What is a Sure Start Children’s Centre?
From pregnancy through to primary school, Sure Start Children's Centres support children and their families. We offer services for all local families with children under 5 years of age.

What happens at my local Sure Start Children’s Centre?
The services and support you can receive at each Centre vary from area to area, but at The Poplars Children’s Centre’ we can provide a wide range of services including:

Play and Learn sessions where parents stay, have fun with their children and become involved with their learning.
Family support, including parenting courses.
Information and advice on how to improve your job skills and find work, including links to Job Centre Plus.
Help with keeping healthy, including advice on breastfeeding, nutrition and healthy lifestyles from pregnancy and beyond.
Free information, advice and guidance from the children's centre staff.
Signposting to other local childcare providers, including information on local home-based childcare.
Information and advice sessions from Surrey Family Information Service (FIS) Outreach
For information on what’s happening at other centres in or near our area, please see the links below:
Addlestone: http://www.sayescourtchildrenscentre.com
Pyrford & Byfleet: http://www.pyrford.surrey.sch.uk/page/default.asp?pid=36
Chertsey: http://www.chertsey.surrey.sch.uk/
Horsell: www.horsell-village.surrey.sch.uk/badgers/childrenscentre.htm

Can I leave my child there?

Unfortunately, we do not provide childcare at ‘The Poplars’. All our sessions are for children who are accompanied by their parents or carers and the children remain their responsibility whilst on the premises. However, occasionally a course may be offered with a crèche facility provided. These details will be given at the time the course is advertised. A full list of local childcare provision can be found by contacting the Surrey Family Information Service on 0300 2001004

How much does it cost?

We ask families for a small donation to contribute to the cost of our sessions, we suggest 20p for Rhyme time and 50p for Play & Learn.

Can I bring older children?

Generally our sessions are aimed at children under 5 years as our equipment and resources are geared to this age group. Sometimes we may open the sessions up to older children and this will be advertised on our ‘whats on’ page and at the centre.
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