Our Health Visitor Drop-In Baby Weighing Clinics
during December and January will be held on the following dates:
Bagshot Clinics (held at the Bagshot Sure Start Children’s Centre, School Lane, GU19 5BP) are from 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm and will be held on:
Monday 18th December and Monday 15th January
(Bagshot Clinics are held the first and third Monday of each month)
Lightwater Clinics (held at the All Saint’s Community Hall, Broadway Road, GU18 5SJ) are from 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm and will be held on:
Tuesday 23rd January
(Lightwater Clinics are held the fourth Tuesday of each month)
(please note that owing to Public Holidays there will not be a Clinic in Lightwater during December and there will not be a Clinic in Bagshot on Monday 1st January)
We have been using leaves and doing autumnal themed craft activities over the last few weeks during our Messy Monday and Tiddler Time sessions.
We have also been introducing ideas on how to support your children in their personal, social and emotional development
more information can be found here:
The Messy Monday session is aimed at children over 2 (younger siblings are welcome) & Tiddler Time is aimed at children under 2.
Both sessions are planned using the revised Early Years Foundation Stage Principles (learning development & care for children from birth to five)
It is a great opportunity for you and your child to have some fun with paint, gloop, glue, etc and to help your child to develop through sensory play.
We also do stories and rhymes during the session.
Many of the activities we do during our
sessions can also be done at home to help continue the learning process.
We hope to see you and your family at a session soon
Messy Mondays 9.30 am until 10.30 am
Tiddler Times 11.15 am until 12.15 pm
On Monday 18th December we are running a combined session from 10.00 am until 12.00 pm and we will be making Seasonal Crafts
Please note that our Play & Learn sessions can be very wet and messy so we suggest that you and your children wear old clothes and to also bring a spare set for your children to change into at the end of the session.
We will continue to use our outside play area as
much as possible during the Winter term, (alongside our indoor area) so please remember to wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions on the day, raincoats, wellies, etc.
The last walk will be on Thursday 14th December and we will be back on Thursday 11th January 2018
Every Thursday between 10.15 – 10.30am a group of parents meet at the Children’s Centre entrance in School Lane, Bagshot to go for an hour long walk with their baby, in a push chair or in a sling.
If you would like to join them please call the Centre to express an interest in the group – 01276 473093
We hope to see you for a stroll soon
Each month we hold a Welcome Workshop
for our new parents
The workshop will enable you to meet other parents in the area and chat about life with a new baby.
Also, it is an opportunity for you to find out about the services that we offer at the Centre. We can answer any questions you may have about our sessions and take bookings for any courses that you are interested in; for example Baby Massage.
The next workshop date is:
Thursday 11th January from 10.30 am – 11.15 am
Please contact us to book your place, please note priority will be given to families living in Bagshot, Lightwater & Windlesham
Do you live in the Bagshot, Lightwater or Windlesham area and have a baby who is under one?
Have you received your Bookstart Baby Pack for them?
If not, please speak to a member of staff when you next visit the Centre for Baby Weighing or our New Babies and Under One’s Group and bring your Red Book with you
Your Bookstart Baby Pack is a great free resource that contains everything you need to get started with sharing stories, rhymes and songs with your baby to help build their early language skills – it is never too early to start:
- Board books– perfect to enjoy with your baby
- Babies Love Books– get top tips about sharing books, recommendations for more books to share and a £1 book token
- Information on local library services – join your local library where you can have access to a wide range of suitable books and take part in their free Rhymetime/Storytime sessions for babies and toddlers
You can also join Bookstart’s Bear Club – for more information on this and other great ideas
please click on the ‘Bookstart’ link
Starting Solid Food Workshop
Wednesday 17th January 2018
1.30 pm until 2.30 pm
If your baby is over 5 months, you are very welcome to come along to this workshop. Lois will demonstrate the principles of baby led weaning and provide information on suitable food to give your baby.
If you are interested in attending this workshop,
please contact us to book your place
Kirsty from Daisy First Aid will be running day time and evening Workshops at our Centre covering CPR, choking, meningitis, seizures, burns and much more.
There is a small charge of £15 per person to attend a Workshop,
which must be paid on booking to secure your place
If you are interested in attending a Workshop
please email or call the Centre to book your place on the next available course.
(please note that priority is given to families living in the Bagshot, Lightwater and Windlesham areas)
Free help & support from our qualified Careers Adviser available through Bagshot, Lightwater & Windlesham
Sure Start Children’s Centre.
We can help you:
- Identify your skills
- Build up your confidence
- Develop your CV
- Brush up on your interview skills
- Explore your career options
- Search for courses and training
For more information and to book your place on the next available date please call: Caroline Atkins on 01276 473093
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you visited the new Government website which provides parents with a single point of information for all the government funded childcare offers?
This includes the two new offers of 30 hours free childcare and Tax Free Childcare.
Click on the link to go to the website – Childcare Choices
It is an easy to use website that can help you work out
which funding you are entitled to.
If you would like more information please ask
a member of the Children’s Centre team.
Did you know that your two year old could qualify for up to 15 hours of free childcare a week?
What’s stopping you
(Click on the link above for more information)
To see if you can apply for FEET please contact
Manda – Jane Rice our Outreach Worker on 01276 473093 or go to www.surreycc.gov.uk/feet