About Us

Our History

Over 20 years ago a group of women from St Christopher's Church had a vision to start a stay and play group to support families in the local area.

In May 1999 The Springfield Project was launched, which grew into a community project serving hundreds of families in the Springfield area.  

In 2004, Birmingham City Council approached the Project to ask if it could become the children's centre for Springfield.  Considerable thought was given to this proposal and in 2006 it was agreed that the Springfield Project would deliver Children's Centre services.

Demolishing the church hall made way for a new purpose built Children's Centre.  The Project made a financial contribution to the building of the centre to ensure it could accommodate both Children's Centre services, the needs of the Project and Church for office space and meeting rooms.

In November 2008, the official opening was conducted by The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who was joined by church members, staff, local families and guests from the local mosque.

There are strong and trusted partnerships with Birmingham City Council, local healthcare professionals and The Feast, a charity working to encourage friendships and understanding between Muslims and Christians in local secondary schools.