When a Child or Baby Dies

What to do

We conduct baby funerals for a local hospital which are arranged and paid for by the Hospital Trust. These funerals (both cremation and burial) involve a simple white coffin and a religious or non-religious service. For burials the family can choose to use the cemetery chapel or the entire ceremony can take place at the graveside.

Sometimes when a baby dies before full gestation parents are unable to attend the funeral. We ensure that the funeral is carried out with dignity and respect.

If you are having a private funeral, we can provide you with an estimate in respect of your specific wishes. We will keep the charges as low as possible for the funeral of a child or baby.

We can offer a small selection of coffins and caskets for babies and children. Please talk to us about your preference of coffin as there are a range of designs and prices.

There are a number of charities and organisations set up to help people when they lose a child or baby:

Child Death Helpline 

A helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from pre-birth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.

Tel: 0800 282 986 
Web: www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk

Child Bereavement

Supports families and educate professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Tel: 01494 568 900 
Web: www.childbereavementuk.org

Immediate Assistance

In the case of someone dying at home, or if you need to contact us for immediate assistance out of our office hours, please do call us. We can arrange collection at any time of day or night:
5.0/5.0 based on 535 Customer Reviews

Your initial advice and questions were appropriate, sensitive and practical, explaining the options and what I needed to do. Your flower firm and print firm were excellent.Your staff at the funeral were supportive and dignified, and your driver kindly allowed us meeting time afterwards. You coordinated effectively with the Vicar and organist. Many thanks for professional yet personal service.

Review by John N left on 09 Aug 2022

TRUSTist

Really well managed from start to finish. Barry was supportive and guided us through the whole process with sensitivity.

Review by Maurice K left on 05 Aug 2022

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It was perfect. Kathryn Isherwood who is at the Haverstock Hill NW3 is a very lovely lady. Words fail me to describe her empathy, help and understanding that enable me to say a wonderful farewell to my brother. You simply are second to none.

Review by HILDA S left on 03 Aug 2022

TRUSTist

Very helpful and polite team of experienced professionals.

Review by R Langford left on 28 Jul 2022

Google

Levertons were kind and sensitive to my needs for my Mother's funeral and very supportive every step of the way. The service was lovely and I believe done in the way my Mum would have wished for. Everything was handled so well and so professionally and the team were most kind and considerate on the day itself.

Review by Marsha R left on 27 Jul 2022

TRUSTist

Once again in Levertons' safe hands. Hoping not to need them again for many years!

Review by Edwina L left on 26 Jul 2022

TRUSTist

Barry and his team were fantastic so professional excellent so pleased we went with Leverton and sons if anybody was undecided on who to take care of a funeral I would not only suggest Barry and his team but insist on them brilliant!!!

Review by Andrew B left on 25 Jul 2022

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I’m actually lost for words… Absolutely amazing, I honestly can’t thank Barry white enough for the service I received at my mother (Susan’s) funeral. it was beautiful from start to finish, very professional caring and patient staff. Barry went above and beyond and did everything possible to make sure I was happy, informed and understood everything that was going to happen I’m so glad I chose levertons! Oh and not forgetting a big thank you to winston and general the horses! Absolutely beautiful! Samantha.

Review by Samantha H left on 16 Jul 2022

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I had the pleasure under difficult circumstances to meet with Kathryn Isherwood, firstly, to pre-plan my sister's funeral, on a visit to London where my sister lived. Upon my sister's death, I made a second trip to London for the funeral. I was very pleased with the services both before and after my sister's passing. Everything went smoothly. I literally had nothing to worry about. Emails were answered promptly and satisfactorily. Kathryn even offered to drop off my sister's remains to a friend's home on the eve of my departure back to Canada. Thank you very much, Kathryn and Levertons, Hampstead.

Review by Deborah c left on 13 Jul 2022

TRUSTist

I had been informed that there would be six pallbearers on Monday 13th June 2022. However, as we were entering the church two pallbearers were unavailable so I had to ask two friends to take their place. On the morning of the funeral the order of service leaflets were not in the church when the mourners arrived and a friend had to go to Leverton's in Maldon Road to collect them.

Review by Margaret H left on 06 Jul 2022

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