Bookham Baptist Children's Centre

Bookham Baptist Children’s Centre was re-launched in January 2016.

Our children’s centre serves families and children in the 0-5 age range from Bookham, Effingham, Fetcham and surrounding area.

Rachel Wedd is leading our children’s centre work and is currently developing a programme to support parents & families in our local community. We have access to a wide range of resources and information.

– Noah’s Ark is our main stay & play session on a Thursday afternoon from 1.30-3pm. Parents of Rainbow Playgroup children who wish to stay to eat their packed lunch can do so.

– Rhyme Time for 0’s to 5’s happens every Friday from 10.30am to 11am.

If you would like to get in touch with the children’s centre Rachel’s working days are Thursday & Friday 9am-5pm. Please call: 01372 811313 or email



Summer Activities 2017

The Meeting Place Coffee Shop and Community Hub Open every Monday, Friday and Saturday 10am -12noon throughout the summer (closed Bank Holiday Monday 29th August).  Come along for a coffee, chat and play area and soft play for little ones.

Rhyme Time 10.30-11am on Friday 4th, 11th and 18th August. FREE! Come along for singing with actions!

Thursday 3rdth August  11am-1pm  Messy Play and Picnic Bookham Baptist Children’s Centre with St Nicolas Church. Bring your own picnic.  Messy Play activities for 0-5s in the St Nic’s Pastoral Centre Garden (entrance down alley way next to Carolina’s Coffee Shop in Church Road, or through the back of the church yard).   £1 (donation).  Wear clothes you don’t mind getting mucky!

No booking necessary.  Just turn up, bring your friends and have fun!

 Thursday 10th August Picnic and Family Walk with Nature Trail 12.00-2.30.

Meet at Bookham Common Tunnel Car Park (National Trust) at 12 noon .  Bring your own picnic and rug. Make sure your children are wearing suitable footwear and bring sun cream/hats/wellies depending on the weather! FREE!

Thursday 17th August Teddy Bears Picnic in the Park and Parachute Games 12.00-2.30pm

Lower Road Rec.  Bring your own teddy, picnic and rug.  Followed by Parachute Games and Singing.  Make sure children are wearing appropriate footwear, sun cream etc.  £1 (donation)

All sessions suitable for 0-5s with their parents or carers. Older siblings are welcome if they are mindful of the younger children.  All children to be supervised and remain the responsibility of their parent or carer at all times.

Rachel Wedd – Children’s Centre Coordinator


Phone: 01372 811 313                    Find us on Facebook!

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: 01372 811313

Rhyme Time

Rhyme Time

Rhyme time logo

When? Fridays (term time only)

Where? Bookham Baptist Children’s Centre

Who? 0 – rising 5’s

What time? 10.30 – 11.00am

How much? No charge

Contact:    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 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.

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 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


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

Courses for Parents

Parenting Puzzle

Paediatric First Aid for Parents and Grandparents

Growing Together course – Course of Workshops for Parents and Carers of Young Children aged 7 and under

Being a parent of a young child can be both rewarding and challenging. These sessions are designed to enable parents to better understand their child, build confidence, and explore strategies to deal with some of the challenges caring for young children presents.

You will come away with strategies for limit setting, playing together with your child, conflict and also looking after yourself.

Parents who have been on this course remark that they are calmer afterwards and have a more positive relationship with their children.

Helping you to help your child 
Wednesday 10th May 8 -9.30pm

Non-Directive Play & Active Learning
Wednesday 7th June 8 -9.30pm

Feelings Matter
Tuesday 13th June 8 -9.30pm

Boundaries without Tears
Wednesday 21st June 8 -9.30pm

Conflict Resolution
Wednesday 12th June 8 -9.30pm

£ 75 /per person for all 5 sessions or £18 per session

Book now via

Talking Teens

Organisations we have links with for funding

Community Foundation for Surrey

Bishop of Guildford’s Fund

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