Information for Parents
Sythwood Children’s Centre is the largest children’s centre in Surrey with a reach of over 3,000 families. Sythwood provides various services tailored to the needs of families with children aged 0-5 years living in the local community.
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.
The sessions taking place over summer until the end of August 2019 areas follows, please see the health section of our website for further details:
Child Health Clinic at Sythwood, GU21 3AX - Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
Child Health Clinic at Old Woking Community Centre, GU22 9AT - Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
Baby Cafe at the YPOD, GU21 6JD - Every Monday until 19th August 2019