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The Haven Sure Start Children's Centre
The Haven is a Family Support Children's Centre covering Egham, Englefield Green and Staines.
Our aim is to provide our community with a range of services to support Mums, Dads and extended families in raising their children to ensure every child is offered the best start in life. Our priority age range is birth to 5 years.
Here at The Haven we recognise that family life is not always easy, all children are individual and therefore reach stages in child development at different times.
We offer information, advice and support through health providers, Home Start, Employment Advice, Childcare Options and other community run groups.
We offer services from the main site at The Hythe Primary School and also from the Youth Centre in Corby Drive, Englefield Green and are always looking for new ways to support families and welcome proposals for new services.
Our Family Support Outreach workers are also available for home visits through our referral system.
We are open Monday to Thursday 8.30am-4.00pm and 8.30am - 3.00pm on Fridays.
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to either pop in to see us at The Haven or contact us by telephone on 01784 464395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
INFORMATION ABOUT CHANGES TO CHILDREN'S CENTRES
& HOW SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL SUPPORTS FAMILIES
(posted 13 March 2019)
As you may know there will be changes this year to children’s centres and how Surrey County Council supports families.
The new approach will involve Surrey County Council focusing its resources on helping the families most in need of support, which means that some of the existing children’s centres will close and others will become Family Centres. Surrey County Council will no longer provide universal services for all families at Family Centres but other organisations, such as health visitors, may offer theseat the centres and at other community venues.
You can use the Family Information Directory to find universal and other services, support groups, activities, events and more.
The changes will take place at different times across Surrey’s 11 districts and boroughs, so to make sure families can find out what is happening in their area the district and borough pages on the Family Information Service website will be regularly updated from April. They will provide information about when current activities offered at children’s centres will close and where Family Centres will open.
In addition there is a new page on the website which provides information about the final proposals that were agreed by Surrey County Council’s Cabinet. This also has a link to the results of the consultation that was undertaken to get views and suggestions on the draft proposals.
Children Centre Team