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York Gardens Children's Centre

Children’s Centres provide a welcoming space where you and your child can have fun and learn.

For mums, dads and carers with children aged 0 - 3.5 years old.

The benefits of using the centre include:

  • making friends;
  • learning to play creatively with your child;
  • you and your child can spend quality time together which can bring you closer;
  • improving your parenting skills;
  • accessing training courses which can help you back into the world of work or training;
  • free crèche provision for some courses
  • getting support with challenging life problems.

To use the centre you can simply drop in. Some activities may require booking. Some are by invitation only. The activities are free. 


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 - 3pm

Who to contact


Where to go

York Gardens Children's Centre
Lavender Road
Clapham Junction
SW11 2UG
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Buses: 49, 77, 170, 295, 319, 344, 345 and C3

Overground: Clapham Junction

York Gardens Children's Centre is accessible for wheelchair users.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm


Other notes

Please call the Centre on 020 7738 0889 to find out our current timetable of activities or download from this website. We are really looking forward to meeting you. If you have any concerns, please contact the Centre.

York Gardens Childrens' Centre is accessible for wheelchair users.

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.

How to complain, compliment or feedback about this service, activity or provider.

Last updated: 29 Mar 2023