Clapham Manor Children’s Centre – About Us

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About Us

Clapham Manor Children’s Centre opened in June 2006 and since then has developed greatly despite many significant funding challenges over the years. In July 2012 we partnered with our neighbouring Heathbrook Children Centre to become a group of centres working collaboratively to support our local community.

Both Children Centres and Clapham Manor childcare are rated ‘OUTSTANDING’ by OFSTED.  Our reputation for delivering high quality early learning, support and education has enabled us to continue to expand our support for the community. In  October 2013 we took over the management of the Clapham Common One O’clock club with the ambition to revitalise the stay and play services whilst develop sustainable services for the community. This setting now known as The Spinney is home our schools and community ‘Natural Thinkers’ activities and stay and play services. All activities here operate under our aim of 'Inspiring Lifelong Learning Through Natural Thinking’.  We have ambitious plans to develop this setting further and hopefully in the near future we will develop services including:

  • Extended stay and play opportunitiesmud play child
  • Natural thinkers activities
  • Community café
  • Venue hire.

Our success is due to hard working staff and the support of our school governors, advisory board and local families.

A big thank you to you all and we look forward to your continuing support.

Jane ChristofiJane Christofi
Assistant Head/Strategic Partnership Manager