St Stephen’s Children's Centre

St Stephen’s Children’s Centre is at the heart of the community and is here to help give your child the best start in life. We lead the best start in life services across Green Street West, Green Street East and the Boleyn ward areas.

We offer a range of services and activities for families with young children.

There are a number of staff who speak community languages.

We provide:

Please have a look at our activities calendar for updated information

Children's Centre Staff

Best Start in Life Co-ordinator

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Marie Foley

My role is to ensure the daily running of activities, liaise with professionals who deliver services in the centre and within the local community and deliver evidence based parenting programmes.

Through consultation with users, I ensure that this can benefit our families and the wider community.

Contact phone number: 07904 663 072

Family Support Workers

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Rebecca Ross
Senior Family Support Worker

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Wendy Campbell
Family Support Worker

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Meral Sami
Family Support Worker

We are here to provide a range of support, resources and advice on a range of issues which include:

  • Helping families find groups to attend within the centre and the local community
  • Positive parenting programmes including Triple P
  • Financial difficulties and worries
  • Supporting your child around transition such as starting nursery or school
  • Support for parents wishing to return to education, employment or training
  • Work with parents who are experiencing housing difficulties or no recourse to public funds
  • Working with families to manage their wellbeing and to build confidence
  • Family support drop-in.

Contact Rebecca - 07940 563 064 or

Contact Wendy -

Early Education Practitioner

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Michaela Wheatley

Michaela advises and supports parents to apply for the 2 year old early education grant. She also does the drop-in and training for childminders.

Contact Michaela -

Community Outreach Workers

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Nabila Naseem
Outreach Worker

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Nadia Hussain
Outreach Worker

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Abida Bobat
Trainee Outreach Worker

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Gurjeet Lall
Trainee Outreach Worker

We support and promote:

  • Healthy promotions such as Active Newham and Parent Walk & Talk
  • Sensory story telling
  • Soft play
  • Home talker

Creche Workers

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Rabinder Kaur
Creche Worker

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Sophia Amir
Creche Worker

We provide a daily Stay & Play toddler group for under 5’s. We welcome parents, grandparents and all carers to bring their children.

We offer a children’s library with dual language books and a toy library.

We provide a crèche for parents who attend a variety of courses within the centre. When children attend for a longer period we record their progress in a special book.

Please drop in. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to the Centre.