New Church Hall, 28 St Mark's Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 2LF
Tel: (020) 8640 9595. Email: info@stmarkscentre.co.uk

Children & Families

Our children and families services are well known and respected throughout Merton and adjacent boroughs and we have earned this reputation over our 20 years of working with families from Mitcham and Merton. Currently we provide a wide range of services that meet the real needs, aspirations and interests of our diverse and multicultural community.

See Services for more details.

We work closely with St. Mark's Primary School and Children's Centres and have strong partnership links with many Merton schools through our work. We also are a partner delivering services with Merton's Children's Centres. This ensures our services are complimentary, focused on real issues and provide better lives for children and families.

Our parent and toddler groups offer a gateway for many services provided by our partners and ourselves. The Group provides a range of fun activities, promotes early social development, stimulation for children, and friendship for parents/carers. With trained and qualified play leaders, enthusiastic supervised volunteers and a variety of resources that reflect the diversity of our communities, we provide an enjoyable and fun time for you and your children. After the group has finished you may want to stay on for one of our popular lunches with your child or children.

From here you may want to access one of our services such as the popular Food Safety or Family IT course run in partnership with Merton Adult Education. See Adult Learning for more information.

Other Children's Services

  • Support Groups - A support group specifically for those parents with mental health issues
  • Family Support - For parents with mental health issues. One to One sessions, see Children & Families Service Manager for details
  • Trips - Usually during the summer, but at other times when funding is available
  • Other Activities - These vary throughout the year but have included family cooking, keeping fit amongst others