The Centre has now CLOSED

Steppingstones Children’s Centre has now CLOSED as part of Surrey County Council’s re-structuring of its Early Years support services. Further details on the new service are below. The Centre continues to offer an outreach service and during the month of August you can contact us at Dovers Green Childrens Centre, Rushetts Road, Reigate RH2 7RF, tel. 01737 223621.

For other local services your new Family Centres are:

Welcare, Welcare House, 24 Warwick Road, Redhill RH1 1BU: www.welcare.org, email redhill@welcare.org, tel. 01737 780884;
The Red Oak, Radstock Way, Merstham RH1 3NH: www.theredoak.org.uk, email info@theredoak.org.uk, tel. 01737 645908;
Horley Children’s Centre, The Bungalow, Kiln Lane, Horley RH6 8JG: www.horleychildrenscentre.com, email horleyccinfo@meath-green-infant.surrey.sch.uk, tel. 01293 820068;
Epsom Downs Family Centre, St Leonards Road, Epsom Downs KT18 5RJ: www.epsomdowns.surrey.sch.uk, email family.centre@epsomdowns.surrey.sch.uk, tel. 01737 851079

The Steppingstones team would like to thank all our colleagues, volunteers, activity providers and professional practitioners for their invaluable contributions over the years! Most of all we would like to thank all of our amazing families; it has been a joy and a privilege to be part of your parenting journeys!

 

As you may already know, there will be changes this year to Surrey Children’s Centres and how Surrey County Council supports families.

Surrey County Council’s new model will focus its resources on helping the families most in need of support, which means that a number of the existing Children’s Centres will close and others will become ‘Family Centres’. Surrey County Council will no longer provide universal services, that is services accessible to all families, at Family Centres. However, other organisations – such as health visitors – may offer these services at the Centres and/or at other community venues.

You can use the Family Information Directory to find universal services and other services, support groups, activities, events and more.

The changes will take place at different times across Surrey’s 11 districts and boroughs, so to make sure that families can find out what is happening in their area the district and borough pages on the Family Information Service website will be regularly updated from April. They will provide information about when current activities offered at Children’s Centres will close and where Family Centres will open.

In addition there is a new page on the website which provides information about the final proposals that were agreed by Surrey County Council’s Cabinet, and includes a link to the results of the consultation that was undertaken to get views and suggestions on the draft proposals.

Please email your queries and comments to: proposals@surreycc.gov.uk.

With our very best wishes,

The Steppingstones Team

At Steppingstones we understand that difference and diversity are to be respected and celebrated and we welcome all families regardless of ability, age, culture, gender, religion and sexual orientation.

 

Announcements

BABY CAFE continues on THURSDAYS during August at Dovers Green Children’s Centre – please see our digital timetable for details. From 11th September 2019 Baby Café will revert to Wednesdays during term time, 10am – 12 noon, with a new venue – the upstairs foyer at the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill!

ONE STEP AT A TIME: holiday sessions of this popular group for families with children under 5 who have additional needs and/or disabilities on TUESDAYS from 30th July, 10am – 11.30am, at Welcare (Redhill Children’s Centre): full details on our digital timetable.

CHILD HEALTH DROP-IN CLINICS: for details on clinic locations, dates and times please follow this link Child Health Drop-in Clinics or call the health team’s advice line on 01883 340922.

To help with the transition of the Centre closure, we have put together a list of some of the local playgroups available to you. We hope you enjoy trying out some new places! Local Playgroups Info