CORONAVIRUS UPDATE (October 2020)

Our priority will always be to keep you and your families safe, and we are now looking to start up some activities at the Children’s Centre within government guidelines. As these guidelines can change rapidly due to the coronavirus situation, the best way to stay up to date with our activities is to follow us on Facebook @bbchildrenscentre

We’re always available to offer family support, so if things are difficult, you’d like some advice or you just want to talk to someone, please email us via familyservices@bookhambaptist.org with your name, brief details and a phone number and we’ll do our best to call you back soon!

We’ve also put together a list of helpful resources and contacts for Parenting, Relationships, Adult Mental Health/Emotional Wellbeing, Domestic Abuse, Bereavement Support, Activities for Children, and other Practical Support, which you can find here.

In the meantime, please take care of yourselves.

Rachel 

Bookham Baptist Children's Centre

Supporting You & Your Family

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.

Want to find out more? We’d love to hear from you.

Register here

01372 811313 | familyservices@bookhambaptist.org

What’s on at Bookham Baptist Children’s Centre?

Regular Groups

Noahs Ark Toddler group

When? Thursdays (term time only) 

What time? 1.30 – 3.00pm

Who? Under 5’s

How much? £ 1 (Donation)

Lunch Club

Thursdays 12.15-1.30pm
 
If you are a Rainbow family and want to stay for lunch and come to Noah’s Ark in the afternoon then please bring your own healthy packed lunch for yourself and your child to stay for Lunch Club in the lounge.
 
Please click here for some healthy lunch ideas:
 
A lovely opportunity to sit and eat with other parents and children and get to know each other, and build friendships and community.  There will also be a few toys for the children to play with after they have had lunch, before Noah’s Ark starts.

Rhyme Time

When? Fridays (term time only) 

What time? 10:30-11am

Who? Babies & Toddlers

How much? No charge!

Oasis

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

The Meeting Place

The Meeting Place is a charitable organisation which pioneers and manages a number of ‘hubs’ which benefit the local community.  

Coffee Shop & Community Hub
Every Monday, Friday & Saturday | 10am-12noon

A child-friendly space to catch up with friends. You’ll find tea, coffee, kid’s snacks & delicious cakes handmade by The Grange.  It is also a Community Hub offering advice and support with monthly drop in sessions with, CAP, Wellers Headley Solicitors and other organisations.

The Language Hub
Tuesdays 10-11:30am | at Bookham Baptist Church

Want to improve your English? Practise reading, writing and speaking English with our friendly team of TEFL trained teachers and assistants. £20 for 6 lessons.

Please see The Meeting Place website for more information

Pop-up Sling Sessions

Are you interested in using a sling but unsure where to start? Having trouble getting comfortable with a carrier you already own?

Come along to Bumps & Babies for our monthly Pop-up Sling Sessions. Qualified sling consultants will help you try out a range of slings and carriers.

Click here for our calendar for the dates of the next session

Bumps & Babies

Wednesdays | 10:30am-12:15pm

Are you pregnant or do you have a brand new baby on your hands?

Come along to this new group with NCT breastfeeding counsellors on hand to offer information and support.  If you need to talk to someone about any aspect of feeding including weaning and bottle feeding, then come and see us at our MiLK feeding support group. Just drop in!

Child Health Clinics

Child Health Clinic . 

The 0-19 team will be running the baby self weighing clinic on Tuesdays 1-3pm at Leatherhead Parish Church Hall, KT22 8BD and on Thursdays 1-3pm at Mole Valley Children’s Centre, RH4 2LR. 

For more information, help and advice, please contact Surrey Health 0-19 advice line on 01883 340922 (Mondays-Fridays, 8am-5pm)

Please see the link here for more details of the closure of Leatherhead Trinity Children’s Centre.   http://www.leatherheadtrinity.surrey.sch.uk/childrens-centre-closure/

Employment & Learning Support Drop-In

Once a month on a Wednesday morning by appointment.

You can book a 1:1 session for support in applying for jobs, writing CV’s, advice and guidance around employment, learning and housing.   You can also have access to free online courses including Manual Handling, Interview Skills, Food Allergy Awareness and Time Management.

The full list of courses available can be found here:  ETHOS courses

  Appointments to be booked in advance by emailing reception@bookhambaptist.org or calling 01372 811313.  

Courses for Parents, Grandparents and other Carers

Talking 2s-5s

Being a parent can be both rewarding and challenging. These sessions are designed to make you feel more confident so you can build a stronger relationship with your child. We’ll cover the following topics:

 | How to play and have fun with your child | What to do when your child gets upset |

 | Setting limits on your child’s behaviour | Conflict resolution with young children |

For more information of when the next course will be or to register your interest please let us know either by phone (01372 811313) or email us Reception@bookhambaptist.org

Talking TeensTalking Teens

This course helps you to understand your pre-teens and teenagers better and gives you the skills to build a stronger more open relationship.

For more information of when the next course will be or to register your interest please let us know either by phone (01372 811313) or email us Reception@bookhambaptist.org

First AidFirst Aid Course for Parents and Grandparents

Do you look after a child? Would you know what to do in an emergency?

This course will give you the skills you need so you know what to do in those crucial moments, including CPR, choking and bumps & bruises.

For more information of when the next course will be or to register your interest please let us know either by phone (01372 811313) or email us Reception@bookhambaptist.org

Wellbeing Course

WellbeingWe’d all like to have it, but what is it? 

This 4 week course will explore what wellbeing is, some of the things that can have an impact on it, and some simple ideas to help you move in a valued direction.  This course is a safe, affirming and authentic space open to all, to explore wellbeing in a holistic way – everyone welcome!

Developed by Dr Callander BSc, MSc, DClinPsy, CPschol

For more information of when the next course will be or to register your interest please let us know either by phone (01372 811313) or email us Reception@bookhambaptist.org

Rainbow Pre-School

Rainbow Pre-School is 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.

We welcome FEET funded children. For more information about eligibility for Free Early Education for Two-year olds, please click here

For more information please see the Rainbow website

Ofsted

Christians Against Poverty

Christians Against PovertyFree debt advice & counselling from an award-winning charity

If you are feeling weighed down by debt, then we can help. You may think your situation is impossible, but there is hope. Our friendly team will give you a listening ear in the privacy of your own home and provide a real solution to your debts.

Need our help? 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 Helping local people in crisis

At Leatherhead foodbank you can:

* Exchange your food vouchers for food parcels

* Get practical guidance and support

* Find furniture as well as food

We’re at the North Leatherhead Community Centre on Saturday mornings – for more information visit www.epsomewell.foodbank.org.uk

Need food vouchers? Please contact Rachel Wedd on familyservices@bookhambaptist.org

You can also donate food and drop off in Bookham Baptist Reception.

Useful Links

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

NSPCC We’re the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. We help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.

 

The Besom Moving into a new place and in need of good quality furniture and other household items? The Besom can help! Just contact Bookham Baptist Reception for more info.

The Besom are always looking for volunteers to share their time, money, things or skills.

B@titude We sell good quality second hand clothes, toys, games and equipment for babies and children. We’re more than just a shop – we’re here for the community. Come and enjoy a cuppa in our cosy café and let your children play safely.
205 Kingston Road, Leatherhead

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

Care for the Family Because Family Life matters – support for couples, parents, families

Want to find out more? We’d love to hear from you.

Register here

01372 811313 | familyservices@bookhambaptist.org