We have some very sad news in that the Children's Centre will be closing on Friday 19th July. As you may be aware Surrey will be introducing the new Family Resilience Model and more information will be posted on the Family Information Service website.
Our last play and learn session will be Monday 15th July. The last baby weighing Clinic will be Wednesday 17th and Music with Mummy Thursday 18th July.
We would like to wish our families well and thank you all for your continued support over the last ten years. We have enjoyed seeing you all at our sessions and have had lots of fun along the way. We would have loved to continue for another ten years but a new model of support is going to be implemented by the end of the year.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Clare Hampton for being such a caring, happy and positive member of the team. Thank you to Joanne Venables, Samantha Lye, Julia Wallis, Michelle Eaton- Mitchell, Sophia Morten and Lucena Ellis who have worked at the Children's Centre. I am sure you will agree The team have made Chobham, West End & Bisley Children's Centre a fantastic place for families to spend time with other parents and children.
Take care and hope to see you at our farewell fun session on Saturday 13th July 11-2pm.
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.
“WE WELCOME ALL FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN AND BELIEVE THAT EVERY FAMILY MATTERS”