Month: February 2017

April Events in Surrey for Babies, Children and Families

Top local listings for April events in Surrey that are perfect for babies, toddlers, big kids and families! Discover what’s on near you, including children’s activities, workshops, shows, open days and fun things to do. You can add to our list of April events in Surrey by visiting our Add Event page. APRIL EVENTS IN SURREY 15 Minutes of Fun at Chertsey Museum Sat 1st April 2017, 1.30pm – 3.30pm The Cedars, 33 Windsor Street, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8AT Free family craft activities. Join the museum for their monthly family drop-in craft activity. This month they’re making ‘fire breathing’ dragons! www.chertseymuseum.org.uk Cost:...

Read More

Surrey mum’s desperate bid to raise money for life-saving cancer treatment

A Surrey mum is urgently trying to raise funds after NHS doctors told her they could no longer treat her cancer. Alix Manders, from Woking, was pregnant with her third child when she received the devastating news that she has cancer of the colon. Since her diagnosis in November 2014, the former St. Peter’s Hospital nurse has exhausted all of the treatment options available on the NHS. Now Alix’s only chance of survival lies in privately funded immunotherapy, which will cost £100,000 for the initial stage. The 36-year-old, who has three boys aged seven, five and two, was 22...

Read More

Surrey Mother’s Day Events in 2017

Get ready to pamper and indulge your mum at one of these Mother’s Day events taking place in Surrey. From craft activities to full days out, we’ve rounded up the best mum-friendly activities that the whole family can enjoy. Surrey Mother’s Day Events Mothering Sunday Crafting at Guildford Cathedral Sat 25 March 2017, 12.00pm-2.00pm Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7UP A chance to make something wonderful and be creative. Suitable for all ages, including making cards for Mothering Sunday, enjoy a free hand massage and contribute to a memory book of the occasion. www.guildford-cathedral.org Cost: Admission free. Mother’s Day Photo...

Read More

Surrey Trading Standard’s plea for suffocation warnings on popular baby items

These popular baby products should come with safety warnings following suffocation deaths, say Trading Standards. Surrey and Buckinghamshire Trading Standards led a study into the safety information present on pouch-style baby carriers and plastic nappy bags sold by high street and online retailers. Suffocation warnings Checks carried out by Trading Standards officers found three in 10 slings and one in 10 packs of nappy bags had no safety warnings, despite a string of infant deaths related to similar items. In the report, Trading Standards said that it should be mandatory for pouch baby slings and nappy bags to carry...

Read More

30 hours of free childcare – How will it work?

This September will see the amount of free childcare in England doubling to 30 hours per week. But what exactly will parents be entitled to and how will it work? What free childcare hours can I get? Many working parents of children aged 3 to 4 years will be eligible for 30 hours of free childcare per week. Fifteen hours of free early education per week will still be available under the current rules. However, parents will only qualify for the additional free children for 38 weeks per year – the equivalent to school term times. Depending on your childcare...

Read More