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Franciscan Children's Centre

Franciscan Children's Centre provide a welcoming space where you and your child can have fun and learn. 

Sessions at the Childrens centre are for mums, dads and carers with their children aged 0 - 3.5 years.

What does Franciscan Children's Centre offer?

Children's Centres are places where all families with children under 3.5 years, and expectant mothers and fathers, can go to help their children to get the best start in life. The facilities and activities are designed for young children and their families.

All children's centres will offer informal support for parents and a place for your child to play and learn.

Children's centres work with a wide range of partners to ensure that we can help families in whatever area they need.

Services in children's centres include:

  • child and family health services
  • information for families and carers
  • early education and information about childcare
  • support for children with special needs
  • outreach and support to families in need
  • helping parents find training and employment

Please note that due to restricted numbers, the centre is currently only able to work with families for their drop in Play and Learn sessions.

Some sessions need to be pre-booked, and others are by invitation only - please see the timetable under 'Downloads' for information.


How to register:

To access services being offered at your local Children's Centre, you will need to register your family details. You can do this by either completing the online Family Registration Form (below) or by completing a paper Family Registration Form at your local Children's Centre.

Click here to go to the online Family Registration Form


A Warmer Welcome

An enhanced offer for children and families, delivered from our children’s centres.

During the Cost of Living Crisis, Wandsworth Council are offering Warm Spaces.

These are local places where families and their children (0-5) can come for free. The buildings offer a warm, safe, welcoming place, with hot drinks, food and a range of activities to support families.

Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm

Who to contact


Where to go

Franciscan Children's Centre
221, Franciscan Road
SW17 8HQ
Get directions

Buses: 155, 219, 249, 319 and 355 Underground: Tooting Bec and Tooting Broadway Overground: Tooting

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday - Friday. Please call the centre between 9am and 4pm for times of activities.
Session Information
Please note that the centre is closed between 12noon - 1pm and will not be available for calls etc.

Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer?

To use the Children's Centre you can drop in, though some activities may require booking. The activities are free.

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Last updated: 16 Mar 2023