Stay & Play Sessions at Hampden Children’s Centre and St Pancras Community Association


About Us

Stay and Play sessions at Hampden Children’s Centre and St Pancras Community Association are delivered by the Early Years Alliance, commissioned and funded by Camden Council.

Diana Peart, our Stay and Play Co-ordinator, has been working with children and families for the past 30 years and brings her training and professional experience to running our stay and plays. 

Diana works to encourage children’s development and supports parents during the sessions she has been running in Camden for the past 6 years.  

The Early Years Alliance believes that the combination of quality early learning experiences, parent participation and the correct support services for families, delivered as early as possible, are key in raising attainment, maintaining positive health and wellbeing and improving school readiness. Our mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of background, are given the best possible start in life. 

Working in the sector for more than 60 years, we have a proven track record in helping and supporting children, young people and their families to achieve positive outcomes and changes for life. We have an experienced, qualified workforce skilled in working with babies, infants, children and young people, as well as their parents and carers.  

We specialise in working with children and their families in the first 1,001 days of life and up to the age of five.

Our focus is on preventing problems occurring wherever possible by providing a range of excellent universal and universal plus services in the heart of local communities. 

We have provided early years services in partnership with Local Authorities in England since the Sure Start initiative launch in 1999.

Our services and partnerships continue and over the past 22 years we have strengthened, listened, learned and developed to be a significant provider of early years, antenatal, parental engagement, childcare provision, adult and family learning and volunteering through early intervention and children’s centre services, reaching thousands of families across the country. 

Our community-based approach and our ability to work in partnership with local health partners, local authorities, schools and early years settings, wider voluntary sector organisations and community groups is an asset for delivering services in an accessible way for families who may sometimes find mainstream services hard to engage with. 

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