Children's Centre timetable & additional Targeted workshops
Please see below for our term time timetable, September 2017 – August 2018:
Our timetable at a glance: please note, for some sessions/workshops, priority is given to families living in our reach area. If spaces become available, out of area families will be notified.
Families living outside designated reach area could be signposted to their designated children’s centre.
Advice to parents: Sessions are normally very busy, if the session is full to capacity you may be turned away and signposted to nearby activities. Please arrive promptly to avoid disappointment
Suggested donation for all sessions is 50p per family to cover resources in Play sessions in general sessions. Suggestion donations for others services may vary.
More details of Children's Centre services
PEEP based Play & Learn Sessions
Monday: Bump to Crawl, 9.30am – 10.30am
0 to crawling specific relaxed PEEP based play and learn session for babies. Please join us for coffee and meet other local mums living in The Horsell Village area
Monday: Crawlers to Walkers, 10.45am – 12.15pm
Introduction for crawlers into a general Play & Learn session. This PEEP based session provides specific activities and toys for crawlers to walkers that encourage their learning and development. This may include activities such as: arts and crafts, sensory play, water / sand play, messy play and fruit time.
Tuesday: Play & Learn for 0-5 years, 9.45am – 11.15am
This PEEP based session may include activities such as: arts and crafts, sensory play, water / sand play, messy play and fruit time to encourage and support children’s learning and development.
More about PEEP – Parents Early Education Partnerships:
‘Our evidence – based Learning Together programme supports all parents to create the best start for their children by making the most of everyday learning opportunities – listening, talking, playing, singing and sharing stories and books. Spending time with their parents and carers in these ways helps children become confident communicators and active learners.‘
PEEP is about valuing and building on what people already do; sharing ideas from parents, practitioners, The PEEP programme and wider research; understanding why particular activities help children’s later development.’
For instance, one of the main predictors of how well children will get on at school is the number of words they hear in their first two years of life – so talking and sharing books, stories and songs from birth help enormously; playing with sand and play dough is fun but it also helps develop children’s finger control, which makes it easier to write with a pencil later on.
Friday: Fledglings Toddler & Baby Group, 9.15am -10.45am
at Ottershaw Infant School, Fletcher Close, Ottershaw, Chertsey KT16 0JY
Supporting Volunteers from Ottershaw C of E Infant and Junior School
Friday: Child Health Clinic, 9.45am – 11.00am at The Horsell Village Children’s Centre, The Horsell Village School, Church Hill, Horsell, GU21 4QQ
This drop in clinic is run by Children and Family Health Surrey – Last entry time: 11am
Specialised Play & Learn Session
Every 1st Wednesday of the month, Registered Home based Child Carer’s, 10.00am – 11.30am
Specific Play & Learn session for Local Horsell Registered Home Based Childcarers. The session may include activities such as: arts and crafts, sensory play, water / sand play, messy play and fruit time to encourage and support children’s learning and development.
Registered Home Based Child Carer’s: Kim Hope your Local Area Childcare Advisor is available once a term to support and answer any professional questions and up date you on the latest developments.
Parents/Carers: If you have lots of questions about Home based Child Carer’s, please feel free to pop into this session and meet local Home based Child Carers; they are always happy to answer any questions!
Friday: Young Parents Group, 12pm – 1.30pm
at Sythwood Children’s centre @ the YPOD Centre, Chobham Road, Woking Surrey, GU21 6JD.
‘We offer a nurturing, Non-judgemental, fun environment where mums, dads and their children can make happy memories together’
What we offer: Welcome everyone with hot drinks, a FREE healthy lunch buffet, fun activities for children to explore, safe area for young babies, visits from external specialised support, singing time and reimbursement of travel expenses.
For more information, phone, 01483 727900 or 07824 508305.
Specialised information, advice and signposting service
Friday: at Child Health Clinic, 9.45am – 11.00am
at The Horsell Village Children’s Centre, The Horsell Village School, Church Hill, GU21 4QQ – Last entry time 11am
Or at the centre Tuesdays and Wednesday between 1.00pm-3.30pm
Do you have any questions? Would you like more information? Who do I ask?
Information, advice and sign posting on all areas of life with 0 – 5 year olds, for example, find out if you can access FREE FUNDING for 2 year olds to go to nursery, find out where your local nurseries are, support speech, language and communication, loan books and toys, etc
Would you like support looking for a job, writing a CV? Book an appointment for a private 1:1 session…for further details please contact us on: 01483 729146
Targeted Course / workshops
For targeted sessions / workshops there is an ‘Expression of Interest’ list, you will be contacted nearer to the time to confirm your success of obtaining a place – refer to the timetable or contact us for dates and times.
Courses and workshops will begin promptly, please arrive on time. Suggested donations may vary per course / workshop.