Potters Gate Children's Centre

Welcome to Potters Gate Children's Centre  

An Academy Children’s Centre, part of the Good Shepherd Academy Trust 

We are located in the centre of Farnham, off Beavers Road, and we provide a wide range of activities and events for families of children from birth to five years old living in our reach area.  As well as running regular fun activities for you and your children, we can help by supporting parents to return to work, help families to accessing other voluntary or statutory services and assist parents in finding child care or nurseries and applying for childcare (FEET) funding. All of our play sessions and courses are free, so come along and enjoy what Potters Gate Children’s Centre can offer you and your family. 

Use the What's On link to see our calendar of events.

The aim of all Sure Start Children’s Centres is to ensure that all children from birth to five years of age have the best possible start in life. We are a part-time Centre and work with families and carers to support them in achieving the best for their children. We look forward to meeting you and your family.

Kind Regards, 
Hollie and the team at Potters Gate Sure Start Children’s Centre            

For a map click here and for our opening times click here                    



'Very enjoyable course - really enjoyed cooking from scratch.'

- Parent talking about our Cooking On A Budget course, February 2017

 'So much valuable knowledge and fantastic support' 

'This group breathes life into me to face another day'

- Parents from the Last Wednesday Special Needs Support Group, 2017


 'Really enjoyed handling the animals and the friendly staff!'

- Visitors to our Summer Farm Day in the summer holidays August 2017

 'Potters Gate Children’s Centre has made a big difference to me and my family as it’s made me more confident in myself and my child has now learnt how to interact with other children and developed so many new skills from attending the Play & Learn sessions'

- Parent who attended Play & Learn sessions, 2016

 'I made a pasta bake today from scratch. I even made the pasta bake sauce. My son enjoyed it!'

- Parent who attended the Baking workshop, September 2017


Coming to Caterpillars, I have made a lovely group of supportive mummies. It has made motherhood a lot easier.'

- Mum who came to Caterpillars and the Butterflies follow up in 2017


 'The bug hunt has been a brilliant morning-Robin was great - so well planned and informative. My daughter said 'She loved it!'

- Family who came to our Bug Hunt in Farnham Park, August 2017 


 'Really relaxed environment and enjoyable course - good weaning session.  Massage really good. I like that it is parent-led subjects.'

- Parent on our Caterpillars Baby course, January 2017


'Since the course I feel I have become calmer, where I would have shouted, I now find myself taking a deep breath and tackling the situation better.'

- Mum on Parenting Puzzle parenting course, July 2017


 'The best part of the course was relaxing with relaxation music, listening to what other people have to say and how they deal with it which gave me ideas, being able to talk through different tress relieving ways with people and talking about all the different stresses.'

- Parent who attended Managing Stress (Wellbeing) workshop, July 2017