New Cross & Deptford Families First 

Providing Quality Family Learning and Support


Our Services

Families First Support

We provide a non-judgemental 1:1 family support and outreach service.  Our Family support worker meets with parents/carers to establish families needs and empower them to make the changes that they want to make to improve their families wellbeing.  

Referrals and or self-referral can be made by filling our a  referral form which you can obtain from St James Family Learning Centre. Telephone number 020 8694 2571 or email  OR click to see flyer.

We're Not Just Playing & Play & Explore


Stay and Play sessions delivered by experienced and qualified Family & Early Years Practitioners and Play workers.  Each session follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, we can also tailor 6 week blocks of sessions to target particular areas of development.  

Creche Services

Delivering quality crèche sessions with theme planned activities which follow the Early Years Foundation Stages. 

Our experienced crèche staff (NVQ LEVEL 3&2) work across Lewisham Borough meeting the needs of our diverse community with team members fluent in the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Eritrean, Tigrinya, Ethiopian, Amharic, Arabic and Italian.

Contact us for more information about creche services and rates.

Play 2 Learn at St James (Two Year Old Places)

Play 2 Learn NEW sessional childcare provision for 2-3 year olds. 


Monday - Friday 8.45-16.15 pm.  Funded places available for those families who are eligible and paid for places available for those of you who are not.

Click below to register your interest or contact us if you would like to know more information.

Family Learning, Training and Short Courses

We often provide additional projects, training sessions or short courses to support parents/carers, grandparents, voluntary sector organisations and community cohesion. 

Please see What's On for more information