Woodlands Park Nursery School & Children's Centre

Woodlands Park Nursery School & Children's Centre


Services and Partnerships

Drop-In services

We have several services that you can just come along to. They are for parents and children under 5 (unless stated otherwise), free to attend and run 48 weeks a year, including during school holidays. Please look at our timetable for specific times.

Stay & Plays are for children 0-5 years and their families. They are an opportunity for you and your child to play together, make new friends, speak to staff and access other services e.g. behaviour support, play and learning, speech and language, nursery support, housing etc. Sessions take place at Woodlands Park 48 weeks a year. To enable all of our families to access our groups, each family can attend two groups per week due to limited spaces. Currently we have 2 stay & play sessions a week: Wednesday morning, and Wednesday afternoon (9:30 -11:30am or 1:00-3:00pm).

Little Footprints is for children  0 – 18 months and their families, where you and your child play together, make new friends, speak to staff and access other services e.g. weaning, breast feeding, supporting your child’s sleeping, etc.  

Breastfeeding Support We provide information and support around breast feeding for mothers. Sessions are led by trained and experienced breastfeeding support volunteers. (Please note that sessions are women-only and by appointment; please see Reception).

Baby Weighing Clinic takes place every Tuesday via the health visiting team. Please contact the health visitors on 0208 224 4200 to book an appointment, please remember to bring your red book.  

Pre-booked sessions

Kitchen Club is a place for you and your children (0 - 5 years) to learn new recipes, take part in cooking sessions and then join in the community lunch. Places need to be pre-booked at Reception.

Antenatal/Postnatal appointments are provided by midwives from both North Middlesex and Whittington Hospitals and are delivered at Woodlands Park Children's Centre. This is an invite-only service.

Health Visitor Team 1 & 2 year old checks are invite-only appointments where families join the Community Nursery Nurse from the Health Visiting Team to discuss their child’s developmental progress.

Workshops & Courses

Introduction to Solids sessions with the Health Visiting team provide support, advice and guidance on introducing your baby on to solid foods. These sessions take place on a termly basis.

Parent Workshops are provided by our Early Intervention and Outreach Practitioners. We offer a range of workshops covering Health Eating, Potty Training, Early Communication and Language and FF2'S. Please contact reception to book your place on upcoming workshops.

New Parents Group is for first time parents of children under 6 months offering a range of information and support such as: sleeping, routines, feeding, play, intro to solids and well being etc.

Childcare Level 1 & 2 delivered at the centre by Barnet and Southgate College. Childcare level 1 runs twice in an academic year. Please see reception to book your place (no creche provided).

Access to Partner-run Parent Programmes - These are provided by a range of professionals e.g. CAMHS, Family Support Workers. There are various parenting programmes such as: Triple P, Strengthening Families & Strengthening Communities and Webster Stratton. These programmes cover a range issues around parenting and how to build the relationship between parent and child e.g. behaviour, development, strategies etc. The programmes are between 12-14 weeks in length and are delivered from different Children’s Centres across the year.