STEEP's 8th Annual Early Childhood Conference

Readiness for school?

Readiness to learn!

Underpinning future learning through a language rich curriculum


Goldsmiths University London

We are delighted to again be hosted by Goldsmiths University London, our partner in delivering early years teacher training. 


The conference will take place in:
LG01 and LG02
Professor Stuart Hall Building
Goldsmiths, University of London 
New Cross, London SE14 6NW


Goldsmiths, University of London, is in New Cross, South East London, in zone 2 (public transport system) five minutes’ walk from New Crossor New Cross Gate Stations. The postcode for Goldsmiths is SE14 6NW.

By train

From Central London
Trains run from Charing Cross, Waterloo East, Cannon Street and London Bridge. Journey time is roughly 10-15 minutes.
If a direct train isn’t listed, or you are travelling from Blackfriars Station, catch the first available train and change at London Bridge for either New Cross or New Cross Gate.
From South East London and Kent
Direct services run to New Cross Station from Orpington, Sidcup, Hayes, Dartford and Sevenoaks. Change at Lewisham from other lines.
From South London, Surrey and Sussex
Direct services from Caterham, Crystal Palace, Epsom and Tattenham Corner. Change at East or West Croydon or Norwood Junction from other lines.
By Overground train
New Cross and New Cross Gate are both on the London Overground network. The Overground network has interchanges
to the Underground at Canada Water, Whitechapel, Highbury and Islington, and Clapham High Street.
By bus
Bus routes 21, 36, 53, 136, 171, 172, 177, 225, 321, 343, 436, 453.
Buses run every 15 minutes throughout the day from Paddington, Charing Cross, Victoria, Waterloo or London Bridge stations to New Cross Gate, New Cross and Lewisham.
Journey time is about 45 minutes from Central London.
By Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
You can travel to Deptford Bridge Station – 10 minutes’ walk from Goldsmiths – or Lewisham Station – about 10 minutes by bus. For people with mobility difficulties, there is a lift at Deptford Bridge DLR and step-free access from Lewisham DLR.
From New Cross Station
Turn right out of the station and right at the top into New Cross Road.
For the Richard Hoggart and Rutherford Building
—Cross New Cross Road at the pedestrian traffic lights into Amersham Road, keeping to the right hand pavement
—Follow the road round to the right into Parkfield Road.
—Cross at the pedestrian lights and Richard Hoggart Building is ahead of you. Rutherford Building is to your right.
For Deptford Town Hall Building and Ben Pimlott Building
—Walk along New Cross Road,
past the first set of pedestrian lights
—Cross over Pagnell Street
—Continue walking and then cross by the next set of pedestrian lights
—Turn right and walk along New Cross Road, cross Laurie Grove (on the left)
—Deptford Town Hall Building is ahead on your left.
—The Ben Pimlott Building is in St James, which is the next road on the left.

By car
There is no parking available at Goldsmiths unless you have a mobility difficulty.
From Central London
—Take the A2 towards Dover via the Old Kent Road
—At the end of Old Kent Road (on the New Cross Gate one-way system) turn into New Cross Road
—Keep in the right hand lane and shortly after Sainsbury’s take the A20 fork to Lewisham
—Turn right at the traffic lights into Lewisham Way – Goldsmiths is on the left.
From Kent, Surrey, Sussex, or north if using Blackwall Tunnel or Dartford River Crossing (southbound)
—Follow the A2 or A20 towards London (using M25 or South Circular road to join the nearest of these)
—On the A20, after passing through Lewisham, the Richard Hoggart Building is clearly visible on the left after about one mile
—On the A2, follow the left turn after New Cross Station into Amersham Road, turn right at the traffic lights into Lewisham Way – Goldsmiths is on the left downhill.

Visitors with mobility difficulties
If you are travelling by car, please contact the person you are visiting at least 48 hours in advance, so that they can make arrangements with College Services to accommodate you, as appropriate.
Please be aware that there is very limited car parking on the Goldsmiths campus. There are a number of disabled bays for Blue Badge holders reserved for current staff and students with mobility needs.

By bicycle
There are dedicated cycle racks around the College. Please ask at Reception in the Richard Hoggart Building for the locations.

From New Cross Gate
Turn left out of the station and cross the road at the pedestrian lights. For Deptford Town Hall Building and Ben Pimlott Building
—Deptford Town Hall Building is to your left.
—For the Ben Pimlott Building,
turn right and take the first left into St James. You will see the entrance through on the left hand side, just before the nursery school.

For the Richard Hoggart Building and Rutherford Building
—Once you have crossed the road, turn left and walk along New Cross Road, past Laurie Grove on to Lewisham Way
—Walk past the glass-fronted Rutherford Building, and cross over Dixon Road (on the right)
—The Richard Hoggart Building is on the right immediately after this.

Useful links
For bus, tube or DLR information, use For Goldsmiths, select station or stop and then enter New Cross or New Cross Gate.
For rail network trains to
New Cross or New Cross Gate, use or call 08457 48 49 50.