Marvels Lane Children’s Centre

Marvels Lane Children’s Centre aims to provide inclusive services and activities for families with children, parents and carers of all abilities. All of our sessions are inclusive.

The building is on one level, with no steps and a wheelchair accessible toilet and baby-changing facilities. If you or your child require any support to access our services, or if you would like advice on which sessions would suit your family best, please contact us.

Current Activities and Services on offer

Please click below to view our current timetable, this will be updated every half term.

Children’s Centre Timetable April – July 2022

Building Blocks Playgroup is a drop-in session for children aged 0-4 years.  These sessions allow children to learn through play and are great for developing your child’s social skills, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and concentration.  Classes include art and craft, messy play and home corner.  

Peter Rabbit Baby Group is a free drop-in session for babies up to 18 months.  bring your little ones along to explore soft toys, gentle music and visual stimulation.  This is a perfect opportunity for you to spend quality time with your little ones and to bond.  A baby sensory playroom will also be available for you to use.

Mini Marvels Music & Rhyme is a structured lesson designed for all areas of development.  Music, rhyme, colourful props and social interaction make this the perfect class for you to develop and learn together.  Booking is essential and there is a £2.00 charge for each session, please see the timetable below for age-relevant sessions.

Ready Steady Go Playgroup is aimed at the older toddlers (2+ years) whose next step will be nursery school.  It is a structured class with parent and child where there will be themed learning and play resources.  Your toddle will learn and practice social skills such as sharing, tidying up, joining in, listening and focusing.  The session will have a different theme each week and at the end there will be quiet carpet time with an interactive story or rhymes.

Cooking with Toddlers is a 7 week course aimed at encouraging your child to become interested in cooking in a safe and friendly environment and to become more adventurous with food.  Your toddler (with your help) will explore taste, textures and smells of various fruits and vegetables with the aim of producing scrumptious, healthy, simple meals and enjoy eating them.  All family learning courses have a small enrolment fee, but you may be entitled to join for free if you receive benefits or are on a low income.  If you think you may be eligible please email your telephone number and photographic evidence to and someone will contact you to complete your enrolment.  To book a place please click on the following link to be redirected with toddlers

Family English Language for Parents is for parents, carers and grandparents to help develop your English Language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing in a friendly and informal setting.  This mixed ability course will focus on topics around school and health that are important to you in everyday life, bringing up your children.  You must register your name and complete an enrolment form before the start of the course

Yoga for parents/SEN children.  There are times when the stress of being a parent can leave you exhausted.  Our Yoga for Parents and their SEN children class is designed so that you can be your best self for your children and yourself.  To book a place please use the following link to be redirected 

2 Year Funding or Family Support Advice.  You can book an appointment with Mrs Cariello, our Family Support Worker, for any aspect of family support, child development or help & advice.  

We also offer a Family Support service for any family who would like to access support, information and advice.

If you have any questions, please feel free to visit or contact us:

Address: Marvels Lane Children’s Centre, Riddons Road, London, SE12 9RA (located next to the school)


Tel: 020 8851 2129