We are here to support you.
At Bookham Baptist Children’s Centre we offer kind, caring and professional support to you and your family. We know that being a parent can be challenging at times. It can also be loads of fun. We want to help make sure the good times outweigh the tough ones. Our groups, activities, courses and information services are designed to help make parenting as easy and enjoyable as possible.
We serve families and children in the Bookham, Effingham, Fetcham and surrounding area.
What’s on at Bookham Baptist Children’s Centre?
Courses for Parents
First Aid for Parents & Grandparents | Saturday 13th October 10am – 12noon
Are you a parent or grandparent, or looking after a child? Would you know what to do in an emergency?
This course will give you the skills to know what to do in those crucial moments, including CPR, choking, bumps and bruises and childhood illnesses.
Cost: £20, includes certificate and resources. Refreshments will be available to purchase from our onsite Meeting Place Cafe.
You can book online here.
Talking Teens Course | Starting Thursday 18th October 9:30 – 11:30am
Parenting teenagers can be stressful and challenging. This course will tackle some of these challenges and help you understand your teenager better so you can have a calmer, happier family life.
The course cost is £30 for the 4 sessions.
You can book online here.
Want to take part in our courses but worried about the cost? We’d like to help. Please get in touch or pop in to have a chat.
01372 811313 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Bookham Baptist Church, Lower Road, Bookham, KT23 4DH
Noahs Ark Toddler group
When? Thursdays (term time only)
Where? Bookham Baptist Children’s Centre
Who? 0 – rising 5’s
What time? 1.30 – 3.00pm
How much? £ 1 (Donation)
Contact: email@example.com 01372 811313
When? Fridays (term time only) – starting again on 8th September Where? Bookham Baptist Children’s Centre Who? 0 – rising 5’s What time? 10.30 – 11.00am How much? No charge Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 01372 811313
Oasis at Bookham Baptist Church takes place every 2nd Friday of the month, between 2-4.30pm. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed to cover the costs of treatments and materials. There is a warm welcome with refreshments and home-made cakes and a chocolate fountain; a place to sit and chat with friends and a chance to get a hand, head or neck and shoulder massage or to get your nails done, whilst the Oasis team keep an eye on the children with crafts and games. For more information please see the Oasis webpage
Rainbow Playgroup / PreSchool
Rainbow Playgroup is a Pre-School situated in the heart of Bookham village in the hall of Bookham Baptist Church. We are a non-profit making organisation hosted by the church for the purpose of being a great resource to families in our local community. We work closely with Bookham Baptist Children’s Centre and Noah’s Ark Toddler group so that we can provide continuity for families from birth to school entry. We are open Mon – Fri from 9.15 – 12.15 and we welcome children from 2 years. For more information please see the Rainbow website
The Meeting Place
THE MEETING PLACE is a social enterprise run by Christians from local churches and people from the community. One of our aims is to try and make a positive impact locally. On the 2nd February, we will be having a ‘Pop Up Sling Session’ where qualified sling consultants Katherine and Zoe will be visiting The Meeting Place Café at with a range of slings and carriers to try so just pop in! Click here for more information. Please see the Meeting Place website for more information
Christians Against Poverty
The charity is a fast-paced, growing organisation whose vision is to answer the national problem of debt in the UK by having at least one CAP Debt Centre operating in every major town and city. Bookham Baptist Church and a number of other churches have partnered with CAP to offer debt counselling in Mole Valley. The service we offer is completely free. Visit www.capdebthelp.org to find out more about our services. Call 0800 328 0006 to book an appointment with Mole Valley Debt Centre. For more information please see the CAP page on our website or the CAP website
Cobham Area Foodbank We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Bookham Baptist Children’s Centre have been selected to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund. It means that we will get 1p contribution towards the Children’s Centre for every £1 you spend in Co-Op. We need your help! The more support we get by you nominating us online, the more funding we could receive. So if you’re a Co-op Member log in to your Co-op Membership account and choose us. If you’re not a member, please join and support us. Thank you Please follow this link to sign up
Organisations we have links with for funding
CO-OP Local Community Funding Community Foundation for Surrey Bishop of Guildford’s Fund
Links to Useful Websites / Information
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