St Stephen's Nursery

Children's Centre

St Stephen’s Children’s Centre


St. Stephen's Children's Centre is dedicated to providing support and services to families with young children in the community. We focus on giving children the best start in life as this is crucial for their development and well-being.

We are located at the heart of the community, making it easily accessible and a central hub for families in the area.

The centre leads the "BSiL" (Best Start in Life) services in the Green Street West, Green Street East, and Boleyn ward areas. We are committed to offering comprehensive early childhood services that support children's development.

We provide a variety of services and activities to cater to the diverse needs of families with young children. These include early childhood education programmes, parenting classes, health and wellness support, and more.

Having staff who speak community languages is a valuable asset. It ensures that families from various linguistic backgrounds can easily access and communicate with the centres services, promoting inclusivity.

We provide:

  • Adult learning - ESOL  

  • Parenting classes like - Triple P and Coping with Kids

  •  Adult wellbeing sessions – Coffee and Crafts & Mindfulness (Crèche provision available)

  •  Cost of Living support and advice - Coffee mornings

  •  Courses for adults (Crèche provision available)

  •  Activities for parents and children - Family Stay & Play/Baby Play

  •  SEND Support – Little Champions & E-PAtS (Early Positive Approaches To Support)

  •  Speech and Language Support – Little Talkers

  •  Health services - Nutritionist

  •  Family support

  •  Midwifery services

  •  Active sessions - Zumba and Pilates

  •  Child advisory clinic with the health visiting team


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Children's Centre manager

I manage the daily activities and services offered by the Children's Centre. I ensure that programmes run smoothly, schedules are maintained, and resources are allocated efficiently.

I collect data and feedback from parents, children, and staff to evaluate the effectiveness of the services provided

I ensure that the services provided meet high-quality standards, liaise with professionals who deliver services in the centre and within the local community and deliver evidence based parenting programmes.

Through consultation with users, I ensure that this can benefit our families and the wider community.


Contact phone number: 07904 663 072

Senior Family Support Workers

We are here to provide a range of support, resources and advice on a range of issues which include:

  • Helping families find groups to attend within the centre and the local community
  • Positive parenting programmes including Triple P
  • Financial difficulties and worries
  • Supporting your child around transition such as starting nursery or school
  • Support for parents wishing to return to education, employment or training
  • Work with parents who are experiencing housing difficulties or no recourse to public funds
  • Working with families to manage their wellbeing and to build confidence
  • Family support drop-in.

Meral Sami

Contact Meral - 07494 067 676

Wendy Campbell

Contact Wendy - – 07946 708 602

Family Support Workers

We support and promote:

  • Positive parenting sessions
  • Support and advice for parents of children with SEND   
  • School readiness sessions 
  • Healthy eating and Active lifestyles
  • Home talk and play sessions



Contact Nadia - 07940 563 064

Contact Nabila – 07904 663 154

Nursery Nurses

We provide sessions every day for families with children under 5. These include Baby Play, Stay and Play, Sensory Story Telling and Physical Friday. We welcome parents, grandparents and all carers to bring their children.
We provide a crèche for parents who attend a variety of courses at the centre.


Please drop in. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to the Centre.

 Christine Bull                   Saleha Begum