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    Posted: 02/04/15

    As I am sure you all know, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet made the decision to stop offering Sure Start children’s centre provision across Surrey. Changes are taking place at different times across the different districts and boroughs.

    Across the Guildford Borough, Sure Start provision will cease on 24th July 2019. BOXGROVE CHILDREN'S CENTRE WILL CLOSE.  This means that most universal services such as “Play and Learn” and “Baby Groups” will stop. Parents can use the Family Information Directory (www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/family-information-service) to find universal and other services, support groups, activities and more.

    When the Sure Start centres and provision stops the new Family Centres will open. Guildford Nursery School is leading and managing provision across the borough. Whilst there will be very little universal provision there will be some groups and services running for target groups. There will also be family support and home visits for referred families living across the borough.

    The newly set up Family Centres are located as follows:-

    Guildford Nursery School (Hazel Avenue) – open weekdays, all year round from 8am – 6pm

    Ash Grange Primary School – open weekdays during term time from 9am – 12 noon

    The Spinney – open weekdays during term time plus some school holiday time from 9am – 4pm

    Until 24th July please continue to contact your local Sure Start Centre for information and advice. From 25th July please call 01483 566589 or check the new family centres website (www.familycentresforguildford.co.uk)  to find out more.

    We will no longer be running Play & Learn sessions at Ripley Village Hall on Thursdays.  Bushy Hill will continue until end of June.


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