Summer is here!

Rhyme Time is happening every Friday 10:30-11am throughout the Summer Holidays (except for 30th August).
And don’t forget that The Meeting Place cafe is open every Monday, Friday & Saturday 10am-12noon for coffee – a great place to escape the heat and meet with others!


Rhyme Time starts again on Friday 6th September
ETHOS starts again on Wednesday 11th September – book your 1:1 session via
Bumps & Babies starts again on Wednesday 11th September – now on every week
Noah’s Ark starts again on Thursday 12th September


We hope you have a great summer break!

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 |

Co Op Local Community Grant Charities

Bookham Baptist Children’s Centre is currently one of the Co Op Local Community Grant Charities until the end of November 2019.  If you nominate us, it won’t cost you anything extra and your support will provide groups and support to children and families in Bookham, Fetcham and Effingham.  This money will be used to provide parenting groups and family outreach which could be life changing.  Your support could really change lives.

Please nominate us

Co-Op Membership

Log into your account and nominate us

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  Not running in the summer term
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 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
Mondays 7:30pm-9pm
| at Easwick Road Church
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 The Meeting Place Coffee Shop & Community Hub for our 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

1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month | 11am-12:45pm

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 . 

It is anticipated that the 0-19 team will be running the baby self weighing clinic and 27 month checks out of the old Leatherhead Trinity Children’s Centre site until the end of August 2019. 

Please see the link here for more details of the closure of Leatherhead Trinity Children’s Centre.

Employment & Learning Support Drop-In

ETHOS Employment and Learning Support 
Need help to get a job?
Appointments for 1:1 support with CV writing, preparing for work, interview skills, searching for jobs etc with a qualified Learning and Careers Advisers.
This is FREE to access if you are unemployed or work less than 16 hours per week and wont affect your benefits.  
Available for anyone living in Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley and Tandridge.
To book an appointment contact or phone 01372 811 313.
E-Learning Centre Drop in will be launching in the Autumn term and will take place every other Wednesday morning.
Free online courses for anyone to access, and use of laptops and support from a tutor to complete the courses.  There is a wide range of over 20 different courses from Manual Handling and  Interview Skills, to Food Allergy Awareness and Time Management.
The full list of courses available can be found here: ETHOS courses
No need to book, just turn up.

Courses for Parents, Grandparents and other Carers

Help! I’m a Parent – Get Me Out of Here

It isn’t always easy being a parent!
In ‘Help! I’m a Parent – Get Me Out of Here’ we look at how you can better understand your child and discuss ideas you can use when the going gets tough.

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

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

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.

Course running on Saturday 11th May 2019 – watch this space – sign up details coming soon.

Wellbeing Course

Coming soon! More details to follow

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.

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


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 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

Need food vouchers? Please contact Rachel Wedd on

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 |