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 firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 01737 780884;
The Red Oak, Radstock Way, Merstham RH1 3NH: www.theredoak.org.uk, email email@example.com, tel. 01737 645908;
Horley Children’s Centre, The Bungalow, Kiln Lane, Horley RH6 8JG: www.horleychildrenscentre.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 01293 820068;
Epsom Downs Family Centre, St Leonards Road, Epsom Downs KT18 5RJ: www.epsomdowns.surrey.sch.uk, email email@example.com, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.