Useful links for parents

Here you will find a range of useful links to support you through parenthood throughout England, Scotland and Wales.  

UK-wide

• BHFNC: resources to ensure babies and young children are getting the recommended amount physical activity
Contact a Family: advice, information and support for families with disabled children
• Good Care Guide: find, rate and review nurseries across the UK
Little People's Plates: advice and information on nutrition and healthy eating for young children. NDNA supports their 10 Steps for Healthy Toddlers campaign
• NCT: pregnancy, birth and parenthood advice
Netmums: online community for parents from pregnancy through to childcare with information and forums
Sorting Out Separation: support and guidance for parents when separating
• Tax credits calculator
• The Family Fund: helps families with severely disabled or seriously ill children with grants
• The Infant & Toddler Forum - Ten Steps for a Healthy Pregnancy

England

• Family Information Service (FIS): a range of information on all services available to parents
 Government advice on paying for childcare
Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
• Tax-Free Childcare: top ten things parents should know about the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme

Scotland

Go Safe with Ziggy: fun activities and information to help children stay safe on the roads
 Play Talk Read: play ideas for parents to support their child

Wales

Change4Life: advice to make positive changes, to eat well and to live longer
Food and Health Guidelines for Early years and Childcare Settings in Wales
• Wales Family Information Service (FIS)

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