Empowering Women to Overcome Adversity: The Baytree Centre’s Journey

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be taking part in the Giving Tuesday #ChristmasChallenge! For the whole month of November every donation made to our campaign will be matched! Donate here!  The Baytree Centre is committed to the transformative mission of empowering women to overcome adversity. We are dedicated to...

Refugee Week 2022

Baytree understands the importance of providing aid and service to those who have newly arrived in the UK. Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts/cultural/educational events and activities that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK, promoting better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. The theme this year is...

Hello Spring!

The change in season has brought along brighter days and new Baytree updates. We're excited to announce that the Centre is now open Monday to Thursday 10am to 6pm and activities will resume in person from 26th April!Women's Service The Women's Service ESOL classes have started again and will remain remote until half term....

Summer 2020 at Baytree

This summer might've been a little bit different than what we were used to, but we still enjoyed a jam-packed schedule that made summer 2020 a memorable one, whether we were at the centre or taking part virtually. Our family and women's sessions took place mostly over Zoom. From crafts...

Find out more about how we have been remotely supporting our women and girls since lockdown.

With a global pandemic in full swing and national lockdown restrictions in place, life as it is has become challenging for everyone. However, for many of the women and girls Baytree supports, the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak has amplified existing challenges and support needs. Lockdown has caused a soar...

We have launched our PFA partnership YouTube channel and resource pack to support vunerable adults across Lambeth

Place For All (PFA) is a partnership between the Women's and Adult Services of the Baytree Centre, High Trees Community Development Trust, and Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation (IRMO), working towards a more equal and inclusive Lambeth, supported by a stronger voluntary and community sector. Our resource pack offers information,...

International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day is always a special event for everyone at Baytree. Each year, we like to do something a little different to celebrate the achievements and solidarity of women and girls everywhere. This year was no exception, with plenty of fun, varied, inspirational activities to take part in. On...

Social Action Week

At Baytree we don't stop organising meaningful activities for our volunteers and beneficiaries, our Social Action Week wasn't the exception. Both the Women and Youth Services contributed to generate social awareness and organised different activities to raise money for two local charities. In the Youth Service mentors and mentees were...

Refugee Week at Baytree

June saw Refugee Week being celebrated across the UK as well as Baytree. Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. In celebration of Refugee Week,...

Baytree secures grant from Berkeley Foundation to improve access to employment for young women in our community.

Young people aged 16-24 face the highest levels of unemployment in Britain – and more young women are affected than young men.   Baytree together with High Trees CDT and @spiralskills have secured funding from the @berkeleyfoundation 's latest grant programme, Empowering Young Women into Work, to improve access to...

Baytree celebrates International Women’s Day 2018

The spirit of Womenkind was palpable today as we celebrated International Women’s Day at Baytree. It began with a celebration of women’s achievements at the centre who achieved incredible milestones in their personal development, as certificates for reading, writing, and speaking were awarded along with a round of applause and...

Family Love Valentine’s Event

On Tuesday the 13th of February, Baytree put on an event set to help celebrate the amazing love between family. Valentine’s day is not just to celebrate romantic relationships, but also the bond between family and friends. That is why Baytree decided to host an event that would show how...

Baytree Celebrates Refugee Week

On 20th June the Baytree girls celebrated Refugee Week with a family focused afternoon of food and fun. We learnt some capoeira with one of our PEACH mums Macarena, took a trip to the highlands with some Scottish dancing lead by Eileen and hunted for gold coins with our themed...

Theatre Day for the Peach+ Families

On Saturday 20th May I went with my children and other families from the Peach + Programme to the National Theatre for a “Play in a Day”. It was an amazing group experience. I was surprised by the beautiful creations we did together spontaneously; we shared our ideas while we used...

Joy of Sound

On April 27th 2017 the ESOL students and staff were delighted to welcome Angela Contucci and her team from The Joy of Sound for a music and mindfulness session in the gym. The feedback was extremely positive as everyone found the session relaxing, edifying and truly ‘joyful’! Check out this Joy...

ESOL students’ trip to the Geffrye Museum

On Tuesday 7 March some of the ESOL students and their teachers visited the Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch and celebrated International Women's Day in advance by sharing a picnic in the garden afterwards.  A good time was had by all.  Erica, one of the ESOL students, said  'I found the...

Celebrating Peggy’s Success

Having come to PEACH for three years Peggy's confidence improved greatly. With the support of the PEACH team she decided to go to university to do a degree in events and entertainment, whilst opening a cake decorating business. Her business is buzzing and Peggy has just passed her driving test...

ESOL Certificate Celebration

The adult service had a lovely time on October 18th when the students who had passed Pearson Edexcel ESOL exams during the 2015/2016 academic year came for their certificates. There was a party atmosphere with tea and cakes, and current students came to applaud and to be encouraged to work...

Easter celebrations en famille

Wednesday saw the latest of our popular half-termly family celebrations with the PEACH programme.  Amani, a yoga instructor, came to volunteer, and mothers and daughters came together to learn the intricate ways of partner yoga.  From an easy beginning involving breathing exercises and a bit of stretching we transitioned into complex moves such...

PEACH family activity day at Baytree

On Monday of half term, the PEACH team put on a family activity day for all mums and daughters (and some brothers!). The theme of the day was ancestry and cultural roots and turnout was fantastic! To celebrate their diverse cultural heritage and to explore extended family links, mums and children...

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Sparklers Club

supports girls in their final term of Year 6 and in year Year 7 with the transition from primary to secondary school; Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:45 pm  

Junior Spark Club

for girls in years 8-9; Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. 

Spark Club

for girls in years 10 and above; Wednesdays from 5:00 -7:00 pm.