Our children’s centre serves families and children in the Bookham, Effingham, Fetcham and surrounding area. We have access to a wide range of resources and information.  If you would like to get in touch with the children’s centre please call: 01372 811313 or email familyservices@bookhambaptist.org

If you would like to register for the Children’s Centre, you can do so by clicking here.

Courses for Parents


Parenting Workshops: Help you child develop skills for school

‘Parents are their child’s first educators’ -The Urban Child Institute

As parents, we want the best for our children. This workshop will cover how to help develop early literacy skills. The workshop will be delivered by Early Years Trainer for Practitioners and Parents, Rachael Underwood.

Rachael will be delivering two workshops in June and July – for more info, please click below:

Wednesday 13th June 9:30-11:30am….(with crèche) 
Helping your child learn to get on in the playground 

-Tuesday 3rd July 8-9:30pm
Giving your child a head start in maths

£10 per workshop (Early Bird Offer until 13.05.18) ….. or £15 (full price after that)
We don’t want cost to be an issue for anyone so please do speak with us about this.  There is also a reduced priced ticket available for those in receipt of certain benefits.


Noahs Ark

Noahs Ark Toddler group

Bookham Baptist 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: familyservices@bookhambaptist.org 01372 811313

Rhyme Time

Rhyme Time

Rhyme time logo 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: familyservices@bookhambaptist.org    01372 811313


Oasis at Bookham Baptist Church 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 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

Bookham Baptist Church The Meeting Place

Bookham Baptist Church 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

Christians Against Poverty

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

Foodbank UK

logo-foodbank 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.


coop 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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Surrey Family Information Service Find registered childcare, family activities, holiday clubs and support groups near you.

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