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.

We are holding drop in sessions and our next one is:-
Monday 26th November at 1.30 pm
to try and answer any questions you may have about the changes.
Thank you for your support.

Messy Monday and Tiddler Time sessions

 

 

Big thank you to everyone who brought leaves in for our leaf tray, the children are enjoying the explorative 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 see our November/December timetable for future session dates and timings – thank you.

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!

Buggy Walk

Every Thursday between 10.15 – 10.30 am 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.

We hope to see you for a stroll soon

 Please call the Centre if you would like to join the walk –

01276 473093

Baby Weighing Clinics 2018

Baby Weighing pic

Our Health Visitor Drop-In Baby Weighing Clinics
during  November and December 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 3rd December and Monday 17th December

(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 27th November

(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:

Please contact us for the next available date – thank you

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)

 

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.