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Coronavirus update: Face-to-face services such as stay and plays, parenting programmes and health and well-being sessions have been postponed until further notice. Community midwifery clinics are continuing in children’s centres. Please contact your midwife directly if you have any questions.

Bright Start online: We have developed a programme of online activities and teams are supporting parents over the phone. We are encouraging all parents to sign up to our fortnightly Bright Start, Bright Ideas newsletter and Quick Tips

For more information on what is available or to speak to someone in your area please contact:

Alternatively you can contact the Family Information Service on 020 7527 5959, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, or email

Download the current Bright Start timetable which includes online and picnics in parks.

If you have a family support worker they will continue to remain in contact with you during this period. For information about Bright Start family support services see the Family Support page.

Bright Start Islington services are for under-5s and their families. Find out what's on today!

To register for Bright Start services, fill in a registration form, or drop into your local children's centre or other Bright Start venues, including health centres and community centres.

To find out which Bright Start area you live in, go to the homepage of Islington's website and scroll down to 'Your Local Area'

The following text does not apply under current cirumstances due to coronavirus restrictions and is for general information: You can find our services in children's centres, nurseries, health centres, community centres and libraries across Islington. We support families from pregnancy to a child's fifth birthday.

As well as childcare and early education, Bright Start Islington provides activities and services including:

  • Stay and play sessions: toys and activities for under-5s
  • Child health clinics
  • Health visiting
  • Parenting programmes
  • Free healthy start vitamins
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Breastfeeding support and infant feeding advice
  • Benefits advice
  • Help with finding work

Bright Start venues are places you can meet other parents, support each other, and you can make your voice heard by getting involved in designing and reviewing local services.

Find children's centres near you

For more information about your local Bright Start Islington services, and how you can get involved in shaping services, call the Family Information Service on 020 7527 5959.