Billingshurst Community Partnership

Company No 5573204

A company limited by guarantee

Registered in England and Wales

Registered Office: 1st Floor, Atlantic House, Jengers Mead, Billingshurst, RH14 9PB


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Billingshurst Children and Family Centre
has services for everyone

The Centre is in Station Road, in front of the Billingshurst Leisure Centre. It has a social area with an internet café and play area, a training room where most of the session groups gather, a meeting room and an outside play area. Wakoos Nursery is also located within the building, but is managed independently.

Billingshurst Children and Family Centre offer a range of easily accessible services for families from the surrounding villages, including Barns Green, Shipley, Coolham, Wisborough Green, Loxwood and Plaistow, offering information, advice and support as well as groups and activities for under 5's.

The Children and Family Centre staff work with partner agencies to provide services for families with children aged 0 to 5 years old.

Please use the following link to see the current programme

www.westsussex.gov.uk/billingshurstcfc

These services include:

  • Child and family health services, including antenatal and postnatal services, and speech and language support.
  • Family support and parental outreach services.
  • Links with schools and extended services, and the Children's Family Information Service.
  • Support for children and parents with special needs.
  • Links with Job Centre Plus and local training providers to support parents and carers considering training or employment.

Through consultation and support from the parents of Billingshurst and the wider community, a weekly programme of groups and activities runs at the Centre. It is constantly looking to improve services with and for families.

The wide range of activities includes:

  • Several Our Fun Friday drop-ins, with toys, messy play, crafts and music sessionsrhyme time for parents with babies and pre-school children runs every Friday mornings 10.00am until 11.30am.
  • Bumps and Babes is now being run in the Pulborough Children and Family Centre every other Wednesday 12.30pm-1.30pm

Toy library is available whenever the centre is open. Mon- Thurs 9.00am - 3.00pm and Fri 9.00am -1.00pm, and includes a vast range of toys suited to pre-school children. A one-off £2 membership is charged, and thereafter all toys borrowed are free. This enables parents and grandparents to keep children’s interest with a constant rotation of quality toys which offer new and exciting challenges and help parents to support their children as 'early learners.'

Little Movers is a music and movement group for children aged 18 months to 5 years, with dance action songs and music.

The Citizens' Advice Bureau visits the Centre monthly and appointments can be made. A thriving Baby Clinic run by local Health Visitors is held every Monday afternoon between 1.00pm - 2.30 pm. An Antenatal clinic runs every Monday morning, please call for an appointment.

Hummingbirds is a music session for children under 5 with additional support needs, run by an experienced music therapist.

There are now a growing and active group of volunteers, both in the Centre and the surrounding villages. They help to cover Reception, run groups and activities, deliver leaflets, and put on holiday activities.
Partnerships with local people, parents and grandparents, are key to building stronger communities, and the Centre has been overwhelmed at the local support.

Strong partnerships are also being developed with local schools, pre- schools and the leisure centre to raise awareness of our services, and to find ways to work together for the benefit of local families.

The only session there is a charge for is Little Movers at £2.00

For further information or to get involved call the Centre Team, on 01403 213594 or email office.billingshurst@westsussex.gov.uk We look forward to meeting you.

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BILLINGSHURST TOURIST INFORMATION
BILLINGSHURST HISTORY
LOCAL EDUCATION (from 3 to Adult)
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All sessions at the Centre are informal

For further information,
contact
Alison Robinson,
the Centre manager, on
01403 213594.