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Sessions and Services
There is an overview of the services and activities that we run shown below. These will change throughout the year and as we continue to review and develop our work. We would be very pleased to hear your views on any sessions that we are running or that you would like us to run.

To view our current timetable of activities, please click here.

To give us your feedback and ideas please call in and see us or click here to use our Feedback form.

All families who access our services are required to complete our registration form . This will help us make sure that you get information about our services and events that are relevant to you. It also helps us monitor and evaluate our services. You can ask for a registration form when you come into the centre, or you can print it here, fill it in and return it to us. Thank you.


Baby Massage
baby_massage.jpgMassage is a great way to have some special time with your baby. Baby massage can help to alleviate difficulties such as wind, colic, constipation and irregular sleeping patterns.

Please contact us to find out when the next course is starting.


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Baby Moves
This is a new course involving a series of activities to aid the physical and social development of babies, aged 5 months to 10 months (alert but not walking).

Please contact us to find out when the next course is starting.


Click here to view the Baby Moves website

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Baby Signing
sign-language.jpgOur Baby Signing courses use British Sign Language signs and original songs for a fun learning experience.

Please contact us to find out when our next course starts.


Click here to view British Sign Language website

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Baby Weighing Clinic
We run a Baby Weighing Clinic twice a month. The local Health Visiting Team will be present to weigh your baby and answer any questions you may have.

Please see our up-to-date activity timetable for when 'Baby Clinic' sessions are running.


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Bonnie Babies
Our baby group is a great way to meet other local parents and to play with your baby. We often run 'messy play' within the group and are always available to answer and questions you may have, including offering advice about subjects such as weaning your baby.

Please see our up-to-date activity timetable for when 'Bonnie Babies' sessions are running.


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Boogie Mites
Music sessions (for different age groups) that aim to give parents the opportunity to understand how they can use music to support children's emotional and social development.


Click here to view the Boogie Mites website

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Breastfeeding

breastfeeding.jpgThe centre is breastfeeding-friendly, so we try to make Mums and babies as comfortable as possible whilst feeding.

 

We have electric breast pumps available for loan for troubleshooting in the early days of feeding. Please contact us for more information about borrowing one.

 

You are welcome to come along to our Breastfeeding Support Group every Wednesday morning 10:00 to 11:30am, but there are also staff who have trained as peer supporters here Monday to Friday so please contact us if you would like to discuss any breastfeeding issues outside of the session time, or you are unable to attend the group.

 


Click here to view the NHS Breastfeeding website

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ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
esol.jpgWe are not currently running any courses here at the centre but can recommend joining the English Language and Support Group at Frimley Baptist Church. Please see their website for further details.


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Family Learning
books.jpg'Family learning' describes a whole range of activities and programmes that involve parents, children and the wider family in learning together.

The Children's Centre works in partnership with Surrey Family Learning to provide short courses aiming to help parents to be more involved in their child's learning.


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First Aid
We run regular morning Paediatric First Aid sessions for parents and carers. These sessions cost £10. Please contact us for more information.

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Forest Fun
We have developed a small area at the back of the school playing field that we can now use to run forest school sessions. These sessions provide exciting outdoor learning opportunities for families with children aged 2 years and over. Please contact us for more details about dates and times of sessions.

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Go Real Nappy Trial Kit
Go Real is an independent source of information on Real Nappies (washable). To find out more about Go Real, please visit their website.

To save you paying out for Real Nappies without being able to try them first, The Orchard Children's Centre holds a trial kit of Real Nappies. The kit consists of different brands, styles and sizes of Real Nappies. Contact us if you would like to borrow the kit, for free, for up to 3 weeks.


Click here to view the Go Real website

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HENRY
HENRY_HEADER-main.jpgHENRY stands for 'Health Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young'.

It is an 8-week course, and each session includes 'Family Time', where parents and children spend time together, enjoying a healthy snack and a game, and 'Parent Time', where the children stay in a creche and parents go with the course facilitators for the session.

The course material involves looking at healthy eating patterns, parenting and relationship skills, emotional well-being and physical activity.

Please contact us to find out when the next course is running, and to book your place.


Click here to view the HENRY website

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Let's Play!
kidscircle1.gifThis session aims to provide opportunities for parents/carers to engage in quality play with their children aged between 18 months (steady walkers) and 5 years old. The session will promote all areas of children's learning and development using the Early Years Foundation Stage principles as a guide.

Parents/carers and children can access a range of resources and activities helping them to progress in all areas of their development.

Staff are on-hand to provide additional support.

Please see our up-to-date activity timetable for when 'Let's Play' sessions are running.


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MAD Academy
We work in partnership with MAD Academy to provide fun music and dance sessions at local venues. Please see our activities timetable for times, dates and venues.


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Parenting Support
parenting.jpgBeing a parent can be very difficult, but we hope that we can help you to enjoy being a parent and make it one of the most rewarding things you do!

We offer many different kinds of support:

If you live in the Frimley and Camberley area and you have children under 5, you could ask to see an Outreach Worker who can visit you at home and spend some time talking things through and offering you some support.

You might like to take part in a parenting course where you will meet other parents and also find tips and new ways of understanding behaviours you might be finding difficult. Please contact us to find out when our next parenting course is, or visit the Surrey Family Links website to find courses running in your area.

 


Click here to view the Surrey Family Links website

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Storysacks
storysack.jpgStorysacks are bags full of wonderful resources, such as soft toy characters, games, and activity guides to encourage you and your child to enjoy reading together. They are usually based around a well-known picture book and are available for loan from our centre.

Ask centre staff if you would like to view our catalogue of Storysacks.


Click here to view Storysack website

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Tiddlers
Tiddlers follows the same themes as Let's Play sessions but is aimed at younger children, from crawling babies (any kind of crawling!) up to steady walkers. As with Let's Play, it provides opportunities for parents/carers to engage in quality play with their children. The session will promote all areas of children's learning and development using the Early Years Foundation Stage principles as a guide.

Parents/carers and children can access a range of resources and activities helping them to progress in all areas of their development.

Staff are on-hand to provide additional support.

Please see our up-to-date activity timetable for when 'Tiddlers' sessions are running.


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