Who We Are

We are four local Mums who know what it’s like to bring up children in Hackney. Between us we have seven children, a wealth of local knowledge and a love for Hoxton. We know that family is very important in our community and so we aim to provide an oasis of warmth and fun right in the heart of Hoxton. 

An action shot of several mums pushing buggies down the street on the way to a Firestation visit. They are smiling and laughing together.

All of our sessions are welcoming and relaxing spaces for children and their carers, where everyone can makes friends and find support. We welcome parents, childminders, nannies, grandparents and anyone else looking after under fives. There is always plenty for toddlers to play with and lots of chat amongst the parents and carers.

We love to welcome new people to our community so come along and give us a try!


meet the team


philosophy & vision

“Being a young mum I was so nervous about going to a playgroup, but as soon as I walked into Ivy Street I felt relaxed.

"Over the years I’ve learned a lot and made some good friends. The staff are so welcoming and I never felt they judged me for being so young. We all learned from each other and I really miss it now mine are at school!”

“I love this place, its always so welcoming. I’m not sure what I’d do without Ivy Street. My child loves it here and I’ve made some life long friends.”


our history

54 Ivy Street,
London, N1 5JE

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