Children’s Centre Activities
Monday 10.00 – 12.00 The Baby Cafe (at the YPOD, Woking)
A drop-in centre for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and their families. Friendly relaxed cafe atmosphere with expert help and support always on hand located at The YPOD Centre, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6JD (closed on bank holidays).
Tuesday 9.0 – 10.30 Family Drop-in
(starting Tuesday 12th September 2017)
A NEW opportunity to come in and see us at the Chldren’s Centre, for advice & information on areas such as child development, parenting, job advice, training opportunities, nurseries, preschools, childminders, FEET funding, getting ready for school and healthy lifestyles in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Chill and chat while your children play.
Tuesday 1.30 – 3.00 Bumps & Babies
(starting Tuesday 12th September 2017 with a special session all about Treasure Baskets)
A NEW weekly group for parents with young babies (pre-walkers) living in our Children’s Centre reach area. A chance to chill and chat with other parents and pick up some hints and tips to support you’re baby’s development. (Unfortunately, this session is not open to childminders or nannies).
Wednesday 10.00 – 11.00 Active Tots
(starting Wednesday 13th September 2017)
NEW Active Tots is a unique mix of stories, play, active games and exercise for parents with children 18 months-5 years. (Unfortunatley, this session is not open to childminders or nannies).
Wednesday 12.45 – 2.45 Maths
(starts Wednesday 20th September 2017)
A NEW five week course for adults (creche provided). Brush up on your skills and keep up to date with all of the latest methods to help your child with their homework (must be booked in advance – call into the Centre to enrol)
Wednesday 1.30 – 3.30 Introducing Family Foods Workshop/Sleep Clinics
Delivered by our local Health team. Contact your Health Visitor to book an an appointment on 01483 728201.
Thursday 9.00 – 10.30 Family Drop-in
(starting Thursday 14th September 2017)
A NEW opportunity to come in and see us at the children’s centre, for advice & information on areas such as child development, parenting, job advice, training opportunities, nurseries, preschools, childminders, FEET funding, getting ready for school and healthy lifestyles.
Thursday 10.45 – 12.15 First Time Mums
A rolling 6 week programme for new mums – midwife led – amongst other things – motherhood, relationships, parenting styles, feelings and self esteem. Booking is required but you can join at any time. Call 01483 476450.
Thursday 12.45 – 2.15 Little Learners
(starts Thursday 14th September 2017)
NEW VENUE. Our regular weekly play & learn session for parents with children 0-5 years living in the local community. Activities provided are planned according to the Early Years Foundation Stage to support your child’s development. (Unfortunately, this session is not open to childminders or nannies).
Thursday 1.00 – 3.15 Development checks
Invitation only. Please contact your Health Visitor on 01483 728201 for more information.
Friday 12.00 – 1.30 Young Parents Group at the YPOD, Woking
(term time only)
A group for parents 23 years and under with children 0-5. Lunch is provided and travel expenses are paid.
Friday 12.45 – 2.45 Parenting Puzzle
(starts September 22nd 2017)
NEW. Parenting is one of the most challenging, demanding jobs there is. It can also be the most rewarding – though it doesn’t always feel like that. This FREE 10-week programme can help to make the job easier, more fun and more survivable when the going gets tough. Please call in to the Children’s Centre to book a place. Creche available.
Saturday 10.00 – 11.30 Forest School
(First Saturday of every month starting October 7th 2017)
NEW. A fun Saturday morning session for parents with children 2-5 years. Forest schools offer a excellent opportunity for play and exploration, the chance for children to really develop their imagination and creativity. This session is outdoors whatever the weather so please come appropriately dressed.
Saturday 10.00 – 3.00 Family First Aid
(10 hours over two days – October 21st & 28th 2017)
A family first aid course provided by a qualified First Aider which includes instruction and training on how to deal with cuts, bruises and grazes, when to dial 111 and 999, how to put someone in the recovery position and how to apply resuscitation. Adults only. Please call in to the Children’s Centre to enrol.
- Parenting support including Parenting Puzzle or just someone to talk to.
- Information on local homebased childcare and opportunities to meet with registered Childminders
- Information about preschools and primary schooling
- We support the Baby Cafe at the YPOD where pregnant and breastfeeding Mums can get advice from health professionals
- Health information including antenatal advice and support, nutrition and help with giving up smoking.
- Healthy families, healthy eating and home safety
- Money matters advice
- Session for Young Parents – at the YPOD – details here
- Information and advice on employment and training, including links to Jobcentre Plus and Nextstep.