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The Red Oak Sure Start Children's Centre is based at the heart of the Merstham community, and is a 'one-stop shop' for children under 5 and their families. We provide advice, information, support, an onsite Pre-school, courses, activities and more.

We are one of 58 Sure Start Children's Centres in Surrey, and we are focused on delivering a centre which is accessible and relevant to all local families. Our area primarily covers Merstham, Bletchingley, Nutfield and South Nutfield, although families from anywhere are welcome to access our services and activities. Priority when needed, will be given to families inside our reach area.


The Red Oak Children’s Centre has taken the opportunity to join the Operation Encompass scheme which will run jointly between local early years settings, schools, Surrey Police and Surrey County Council.

Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting on any domestic incidents that occur outside of ‘normal’ school hours and might have an impact on a child in their setting.

Operation Encompass will ensure that the settings Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or deputy DSL, (named in Operation Encompass as a ‘Key Adult’ or “Deputy Key Adult”) is informed the next morning that there has been a domestic incident or if a child has been reported as missing.  The DSL or deputy DSL already holds the safeguarding responsibilities for the setting and are fully aware of the sensitive and confidential issues regarding such information.

Through sharing this information with the DSL and/or deputy DSL the setting can ensure that the child/ren are supported in the most appropriate way.  We are keen to ensure that we offer the best support possible to the child/ren and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved. For more information see www.operationencompass.org

How are we doing?
 In order to secure future funding we need to show we're making a difference to people's lives. 
Can you please help us by emailing info@theredoak.org.uk with your feedback about the Centre and how we have made a difference to you.

Thank you very much.

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