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Bright Start


Bright Start

Bright Start is the name for Islington's services for under-5s and their families living in Islington and includes our Start for Life and Family Hubs offer.


Bright Start Islington is with you every step of the way, from pregnancy to a child’s fifth birthday. You can find services in children’s centres, nurseries, health centres, community centres and libraries across Islington.


Bright Start services are delivered in the North, Central and South areas. If you live in Islington you can attend sessions in any area but for some services you will need to know which area you live in. Ambler Children's Centre is located in Bright Start North area.  You can use the local area finder to find out your area.


Bright Start Islington provides childcare and early education plus:


  • Child health clinics
  • Health visiting
  • Parenting programmes
  • Free healthy start vitamins
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Breastfeeding support and infant feeding advice
  • Benefits advice
  • Help with finding work



To use Bright Start services you will need to register using the online form or you can download the print form version




Find children's centres, and discover what's going on for families with under 5s including indoor, outdoor and online activities. See full Bright Start timetable 6 Sept 2023 - 26 July 2024:


Bright Ideas

Sign up to our fortnightly Bright Start, Bright Ideas Newsletter for the latest news, updates and Quick Tips. 



For more information on what is available or to speak to someone in your area please contact:

Or, you can call the Family Information Service on 020 7527 5959, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, or email

Information about Bright Start family support services.