About the Centre

Our Staff


 

 

 

Helen Placito

Centre Manager 

Helen has three grown up children and lives locally with her husband. Helen has worked at Children Centres for the past four and a half years and has experience in both management and Outreach support. She has previously worked in a school based background and has extensive knowledge supporting children with additional needs.

 

 

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Sophie Georgallou

Admin, Information and Clerical Receptionist

Sophie is originally from Liverpool and now lives in Molesey with her Husband and son, she is currently studying for a Criminology degree. Sophie has extensive local knowledge and can help with any queries you may have. She works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

 

 

Sarah

Sarah Childs

Outreach Worker

Sarah Childs is our Outreach Worker. Sarah lives in the Richmond Borough with her three sons.  Her previous work experience has been in Residential homes, schools and family support.  Sarah is available at the centre on Wednesday and Thursday 9.00-2.30 pm and Friday 9.00- 4.00 pm

 

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Paula Waspe

Playworker

Paula is our Playworker and runs our Stay and Play and Outdoor Play sessions. Paula is a qualified Teacher and has experience of working in schools, most recently in Turkey. Paula is available Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


 

What we offer

The centre offers a range of services for families with children aged 0-4:

  • A variety of fun sessions for parents and children to attend together that support children’s learning and development
  • Outreach support via appointment both at the centre and via home visits for families needing more intensive support or those unable to access the centre
  • Support and advice on parenting, local childcare options and access to specialist services for families with young children
  • Links to Jobcentre Plus and Adult Education such as Parenting, ESOL, First Aid, Healthy Eating, English and Maths GSCE courses
  • Appointments with midwives, health visitors and community nursery nurses at the children’s centre:

– Ante and postnatal check ups
– Breastfeeding support
– Parent craft classes
– Child health clinic
– Early weeks support
– 27 month review checks
– Introduction to solids

  • We are a breastfeeding friendly centre
  • Information on local services and events
  • Volunteering positions and opportunities to become a parent representative on out advisory board

Opening times

Mon 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday 9:00 am – 2.30 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am – 2.30 pm

Thursday 9:00 am – 2.30 pm

Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm