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Elizabeth House Community Centre

Food Parcel Distribution:

Elizabeth House Community Centre responded to the Covid-19 crisis by launching a food/care parcels distribution. We serve cooked meals to in-house residents, Provide cooked meals for collection, Provide food packages for collection for the immediate neighbourhood including: Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, Highbury, Drayton Park areas. We are here to help.  Residents will be asked to register and must live in the following postcodes: N4 2, N4 3, N5 1, N5 2, N7 7 

The Food Hub at Elizabeth House is now back to providing weekly food packages on Tuesdays 10 am - 3pm.

All residents requiring food support will need to register with Elizabeth House.

To make a referral please contact: or 020 7690 1300. 

Holiday playscheme Half-term Monday to Friday, 25-29 October 2021, for children aged 4.5 (reception) to 13 years from 9 am to 5.30 pm, for children 4 to 13 years, following government guidance.

Cost: £100 per week (c£50 concessions) Please check costs with setting; free places for vulnerable children by practitioner referral

We also offer different level of IT training with our partner PPCP. .  Befriending, support group, online classes.  Contact the office on 02076901300 or through referral

Elizabeth House Community Centre is also currently providing the following services:

Women only fitness classes moved online delivered by our fantastic coach from Access to Sports and are open to all. Wednesday and Friday at 9.30 for 40 minutes. These are free and open to all girls and women  - see our website

Gentle exercise classes for elderly people will resume online from Thursday 9 April, 10.30-11.30. These are free for users - see our website

IT training for young people - online sessions resumed last week using Microsoft Teams to ensure that young people continue their learning and preparing for professional exams. Our partner currently offers 4 weekly sessions and is enrolling more young people on the course. Contact Elizabeth House on or 02076901300 or for more information on the course

Yoga and mindfulness classes for children, adults and new mothers (existing classes that moved online) - see our website

Food hub - collecting food donations


Usual Service:

Elizabeth House provides:

- An after-school club for children aged 4 to 12 from 3.30 to 6 pm during term times

- A Holiday playscheme for children aged 4 to 13 from 9 am to 6 pm, including Breakfast Club from 8.30am.

Our childcare activities are run by a dynamic team of trained Playworkers who organise and facilitate a wide range of activities such sports,  games, IT, arts and craft, stories, cooking, gardening and outings.

- A Youth Club for 11-18 year olds with free activities such as dance, multi-sports, fitness, IT, games and cooking.

Children must be registered to attend our provision. 

The centre is also a base for a multitude of children's activities including  the Highbury Children's Art Club, Taekwondo classes, Street Dance dance, a Code Club, Sports School, tuition classes and Kids Archi workshops.

Contact us for more information or visit

With a large hall, an IT suite and several meeting rooms, Elizabeth House is the perfect venue for birthday parties or groups to hire. We offer discounted rates to charities and community groups.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Nathalie Renaud, Director
020 7690 1300


Elizabeth House
2 Hurlock Street
N5 1ED

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Afterschool Club: Monday to Friday, 3.30pm to 6pm. Holiday Playscheme: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm. Youth Club: Monday and Wednesday, 6.30-8.30pm.

Other Details

Cost Details
After-school club: £8 per session. Holiday playscheme: £16 daily or £8 per day concession (limited no of places and evidence required). Fees include a wide range of activities and afternoon snack. £2 extra for Breakfast Club (8.30-9am during playscheme, except summer playscheme). Children must bring a healthy packed lunch and parents may be required to pay extra for some outings. Youth Club is free for all registered members.
Who is this service for?
After-School Club and Holiday Playschemes for 4-13 year olds, caters for all levels of need and ability. Youth Club for 11-18 year olds.
Can I refer myself?
How to refer or apply

Phone, visit website or come by to pick up a Registration Form.

Childcare information

Pick up (schools)
Gillespie Primary School
St Johns Highbury Vale CE Primary School
2 year old funding
3 & 4 year old funding (30 hours)
Tax-free childcare

Local Offer

How will you support my child?

Our setting welcomes children with SEND and we are committed to working with parents and other professionals to provide good inclusive practice. Our staff received bespoke SEND training from Oyster in March 2015. They are committed to continually updating this training and building on the outcomes during weekly staff meetings. We have experience of working with children with moderate to high need, in particular those with Behavioural, Emotional and Social Needs (BESD). We have also worked with local schools to support children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). We work closely with our feeder primary schools to gather information about the children we work with, and also with Islington Children’s Services in ensuring our policies and training are up-to-date. We are very happy to meet with parents in advance of their children attending the provision, and to put together a tailored support plan to ensure we can best meet their needs. The building is fully wheelchair accessible, with a lift to the first floor and step-free access on the ground floor.

Ofsted Information

Inspection Outcome
Inspection Outcome
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
03/08/2018Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Met
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Record updated: 04/10/2021