Family Centre Services

If you or your family members are looking for support, you might find these courses and groups helpful:

  • Child health drop-in – weigh-in sessions with health professionals
  • Community gardening and social group – open to all ages (no experience needed)
  • Family advice sessions – one-to-one support
  • Freedom Programme – course and support group for victims of domestic violence
  • Little Chatterboxes – communication group to develop a child’s language skills
  • Parenting Puzzle and the Nurturing Programme – parenting courses
  • SEND advice sessions – for children with additional needs and disabilities
  • SENDsory Play – play sessions for children with additional needs from birth to age 5
  • Welcome to the World – weekly group for expectant parents
  • Wriggles & Giggles – new parent group for babies up to 6 months
  • Young Parents Group– group for young parents and their children under 5. 

Please see below for a brief description of each session:

Our drop-in clinic takes place on Monday afternoons at The Spinney (GU2 8YD) from 12.30pm – 2.30pm, and on Tuesday mornings at Hazel Avenue (GU1 1NR) from 10am – 12pm. You can find the most up-to-date information about health visitor services on the CSH website or by calling 01883 340 922.

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month from 10.30am – 12.00pm at the Community Garden, Hazel Avenue, GU1 1NR.

Spending time outdoors is a good way to keep your mind and body active and boost your happiness levels. Come along to the community gardening group to help maintain the beautiful Hazel Avenue site. Absolutely no gardening experience needed and all ages welcome. You’ll meet new people, have some fun and hopefully leave feeling calmer. 

We’ll be there, whatever the weather!

Are you facing difficulties in your family life? If you feel like you need some extra support, we offer free, 30-minute online advice sessions. You can book by calling 01483 510570.

The Freedom Programme is a free 11-week support group for women who are victims of domestic violence. If you would like more information, please visit www.freedomprogramme.co.uk or call our team on 01483 510 570.

Little Chatterboxes is a 4-week course for you and your child, to help them develop their use of language. Children who have been identified as having speech and language communication needs are prioritised, and can be referred. Please call 01483 510570 for more details.

We offer two programmes to help parents and carers deal with the challenges of family life and create a calmer, happier environment. The Parenting Puzzle and the Nurturing Programme are tried and tested support programmes to help us think about what we do, why we do it and how it makes us feel.

The Parenting Puzzle programme is a 4-week online course. You can read more details here.

Before starting the Parenting Puzzle, we ask you to watch some foundation videos with top parenting tips. You can view those here.

The Nurturing Programme is a 10-week group course which takes place face to face. You can read how it’s helped other parents here.

You can also speak to our team on 01483 510570 for more details.

If you have concerns about any aspect of your child’s development, you can book a free 30-minute consultation with our SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) team. You don’t need to have a diagnosis. Please call 01483 510570 for more details.

Come and join our sensory play session for children with additional needs. We regularly have early years support professionals and physiotherapists on hand to answer your questions too.

SENDsory play takes place every Monday from 10 – 11.30am at our family centre on Hazel Avenue, and is suitable for children from birth to age 5. You don’t need to book, and siblings are welcome!

Welcome to the World is a course for expectant parents to discuss the transition into parenting and share concerns. One of our recent parents said, ‘If understanding and knowledge is power then this course definitely empowers parents to get it right from the very beginning.’

Please speak to our team to learn more on 01483 510570 and click here for more information.

Wriggles & Giggles is a free weekly parent and baby group for non-mobile babies. We meet every Thursday from 1 – 2pm at Guildford Nursery School on Hazel Avenue. Come and meet other families and join us for some afternoon fun! Call 01483 510570 to reserve your place or just drop in on the day.

For a comprehensive list of dates and times for all the parenting courses we’re offering, please click here.

Come and meet other young parents and have fun with your babies and young children under 5!

Proudly run by young mums, Mia and Izzy.

No need to book, drop in on the day.

Wednesdays 1:00pm – 2:00pm @ Guildford Nursery School, Hazel Avenue, Guildford GU1 1NR