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Bright Start Islington

Coronavirus update: all Bright Start activities have been risk assessed to ensure they comply with government guidelines.

Find out what's going on for families with under 5s including indoor, outdoor and online activities:  
Bright Start South timetable 6 September to 17 December 2021

Bright Start Central timetable 6 September to 17 December 2021

Bright Start North timetable 6 September to 17 December 2021

Happy 3rd Birthday Bright Start! Watch this video celebrating all the achievements of Bright Start’s integrated services for families from pre-birth to five years.

Bright Start is part of a wider partnership aimed at improving residents lives and as part of that ongoing work, we're making some changes to the Bright Start areas from January 2021. There will be no changes to our services and you will continue to see the same staff members as well as meeting some new faces. The new areas will be called North, Central and South. 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.

We are encouraging all parents to sign up to our fortnightly Bright Start, Bright Ideas newsletter and Quick Tips

Community midwifery clinics are continuing in children’s centres. Please contact your midwife directly if you have any questions.

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

For information about Bright Start family support services see the Family Support page.

Bright Start Islington services are for under-5s and their families living in Islington. To use services you will need to register with Bright Start. 

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

  • 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