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.
Baby Cafe Update
Have you accessed the Woking Baby Café in the past, or currently attending, for breastfeeding support? Please join us on the 19th August to celebrate a decade of Baby Cafe, as we close to hand over to the health team.
The health team have also just confirmed about local breastfeeding services in Surrey from September 2019. Woking Snuggles and Cuddles will be running every Tuesday, 9:30am - 11:30am at Woking Children's Centre, Blackmore Crescent in Sheerwater. Full details can be found by clicking the attachment below.
Pregnancy advice line: Maternity units within Surrey Heartlands (Royal Surrey, Ashford & St Peters, Epsom & St Helier Hospitals) offer a 24 hours, 7 days a week midwifery led feeding and pregnancy advice line for baby's up to 28 days old. Phone: 0300 123 5473
Summer Events & Things To Do
There's lots going on in and around Woking so we've put together a brochure of events and things to do over the summer. Take a look through the attachment below, we will also keep you all updated with any news as we have it here on the website or on our Facebook page.
Clothes4U Clothing Bank
Clothing bank Clothes4U at the Knaphill Methodist Church will be open 2pm - 4pm, Saturdays 20th July, 17th August and 21st September. There will be tea & coffee along with pre-loved clothes.
To claim your FREE clothes, vouchers are available from: Sythwood Children's Centre. Contact us on 01483 727900 to organise a time to collect a voucher.
Location: Broadway, Knaphill, Surrey. GU21 2DR
See attachment below for further details.