Merstham Playtime 

A stay and play session for parents/ carers and their children  0-5 years old.  Places for the group are limited.  Pre-book only.
Contact the centre for more information.  At The Red Oak Family Centre, Radstock Way, Merstham, RH13NH

A Space To Come 

A friendly, welcoming group for families with children who have special educational needs or disabilities or who have concerns about their child’s development. Get professional advice & information whilst your child plays.
The group is run on a termly basis and families attend each session for the term.  Places are limited.  Pre-book only.
Contact the centre for more information about this session and the support it offers.  At The Red Oak Family Centre, Radstock Way, Merstham, RH13NH

Horley Playtime

A stay and play session for parents/ carers and their children 0-5 years old held at our partner family centre in Horley called the YMCA Horley Family Centre.  Places for the group are limited.  Pre-book only.
Contact The Red Oak Family Centre for more information.   Held at YMCA Horley Family Centre, The Old Fire Station, Albert Road, Horley, RH6 7JA

Baby and Me 

A friendly group for parents with pre-walking babies aged 0-12 months, focusing on the first year of your baby, your emotional wellbeing and Five to Thrive.  Come along and meet other new parents in your local area.  Pre-book only.  Contact the family centre for more information.
At The Red Oak Family Centre, Radstock Way, Merstham, RH1 3NH.

ECAT – Every Child A Talker

Book in advance
ECAT is 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. For children aged approximately 2 years upwards.  Please call the centre to check eligibility and to book a place.

The Parenting Puzzle

This is a 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.

   

Talking Teens

Book in advance

A 4 week course to learn about adolescent brain development and to give parents ideas and strategies to maintain boundaries, motivation & support for young people. Suitable for parents of children from year 5 upwards.

  

Toy Library @ Merstham Library

Merstham Community Hub , 2a Portland Drive, Merstham, RH1 3HY
Every Tuesday 11.30am-1pm 
Come and choose from our huge selection of toys suitable for children from birth to 8 years.  Borrow up to 2 items per week for only 50p per toy!
A one-off membership required – £2.00 per family.

 

Healthy Start Vitamins

Baby Cafe

Baby Cafe is a breastfeeding support group.  These are places where mums can meet up and access help with feeding from professionals.  Meet other new mums, have some conversation and access feeding help if you need it.
The Redhill, Reigate amnd Merstham BabyCafe is now meeting face to face on Wednesdays at the Harlequin in Redhill!
If you would like more information on the Baby Cafe call the 0-19 Child Health team advice line on Tel: 01883 340922.
See poster below for details.

Child Health Drop-In Clinics

The drop-in clinics are currently not running due to covid restrictions.

However if you would like to speak to a member of the 0-19 Child and Family Health Team about your child or make an appointment to see the Helath Team, please contact the 0-19 Advice Line.

You can chat to the health team about all aspects of child health including sleep routines, healthy eating, toilet training… 

Introducing Family Foods

Book in advance

These one-off sessions are run by the NHS Child and Family Health Team.  These sessions 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!

The face to face sessions in some areas are currently not running due to covid restrictions.  Please contact the Advice Line on Tel: 01883 340922 for more information.

Find out how to attend a free virtual workshop by speaking to your health visitor or contacting the Advice Line on 01883 340922

Visit www. https://childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk/services/introducing-family-foods, to access the information online and watch a video

A Time to Shine

This group is currently not running due to covid restrictions.

A drop in group for families with children who have special educational needs or disabilities and for families who have concerns about their child’s development. Held at YMCA Horley Family Centre. The Old Fire Station, Albert Road Horley, RH6 7JA 

Let’s get healthy with HENRY

An 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.