You may be aware that Surrey County Council have opened a public consultation for Children’s Centres, which plans to close many centres, including The Poplars Children’s Centre.  The consultation has now ended.


What does the Proposal plan to do?

·         Surrey intend to close many children’s centres, we currently have 58 centres the proposal leaves 21 centres

·         The Children’s Centres that do remain will not serve the families in the same way they do now, Surrey will not fund a ‘universal offer’ meaning that Children’s Centres are very unlikely to provide play session/groups such as Play and Learn etc.

·         If you live in Runnymede your nearest Children’s Centre will be Egham, Walton or Woking. (It is planned that there will be satellite centres in Chertsey and Addlestone)

·         Local centres that will close: The Poplars, Sayes Court, Pyrford and Byfleet.

·         The definition of a satellite centre is a little vague at this point but it is likely to be where Children’s Centre deliver a single service at planned times from another Surrey County Council building.  Such as, to deliver a parenting programme or hold a meeting.

Kind Regards

Josie Carroll

Centre Manager

The Poplars Children’s Centre

The Poplars Children's Centre is set within the grounds of The Grange Community Infant and New Haw Junior Schools. 
The Centre is specifically designed to meet the needs of children from birth to 5 years and their families.

We are here to offer help and advice and to support all local parents and carers in giving their child the best start in life. 

The services we offer are developed through consultation with our local community to meet the needs of families with children up to 5 years old who live locally.  To find out more please see ourcentre leaflet.We look forward to seeing you soon.


If you would like to register your children with our Centre, please fill in thisform and bring it in when you next come in to see us.



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