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Conewood Street Children's Centre

Conewood Street Children's Centre offers full and part-time childcare as well as the full range of children's centre services including stay and play sessions, health and family support services.

For information on activities from 2 January to 17 April 2020 see theĀ Bright Start East Timetable

You can read the most recent Ofsted report here.

Healthy Start vitamins are available at all childen's centres.

For accessibility information, please visit Disabled Go.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mel Skipp
Contact Position
Acting Head of Centre
020 7527 4440


Conewood Street
N5 1DL

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Last day Friday 20 December, reopens Thursday 2 January 2020.

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?
How to refer or apply

Phone the Centre or drop in

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 welcomes children with SEND and we are committed to working with parents and other professionals to provide good inclusive practice. Our Islington link Area SENCO provides us with support, advice and training re children with SEND.

Our SENCO has Qualified Teacher Status and attends termly SENCO forums run by the local authority. Our SENCO has termly SEN reviews with the Area SENCO and Educational Psychologist.

Two staff members have PECS level one training. All staff accessed introductory training on working with hearing impaired children. Staff have accessed ACT training with a speech and language therapist; ongoing peer coaching; allergy training with paediatric community nurses (Whittington Health). Staff are updated on SEND reforms at staff meetings.

We have experience of working with children with: speech and language delay; autistic spectrum disorder; hearing impairment; children who are partially sighted; children who are diagnosed as having global developmental delay.

We run two weekly language groups for children with speech and language delay one weekly targeted stay and play session for children with speech and language delay (via referral from multi-agency partners). We use Makaton to communicate with children.

Children have use of a sensory room and we ensure sensory overload is minimised in the settings environment. Short Term Plans (STPs) are in place for children and this is reviewed every six weeks with parents and other professionals working with the family. Education Health and Care Plans (HCPs) are in place for children transitioning to school.

We have good links with CAMHS; educational psychologist; speech and Language therapist; physiotherapists; health visiting team; midwifery.

Ofsted Information

Inspection Outcome
Inspection Outcome
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
12/02/2020Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Record updated: 16/06/2020