Every Monday (except Bank Holidays & over Christmas) from 10am - 4pm, we pop up in the wonderful, baby friendly Aneto Cafe, right next to Goose Green Park, conveniently placed between East Dulwich & Peckham. We set up additional essential baby kit to make your visit as straightforward as possible, and bring together a programme of classes, workshops & events to help you access the support that you need.
When you arrive, you can expect a warm, bustling Italian cafe with freshly ground coffee, delicious cakes, pastas and salads on offer all day. Damiano and his team have a wonderful, welcoming attitude to little people and the (inevitable) chaos they bring, so that you can enjoy your time with them without worrying.
You’ll find the Takes a Village team towards the back of the cafe, down a couple of steps- with Rachel, Katharine and Luci always on hand by the sling pop-up if you need any help finding your session, or just a friendly face to chat to!
Workshops, classes and our weekly Mother Cuppa session take place in the function room- turn right after the bar, towards the baby change, and then right again just before the baby change. You can wheel your buggy all the way into the function room, particularly if your baby is asleep in it. Otherwise you may prefer to leave your buggy outside the cafe, if it’s empty.
What else can you expect?
A relaxed, warm and friendly atmosphere, where you are welcome to spend as much time as you like, to feed, change and comfort your baby; eat and drink,work or catch up on some life-min whilst your little one plays, or strike up conversation with other parents.
In the main space, we set up a playpen and mats set up for your little one to play safely in, and a Sleepyhead for the littlest ones to hang out on.
We have a changing selection of gorgeous toys from local toy box hire company, Toy Box Tots.
Baby changing facilities (and spare wipes, nappies & essential mum toiletries like dry shampoo and breast pads!)
Feeding cushions available for use
Comfy baby bouncers (in the workshop space, and even one in the loo!)
We offer wide range of weekly, monthly and ad hoc sessions, to cover everything we think you will find helpful as a new parents. Most are group sessions, some are individual appointments, some are paid and some free. Click through to find out more & to book, or check out everything in date order.
Course of 3 sessions with Baby Massage & Baby Yoga instructor, Emily. 1- 1.45pm.- Suitable from birth. . .
Individual Sessions with Baby Massage & Baby Yoga instructor, Emily From 3 months- pre-crawling. From 1-1.45pm (alternating with Baby Massage).
Takes A Village @ Aneto Cafe
58-60 East Dulwich Road