internationally recognised qualifications, the course can help you move on to becoming a gym instructor, supervisor or fitness manager at a health and fitness club.

To get a place on the course you must be:

  • disabled and unemployed
  • 16 years old or above (no maximum age) with gym experience
  • able to attend selection day and all course dates and commit to a minimum 12 weeks voluntary work placement
  • able to work at Level 2 (GCSE) theory standard
  • able to use own lived experience of disability and exercise to motivate and inspire others
  • willing to do community outreach activities.

Find out more and register your interest in the course 


Are you thinking of becoming a childminder?

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 13:44 Written by Veronika Javorova Thursday, 10 November 2016 14:45

Step 1 - come to our briefing session to find out more

Friday 29 September  2017, 10am to 12pm

Our short briefing session will give you the information you need to help you to decide if you want to become a registered childminder.

The two hour pre-registration briefing costs £5. You will be able to explore what being a childminder involves and discover more about the training and process that you will need to undertake.


Step 2 - book a place on our four day home-based childcare course

The course is delivered by the Lambeth Early Years Team and it will support you through the Ofsted registration process.

You will learn about the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and how to set up your own childminding business.

To book a place and for more information

contact Vanessa Davis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Lambeth ADHD Support Group

Last Updated on Friday, 05 August 2016 10:27 Written by MP Friday, 22 May 2015 09:19

Tags: Parents and Carers | Practitioners

The Lambeth ADHD Support Group is a monthly support group run by volunteer parents for the parents/carers of ADHD children.  The group meets at 10am on the last Wednesday of the month in term time at the Effra Children's Centre in Brixton.  In addition to giving an opportunity to share experiences and knowledge with other parents/carers, the group invites speakers from Lambeth CAMHS, the Mary Sheridan Centre and experts from health/educational charities.  New members are always welcome.

Effra Early Year's Centre
35 Effra Parade

For further details and to join the mailing list, please email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Opening times: 10am to 12noon

The group meets on the last Wednesday of the month during term time
(during school breaks the meeting will be rearranged so email in advance to check the exact timing).

What is Parenting Support

Last Updated on Monday, 11 April 2016 11:53 Written by Administrator Monday, 17 November 2014 08:44

Parenting Support is evidence-based and aims to increase support for parents/carers of children aged 18 months —18 years old at risk of negative outcomes. The parenting support service supports parents/carers to ensure that they receive a coordinated package of parenting support.

Families who would benefit from parenting support include those with children who are at risk of:

  • Poor school attendance
  • Exclusion from school
  • Becoming involved in anti-social behaviour
  • Families identified as needing early intervention for mild to moderate mental health difficulties
  • Substance misuse (drugs or alcohol)

To find out more about the courses that we have on offer in Lambeth please click on the links below:

i) Who can refer to parenting support -

Parents can self-refer onto programmes. Any professional or organisation will also be able to refer a parent onto a programme. The consent of the parents should be gained prior to referral being made; the only exception to this is where attendance of the programme is a condition of Parenting Order.

ii) How to refer to Parenting Support

Parents and Professionals should refer using the Parenting Referral Form to streamline the process however professionals can also refer by using the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) form.

Completed referral forms are available from and should be emailed directly to
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If you have any queries please contact the parenting co-ordinator:

Jane Cullinan on 020 7926-8669 or 07852 973 863
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Adventure Playgrounds

Last Updated on Friday, 05 August 2016 09:02 Written by Administrator Sunday, 12 August 2012 21:05

Tags: Children | Parents and Carers | Practitioners | Young People


Lambeth has 16 adventure playgrounds, including one for children with disabilities (Charlie Chaplin).



Dexter Road Adventure Playground opens Tuesdays and Thursdays 3.30pm to 7pm, and Saturdays 11am to 4pm.

Max Roach Adventure Playground opens Thursdays and Fridays 3.30pm to 7pm, and Saturdays 11am to 4pm.

Tulse Hill Adventure Playground  (Managed on behalf of Lambeth Council by High Trees) opens Monday and Thursdays 3.30pm to 7pm.

Streatham Vale Adventure Playground opens Monday 4.30pm to 7.30pm and Saturdays 12pm to 4pm.

Willington Adventure Playground opens Fridays 3.30pm to 7pm.

Kennington Park Centre Adventure Playground (Managed on behalf of Lambeth Council by Unicap) opens during school term Wednesday 3pm to 7pm.

Opens during school holidays Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm.


Loughborough Adventure Playground  opens Thursdays and Fridays 3.30pm to 6pm.

Lollard Street Adventure Playgrounds (Managed on behalf of Lambeth Council by Kennington Association) Opens during school term Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 3:30pm to 7pm.

Opens during school holidays Monday to Friday 10:30am to 4pm. Closed during bank holidays.


If you would like further information about what's on nearby your adventure playground look at the alternative provision in Lambeth by searching this website.

There are 8 adventure playgrounds that are managed by voluntary organisations:

  • Charlie Chaplin Adventure Playground

  • Grove Adventure Playground

  • Oasis Cycle Project and Adventure Playground

  • Slade Gardens Adventure Playground

  • Stewarts Road Adventure Playground

  • Triangle Adventure Playground

  • Blackfriars Play Space

  • PAPA Park

















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