Children's Centre timetable September 2017 - August 2018

Term time ONLY

Our Term time timetable at a glance

Families living outside our designated reach area could be signposted to their designated children’s centre due to capacity.

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 Play and Learn sessions is 50p per family to cover resources. Suggested donations for others services in the Centre will vary.

More details about Term time Play and Learn sessions

Term time ONLY

Monday: Bump to Crawl, 9.30am – 10.30am

Venue: Horsell Village Children’s Centre, The Horsell Village School, Church Hill, Horsell, GU21 4QQ

0 to crawling 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

Venue: Horsell Village Children’s Centre,  The Horsell Village School, Church Hill, Horsell, GU21 4QQ

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

Venue: Horsell Village Children’s Centre,  The Horsell Village School, Church Hill, Horsell, GU21 4QQ

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: refer to our Early Education and Childcare tab

Friday: Fledglings Toddler & Baby Group, 9.15am -10.45am

Venue: Ottershaw Infant School, Fletcher Close, Ottershaw, Chertsey KT16 0JY

Supporting Volunteers from Ottershaw C of E Infant and Junior School

Specialised Play & Learn sessions


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 Child Carers. 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.

Parents/Carers: If you have lots of questions regrding Home based Child Carer’s services, 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, please phone, 01483 727900 or 07824 508305.

Additional Targeted workshops / sessions

Expression of Interest is essential

Our Additional Targeted Timetable at a glance

Please note, priority is given to families living in our reach area. If spaces become available, out of area families will be notified.

Advice to parents: Additional workshops begin promptly, late arrivals maybe turned away.

Donations for workshops / sessions vary. Donations cover a small percentage of the complete cost of the service. If donations become sparse, additional workshops may not be delivered again at the Centre.

More details about Targeted workshops / sessions

For targeted workshops / sessions please express your interest by calling or emailing us. You will be contacted nearer to the time to confirm your a place. Workshops and courses will begin promptly, please arrive on time – late arrivals maybe turned away. Suggested donations vary per workshop / course



Baby Massage:

 Wednesday 14th -28th March 2018, 10.30am – 11.30am

Details of course: For babies from 6/8 weeks old; “When you give your baby a massage, you’re actually stimulating his/her central nervous system. This sets off a chain reaction; it makes his/her brain produce more serotonin- feel good chemical. As a result, your baby’s heart rate and breathing slow down, and she/he becomes more relaxed. Giving you baby regular massage is good for his/her emotional well-being too. Affectionate touch and rhythmic movement are among the most powerful forms of communication between babies and their parents, so they’re great ways for you to bond.”

Donation: 50p per family

Post Natal course: Joint service with Sythwood Children’s Centre

Mondays, 5 courses over the September 2017 – August 2018, 1pm – 2.30pm

Venue: Varies during the year

Details of course: Ideal for parents with babies from 6/8 weeks – 16 weeks old. A great opportunity for you and your baby to make new friends, experience different activities, receive friendly help and advice at Sythwood & Horsell Village Children’s Centre.

Programme: 1st week: Introduction and talking about Child Development, 2nd week: 1 hour basic First Aid led by a qualified First Aider, 3rd week: Introduction to Baby Massage & 4th Week: Baby Sensory.

Donation: £5 per family


Tempo Tots – Development with LIVE music:

Tuesday 12th June – 3rd July 2018

Session 1 for 0-12 months, 1pm – 1.40pm

Session 2 for 1 year – 4 year olds, 2pm – 2.40pm

Details of course: ‘Born from Charlotte’s experience as an Early Intervention Music Therapist, the classes use live music-making as a developmental tool for little ones, the classes include creating opportunities for enhancing communication, physical development, sensory play and songs, encouraging bonding between parents and their babies/children.’

Donation: £3 per session, per family


First Aid for parents and carers:

Wednesday 18th July 2018, 10am – 12pm

Details of course:

  • Do you have children aged 0-5 years old
  • Would you like to learn basic first aid?

You are welcome to attend with a baby (0-6 months) for a 2 hour first aid workshop delivered by a certified First Aid Training

*Booking is required – there is £10 donation for this course


Parenting Puzzle:

TBC: September 2018

Limited crèche spaces are available – EXPRESSION OF INTEREST REQUIRED

What is the Parenting Puzzle Course?

Children are rewarding, stimulating and fun, but looking after them can be stressful and challenging. The Parenting Puzzle course helps deal with those challenges so that you can have a calmer, happier life. A tried and tested programme, it helps us think about what we do, why we do it and how it makes us feel.

What does it cover? Over the 5 week workshop, you will look at lots of different topics, including:

Understanding why children behave as they do, Recognising the feelings behind behaviour (ours and theirs), Exploring different approaches to discipline, Finding ways to develop co-operation and self-discipline in children, Learning the importance of looking after ourselves.

The first session is for an hour, then there are four 2 hour sessions with a tea and coffee break. You need to come to all sessions for full benefit.

Cost of £20 for the handbook


HENRY – Health Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young: 

Wednesday mornings, 25th April until 4th July 2018 (no sessions on 30th May & 6th June) – There are limited creche spaces available.

9.30am – 12pm at the YPOD, Woking Town centre

Expression of interest required

Details of course:

HENRY is an award-winning charity that is passionate about babies and young children having a healthy start in life. That means helping the whole family make positive changes to their lifestyle and building healthier communities

How does HENRY make the difference? Parents want the best for their children, but it isn’t always easy to change entrenched habits – particularly in today’s fast food and sedentary culture.

Because of this we have developed the HENRY Framework for behaviour change – helping parents to gain the confidence, knowledge and tools – as well the parenting skills – they need to adopt a healthier and happier family lifestyle.

Cost of £24 for the handbook

Specialised information, advice and signposting service


Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 1pm – 3.30pm

Do you have any questions about child development, parenting strategies, Child/Working tax credits, Early eduaction settings, writing CVs? Would you like more information?

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,  support accessing the eAdmission Website to apply fo schools, loan books and toys, etc

Drop in or book an appointment for a private 1:1 session – please contact us on: 01483 729146

Our Commitment

"We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment”

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01483 714804

The Horsell Village School
Church Hill,
Woking, Surrey
GU21 4QQ, United Kingdom

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