We are sure you are all aware that following the consultation over Christmas a decision was taken by Surrey to change the Sure Start Childrens centre offer to a Family Centre model across Surrey. The planned restructure will mean that some centres will close and others will be incorporated into the new offer.The Hale Children Centre is changing to become a new Family Centre and it is envisaged that the new Family Centres will be fully staffed and operational by mid-November.
Please be assured that families receiving Outreach assistance will continue to be supported throughout the changes.The Surrey County Council - Family Information Service has further information regarding the closures of centres, new centres and what services they will offer. There is also information regarding other services available to families when our universal services finish.
The most significant changes are that from the week ending 23rd August 2019 the Universal services will cease. Universal services include the Play and Learn sessions and baby groups.
We would like to let you know what we will be offering over the next few weeks. All time-tabled sessions will continue at the Children’s Centre from now and throughout the summer holidays until 23.08.19. Any September sessions and courses will be published on our website nearer the start of term.
We would like to say thank you to all parents and partners for your support to the Sure Start Children’s Centre over the last 9 years and as Hale moves to a Family Centre the work with families across Farnham will continue.
From the Children’s Centre team at Hale.