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Early Years

Early years
Ensuring every child gets the best start in life

What we do

We understand the importance of early intervention. Our highly experienced and professional teams support families by identifying Special Educational Needs early on.

We offer a wide range of services and provision for children and teenagers, and for their parents and carers. We work in partnership with parents and carers to give babies and young children every opportunity to make progress and flourish.

We offer:

  • Support
  • Advice
  • Therapies
  • Education
  • Home support

We believe that all children have a right to provision which enables them to develop their personalities, talents and abilities. This right is set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Our Early Years Services
Our Early Years Services

When each child leaves the Early Years stage, we have a wide range of services that offer them a smooth transition based on their individual needs.

We offer many different groups and services. The introductions below link to further information about each one.


Binoh is our multi-professional special educational needs service. It provides professional support for children up to the age of 19 who have additional or special educational needs. This includes:

  • Early years support
  • Learning and development
  • Language and communication
  • Motor impairment
  • Emotional, social and behavioural difficulties

Binoh can be accessed at our Family Centres or, when appropriate, at a child’s own nursery or school.

Binoh is also able to offer tailor-made training packages to schools, organisations and parents.

Find out more about Binoh


Family Support Service

Our Family Support Teams aim to provide practical and emotional support for children and their families. We can help the whole family with a wide range of issues.

The team includes qualified Social Workers, Family Support Workers, Counsellors and a Transition Social Workers. All are skilled in working with adults, children and families. We provide confidential advice, care and support and are as responsive as possible. We also work with other agencies, as needed, to provide a comprehensive service.

ind out more about our Family Support Service


Norwood Nursery

Norwood's OFSTED rated 'Outstanding' Inclusive Nursery will be closing at the end of the Autumn term. Find out more here


Portage service (Hackney)

This is a home visiting service for babies and young children up to three years old, with additional needs, a disability or delay in any area of development.

The service offers:

  • Regular home visits
  • Individual programmes for development through play
  • The facility to borrow special toys
  • Information and support for parents
Early Years
Early years support

Rainbow group

Now running twice a week this group offers mothers who have children with special needs and disabilities an opportunity to talk about their feelings, receive both emotional and practical support and exchange information.

  • During the sessions, a team of experienced s volunteers provide a safe and stimulating play environment for any accompanying children aged up to 5 years who have special needs. Siblings are also welcome
  • For all children they can enjoy full use of our Family Centre’s facilities, including the soft play ball room , sensory room and the adventure playground

Find out more about the Rainbow group


Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities

This is an 11-week course for parents of children aged up to 18 years, which is designed to support parents to raise happy and successful children The programme is run by staff from our family support teams.

Find out more about Strengthening families, Strengthening Communities



These are weekly stimulating, fun sessions for you and your pre-school children aged up to 4 years to enjoy learning through play. Families can choose either morning or afternoon sessions and:

  • Use our soft play room and adventure playground
  • Enjoy a healthy snack
  • Enjoy activities such as painting, arts and crafts, play dough, themed play and cooking

The Family Support team are on hand to answer any questions you might have about your child’s development.

Spaces for 2Gether are limited, so we operate on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Find out more about 2Gether


Twins & More group

This group offers support to mothers who have had twins or triplets:

  • An opportunity to think about parenting twins and more
  • A place to share experiences, information and ideas
  • A creche with experienced staff and volunteers

Find out more about Twins & More

early intervention
Long term support

Contact us now:

Telephone: 020 8809 8809