Our Aim & Meet the Team

Our Aim

“From pregnancy through to reception class (0 to 5 years) Sure Start Children’s Centres offers support to children and their families.”

Our aim is to provide services that are tailored to the community needs, these include:

Play and learn sessions where parents stay, have fun with their children and become involved with their learning

Family support including parenting courses

Information and advice on how to improve your skills and find work; including links to Job Centre Plus

Help with keeping healthy, including advice on breastfeeding, nutrition, starting solid food and healthy lifestyles from pregnancy and beyond

Information, advice and guidance

Childcare and early education information

Informative Courses – antenatal, post natal, baby massage, and first aid

“All children’s centres have a clear core purpose, which focuses on improving outcomes for young children and their families, in order to reduce inequalities in child development and school readiness. This is supported by improved parenting aspirations, self esteem, parenting skills, child and family health; and life chances.”

We are here for you and your family. Come and join us!

Safeguarding statement

Safeguarding Children at Bagshot, Lightwater & Windlesham Sure Start Children’s Centre.

This Children’s Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This means that we have a Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and we have procedures in place to ensure that children are kept safe. All staff (including volunteers) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy, please ask at reception.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies if there are concerns about a child’s welfare.  We will ensure that any concerns about the child are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child or young person please speak to our

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Ms Caroline Atkins

or the Deputy Lead – Miss Manda-Jane Rice

Our Team

Caroline Atkins is the Children’s Centre Manager, she has worked at the Centre since it’s designation in 2008. She has been responsible for the set up and continues to drive the Centre forward.  


Our Outreach Worker works with families on a one to one basis both within their home environment and within our Centre.

Tamsin Moran is our Admin and Clerical Receptionist, and responsible for the day to day running of the office including registering all our families.

Our Contact Details:

Bagshot Infant School and Sure Start Children’s Centre
School Lane
Surrey GU19 5BP
Tel:01276 473093
Email: childrenscentre@bagshot.surrey.sch.uk

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Other Children’s Centres in Surrey Heath:

The Orchard Sure Start Children’s Centre
Manager – Sharon Creak
James Road
Surrey GU15 2RG
Tel:01276 691018
Email: info@theorchardcc.org.uk
Web: http://www.theorchard.childrencentre.org

Chobham and West End Sure Start Children’s Centre
Manager – Sandy Ball
St Lawrence C of E Primary School
Bagshot Road
Surrey GU248AB
Tel: 01276 855675
Email: ccentre@stlawrenceprimary.co.uk
Web: http://www.chobhamcc.co.uk

Pine Ridge School and Sure Start Children’s Centre
Manager – Paula Harris
Esher Road
Old Dean Estate
Surrey GU15 4AW
Tel:01276 401605
Email: childrenscentre@pine-ridge.surrey.sch.uk
Web: http://www.pineridgeandlorraine.co.uk

Mytchett Sure Start Children’s Centre
Manager – Elaine Thurlow
Hamesmoor Road
Surrey GU16 6JB 
Tel: 01252 540076
Email: surestartadmin@mytchett.surrey.sch.uk
Web: http://www.mytchett.childrencentre.org