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Nursery School and Children's Centre

Federation of Crosfield and Selhurst Nursery Schools and Children’s Centres

Centre Activities

Crosfield Children Centre staff are skilled and experienced practitioners who are on hand to share some of the joys and challenges of child-rearing with you.  The Core Purpose of the children's centre is to deliver child development and school readiness outcomes for children and their families.  Our responsibilities will include facilitating community and universal provision both within the Centres and outreach programmes. 


We offer targeted age specific sessions for children and their parents/carers, alongside Now I'm Expecting and Centre Play.


Other groups and courses are offered in response to community needs and may include courses such as Baby Massage, Healthy Eating and Keeping your Baby/Child Safe.


Centre Play

Come and spend time having fun and exploring planned activities with your child. Our activities are suitable for children and families to enjoy together.

The sessions are facilitated by our members of staff who are there to offer support and give you information. Our staff can help you with practical ideas for you to support your child’s learning and development at home.



If you are worried about your child’s talking or communication, have any questions about his/her speech and language, would like some advice, strategies or tips then come along to our drop in session.

Chatterbox is an information drop in session for Croydon families with children aged 0-5 years who have concerns about their child’s talking or interaction. They are run jointly by Children’s Centre and Speech and Language staff who promote, encourage and support speech, language and communication development.


Baby Cafe

Baby Cafes are drop-in sessions for pregnant and new breastfeeding mums and dads.

They aim to offer help and support to breastfeeding mothers at any stage in their breastfeeding journey, regardless of the baby's age and no matter how much breastmilk you are giving. You don't need to have a problem to attend - it's a great way to meet other breastfeeding mums.

Baby Café drop-ins are run by a trained staff including lactation consultants and/or health visitors, as well as volunteer peer supporters.


Now I'm Here

Parenthood is one of the biggest life changes you can go through.

You have heard all the stories of broken sleep, crying and the never ending nappy changes, but now you understand what they meant.

New parents/carers can feel lonely or ‘cut off’ from family and friends and have worries surrounding finances or health.

Days can feel long without someone to talk to, so why not come to our new ‘The Early Days’ session... It offers a space for new parents/carers to share experiences, ask questions, find help and advice from professionals, learn how to use baby massage to help with colic or just have some adult conversation and a cup of tea.



Now I'm 1

Come and spend some time having fun playing and exploring with your child, we plan activities especially tailored for children aged between 12-24 months. Lots of the activities are set at a lower level making it easier for your child to access.

During the session children have use of the soft play room. The session is facilitated by a qualified member of staff who can offer support and give you information. Our staff can also help you with practical ideas for you to support your child’s learning and development at home.


Now I'm 2

Now I’m 2 is a structured Stay and Play. We aim to offer support and guidance on getting your child ready for nursery by building confidence, independence and offering advice and help for toilet training, behaviour, speech and language and any other issues you may be experiencing.

We have focused activities and explain your child’s learning and development through play. Our activities are suitable for children and families to enjoy together.  We have information on 2 year funding, local nurseries and pre-schools. 



Yummy Mummies

Are you 25 or under with a child up to 5 years old?  If so this is the session for you!

Come along to chill, chat and play, a new way to mingle with other mummies just like you.  Have your say, play it your way.....tell us what you want.