St John’s Children’s Centre is a place where families with children 0-5 years old can access information, advice, support and opportunities. We will work with you to give your children the best start and give you all the support you need.
We have details of local childcare and pre schools and information about free early education for some 2, and all 3 and 4 year olds. Have a look at the other pages on this site and please use the contact box if there is any other information you need.
The Children’s Centre team consists of staff with various knowledge, qualifications and experiences. The team is dedicated to supporting local families with children aged 0-5 years old in getting the best start in life.
Louisa White is the Coordinator
Lucie Rice is the Outreach Worker
Carol Burton is the Advice and Information Receptionist.
Our office is open Monday to Friday from 9-3.30pm for phone calls or visits
If you would like us to contact you please complete the Registration form for Surrey Sure Start Children Centres and send it back to us and we will make sure you get one of our bags with local information and some useful ‘goodies’!
Alternatively follow this link to the Surrey County Council site and complete a Children’s Centres Contact form www.surreycc.gov.uk/childrenscentres
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” I have never felt more welcome anywhere than when I walked into the Children’s Centre. I attended sessions and when I realised all the courses and adult learning available I completed Parenting Puzzle, First Aid , Cooking on a budget and more, I then went on to work in the creche and had lots of information preparing me for my job interview at a pre-school, and was even able to put the Children’s Centre as a reference”
A note about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Under data protection law, individuals have a right to be informed about how Goldsworth Trust (‘The Trust’) uses any personal data that we hold about them. We comply with this right by providing ‘privacy notices’ (sometimes called ‘fair processing notices’) to individuals where we are processing their personal data.
(see privacy notice on Policies page)
IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM
SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL 13 MARCH 2019
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.
You may well have heard that there is now a proposal to close St John’s, Knaphill Children’s Centre
A public consultation is running from now until 4 January 2019
If you would like to air your views on the proposed closure, please complete the consultation
On a local level, please share your views with your local councillors.
You can also contact Mrs Clare Curran who is the County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children
and MP Jonathan Lord
We wish to reassure you that in the meantime, we are still here, everything is carrying on as normal and we will continue to run our sessions, provide outreach, and support you in every way we can.
Thank you as always for your continued support, it means so much to us.
Louisa, Carol, Lucie & Claire