Abbey Children’s Centre opens in South Wimbledon

Merton Council is inviting residents to help celebrate the opening of the new Abbey Children’s Centre in South Wimbledon this Saturday 4 April with a range of free and fun activities for all the family between 11am and 3pm.

The new children’s centre at Merton Abbey Primary School is one of eight new children’s centres the council is opening across the borough to offer family support and information services as well as a wide range of activities for parents and children under 5.

There will be loads of fun children’s activities on offer as well as prizes, refreshments and information for parents.

Councillor Debbie Shears, cabinet member for children’s services says: “We’re committed to ensuring young children and families get the best possible start and the support they need to enable them to reach their full potential in life. This new children’s centre will bring significant benefits to the local community in South Wimbledon by providing a range of accessible services on their doorstep.”

The centre will provide a wide range of activities and services for families including fun play sessions, advice and information on employment, training and childcare, family support and easy access to family health services.

Children’s Centre services are being developed through strong partnerships with the local PCT, Jobcentre Plus and local third sector providers. Abbey Children’s Centre will provide courses from Merton Adult Education to parents along with a varied range of services from health professionals.

The Abbey Children’s Centre is located at Merton Abbey Primary School in High Path, South Wimbledon. Everyone is welcome at the open day on Saturday 4 April which will take place between 11am and 3pm. For more details call 07940 963656.

To find out more about the development of children’s centres in your area please call 020 8545 3800.


Notes to editors:
Eight new children’s centres are currently being developed throughout Merton. Abbey Children’s Centre is the fourth to open its new buildings so far leaving more centres to open in 2009 (although services are already being delivered in these areas).