Surrey County Council Public Consultation

Surrey County Council are currently reviewing the way they run their Children’s Centres and have now launched their public consultation.
The services we provide for our families are under threat and we would ask that you and your friends and family complete the questionnaire.

Complete the questionnaire online by visiting
https://www.surreysays.co.uk/…/family-resilience-childrens…/

You can also collect a paper copy from the Centre.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the changes or if you need any further information.

Thank you for your continued support.

Messy Monday and Tiddler Time sessions

Big thank you to everyone who brought leaves in for our leaf tray, the babies and children are enjoying the sensory and exploratory play, the noise they make and the wonderful array of colours


 

 

 

 

Please note that Messy Monday and Tiddler Time have returned to separate session times and we are aiming to continue to have activities available in our outside area as well as inside our Centre so please do dress appropriately.

Our play & learn sessions are a great opportunity for you to join in with your baby/child’s play and have fun together exploring the resources and activities available including:- craft activity (paint, gloop, glue etc), story and rhyme session, sensory play, reading area, sand & water play etc.  Both sessions are planned using the revised Early Years Foundation Stage Principles (learning development & care for children from birth to five)

Our Messy Monday session is from 9.30 am to 10.30 am and  is suitable for children over 2 years of age (please note that younger siblings are also welcome during this session)

Our Tiddler Time session is from 11.15 am to 12.15 pm and is suitable for babies/children under two years of age

Please note that our next Messy Monday and Tiddler Time sessions will be on Monday 14th January 

This term we will be continuing to share ideas and strategies for supporting your child’s communication and language skills.  If you would like more information please ask a member of staff during the session.

Leaflets to download can be found here:

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/family-information-service/publications-for-families

During previous Play & Learn sessions we introduced ideas on how to support your children with their personal, social and emotional development and more information can be found here:-https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/family-information-service/publications-for-families/being-belonging-becoming-parent-information-cards

We hope to see you and your family at a session soon!

Baby Weighing Clinics 2018/2019

Baby Weighing pic

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 17th December 

Monday 7th January and Monday 21st January 2019

(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 22nd January 2019

(please note that owing to the Public Holiday there will not be a Clinic during December in Lightwater)

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

 

Welcome Workshops

We regularly 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:

Wednesday 23rd January 1.30pm until 2.15pm

Please note priority will be given to families living in Bagshot, Lightwater & Windlesham

National Careers Service

Free help & support from our qualified Careers Adviser available through Bagshot, Lightwater & Windlesham
Sure Start Children’s Centre

The National Careers Service 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

To place your name on the waiting list for the next available date, please call us on  01276 473093
or email:  childrenscentre@bagshot.surrey.sch.uk

FREE Bookstart Baby Pack & Bookstart Information

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
  • 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

Visit the Booktrust website and sign up for their newsletters to receive reading ideas, activities and competitions every month

please click on the ‘Booktrust’ link below

https://secure.booktrust.org.uk/newsletters/

Baby & Child First Aid Workshop

first aid box

Liane 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)