YMCA Banstead Children’s Centre is here for you and your family!

As a designated Sure Start Children’s Centre, we offer support and activities for families with children under five years old, in and around the Banstead area.

We also offer an outreach service to the local community. Read more about our outreach work.

Opening times

Monday – Friday | 09:00-14:00
Saturday & Sunday | Closed

Surrey County Council - changes to children's centres

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 on helping the families most in need of support, which means that some of the existing children’s centres will close and others will become Family Centres. Surrey County Council will no longer provide universal services for all families at Family Centres but other organisations, such as health visitors, may offer these at the centres and at other community venues.

You can use the Family Information Directory to find universal and other services, support groups, activities, events and more.

The changes will take place at different times across Surrey’s 11 districts and boroughs, so to make sure families can find out what is happening in their area the district and borough pages on the Family Information Service website will be regularly updated from April. They will provide information about when current activities offered at children’s centres will close and where Family Centres will open.

In addition there is a new page on the website which provides information about the final proposals that were agreed by Surrey County Council’s Cabinet. This also has a link to the results of the consultation that was undertaken to get views and suggestions on the draft proposals.

Kind regards,
Children Centre Team

If you have any queries and comments, please contact proposals@surreycc.gov.uk

Funded childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

Working parents of 3 and 4 year olds in England may be entitled to up to 30 hours of free childcare, for 38 weeks of the year (or fewer hours over more weeks). This is an additional 15 hours of free childcare on top of the 15 hours universal entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds in England.



Foodbank Vouchers

We can issue Foodbank Vouchers, once you have been issued with a voucher, you can exchange this for a minimum of three days’ emergency food at your nearest foodbank centre.

Getting here

YMCA Banstead Children’s Centre, The Horseshoe, Bolters Lane, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2BQ
Find us on Google Maps

By bus
The 166 bus (operatred by Transport for London) stops in Banstead, opposite Castleton Drive (on Bolters Lane). Walk towards Banstead town centre and the Horseshoe will be on your right hand side. You can find useful and up-to-date bus travel information on the following websites:
Transport for London
Traveline South East

By train
The nearest station is Banstead (0.9 miles). From here walk south on Banstead Road and turn right onto Brighton Road (A217). Walk approx. 0.3 miles and then turn left onto The Horseshoe.

Please check the National Rail website for up-to-date journey information.

By car

From the A217, turn right onto Bolters Lane (A2022). At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Bolters Lane and follow for 0.4 miles. Turn right onto The Horseshoe and follow the road round to reach the centre which will be on your left hand side.

Adult education

We also work closely with various partners in the community regarding Adult Education.
National Careers Service
Carshalton College
Nescot College

Find out more

For more information, please contact Angelina McLoughlin.

T 01737 362058
E Angelina.McLoughlin@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk

YMCA Banstead Children’s Centre, The Horseshoe, Bolters Lane, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2BQ