Ambler Children's Centre
Ambler Primary School, Blackstock Road, Islington, London N4 2DR
020 7359 7628
Guide Last Updated: 29/06/2017
Ambler Children's Centre is set in the grounds of Ambler Primary School, at the northern end of Blackstock Road, near Finsbury Park.
Access to Ambler Children’s Centre is via its own entrance on Romilly Road, at the rear of the property.
The Children's Centre provides day care integrated with early education for children aged 6 months to 5 years, all the way to the end of reception class.
Term-time only places are also available.
Being part of a primary school ensures smooth transitions for our children who need not move provision from 6 months to 11 years.
In addition, Ambler Children's Centre provides family support, health services and activities to enhance wellbeing, such as yoga and aerobics (the latter with a crèche).
Our Stay and Plays run throughout the week, providing for children under 18 months separately.
Baby signing and song and rhyme sessions happen within the Stay and Plays. Please call for details.
As a result of sharing space and resources with the school, we are able to offer ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes with a crèche.
Ambler also hosts monthly meetings for deaf parents and is introducing a similar session for lone parents.
Ambler is a welcoming community with something for all families.
The venue is situated outside the centre of the borough.
This venue is situated in Islington.
There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
The nearest mainline station is Finsbury Park Station.
The nearest underground station is Finsbury Park Station.
The venue does not have its own car park.
On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
Standard marked parking bays are located along Blackstock Road.
There is not a designated drop off point.
This information is for the entrance located off Romilly Road, at the rear of the building.
There is level access into the venue.
The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
The door(s) is / are single.
The door(s) is / are heavy.
The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).
The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
The lighting levels are medium.
There is level access to the service.
There is not a hearing assistance system.
This venue does not play background music.
Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
The lighting levels are bright.
There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
The accessible toilet is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
The accessible toilet is located to the left of the entrance.
There is level access to the accessible toilet.
This is a unisex toilet.
A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
The door opens outwards.
The door is locked by a twist lock.
The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
The door weight is heavy.
The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 163cm x 210cm (5ft 4in x 6ft 11in).
There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
There is a lateral transfer space.
As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
The lateral transfer space is 84cm (2ft 9in).
There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
There is a flush on the transfer side.
The tap type is lever.
There is a mixer tap.
There is a functional emergency alarm available.
Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
There is a coat hook.
The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
Wall mounted rails are available.
As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
The shelf is higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
There are mirrors.
Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
There is not a hand dryer.
There is a towel dispenser.
The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
The towel dispenser is 107cm (3ft 6in) high.
There is a toilet roll holder.
The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
There is a sink.
The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
The lighting levels are bright.
Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
Documents can be requested in Braille.
Documents are available in large print.
A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
This service cannot be requested.
Home visits / services are available.