West Hampstead mothers toast success of new courses

Mayor of Camden at Celebration lunch for students of Children and Young Peoples Workforce course at

Mayor of Camden at Celebration lunch for students of Children and Young Peoples Workforce course at Sidings Community Centre. Picture: Nigel Sutton - Credit: Nigel Sutton

A new education programme allowing mothers in West Hampstead to study close to their homes has celebrated a 100 per cent success rate.

Sidings Community Centre struck a partnership with Westminster Kingsway College to send a tutor to teach accredited courses at the centre, with child care offered on the side.

Last Wednesday, the Mayor of Camden, Cllr Lazzaro Pietragnoli, attended a celebratory lunch at the centre, handing out awards to 19 women who had just received their certificates in a Children and Young People’s Workforce course.

Sue Measures, centre manager, said: “For many local women who are mothers, living in the north-west tip of Camden makes it difficult to attend mainstream colleges. [This] demonstrates accredited courses can be successfully rooted in the heart of the community.”