Please see our timetable for cost/donations. 

Baby Café

Term time only
A place to come and meet other breastfeeding mums/ mums-to-be where specialist breastfeeding counsellors will be on hand to give you advice and support around breastfeeding matters. Partners welcome. These drop in sessions are held at Dover’s Green Children’s Centre, RH2 7RF

Baby Massage

Book in advance
A 4-week baby massage course taught by a qualified instructor. Bursary places may be available depending on circumstances.

Basic First Aid

Book in advance
A one off session focusing on different areas of concern in relation to providing first aid to young children.

Boogie Mites

Term time only
An interactive fun, music and rhyme session run by Boogie Mites on Friday afternoons.

Child Health Drop-In

Runs fortnightly

Drop in and chat to the health team about your child/children on all aspects of child health including sleep routines, healthy eating, toilet training etc. There is also the opportunity to get your baby weighed at these sessions. These sessions are held fortnightly so we advise you to check the dates on the calendar on the front page of our website.

Dads’ Group

An opportunity for dads or male carers to bring their under 7’s to a session of play and activities held in the Red Oak Preschool. This session is held on the fourth Saturday of the month.

ECAT-Every Child A Talker

Book in advance
A 5 week course of play sessions where the focus is on communication, speech and language development. It is suitable for parents who have concerns over their child’s speech and language development. Please call the centre to check eligibility and to book a place.

Introducing Family Foods

Book in advance
These one-off sessions are run by the local health team and look at how to introduce your baby to family foods. The session is suitable for parents of babies aged 4-6 months. Babies welcome to attend too!

Let’s get healthy with HENRY

8 week course run annually
Book in advance
Let’s Get Healthy with HENRY is designed to give parents and carers of children up to the age of 5 years the tools and skills they need to provide a healthy family lifestyle. HENRY helps by bringing together three important elements:

  • Information about food and activity that is practical, easy to understand and helps the whole family to adopt a healthier lifestyle
  • Support for parents and carers, helping you develop the confidence and skills to give your children a good start in life
  • Changing old habits – practical strategies and support to help you make the changes you think will help your family

Please call the centre for more information, to put your name down for a course and to find out when the next course will be running.

Midwife Discharge Clinic

These appointments are scheduled by your midwife when your baby is around 10- 14 days old.

Outreach and Home visits

Confidential visits carried out by one of our two highly trained Outreach Workers. They can come and meet with you at home or another neutral venue. Please see our Family Support page for more details of some of the areas the Outreach Workers can help you with, speak to one of the Centre team next time you are in the Centre or call us for more information.

Parenting Puzzle

4 or 10-week Parenting courses run regularly throughout the year depending on demand.
We all want family life to be fun, happy and loving but at various times things can get in the way of this and it can be hard to see a way to get back on track and re-discover the fun and comfort of family life. For most of us it easier to make changes when we are able to share ideas and have the support of others. In these sessions together with a small group of other parents and two trained facilitators, you will work your way through the Parenting Puzzle course material together hopefully with many laughs along the way. Please call the centre for more information, to put your name down for a course and to find out when the next course will be running.

Parentcraft Ante-Natal

One off ante-natal sessions for parents to be. Booked and run by our local community midwife team. Speak to your midwife for more information.

Playtime

A popular drop in stay and play session run jointly by Welcare in East Surrey and The Red Oak. Open to families with children under 5 and held at Age concern, Weldon Way, Merstham, RH1 3QB.

Rhyme Time @ Chalkmead Care Home

Come and join the outreach team for a fun and interactive multi generation music and rhyme time session at Chalkmead Care Home in Merstham. Held on 1st Thursday of the month.

Rhyme Time @ Merstham Library

Come and join the outreach team for a fun and interactive weekly music and rhyme time session at Merstham Library.

SPLAT HBC’s

Our weekly stay and play session for Home Based Carers runs on Wednesday mornings (term time only). Use all our facilities and equipment, meet others and take part in organised activities. This session is for home-based child carers only.

SPLAT Bletchingley

Stay, play and learn sessions in the nursery @ Bletchingley Village Primary School, Coneybury, Bletchingley RH1 4PP. Run on a half termly basis for all families with children under 5.

SPLAT Merstham

A weekly afternoon stay, play and learn sessions at The Red Oak Children’s Centre. Open to parents & carers and their under 5s  (Term time only)

Toddler Time

Term time only
A very popular stay, play and learn session for toddlers and their parents/ carers. Younger siblings welcome.