Family Support and Parental Outreach

Services at the Children's Centre

We aim to provide high quality parenting and family support services with appropriate outreach facilities, to ensure all parents have access to the support they need to get involved in their children’s learning and development and give them the best possible start in life.

Parenting Support Groups

Parenting Puzzle programme

We offer a targeted 11 & 5 week course, The Parenting Puzzle Nurturing Programme that encourages and supports parens/carers to enjoy bringing up children of all ages and to get the best out of family life. It offers positive, practical ways of guiding children so they learn to handle both their feelings and their behaviour. The sessions are informal, fun and a great confidence booster. There is a creche available with limited spaces, please contact us for further details.

There is an opportunity to receive a part Open College Network (OCN) accreditation, level 1 or 3 within the 11 week course with the children’ s centre.

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HENRY (Health Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young) programme

HENRY’s family programme – Healthy Families: Right from the Start with HENRY – is an evidence-based child obesity prevention programme. It works with parents and carers of 0-to-5 year olds to help them develop a healthier and more active lifestyle for the whole family.

The HENRY programme has the strongest evidence-base of any UK early years child obesity prevention scheme and more than 5,000 families across England and Wales have now joined a HENRY programme.



The HENRY programme has also been awarded the CANparent Quality Mark meaning that it can be relied on by parents to make a positive difference, is recommended by other parents, is evidence based and is monitored and evaluated. 

How do we support parents and carers of young children?  

Building relationships based on trust and respect and doing things with families rather than to them or for them is central to everything we do. We adopt a strength-based and solution-focused approach to help parents give babies and young children the best start in life by focusing on factors known to be associated with later obesity. These are:  

• Parenting skills  

• Eating patterns and behaviour  

• Healthy eating  

• Physical activity  

• Emotional well-being


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First Aid – 2 hour with a certified First Aid instructor


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

Outreach Facilities

 Home visits, 1:1 support guided by your needs

Parents/carers who may feel that they would like additional support, we offer individual services such as home visits, family plans, information and advice to support all aspects of family’s life.

This is family centered and wanted outcomes are agreed as part of partnership working with families.

Other useful information

Family Information Service

      “We are a free, impartial information service for families with children aged 0 to 19 (up to

         25 for young people with a disability or special educational need”

      To contact Surrey Information Services please telephone: 0300 200 1004 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)


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”

Get in Touch

01483 714804

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

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