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Clerkenwell Parochial CofE Primary School

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Support for parents

Are you an Islington mum, dad or parent-to-be? You can access free online courses, developed by NHS professionals, to help you through every stage of parenthood - from new-borns through to toddlers and teens.


• Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby

• Understanding your baby

• Understanding your child

• Understanding your teenager’s brain

Sign-up now and access all four courses through the following link:

Free evening classes for Islington parents at Finsbury Library


Adult and Community Learning are offering free English (literacy), Maths and ICT Digital Skills evening classes for adults at Finsbury Library.

Classes are aimed at parents supporting their children or those that want to improve their skills for work.


For more information about sessions and times, please contact Simon Fuller, Curriculum Manager on 07892 700217.

Islington Council Support Services 

Islington council have a 'local offer' where all services available to Islington residents are listed.

Education and Training:


Special Educational Needs




Bereavement Support Services

Grief Encounter is one of the UK’s leading bereaved child charities, providing free, pioneering services and support to bereaved children, young people and their families. 

On average one child in every classroom will experience the death of a parent or sibling before they reach 16 years of age; 44,000 dependent children bereaved a year. Adolescent grief has a devastating impact that can last for life, with research showing links to mental health issues, social and behavioural problems and more.

Grief Encounter offers a flexible and accessible service, which aims to professionally care and respond to bereaved children, young people and their families via counselling, group activities, family fun days, residential camps and interactive online services.

Phone: 0808 802 0111 (Free to call; Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm)

Extra curricular sessions available to pupils and families

Families, Food and Feelings parenting support


Islington are currently offering a new eight-week programme for parents or carers of children who would benefit from support with weight management and/or healthy eating habits. Children need to be aged 5-17 and live, attend school or have a GP in Islington.


Course participants will be supported to:

  • Gain confidence in parenting skills
  • Learn about boundaries and managing their child’s behaviour
  • Help their child make wiser food choices
  • Understand their family’s relationship to food
  • Break the cycle of unhealthy eating

The course starts on Tuesday, 28 January 4.30-6pm at the Brandon Centre, 26 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 3LG or Wednesday, 29 January 9.30-11am at Gospel Oak Health Centre, 5 Lismore Circus, NW5 4RA.

For more information or to make a referral contact the Enhanced Healthy Living team at the Brandon Centre on 020 7267 4792. 

Parents' Place Drop-in Coffee Morning, Cat and Mouse Library

A relaxed drop-in for all parents and carers to come and meet others and chat about all aspects of family life, organised by Early Help Parent Champions and Early Help Fathers Champions.

  • Join us for coffee and snacks!
  • Chat to other parents and learn from each other
  • Face to face support - Parent Champions are available to listen and offer knowledge about community support.
  • Get help and be signposted to services that can support you and your family
  • Guest speakers and varied activities

Parents Place will take place on every second Tuesday of the month from 10:30-12:30.