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Bright Start Family Support Service

If you have a question, need some information, advice or guidance you can speak to one of our Family Engagement Workers on the phone.

Telephone service
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9am-12noon
t: 020 7527 8376
If lines are busy please leave a message and we will get back to you.

Alternatively, you can contact your local Bright Start area
Central: / 020 7527 8465
South: / 020 7527 4089
North: BrightStartNorth@islington/ / 020 7527 8441

Bright Start family support - part of Islington's Early Help services - provides outreach, individual assistance and signposting services for families with under fives in local neighbourhoods.

Who to contact

020 7527 8376

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Telephone service on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am to 12 noon.

Other Details

Age Ranges
Parents-to-be and parents and carers of children under 5 years
Cost Details
Free of charge
Who is this service for?
The service is for all parents-to-be and parents and carers of children under 5 years. Families can come to children’s centres and other Bright Start venues to have an enjoyable time, meet other parents and carers or access many of the services available. These include a range of health services, housing and finance advice, help with employment and family learning.
Can I refer myself?
How to refer or apply

For more information or to self-refer, please drop in to a Family Support surgery at your nearest Children's Centre. Alternatively, you can contact the Family Information Service who can pass on your details to a member of the family support team: 020 7527 5959;

Practitioners wanting to refer will need to complete an Islington Children's Services Contact Team (CSCT) request for service form; apply online 

Additional Languages
Bengali/Sylheti, Somali, Turkish
Record updated: 08/01/2021