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Family information service:

The Families Information Service offers help and advice on a range of issues that affect you and your family. The free service is open to anyone in Greenwich with children up to the age of 19 (or up to 25 for families with disabled young people).


Website: Families Information Service | Royal Borough of Greenwich (royalgreenwich.gov.uk)


The Greenwich Community Directory – your online information and service directory offering:

  • Help and advice on issues that affect you and your family including education and early years, school services, children with disabilities, benefits and work.
  • Local Offer: for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Services, organisations, and activities for Young People
  • Help and advice for Adults and Older people including social care, health, wellbeing, and advice services in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Website: Greenwich Community Directory


Family hubs are one-stop-shops where families can access important services. Family Hubs offer help and support to families, from early years support to parenting classes, all of which can make a difference – particularly to those families who are going through a tough time.


These are based in local children’s centre, as mentioned that will have the services and activities I described:


Your Local Children’s centre in west (Covers Greenwich, Charlton, and Blackheath areas) is Quaggy here is their link:


Quaggy Development Trust – Improving the lives of local children and families


The other family hubs are:

Central (Woolwich and Plumstead)


Brookhill Children’s Centre - Home-Start Greenwich (homestartgreenwich.org.uk)


South (Eltham Area)


Storkway Children’s Centre | Children’s Activities & Play in Greenwich, London | Better


East (Thamesmead area)


Timetable at Waterways Children's Centre | Children's Centres in Greenwich | Better



List of all the children centres in the borough:


Children's centres | Royal Borough of Greenwich (royalgreenwich.gov.uk)


SENDIASS stands for special educational needs and disability information advice and support service. Children, young people and their parents and carers where a child or young person has or may have special educational needs, or a disability are able to access the service for free, impartial and confidential information and advice.


Website: Greenwich SENDIASS:: Home


Young Greenwich:

This is Royal Greenwich’s youth and support service, which offers local children and young people between eight and 19 (up to 25 for people with SEND), the opportunity to attend youth hubs, take part in free or affordable activities, trips and classes in a fun, safe and welcoming environment outside of school.


Website: Young Greenwich Youth Services (young-greenwich.org.uk)


Childcare Choices:

Childcare Choices brings together all the financial support available to parents in one place, helping families across the UK to find out what support is on offer for them.


Website: Childcare Choices | 30 Hours Childcare, Tax-Free Childcare and More | Help with Costs | GOV.UK




Holiday food and fun, this is where holiday activities will be posted. They currently have the easter holiday activities, but this will change closer to either May half term or the Summer holidays they tend to post these free activities close to the break date.


Website: Holiday Food and Fun Easter 2024 | Royal Borough of Greenwich (royalgreenwich.gov.uk)


There is also a list of general activities and holiday activities will also be put here, on the community directory, this can be filtered by postcode, which can be found here:


Things to do - Search Results | Greenwich Community Directory