*New* Buggy Walk

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

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Baby Weighing Clinics 2017

Baby Weighing pic

Our Health Visitor Drop-In Baby Weighing Clinics
during  October and November 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 16th October, Monday 6th November and Monday 20th November

(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 24th October and Tuesday 28th November

(Lightwater Clinics are held the fourth Tuesday of each month)

 

The Parenting Puzzle Course

We are running a four week programme starting on
 
Wednesday 27th September 2017 from
9.30 am until 11.30 am
so while your children are at preschool or school
why not come and find out how you can have a calmer, happier life.

If you would like more information please contact:

Caroline Atkins: 01276 473093 or email childrenscentre@bagshot.surrey.sch.uk

Please note there is a small charge of £16 per person.

What is the Parenting Puzzle?

Children are rewarding, stimulating and fun, but looking after them can be stressful and challenging. 

The Parenting Puzzle courses help deal with those challenges so that you can have a calmer, happier life. They are tried and tested programmes, they helps us think about what we do, why we do it and how it makes us feel.

The courses encourage and support parents & carers to enjoy bringing up children of all ages and to get the best out of family life.

They offer positive, practical ways of guiding children so they learn to handle both their feelings and their behaviour.

The sessions are informal, fun and a great confidence booster.

 

Course content:

4 week programme

These workshops help deal with challenges so that you can have a calmer, happier life, it’s a tried and tested programme that helps us think about what we do, why we do it and how it makes us feel.

We look at a range of topics including:

Praise & Encouragement

Child-led Play

Boundaries & Parenting Styles

Choices & Consequences

10 week programme

Over the 10-week Programme, you will look at lots of different topics, including:

Understanding why children behave as they do

Recognising the feelings behind behaviour (ours and theirs)

Exploring different approaches to discipline

Finding ways to develop co-operation and self-discipline in children

Learning the importance of looking after ourselves.

Details of other parenting courses running locally can be found by following this link:

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/family-information-service/support-and-advice-for-parents-and-carers/parenting-courses-and-advice

Comments from parents who have attended the course

Some of the sessions that we covered I found very interesting and one in particular was aimed at family time and listening.  I found that I didn’t really listen to my children and realized that is why I was probably shouting a lot as they were doing the same to me. I cant say it has been a miracle cure but I now more aware of listening to my children, sometimes it is painful especially my 3 year old but they seem happier in the long run as I am giving them my attention.

I thought the Parenting Puzzle was really useful and enjoyable and full of lots of useful tips and advice.  I also thought it was a great opportunity to reflect on how you and your family are doing and what things you would like to do more of and what things you would like to change.  It also reminded me not to get so caught up in the day-to-day chores of family life that you lose sight of having fun with your children!   

Welcome Workshops

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 9th November 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

Baby & Child First Aid Workshops

first aid box 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.

Places are now available for:-

Thursday 23rd November 2017, 9.30 am – 12.00 pm

(please note that priority is given to families living in the Bagshot, Lightwater and Windlesham areas)

 

Childcare Choices

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.

National Careers Service

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:  childrenscentre@bagshot.surrey.sch.uk

FREE Bookstart Baby Pack

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

bookstart

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