Family centres in Guildford

Coronavirus and family centres

Family support workers, sometimes called outreach workers, continue to offer support to those who need it either face to face, by phone, email and video calling. Some of our buildings are closed but those that remain open have COVID-safe measures in place.

About the centres

Guildford borough has two main family centres, one in Bellfields and one in Park Barn, with an additional delivery site in Ash. Guildford Nursery School is leading and managing provision across the borough.

The family centres provide one-to-one family support where family circumstances are having a significant impact on the health, development or wellbeing of the child/ children. Families and practitioners working with families, for example, GPs, health visitors, schools, early years settings can request family support for families who need targeted help. Requests for support can be made through Surrey Children's Single Point of Access (CSPA). The family will be contacted by the family centre when parents have agreed that they would welcome the extra help.

The family centre team will support families where it best suits the needs of the family. This could be in families' homes, at local community venues, or in the centre itself. The team will visit families most in need who live anywhere in the Guildford borough.

The centre offers parenting programmes and group activities about common issues, for example, strategies to help with family routines or keeping your children safe.

Contact the family centre to find out what services they offer and how to access them. Contact details for family centres in Guildford are listed below. For centres in other areas of Surrey, visit our main Family Centres page.

Family centres

Guildford Family Centre - Bellfields

Open weekdays, all year round from 8am to 6pm

Guildford Family Centre - Park Barn

Open weekdays during term time plus some school holiday time from 9am to 4pm.

Guildford Family Centre - Ash

Open weekdays during term time from 9am to 12 noon.