New River Green Children's Centre

New River Green Children's Centre is a council managed Children's Centre with an on site integrated early years and childcare provision offering inclusive care and education for children aged 6 months to 5 years.

The Centre has 81 full-time places and is open 49 weeks a year, to suit working or studying parents. The Centre provides an environment that is inviting, stimulating and safe, where children can develop independence and enjoy learning experiences that are both interesting and challenging.

New River Green also offers a range of support services for children and families, including stay and play sessions, toy libraries, training opportunities, advice sessions, speech and language therapy services, baby clinics, support groups for a range of members of the New River Green Children's Centre area. There are many opportunities for parents to become involved in the life of the Centre including the newly formed Parents Forum.

New River Green is recognised as an Islington Healthy Early Years setting and has received the Healthy Early Years London Silver Award.

Islington Healthy Early Years works with settings to ensure a good level of support for the health and wellbeing of children under five and their families.  Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) is an awards scheme funded by the Mayor of London which recognises Early Years settings’ achievements in child health, wellbeing and development.  More information about the London award is available here.

More information on Bright Start services for families with children under 5, including the timetable of local and online activities.

You can read the most recent Ofsted report here.

Healthy Start vitamins are available to collect here.

For accessibility information, please visit Disabled Go.

Who to contact

020 7527 4813 020 7527 4813 020 7527 4817 020 7527 4817
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23, Ramsey Walk
N1 2SX

Time / date details

Opening times/date
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Childcare closed 15 August to 29 August 2022.. Other services open all year round.

Other Details

Age Ranges
Childcare services are for children aged 6 months to 4 years
Cost Details
There is a charge for children under 3 and for those 3- and 4-year-olds who stay longer than the free education hours.
Who is this service for?
Everyone living in Islington who cares for a child under 5
Can I refer myself?
Referral not required
Referral Details

The Centre is popular and prioritises children on whether the child: is at risk or in need; has special educational needs; lives in Islington; lives close to the nursery; is the right age for the space available; has parents who are working or studying full-time.

You can apply for a place at a children’s centre by either collecting an application form from the centre or phoning and asking for one to be emailed to you. You can then return it in person or email back. If your child is offered a place, an admissions meeting will be arranged where you can bring in the relevant paperwork (proof of address etc) and the administrator will help you with the forms that need to be signed.

Centres are not offering tours at this time but you can see the rooms through a virtual tour and/or photo leaflets. If you would like any more information about protective measures in place at the centres to minimise risk of transmission of Covid-19 or curriculum practice and provision in general, please phone and ask to speak to the Head or Executive Head who will be happy to speak with you.

Additional Languages
Bengali, Turkish, Mandarin, Polish, Twi

Childcare Information

2 year old funding
3 & 4 year old funding (15 hours)
3 & 4 year old funding (30 hours)
Tax-free childcare

Local Offer

How will you support my child?

Our setting has a diverse and highly qualified staff team with three Early Years Teachers leading the curriculum alongside a team of experienced Nursery Education workers. We welcome children with SEND and we are committed to working with parents and other professionals to provide good inclusive practice. We have three staff members who take a lead role for SEND at the centre consisting of an under 3s SEND lead, an over 3s SEND lead and a centre SENCO. Our staff team has substantive experience of working with children with SEND and are passionate about ensuring the best outcomes for all children.

All staff have accessed Makaton level one training to support children with communication and language difficulties. All staff have been trained in ACT! a specific speech and language course to enhance high quality interactions with children. Staff have also been trained to deliver small language groups.

Ofsted Information

Inspection Outcome
Inspection Outcome
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
26/04/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 

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