Childrens Centre News

 

Dear families & friends of Chertsey Children Centre.    

   

At the beginning of this year it was confirmed that Chertsey Children’s Centre would no longer offer services to families in the same way through it’s Children’s Centre.  This was following a consultation on Family Resilience and Children’s Centres across Surrey. This consultation outlined the proposal to remodel Children’s Centres to Family Centres and as part of this remodelling, reduce Surrey’s 58 Children’s Centres to 21 Family Centres and satellite sites.

 

The Chertsey Children’s Centre will no longer offer services to families from September and the lead Family Centre for the Runnymede area will be The Haven at The Hythe Primary School, Staines.  Family Centres will support families to access other universal services through sign posting. This means that services such as health, midwifery, citizen's advice and support with housing and employment, will continue from a range of community buildings and Family Centres.

 

To prepare for the closure of Chertsey Children’s Centre, it has been confirmed that the Universal Service at Chertsey Children’s Centre will be suspended from the end of the summer term (August 2019).

 

For those families who have an attached Outreach Worker, the Outreach provision will continue past the closure of the Chertsey Children’s Centre.

 

Chertsey Children’s Centre has been incredibly proud to serve the families of Chertsey and the surrounding areas since 2008. Whilst it is sad to see the Children’s Centre close, we will be hosting a variety of activities during the summer holiday with staff, families and the local community to celebrate all the valuable work that has been carried out at the Centre since its opening and all the successful partnerships it has enjoyed the local community.
We would like to thank you to all those who have supported the Children’s Centre here in Chertsey over the past 11 years. 


The Family Centre for the Runnymede area will be The Haven at The Hythe Primary School, Thorpe Road, Staines. TW18 3HD. Tel. 01784 464395

 

Kind Regards,


Chertsey Children's Centre Team

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Start Vitamins

 We now stock healthy start vitamins. Vitamins are essential nutrients that your body needs in small amounts so that it can work properly.

Even though you can get lots of vitamins from a healthy balanced diet, you still might not get everything you need at certain times in your life - such as pregnancy, a new mum or a small child. So UK health departments recommend that at these times you should take a supplement containing specific vitamins to make sure you get everything you need.

Healthy start vitamins are suitable for vegetarians and halal diets, and free from milk, egg, gluten, soya and peanut residues. Pregnant women , women with a baby under one year and children from six months old to their fourth birthday on Healthy start will get green healthy start vitamins coupon.

You can use your Healthy Start Vouchers in exchange for the vitamins or they can be purchased for £2 for children’s drops and £1 for women’s tablets.

Please call the Centre on 01932 568758 or for more information you can pop in between 9am-3pm.

 

 

 

Breast Pump Hire

 

We are now able to hire out our state of the art breast pump for families.

Many parents use a breast pump for a number of reasons, using a pump when you are apart from your baby helps you to be able to give breast milk to your baby and avoid the expense and hassle of feeding formula. Using a breast pump allows you the flexibility to get back to work or school without your baby having to miss out on your milk. 

The pump we have is the "Ardo Calypso plus Electric Breastpump" which is the same pump which is used on the maternity ward at St Peters and other hospitals. If you would like to find out more please call the centre for information.

 

 

 

 

 



 
  • Chertsey Nursery School & Children's Centre.
  • Pyrcroft Road
  • Chertsey
  • Surrey
  • KT16 9ER
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01932 562225
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