COVID-19 UPDATE 16.6.21

WE ARE remaining OPEN!

Drop in sessions are open at St Johns Church gardens. All welcome.
We continue to run our Growbaby service, by appointment only for the time being. 
All session times and activities are detailed in our 'what we do' section and across our social media platforms.
Please sign up to our email list to receive up to date information about our sessions and services.

A mum and three small children play in a large tray of sand in a fenced off playground. They are using colourful buckets and spades to scoop the sand and make sandcastles.


The Ivy Street Family Centre is a little oasis of warmth and fun in the heart of Hoxton. We provide welcoming and relaxing spaces for children and their carers where everyone can makes friends. We welcome mums, dads, childminders, nannies, grandparents and anyone else looking after under fives.


We are staying outside in the fresh air for as long as we can.

Hand sanitiser is available on entry to our sessions.

All staff are fully vaccinated and testing regularly.

We are restricting numbers to 10 families for now.

We encourage social distancing in our sessions.

All toys and equipment are thoroughly cleaned after each session.

Please feel free to ask any questions about how we are helping to stop the spread of coronavirus at any of our sessions.


"So glad (the building) is coming together, Ivy street is such a great support to parents, I know I really appreciated it when I had my boys."

Ivy Street Mum

What's on

All sessions will be held in the gardens at St Johns church.

Drop-in Stay and Play 1-2.30pm

Drop-in Stay and Play 9.30-11am                      Drop-in Stay and Play 1-2.30pm

Drop-in Stay and Play 9.30-11am
includes Music with Victoria.
Drop-in Stay and Play 1-2.30pm

Appointment only.
Please contact us if you need help.

meet the team

Tea and silliness in equal measures!

Head and shoulders shot of Angela, she is side on to the camera but looking straight out of the picture, she has a wide open mouth as if laughing or telling a joke. She has a cartoon cat's nose and whiskers superimposed on her nose.


Helping new mums give their babies the best start.

"Grow baby is an amazing service"

Catherine – Family Nurse


We’ve been in Hoxton for 40 years.

"I've been a part of the Ivy St family for nearly 16 years now and I hope to be a part of it for many more years to come."

Chloe – Ivy Street Mum, local resident and our Play Leader

54 Ivy Street,
London, N1 5JE

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