Centre Activities

 

  Monday

Child Health Drop-in  (Fortnightly but not Bank Holidays.) Next clinic is on 20th May 2019.
9.30 am. – 11.30 am  
Weigh and Stay
  Please come to the drop-in session and meet a member of the Health team who can answer questions about your child.  Last admission is 11.15am.
To contact the Health Team at other times please call: 01883 340922 or visit the website http://www.firstcommunitysurrey.com
 
 Under 1's Baby Group 10.00-11.30am (Fortnightly) Next group is on Monday 15th April 2019.
Alternate weeks to the Child Health Drop In, join us in a relaxed and caring environment for a cuppa, chat to other parents / carers in the same boat as you or speak to one of our team about any concerns. You are welcome to breastfeed as always and we'll provide some gentle sensory experiences for your baby as they develop and grow.
 
 
 
  Tuesday
 
Play & Learn  9.30am - 11.00am  every week. Back on Tue 23rd April.
 
(If you live in our allocated postcode area you may book your place from 9.00 - 9.30am. If you have booked but not arrived by 9.45am we may give your place away to anybody waiting. Those outside our postcode reach area must operate on a first come first served basis until all spaces have been taken.  To find out if you are in our area please call the Children's Centre with your postcode or look at the postcode finder on this site. Many thanks)
Stay and PlayDrop in to our friendly, interactive play session for under 5’s. Includes refreshments, messy play, circle time and lots of other fun activities, both indoors and outdoors, for you to share with your children! We are not able to admit children over 5 years old, including during the holidays.
We ask for a donation of £1 per family. Please note that numbers are limited and you are responsible for your own children at all times here.
 
 
Baby Signing with Love & Cuddles (Includes CD) 2.00-2.30pm
Learning the best and easiest way to communicate before speech develops. You can take your CD home to practice with your little one after the 5 week course ends. 
£10 donation requested.  Courses start on:  26 Feb.
   
 
Wednesday
 
Baby Cafe  Term time only. 10.00am-12.00pm. 
 
This drop in session offers breastfeeding support and is held here at Dovers Green Children's Centre.  Tel: 01737 223621. You are welcome to drop in at any time, but please arrive by 11.45am if you wish to speak to a counsellor. You may bring your partner too. There is comfortable seating and play areas for accompanying toddlers. It is relaxed and informal and there are specially trained staff who will give one-to-one help and of course tea and cake!
 
Baby Massage 1.30-2.30pm  May course is now FULL
Join one of our four week courses, teaching you all you need to know about baby massage. Great for relaxation, bonding and communication. You will need to bring along a large towel to each session. We recommend that your baby is around 10 - 12 weeks old and not yet rolling. To book you and your baby a place, call the centre. 
A contribution is requested of £15 for the whole course. 
Includes refreshments. 
The next courses start on:  £15. Please patch test sunflower oil on your baby's forearm, in advance of the course, to ensure that there will be no reaction to the oil. Please also bring a large old towel.
 
East Surrey Twins Club  (Affiliated to Tamba) 10am-12.30pm.
Reigate Subud Halls, Allingham Road, South Park RH2 8HX.
Twins at Play (TAP) for multiples and their siblings from 0-5 years.
www.eastsurreytwinsclub.co.uk
 
Parenting Puzzle 4 week Workshop 7.30-9.30pm
If you are time poor, or need an overview on the hot topics covered by our 10 week course this could be for you. Starting 23 Jan. £10 donation requested, this includes a book to take away with you.
 
 Thursday
 
'Chatter Matters'  10.00-11.00am
A 5 week course starting on 6th June 2019 - £10 donation for the course please.
 
Encouraging  your child to develop their communication skills in a small group, through play, stories and songs.
This is aimed at children aged 2.5 years to school age who need extra help with communication or who are awaiting a speech and language referral.
Please contact Christine at the Centre on 01737 223621 for more information or to book your place on this amazing course.
 
Baby Signing with Love & Cuddles (Includes CD) 10.00-10.30pm
Learning the best and easiest way to communicate before speech develops. You can take your CD home to practice with your little one after the 5 week course ends. 
£10 donation requested.  Courses start on:  26 Feb.
 
Introducing Family Foods (Weaning)  12.00-2.00pm
 
Run every month by our First Community Health and Care Team
Call us to book a place for this FREE session.
25th April, 23rd May, 27th June, 25th July 
 
Child Development Talk  12.00 - 1.00pm
 
Find out from a paediatric physio what "normal" development is expected. Get tips and advice on how to help your child progress physically and stay safe in the home and to discuss any concerns.
Call us to book a place for this FREE session.
 27 June.
 
Talking Teens (by Family Links) 7.30-9.30pm
 
By the creators of the amazingly successful Parenting Puzzle course. This 4 week group helps with communicating with and understanding your teenager(s). How their brain works, hormones, managing conflict and improving your relationship.
£10 donation please
BOOK NOW for next course starting on 24th June 2019.
Parenting Puzzle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday
Dovers Green School Coffee Morning 8.45-9.45am (term time only)
 
A chance for Dovers Green School mums to get together for a chat over a cup of coffee, while the little ones play in the centre.
Information and advice is always available from our staff.

 

Jingle BugsTerm time only. 

Two music and singing sessions, as follows:

£2.50 per child

10am-10.40am - for children 18 months to 3 years or

10.50am-11.30am - for babies under 18 months
 
 Saturday
 
Paediatric First Aid  10.00am - 12.00pm               
                                  
A two hour first aid talk for parents run by St John Ambulance.
A donation of £5 per person is requested. 
Next date is: 8th June 2019: 
For availability and booking please contact the centre.
 
Parentcraft Ante-Natal Session  10.00am - 2.00pm
 
Run by our local Community Midwife Team.
Contact your midwife to book you and your partner a place.
Next dates: 20 April & 27th April 2019
 
                                           ------------------------------------
 

We do ask some of our groups for a small financial contribution, which helps towards the cost of refreshments, snacks and craft activities. All Sure Start services are free for families on Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance or Disability Living Allowance. Please advise us when booking or using the Centre.

Families can choose to attend any local Children's Centre. However, during our very busy drop in activities, we give admission priority to families living in our designated postcode area. Families living outside our area will be allocated spaces on a first come first served basis.

Childminders and professional home based carers will not be permitted to attend any activities unless they have at least one of their own children in attendance and live in our postcode area.

Please note - Parents and carers are responsible for and must supervise their children at all times whilst in the centre, or while participating in any Children's Centre activity.

 
 
 

    Upcoming Events