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All services and support for children in their early years. Parent and toddler groups, parenting programmes and advice for development.

Useful Advice and Information:

Keeping your child safe at home | NHS

Temper tantrums  | NHS
Aggressive behaviour in toddlers | Family Lives
Understanding and dealing with tantrums | Family Lives

Introducing your toddler to a new baby | NHS
New baby coming? 3 tips to help your toddler adapt | Action for Children
Challenging behaviour when a new baby arrives | Family Lives
Setting boundaries for young children | Family Lives

Feeding your toddler/pre-school child | British Nutrition Foundation
Toddler recipes | BBC Good Food
Baby and toddler meal ideas - NHS

How to get your toddler to sleep| BookTrust
Bath, Book, Bed (PDF) | BookTrust
Sleep top tips | Tired Out

Baby and toddler play ideas | NHS
How to read with your child | BookTrust

Quick Links:

Parent & Toddler Groups  Incredible Years Parenting Programme

Family Hubs (formerly Children's Centres)

Family Hubs are a great place for families with children aged under 5 to go and take part in activities, health services, training opportunities and to seek support with many aspects of family life. Many of the activities and sessions are free and all centres offer a friendly and informal atmosphere.

15 Hours of Funded Childcare for Two Year Olds

From the term after your child turns 2 you may be eligible for 15 hours of funded childcare. Follow the link above to see how to apply, or call The Family Information Service on 0800 587 8191 to find out more.

15 Hours of Funded Childcare for Three & Four Year Olds

All children are eligible for 15 hours of funded childcare from the term after they turn three! You don't need to do anything to claim this, just let your Ofsted registered childcare provider know that you want to use these hours.

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