The Spinney Children's Centre is a friendly, community venue where parents with young children can enjoy fun activities, receive support, attend health services and access quality childcare.
Surrey County Council’s Cabinet made the decision to stop offering Sure Start children’s centre provision across Surrey.
The changes are taking place at different times across the different districts and boroughs.
Across the borough of Guildford, Sure Start provision will cease on 24th July 2019. This means that most universal services such as “Play and Learn” and “Pre-Walkers” will stop.
Parents can use the Family Information Directory (www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/family-information-service) to find universal and other services, support groups, activities and more.
When the Sure Start centres and provision stops the new Family Centres will open. Guildford Nursery School is leading and managing provision across the borough. Whilst there will be very little universal provision there will be some groups and services running for target groups. There will also be family support and home visits for referred families living across the borough.
The newly set up Family Centres are located as follows:-
Guildford Nursery School (Hazel Avenue) – open weekdays, all year round from 8am – 6pm
Ash Grange Primary School – open weekdays during term time from 9am – 12 noon
The Spinney – open weekdays during term time plus some school holiday time from 9am – 4pm
Until 24th July please continue to contact your local Sure Start Centre for information and advice. From 25th July please call 01483 566589 or check the new family centres website (www.familycentresforguildford.co.uk) to find out more.
Latest School, Activities Events
- Play & Learn27Jun2019
9:00 am - 10:30 am @ The Spinney
A fun play session for parents/carers and their children up to the age of five years. This session is not intended for professional child carers.
- Job Club27Jun2019
9:30 am - 2:00 pm @ The Spinney
Help with job search, volunteering opportunities, CV writing, application and interview and education support.
- Play & Learn27Jun2019
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm @ The Spinney
A fun play session for parents/carers and their children up to the age of five years. This is not for Professional Childcarers
- 6 wk development checks28Jun2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm @ The Spinney
Please call the Health Visiting Team on 01483 783288 to book.
10:00 am - 11:30 am @ The Spinney
Come and meet up with fellow mums and their babies at this baby group, ages range from birth to walking.
- The last session of Play and Learns and Pre-Walkers will be the week beginning 15th July. We will not be offering universal sessions after this time.
- On 1 April 2019 Children and Family Health Surrey launches a new Surrey-wide 0-19 Advice Line.