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Free online oral health parent workshop

NHS General Dental Services are operating at significantly reduced capacity due to social distancing and infection prevention and control requirements in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. With very low number of dentist appointments available, it is absolute essential during these times that you and your…

Free online parenting support for families

Action for Children is offering free online parenting support for families with children aged 0 – 19. Parents can connect with a parenting coach for judgment-free advice and emotional support and can ask for help on all sorts of things, from how to keep children…

Fun activities to try at home

Here are some simple ideas to keep your child amused at home. Childrens Centres are also offering; Weekly Live sessions through Microsoft Teams Make Playdough (pdf) Sensory bottles (pdf) Snake Bubbles (pdf) Make a camp (pdf) Bubble volcano (pdf) Moon Sand (pdf) Treasure Basket (pdf) …

Getting your baby weighed

Health visitors run Well Child Health Clinics to measure your baby’s growth. If you wish they can also asses your emotional well-being. The NHS recommends this if your baby is under 1 year.  Contact: General enquiries 020 8714 4069 Health Visitors 020 8973 3490 When to have your…

Online Safety

This section looks at the help and information available to keep children and young people safe while using the internet, apps and social media sites. Many parents have concerns over internet safety, however, there are practical steps that parents can take to guide children on how…

Potty and toilet training

You can get advice on when and how to potty or toilet train your child from your Health Visitor or local Children’s Centre. We have found 4 websites below where you can get the answers to your questions. The websites will cover things such as: Getting started - when and at…

Relatives providing childcare

If you are using a relative to look after your child without payment, they do not have to register with Ofsted. If you are paying your relative and want help with these costs, various rules can apply. Government funding for 2, 3 and 4 year…