Four toddlers dressed in plastic painting aprons are painting on a large strip of paper taped to an outside wall. They have made big splodges of red, blue and yellow along the paper.


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.

"This place has been a lifeline for me, thank you"

Mum of a lockdown baby and a toddler


Despite the easing of Covid restrictions, the wellbeing of our community is always our main priority.

Please do not attend our sessions if you have tested positive for Covid.

Please inform us if you test positive and have attended a session that week.

We will continue to maintain the cleaning of toys after sessions, and people can feel free to wear masks if they wish. 

What's on


Musical stay & play 9.30-11.30

Messy play 1-3

Stay & Play 9.30-11.30 & 1-3

Stay & Play All Day 9.30-3

Storytelling 9.30-11.30

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.

"Growbaby 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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