Clapham Manor Children’s Centre – Advice & Support

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Better Start Team Family Support
Our Better Start team includes Yve Maguire, Senior Better Start Worker and Yvonne Conlon, Better Start worker. The team support families living within the catchment area for Clapham Manor and Heathbrook Children’s Centres. 

They  are always on hand to offer support and advice on various of subjects including:

  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Relationships and domestic abuse
  • Finding work, training or volunteering opportunities
  • Finding childcare
  • Child development and behaviour
  • Housing issues and homelessness
  • Benefits, debt and food vouchers
  • Parenting support  

Families requiring support can self refer or be referred by one of our partner agencies i.e. Nurseries, G.P's, Health Visitors or Social Workers. If you would like to self refer then please speak to the centre receptionist to make an appointment or contact Yve Maguire on 07990004255 or by email at Click here for a referral form



Citizens Advice
is available in our centre by booking an appointment at reception twice a month on Tuesdays. Telephone advice is available - Streatham freephone number: 0800 254 0298

Click here for further leaflets and information.



Support for Children with Special Education Needs or Disability (SEND)

SEND pictureWe are committed to supporting families with children with SEND. At Clapham Manor Children’s Centre we have a weekly session especially for children with complex needs supported by highly specialised speech and language therapists.

Fatemeh Mozaffari- Chinjani is our Early Years SENDCo. She is available to offer advice, support and referrals to families who have children with SEND. You can contact her through the centre by email, phone or telephone. She works closely with the Better Start team to offer holistic support.


If you are concerned about your child's speech and language development then please speak to one of the centre team who will be able to advise you how to access support . For further information about the support available in Lambeth click here