The Children’s Centre is open Monday- Thursday and there is usually a member of staff here between 9am and 5pm (except on Tuesday mornings when we run from the Cranleigh Baptist Church)
Family life can often be challenging and sometimes we all need a bit of extra support. We offer Outreach support to families in our reach area. This can include home visits to offer support for particular needs for example, difficult mealtimes, behaviour, play, routines or support for lone parents. Sometimes we can be available to help you access other services, such as attending toddler groups and signposting to other agencies. If you are a Health Visitor, Social Worker, Midwife or other professional and you would like to refer a family for Outreach support please complete our Request for family support form 2014-15
Play and Learn
Any child 0-5 years and their parent/carer can come along to our Play and Learn session and enjoy lots of activities with their child. Get lots of ideas of what you can do at home and tips on playing with your child. Wear old clothes and be prepared to get messy! Every Tuesday during term time 10-11.30am at the Cranleigh Baptist Church and every 2nd Thursday of the month at Chiddingfold Village Hall.
Cranleigh Bosom Buddies
Tuesday Mornings 10-11.30am, Drop into the Cranleigh Baptist Church for Breastfeeding Support. A Health Visitor and a member of the Children’s Centre team will be on hand each week. A welcoming and Nurturing group with refreshments available. This group will be run alongside our popular Play & Learn group. We also have two electric breastpumps available to hire, please ask for further details.
Outdoor Play & Learn
A monthly session for children aged 2-4 years and their parents. Tuesday 2-3pm. Come along and play with us in the garden at the Christopher Robin Day Nursery. Enjoy climbing frames, bikes and trikes and lots of outdoor fun. Booking is essential as there are limited places available. Dates:
- Mar 20th 2018
- Apr 24th 2018
- May 22nd 2018
- Jun 19th 2018
- Jul 17th 2018
Bumps & Buggy Babes
We meet at the children’s centre and go for a gentle walk. After the walk there will be a chance to enjoy refreshments over some informal advice and chat to the other new and expectant mum’s. This group is for mum’s and their babies up to crawling. Every Thursday 10-11.30am at the Children’s Centre with weekly topics
- 11/01/2018 – Baby Sensory Room
- 18/01/2018 – Play Time
- 25/01/2018- Responsive Parenting – Managing Crying and Sleep
- 01/02/2018 – Baby Talk
- 15/02/2018 – Rhyme Time
- 22/02/2018 – 5 to Thrive
Information, Advice and Guidance
This drop in session is for any query you may have; money matters, returning to work, adult education and training, healthy living, family life, child care options, special needs. We will support you or signpost you to other organisations and professionals if you would like. There is no query too small..
Appointments are available at the following times:
- Monday- 9.30am-4pm @ Children’s Centre
- Tuesday- 10-11.30am @ Cranleigh Baptist Church
- Wednesday 9.30am-2.30pm @ Children’s Centre
Available to hire for half hour slots on Monday and Wednesdays. Our cosy room will be set up with lights, sounds, toys for a relaxing or stimulating experience to suit your child. A free session suitable for babies and toddlers living in our reach area. Call 01483 276634 to book.
Daddy and Me
This group is based in Chiddingfold, especially for any male carer and their child. Uncles can bring nieces or nephews, Step fathers can bring step children, Grandads can bring Grandchildren, the list is endless! There are fun activities for children and a chance for Dad’s to spend a bit of quality time with them. Dad’s are also fed and watered! Contact Debbie on 01428 683251 for dates.
The Parenting Puzzle
Offers positive practical ways of guiding children so they learnt to handle both their feelings and their behavior. The course is relaxed, fun and a great confidence booster. Call the Children’s Centre for more info and to book your place.
- 10 week daytime course beginning Wednesday 17th January 2018
- 4 week evening course beginning Wednesday 13th June 2018
Creepers and Crawlers
This 5 week course shows parents ways to support physical development in babies and toddlers will be held on Wednesday mornings. Please call the Children’s Centre to book your child’s place. Different activities each week for babies and toddlers aged 6 months to around 18 months. The course dates for the year are:
- Wednesday morning 13th September to 11th October 2017
- Wednesday afternoon 10th January to 7th February 2018
- Wednesday morning 25th April to 23rd May 2018
First Aid Course
We hold first aid workshops for parents throughout the year. These 2 hour evening workshops are run by Tigerlily training and cover a variety of first aid topics. Spaces are limited to families living within our reach area. There is a charge of £10 per person (this is a subsidised cost) please call the Children’s Centre to book your space on one of the following dates.