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 school term.

Children’s Centre Timetable – Sept-Dec 2023

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 non-walkers 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 times with your little ones and to bond. A baby Sensory Play room will also be available for your use.

Mini Marvels Music & Rhyme – Spend quality time with your little one in this 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. Block booking is essential and there is a £2 charge for each session.

Share Family Learning is for parents and carers of school based children aged 4-6. During the course you will learn creative ideas and fun activities that help your child to improve their literacy and numeracy skills.

ESOL – These classes are aimed at parents, carers and other adult relatives who do not have English as their first language. It aims to provide a course to help teach English to enable you to become more confident in being able to communicate in English as well as your native language. Booking is essential.

Get Active sessions are aimed at confident walkers and focuses on physical development, they are an exciting way of encouraging exercise and learning to follow instructions.  Children will use equipment to climb and crawl whilst learning about numbers, colours and the alphabet.

Baby Massage is a 5 week course for babies up to the age of 6 months.  Baby massages are a great way to bring you and your little one closer.  Trust and communication develop as you interact with your baby.  You will be taught techniques that will help to calm and relax your baby.

TOM TOM – This class is run in conjunction with Drumbeat School and Portage and is accessed via referral only.

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 8857 3904