Best Start courses
Courses run by Best Start are for families who have at least 1 child under 5 years old. Crèches are provided for courses held at the children centres.
- 1 to 1 employment support at Ecclesbourne Childrens Centre
first Monday of every month from midday to 2pm
call 020 8684 5704 to book a place
- 1 to 1 employment support at Thornton Heath library
second Tuesday of every month from 11.30am to 1.30pm
call 020 3700 1023 for more information and to book a place
- employment and self-employment 1 to 1 advice clinic at Woodlands Childrens Centre
first Tuesday of every month from 9.30am to 11.30am
call 020 8916 0543 or email email@example.com to book a place
- employment and self-employment 1 to 1 advice clinic at Norbury Library
first Thursday of every month 11am to midday
call 020 3603 1140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place
- employment and self-employment 1 to 1 advice clinic at Shirley Childrens Centre
second Monday of every month, midday to 2pm
call 020 8777 2119 to book a place
- employment and self-employment 1 to 1 advice clinic at Broad Green Library
second Friday of every month, 1pm to 3pm
call 020 3603 1140 email@example.com to book a place
Best Start digital zones
If you’re looking to get back to work, brush up on interview skills, CV writing, help your children stay safe online then pop into one of our new digital zone sessions every Thursday form 10am to 2pm in the children’s area of Central Croydon Library!
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a hobby/talent you would like to share with your community?
Our Best Start community builders are here to support you, from looking for venues and bringing together key people to sourcing start-up funding for the activity. If you have an idea, then please get in contact with your community builder below:
- email@example.com (James covers New Addington)
- JennyJ@acorns2oaks.net (Jenny covers Selhurst and South and Upper Norwood)
- Lorrainep@acorns2oaks.net (Lorraine covers Broadgreen)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Melissa covers Thornton Heath)
- email@example.com (Natalia covers Waddon)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Stella covers Heathfield)
To find out more about the Best Start community builders visit https://www.cvalive.org.uk/abcd/our-abcd-projects/best-start/.
Activities in the community
Parent and baby group
New free parent and toddler group in Thornton Heath, supported by our community builders. Every Friday 10.30am to midday. Contact 020 3252 0007
Download the event information.
A free local community group in Norbury set up to provide gentle exercise for mums with babies and a place to meet and relax over a cup of tea.
All welcome. See flyer for more details.