Parent Factsheets

Advice and information for parents

Here you'll find factsheets providing information on how to improve your child's development at home and enhance learning. 

More great advice and information from NDNA and RB!

NDNA is working in partnership with Reckitt Benckiser (RB), to bring you lots of useful free factsheets covering: 

• what to do when your child has a cold or flu
• what to do when your child has a tummy bug
• help children wash their hands properly
• hand washing 'pin up' card
• a clean and healthy start to school
• a good start to hygiene guide
• Nurofen for Children - collective confidence kit
• how to manage dry skin and eczema
• Go germs GO! activity guide
• a Healthy Body activity guide

Click here to download them all

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 Parents’ and carers’ guide to funded childcare

This document is intended as a guide for childcare providers to give to families. 

Summary factsheet: Choosing the right nursery for you and your child

This summary factsheet will give you an insight into what questions to ask, what you should be looking for from a nursery and what legal requirements a nursery has to follow. The right research about your nursery will provide you with the reassurance that your child will be cared for in a safe, high-quality environment.

Choosing the right nursery for you and your child (England)  

This factsheet will give you an insight into what questions to ask, what you should be looking for from a nursery and what legal requirements a nursery has to follow. The right research about your nursery will provide you with the reassurance that your child will be cared for in a safe, high-quality environment.

Choosing the right nursery for you and your child (Scotland) 

This factsheet will give you an insight into what questions to ask, what you should be looking for from a nursery and what legal requirements a nursery has to follow. The right research about your nursery will provide you with the reassurance that your child will be cared for in a safe, high-quality environment.

Everyday activities to encourage the development of children 0-2

Everyday activities to encourage the development of children 0-2Ideas for ways in which you can support your child to maximise learning possibilities.

Supporting schemas in your home

Supporting schemas in your homeSchemas are described as patterns of repeated behaviour in young children, for example, placing things next to one another or in series or enclosing materials. This factsheet will explore the different types of schemas and give practical ways to extend play opportunities at home to support this.

A parent's guide to promoting
positive behaviour

A parent's guide to promoting positive behaviourThis factsheet has been developed to offer some tips to promote and support positive behaviour, some of the typical behaviours that your child may display and ways in which you can work with your child’s nursery to help you combat these behaviours with strategies and to ensure consistency to enable you and your child to have a more settled time at home and nursery.

Parent’s Guide to Nursery Types  

In this factsheet you will find information about the childcare requirements and the different types of nurseries to consider when choosing a nursery for your child in England, Scotland and Wales. 
 

Choosing the right nursery for you and your child (Wales)

Choosing the right nursery for you and your child (Wales) This factsheet will give parents and carers in Wales an insight into what questions to ask, what you should be looking for from a nursery and what legal requirements a nursery has to follow. The right research about your nursery will provide you with the reassurance that your child will be cared for in a safe, high-quality environment.

Supporting your child’s learning journey
(3-5 years old)

Supporting your child’s learning journey (3-5 years old) A range of activity ideas to support three important areas of your child’s development using the resources that you have in the home or your local community and that can be done as part of your usual daily routine.

A parent's guide to weaning and
toilet training

A parent's guide to weaning and toilet trainingThis factsheet has been developed to offer support and guidance on some of the common development stages that your child may go through, including weaning, food refusal and fussy eaters and toilet training. This will help you to understand how to approach each stage with your child and provide you with information and practical tips.

A parent's guide to bilingualism 

A parent's guide to weaning and toilet training

It is now becoming increasingly evident that learning the two languages from as early on as birth provides children with widespread and varying advantages both in their infancy and later on in life. This factsheet explores the benefits of Welsh / English education for your child.

Safer sleep for babies - a guide for parents (The Lullaby Trust)

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexpected death of a baby where no cause is found. SIDS is rare, but it can still happen, this Lullaby Trust factsheet includes steps parents can take to help reduce the chance of this tragedy occurring.

Fire safety for parents and child carers   

This government guide provides advice and tips for fire safety in the home for parents and child carers.