Family Centre



St Matthew’s is fortunate to have a Family Centre and crèche staffed by our Family Workers and local Children’s Centre staff

The family workers arrange a number of courses and sessions for parents to become more familiar with what their children are learning and know how to help at home. Details are sent home via your child or contact a member of staff in the Family Centre.

If you have an individual concern about any learning or parenting issue, the family workers can provide advice. Please contact them to make an appointment.


  1. Hello just like to say thank you to Mrs Shaheen Hanif for the Christmas presents the kids were so happy from Aleena’s mum Beech Class

  2. Want to know more about stay and play activity
    As i am very new here so don’t have an exact idea
    How to connect & whom to connect to join this.

    1. Either come in or phone the school during school hours and ask for Mrs Hanif who is our family worker. She will have all the information you need.

  3. I did not know where to turn and had tried to get help from various places including citizen advice about my families housing needs. Things had got really bad and it was affecting my health and my children. I was told to speak to one of the family workers by my daughters teacher. The family worker I spoke to made a few calls on my behalf and was able to negotiate a discretionary payment to help with my rent. She also wrote a letter for me to take to housing. Without the help my family would have had to move home and my children possibly attend a different school. I can not say how grateful I am for the support. The family workers made me feel at ease and I felt a massive relief that I was being listened to and understood. Thank you again.

    1. Sing and Sign on Mondays at 2-3pm costing £1
      Stay and Play on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8.45-10.30am and Thursday at 2-3pm each session costing 20p or a donation to the Foodbank

      Take a look at the Family Centre Blog for what’s going on

  4. The best family workers i have ever met. These ladies are like friends to people they see ..they have done so much for me and my 5 kids, thank you

  5. I have been going to stay and play for over 3 years now, the staff are really nice and give you lots of advice, both my children had lots of fun, playing, getting messy, making things, snack time meeting new parents and children and also singing with the music man Charlie.

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