Information about the changes to Children's Centre
As you may know there will be changes this year to children’s centres and how Surrey County Council supports families.
The new approach will involve Surrey County Council focusing its resources on helping the families most in need of support, which means that some of the existing children’s centres will close and others will become Family Centres. Surrey County Council will no longer provide universal services for all families at Family Centres but other organisations, such as health visitors, may offer these at the centres and at other community venues.
You can use the Family Information Directory to find universal and other services, support groups, activities, events and more.
The changes will take place at different times across Surrey’s 11 districts and boroughs, so to make sure families can find out what is happening in their area the district and borough pages on the Family Information Service website will be regularly updated from April. They will provide information about when current activities offered at children’s centres will close and where Family Centres will open.
In addition there is a new page on the website which provides information about the final proposals that were agreed by Surrey County Council’s Cabinet. This also has a link to the results of the consultation that was undertaken to get views and suggestions on the draft proposals.
Sythwood Children's Centre will be holding a housing drop-in on the 1st Wednesday of every month (starting 6th March) 9:15-10:15 at Sythwood Bungalow (GU21 3AX). Amber Sleat from New Vision Homes will be on hand to help with any housing queries in confidence.
When: 1st Wednesday of every month, 9:15am - 10:15am
Where: Sythwood Bungalow, Woking, Surrey, GU21 3AX
There is no need to book, please just drop in anytime between 9:15 and 10:15am.
Sling Library Dates
The Woking Sling Library will be at the Baby Cafe on Monday 29th April 2019 10-12pm.
Come along to find out more about carrying options for your child. If you'd like to hire a sling it costs £2.50/week and the Sling Library ask for a £50 deposit (cash or cheque)
More information here: https://www.facebook.com/wokingslinglibrary/
Term Dates & Christmas Closure
Sythwood Children's Centre will be closed from 19th December but will be open for information until 20th December. We will reopen from 3rd January with sessions beginning from the week commencing 7th January.
Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing everyone in the new year!