First 5 Lambeth - Nurturing families in the early years

If you are a parent or carer of young children in Lambeth, you’ve come to the right place to find out about all the activities and support we offer for families.

We are First 5 Lambeth. We are new – and looking forward to getting to know you!

First 5 Lambeth is a new consortium of 11 community organisations. Our aim is to give every baby, young child, and their families in Lambeth a better start by bringing together our expertise and diversity.  

 We are First 5 Lambeth. We are new – and looking forward to getting to know you!

About First 5 Lambeth

We’d like to hear your ideas and views about what local families need

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About First 5 Lambeth

More about the organisations involved in First 5 Lambeth


At Art4Space we encourage children, young people, and adults to appreciate art and creativity, through activities like drawing, crafts, and open discussion. Our programmes foster safe spaces to address mental health concerns and the impacts of social isolation


BiG supports children & young people to enhance self-esteem, build resilience and acquire skills to achieve positive outcomes.. Our Dream BiG Young Parents’ Hub is a place where young parents can enjoy self-care and self-development activities.

Brixton Wings

Brixton Wings is a volunteer-led parent organisation which provides early intervention programmes for children and young people. We run term time programmes including group classes, music, drama, rowing and a whole range of other activities.

Healthy Living Platform

Healthy Living Platform is a charity. We offer activities which benefit the health and wellbeing of the whole community. We encourage healthy and sustainable lifestyles by giving practical training, education, information, and support.

Loughborough Junction Action

Loughborough Junction Action Group (LJAG) is a group of volunteers who live or work in Loughborough Junction. At our community growing space Loughborough Farm, we produce food for volunteers, residents, and our community café and shop – The Platform Café. 

Eritrean Saho Cultural Association (ESCA)

The Eritrean Saho Cultural Association (ESCA) is a community centre hub for local events and activities. ESCA provides a safe and familiar environment for Eritrean people in Lambeth.


East African Association (EAA)

The East African Association (EAA) supports Somali families - particularly lone parents and those from disadvantaged backgrounds experiencing economic poverty, isolation, and mental health issues - to connect to wider services and to reach their full potential.

Sunshine International Arts (S.i.A)

Sunshine International Arts (S.i.A) is an artistic, educational and carnival production company. We are committed to inspiring the next generation through the art of carnival and traditional folklore.

Stockwell Partnership

Stockwell Partnership is a charity run by local people for local people. Free bilingual support if offered for Portugese, Spanish and Italian speakers making benefit claims or needing help with finances

Unity Matters

Unity Matters is a small community-led organisation. We support parents and bring families together. We work with families from conception through to children starting school.


Whippersnappers provide workshops and performances in music, dance, art, and theatre to schools, nurseries, one o’clock clubs and community organisations.

CoCreate and First 5 Lambeth brochure

Overview of the CoCreate fund, last year’s recipients as well as the brand new early-years focused consortium, First 5 Lambeth.

First 5 Lambeth Q & A

We have spoken to parents consortium members and wider community partners about the opportunities and benefits of launching this consortium.

Want to get involved with First 5 Lambeth?

  • Support us through funding/commissioning our development or delivery.
  • Offer space for us to deliver activities, services, and support to families.
  • Join with us on future funding applications. 
  • Share your expertise and experience to help shape our work. 
  • Collaborate on the development and delivery of activities, services, and support. 
  • Tell families and people in your networks about what we offer. 
  • Express your interest in joining as a core member in the future. 
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