Why Children's Village

Why Children's Village

One of the main reasons we created Children’s Village two years ago is that we wanted our children to have friends they could play with regularly and consistently, so that they could have a felt sense of continuity and security as well as the opportunity to work through in a safe space the challenges that becoming emotionally close to other people bring.

We were also motivated by what we saw as a huge need to build networks and connections so we can all, children as well as parents, have a sense of belonging to a community.

It’s wonderful to know that outside of Children’s Village, the children in our groups play in parks and allotments together, visit theatres and museums, celebrate birthdays, go to classes and festivals, go camping, and even go on holidays together. It feels like we’re getting there.


Children’s Village is a democratic home education group for children aged 6-12 based at a sports club in Lee (SE12 8UF) and an adventure playground in Stockwell (SW9 0AD).

Our Lee project is open on Mondays and Tuesdays 9:30am - 3:30pm and the Stockwell one is open on Fridays 9:30am - 3:00pm.

Enjoy browsing through some of our photos from this week.

If you’re interested in finding out more about our group, please get in touch with us. We can’t wait to meet you!

Paula Rozmysl and Paula Konopko

Children’s Village