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11 May 2022
Written By hncp

Channing & HNCP

Channing was co-founded in 1885 as a school where the daughters of Unitarian ministers could obtain a ‘first-class education.’ It is this Unitarian foundation that drives us to reach beyond the school gates to build a local network of partnerships, which will help to create a positive social and educational impact on the local community and our school.

Our growing partnership with HNCP and Brookfield Nursery and Primary School has enabled us to work together to deliver a whole range of activities:

  • chatting with elderly guests at the HNCP lunches at the United Reform Church;
  • making videos for Under 5 activities for HNCP during lockdown;
  • problemsolving sessions organised and taught by our Year 12 students for Year 5/6 pupils at Brookfield;
  • a Science Club bringing enrichment to pupils who may not otherwise be able to afford such activities; and so much more.

Last July we ran a Summer Camp to provide pupils in the area with an opportunity to attend a camp which was both educational and fun. Plans are already underway for this Summer!

Come and visit us at our stall at the Fair in the Square on Saturday 11 June to find out more about the difference we are making together.

https://www.channing.co.uk/

ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT RISING HOUSEHOLD BILLS OR DEBTS?

Would you like to find work that is better paid and more secure?

THE POSITIVE FUTURES PROJECT CAN HELP
We can help you to:
  • find a job that has better pay and prospects for growth and development,
  • claim all of the benefits you are entitled to, and
  • deal with mounting bills or other debts.
We are offering a mix of confidential 1:1 support and workshops.

Email Justina@hncp.org.uk or text 079 6225 9349 to find out more.

Faiths

Highgate Newtown Community Partners have benefitted enormously from working with local churches including St Anne’s, St Mary’s, the United Reformed Church in Pond Square and St Michael’s, as well as local schools such as Brookfield Primary School and Channing School.

These partnerships have built on our joint capacity and capabilities to the benefit of our local community, with educational outreach and activities for under-fives and older people. Our aspiration is to reflect our local demographic by engaging with other faith partners and schools as we continue to develop our offering.

After School English, Maths and Science Clubs

Our after school clubs support struggling children and teenagers by offering further education to improve their life chances. Many local families cannot afford these opportunities, and without support for these classes, this education cannot take place.

18 January 2022
Written By hncp

New Funding Secured

We’re delighted to announce John Lyons Charity has agreed to unlock £90,000 in new funding over three years to support our team. Their support helps protect much-needed services for local residents.

Also, through the London Community Foundation, Peabody Housing has promised £30,000 in support of a new Under-Five Stay and Play in Harringay and Islington.

To our funders, thank you for your support to HNCP.

Under-Fives

Offering fun and educational family drop-in activities for under-fives. No need to book – just turn up! (Term time only)

Monday

10am – 11am
11.30am – 12.30pm

St Mary Brookfield Church
Dartmouth Park Road, NW5 1SL

“All Aboard” Active Angels

Active Angels is a great place for babies and toddlers to socialise, make new friends and learn new skills through fun and play. Held in the warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere of the beautiful St Mary Brookfield Church, this session offers soft play and a lovely selection of toys, and concludes with a singing circle that encourages confidence building and language development.

Tuesday

10am – 11.30am

St Michaels Church
South Grove, Highgate, London N6 6BJ

Church Cherubs

Wednesday

10am – 11.30am

St Mary Brookfield Church
Dartmouth Park Road, NW5 1SL

 

“All Aboard” Music Makers and Storytelling

All aboard for our noisy music makers and story time session at St Mary’s, with the usual soft play, musical sing-along and parachute fun. Musicians visit from time to time, and each child’s creativity is encouraged through music and stories. There will also be a chance to hear fruits and learn new skills, as children are encouraged to enjoy healthy eating with their friends. Parents and carers are welcome to read a story while they enjoy their snacks, and families can stay for a three-course lunch with Lulu for a very affordable fee.

Wednesday
10:15am – 10.45am

Highgate United Reformed Church (Pond Square Chapel)
South Grove, London N6 6BA

 

Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers is a fun, 30-minute music and movement session introducing the very young to rhymes, songs and signs. Every child taking part has the chance to sing, play a musical instrument, be amazed by the parachute and get lost in a world of bubbles! Sit with your child as they sing, play, listen and learn.

Thursday

10am – 11am
11.30am – 12.30pm

St Mary Brookfield Church
Dartmouth Park Road, NW5 1SL


“All Aboard” Active Angels

Active Angels is a great place for babies and toddlers to socialise, make new friends and learn new skills through fun and play. Held in the warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere of the beautiful St Mary Brookfield Church, this session offers soft play and a lovely selection of toys, and concludes with a singing circle that encourages confidence building and language development.

Friday

10am – 12.30pm

St Mary Brookfield Church
Dartmouth Park Road, NW5 1SL

 

“All Aboard” Babychino and Coffee

With a focus on adults, this session is a relaxed, informal environment where you can meet other local parents, childminders and nannies. Share recipes, skills, experiences and advice while children play with toys.

How Under-Fives Services Help Children

  • Many young children have had little opportunity to interact with others of their age due to lockdowns. Healthy development is directly linked to children socialising and playing with others.
  • Under-fives’ speech and language delay is a cause for concern. Drop-ins can provide effective stimulation for communication and language development.
  • Drop-ins offer a gateway to other specialist services.
  • Many families have no parents currently in work. Children under five are disproportionately affected by low incomes.

Sponsor a child with weekly support

Every child deserves a chance in life. Early years are an absolutely critical time for child development. 

By donating £20 a month, you can support one child’s free place at our under-fives sessions. This is invaluable for children who don’t otherwise have access to free play sessions, and will transform their future prospects.

Remember your loved one and make a difference for a child under five

A donation in honour of a loved one ensures their memory lives on, at the same time as providing services for children.

For more information, email Nadine Reynolds or call 074 1520 0614.

Essential Christmas Services

We’re open on Christmas Day and Boxing Day!

Christmas Day
Being alone at Christmas for many can be upsetting and uncomfortable. Many people may have lost loved ones or simply have no family close to home.

In our new stunning Community Hall, a lunch will be provided for 150 people from the local community on Christmas Day, with our caring staff and volunteers on hand to ensure all have a fabulous day.

Boxing Day
A range of children’s entertainers will join us for a fun morning.
For more information on upcoming events, our new building or to volunteer over Christmas, get in touch.

Venue Hire

We prioritise projects that make a difference to people’s lives, so our venues are often being used for 55 Plus and Education Plus most days and evenings.

We don’t take bookings for parties in any form. We care a great deal about our local community and homes close by and their welfare.

Sports activities are run in partnership with local schools, and our own programmes are funded through grant trusts.

Our brand-new climbing wall will form part of an integrated programme for all ages.

For all catering and food enquiries, please speak to our café teams.

Meeting room hire is on offer each day.

Bookings for classes you may wish to run will be accessed by our team.

All promotion items will be checked and approved before any event can take place.

Any group booking will need to have their own insurance, DBS checks and risk assessments in place.

For more information, get in touch.

Opening Spring 2023

TRAVEL PLAN

We have committed to the borough-wide car-free policy set out in Camden’s Local Plan. The proposed development will be car-free and will include secured and covered cycling parking on site. There will be no car parking available on site at all.  
 
We encourage residents and visitors to choose sustainable transport methods to visit our community centre on Bertram Street, including public transport, walking, or cycling. 
 
A Travel Plan is also being drafted as part of the development and will be consulted on and published in due course. The Travel Plan will aim at creating a sustainable, community driven environment for all users, and to encourage residents, community centre staff and visitors to adopt healthy, sustainable lifestyle and travel choices in order to reduce reliance on the private car. 

Opening Spring 2023

Unisex Hairdressers and Nail Bar

Every person should have access to affordable haircuts. It’s about building good mental health and not being excluded from everyday life.

Drop in, sit down, have a coffee, and be with people in a friendly, relaxed environment. The goal is that you come away feeling refreshed and valued.

Our new salon will open with the new building in Spring 2023. Keep an eye on our What’s On page for more details.

When and Where

Opening Spring 2023

Highgate Newtown Community Centre

Laundry

With the new building opening in spring 2023, we’re opening a laundry for people on low incomes. Our charges will be £3.00 a wash and £1.00 a 15-minute dry – less than half the price of other local laundries.

What we do
We supply eco-friendly washing products (Ecover and Simply Eco-Smart) to our customers, and we can refill Ecover laundry liquid, fabric softener and washing-up liquid containers.

Our large washing machines use less water and are faster and more energy-efficient than domestic machines. And because our water is softened (non-chemically) which reduces wear on the machinery, our machines work more efficiently and last longer.

On top of that, our mains supply is metered, and we have limiters fitted which reduce water wastage.

By supplying eco-friendly products, we reduce the amount of harmful pollutants that are put into the drains every day.

When and Where

Opening Spring 2023
Highgate Newtown Community Centre