Author Archives: Claire Matthes

Statement on the changes to Children’s Centre Services

  Statement on the changes to Children’s Centre Services 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 […]

Update on the Planned Closure of Tennyson’s Children’s Centre

Update on the Planned Closure of Tennyson’s Sure Start Children’s Centre, Haslemere. We are saddened, but not surprised, by the Surrey County Council decision to move ahead with the Children’s Centre closure programme. Local people with long memories will recall […]


Speech, Language and Communication Workshop – 20th March

10-11am on Wednesday 20th March 2019. Have you ever wondered…. how babies learn to talk?  how you as a parent can help them learn these skills? what to do if you’re worried that their communication skills are delayed? Then come […]

Baby Development Group on Thursdays

Come along to our baby ‘play and learn’ group to meet other parents and share ideas and tips about surviving that first year! Find out how your baby will develop and what you can do to support them on their […]


Making Your Money Work – a 3 week course starting 1st May 2019

Making Your Money Work We are offering a 3 week course to support you to get the most out of your family budget. The course covers the following topics: How to prepare a family budget  How to work out […]

5 week Baby Massage course starts on Monday 4th March 2019

For non-mobile babies and their parents. A gentle way to soothe, comfort and bond with your baby. Starts Monday 4th March, 1-2.30pm at Tennyson’s Sure Start Children’s Centre. Cost: £20 per family. Call 01428 644485 or email


CLOSED 4 January: Family Resilience Consultation: Children’s Centres

Please have your say! The consultation is due to close very soon, on the 4th January 2019. Surrey County Council is consulting on a Family Resilience model for Surrey children’s centres. In Waverley, the proposal is that Tennyson’s Children’s Centre […]

Find online guides for each stage of your child’s development….

Understanding your baby and Understanding your child 0-19 years include top tips from childcare, education and health experts. Available online:  


Wheel of Well-Being – 6 week course!

This gentle, fun, nurturing course explores six simple ways to improve your happiness and well-being. Starts Wednesday 5th June 2019, 9.30-11am, here at Tennyson’s. This is a FREE course, but do please book on 01428 644485, or email

Parenting Pre-Teens & Teens – a 4-week course

It’s not easy being a parent at any stage of their childhood, so when they are approaching the teenage years and the game seems to shift a little, it’s good to seek a little ongoing guidance and support.  This 4 […]

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