Every week, from Monday to Wednesday (except Bank Holidays & over Christmas) from 10am - 3pm, 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.

Each of us involved in Takes A Village has our own unique and evolving style of parenting . What we share is the belief that there is no one 'right' way to do this parenting thing, but that by getting the best quality, evidence-based information, practical skills and confidence, every family can make the right decisions for them.

We believe that families are teams that work best together by valuing every member. We believe that parents are powerful and are even more so in numbers. We believe in knowing our neighbours and being there for each other. We believe in the value every generation has to offer. We believe that even the most sleep-deprived, maddening or boring days can be made miraculously better with tea and empathy.

No Judgment.

Buggies or slings? Boob or bottle? Baby led or puree? Dummies or not? Working at the office or at home?  Your call. We understand that decisions aren't always black and white, and we believe in building your confidence, not judging your choices.

If you are with us, and you or your baby are having a rough day, we are there for you and with you.

You're the parent here, and you and your baby are doing great.

Our team of local professionals, as well local parents ourselves, are here to help, advise and support you on your parenting journey. Whilst we each run our services as small, local businesses, the organisation and setup of Takes A Village, as well as many of our free talks and events are run on a voluntary basis.

Find out what we are all offering here.

Rachel Barlow

Midwife, Sling Consultant

Katharine Boylan

Sling Consultant & Parenting Coach


Luci Simpson

Sling Admin Assistant & Baby Photographer

Kristy Coleman

Nutritional therapist

Megan Murray Jones


Holly Spence

Pilates Instructor

Emily Mackenzie

Baby Yoga & Baby Massage Instructor, Baby Glo


Xavier Inverarity

South London FC (Father’s Club)

Amy Sinclair

Employment Lawyer

Ceci De Benedicts

Founder of Toy Box Tots

Kerry Secker

Paediatric Sleep Consultant

Sarah Tessier

Doula, Antenatal Educator, Mum

Angharad Salazar Llwellyn

Social Media Consultant & Flexible Working Advocate

Vanessa Afful

Aromatherapist, Massage Therapist & Natural Product Maker

Gemma Folkard

Pilates Instructor


Anu and Olivia

Cloth Nappy Experts

Michele Misgalla

Yoga Instructor & Doula

Emily Fares & Vicky Perkins

Midwives, The Group

Dance and Gym Instructor