A place to come and meet other breastfeeding mums/mums-to-be where a specialist breastfeeding counsellor will be on hand to give you advice and support around breastfeeding matters. Breastfeeding supporters, such as Dads/family/friends welcome. The sessions are held at Dovers Green Children’s Centre, RH2 7RF: see our venue page for further details. Please note: If you wish to see the counsellor you must arrive by 11.30am. Tea/coffee and cakes available.
A 4-week course teaching basic baby massage strokes. Baby massage supports the bonding and communication between mother and baby. A contribution of £10.00 is requested. Booking is essential for this course so please call the Centre for course dates and availability and to book your place; priority is given to families living in the Children’s Centre catchment area.
Child Health Drop-In
The health team are on hand to provide information and advice, as well as the opportunity to get your baby weighed. Please arrive by 11.15am if you wish to speak with a member of the team.
On the second Saturday of each month we hold a play session for Dads or male carers and their children (0-5) living in the Earlswood and Reigate area. Breakfast provided. The sessions are held in the school nursery (next door to the Children’s Centre).
Introducing Family Foods
A monthly workshop run by the health team to help you introduce solids to your baby’s diet. The session is suitable for parents of babies’ aged 4-6mths. Please phone the centre to book.
Just for Babies
A play session exclusively for pre-walkers. Soft play activities and an opportunity to meet other new families in a friendly environment, followed by an interactive singing and rhyme time with lots of props and actions. NB. Last admission time applies, plus we regret that we are unable to accommodate older siblings at this session.
Term time only
A weekly music and movement session for confident walkers to 4 years. Places are limited and booking is essential. Subsidised charges apply. Please contact the Centre for further information and to book.
This session is suitable for children who can sit unsupported (est. 6 months) – 5 years old. Tactile and sensory experiences, using a wide variety of media for the children to explore, with lots of mess! Aprons are provided but you are advised to dress your children in something that you do not mind getting dirty and/or bring a change of clothes.
These appointments are scheduled by your midwife when your baby is 10 days old.
Music Sessions at Reigate Library
Term time only
Come and join Amber from Music Bees for a fun and interactive music and rhyme time session. Please note that booking is essential for this session and bookings are only taken one week in advance: please book by 2.00pm on Monday at the latest for the following day’s session. This session is only open to families who live in Steppingstones’ catchment area, which is determined by postcode; please ring the Centre to check. Please see our venue page for details of how to find Reigate Library.
One Step at a Time
A weekly play and communication group for parents with children under 5 who have additional needs and/or a disability. Support for families and an opportunity to network.
Outreach and Home visits
These are confidential visits carried out by one of our two highly trained Outreach Workers. They can come and meet with you at home or another neutral venue. Please see our Family Support page for more details of some of the areas the Outreach Workers can help you with, speak to one of the Centre team next time you are in the Centre or call us for more information. This service is open to any family with children under 5 who live in the Children’s Centre catchment area. If you do not fall in our area then we can arrange to put you in contact with someone from your allocated Centre who will be able to assist you.
Paediatric First Aid courses
Selected dates and times throughout the year. A 2-hour course, delivered by Daisy First Aid, covering the basics of emergency paediatric first aid. Please contact the Centre for further details, dates and availability.
10 and 4 week Parenting courses available, run annually
We all want family life to be fun, happy and loving but at various times things can get in the way of this and it can be hard to see a way to get back on track and re discover the fun and comfort of family life. For most of us it easier to make changes when we are able to share ideas and have the support of others. In these sessions together with a small group of other parents and two trained facilitators you will work your way through the Parenting Puzzle course material together hopefully with many laughs along the way. Please call the centre for more information, to put your name down for a course and to find out when the next course will be running.
Stay and Play
This is open to families with children under 5. It is a fun session using the great resources on offer at the Children’s Centre to enable you and your child to learn through play as well as having a great time. The session is planned around all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage and looks at how children are learning, aiming to provide different activities that will develop and extend a child’s learning through play.