Welcome to St Paul's Sure Start Children's Centre

We are a busy and very friendly Sure Start Children's Centre, with lots going on. 


St Paul's Sure Start Children's Centre is a place where children under five years of age and their families can access help and support from teams of professionals... including managing children's behaviour, parenting skills, supporting children with additional needs, ante and post-natal support, healthy living, play and learning - and more. A 'one stop shop' for parents. 

This website aims to give you a taster of the centre, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact us direct with any queries you may have.
Thank you for visiting! 

As I am sure you all know, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet made the decision to stop offering Sure Start children’s centre provision across Surrey. Changes are taking place at different times across the different districts and boroughs.


Across the borough of Guildford, Sure Start provision will cease on 24th July 2019. This means that most universal services such as “Play and Learn” and “Baby Groups” will stop. Parents can use the Family Information Directory to find universal and other services, support groups, activities and more.


When the Sure Start centres and provision stops the new Family Centres will open. Guildford Nursery School is leading and managing provision across the borough. Whilst there will be very little universal provision there will be some groups and services running for target groups. There will also be family support and home visits for referred families living across the borough.


The newly set up Family Centres are located as follows:-

Guildford Nursery School (Hazel Avenue) – open weekdays, all year round from 8am – 6pm

Ash Grange Primary School – open weekdays during term time from 9am – 12 noon

The Spinney – open weekdays during term time plus some school holiday time from 9am – 4pm

Until 24th July please continue to contact your local Sure Start Centre for information and advice. From 25th July please call 01483 566589 or check the website to find out more.


The last Play and Learn sessions, Bubbles Baby Sensory and Parent Cafe will be week commencing 15th July and there will be one final Summer event at St Paul's on Tuesday 30th July - Farm Fun - from 9.45-11.15 - all welcome.

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 these at 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.

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