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Archway Children's Centre

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Contact details 

Phone number: 020 7527 4827


Address: Vorley Road, Islington, London N19 5HE 

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Archway Children's Centre is situated in the Bright Start North area in a light and spacious purpose-built space. We have a spacious garden with chickens, mud kitchen, children’s planting areas and calm spaces to explore natural materials the Forest School way. There are covered areas which means the outdoors can be accessed easily in all weathers.

At Archway Children’s Centre we have an integrated, holistic, and responsive approach which develops children’s physical health, emotional wellbeing, resilience and independence, creative and critical thinking skills, respect for themselves, others and for the environment. This is done through sensitive and positive interactions, acknowledging and valuing the children’s opinions, celebrating children’s achievements, feelings, uniqueness and individualism, staff well-being, supporting each other and welcoming diversity, an enabling environment and parent partnerships so all children reach their full potential to achieve positive outcomes. 

Archway Children's Centre is recognised as an Islington Healthy Early Years setting and has received the Healthy Early Years London GOLD Award.


Islington Healthy Early Years works with settings to ensure a good level of support for the health and wellbeing of children under five and their families. Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) is an awards scheme funded by the Mayor of London which recognises Early Years settings’ achievements in child health, wellbeing and development.

Archway Children’s Centre is on Islington's register of good practice for 'Imaginative Approaches to Exploring Media and Materials';.

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"My child’s key person goes beyond to update me with my child’s progress and shares suggestions to better support his needs. I am most satisfied with communication from staff and level of professionalism." - Parent

"Archway Children's Centre is a wonderful place. The staff are attentive, caring and are obviously invested in the children they look after. The facilities are fantastic, particularly the outdoor space, and it's clear that all the children enjoy their time and are able to develop all their skills in a secure environment." -Parent 

"I love the ethos of Archway – the value of ‘nurture’, of inclusivity and holistic learning. I love the focus on creativity and Forest School. I look forward to putting my wellies on each day to explore our amazing garden with the children and I have always enjoyed working in a ‘children’s centre’ environment with families and professional partners all under one roof. In this way, Archway CC has developed a community hub for under-fives and their families with a unique and inspiring environment where all children are deeply valued" - Staff member

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