Easter fun for the under 5’s

Stuck for something to do over the Easter break? Surestart Lavender are running a fun packed programme for under 5’s, kicking off on Monday 5 April, with Marvellous Production’s performance of ‘Old Hat, New Hat’ at Mitcham Library. All activities are free for all children under 5 living in the Sure Start Lavender area.

Other activities taking place over the two weeks include Easter Crafts and Story Time in the Donald Hope and Mitcham Libraries, and an Egg Hunt and Puppet Workshops in the Lavender Park Pavilion. Parents can get involved too with an interactive demonstration in child massage, suitable for children over 2 ½. Proven to be an excellent way to build a better relationship between you and your child through the medium of touch.

Childcare is available by prior arrangements for children under 2 ½.

Places are limited on many activities so booking is strongly advised, call 020 8646 4429 for a full programme, and to book your place to avoid being disappointed. Please note, parents or carers need to accompany children during the sessions and priority will be given to Sure Start Lavender members.


PRESS CONTACT – Kirstin Rowan – 020 8545 3483

Notes for Editors

Sure Start Lavender was established in 2003 and is based at the Lavender Park Pavilion. The London Borough of Merton is the accountable body for the programme.

Sure Start is a Government funded programme, which aims to deliver the best start in life for every child by bringing together: early education, childcare, health and family support. By increasing the availability of childcare for all children, improving health, education and emotional development for young children and supporting parents as parents and in their aspirations towards employment
Merton has also been invited to set up a Children Centre based at Tamworth Recreation ground. It will offer families early education, childcare and health and family support with advice on employment opportunities. The Children’s Centre will link up the Sure Start Lavender local programme, Neighbourhood Nurseries and Early Excellence Centres and extend their success locally.