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. 

Parents - Separation anxiety and transitions

Separation anxiety factsheet for parentsThis factsheet has been developed to support you, as parents, during - and following - the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with separation anxiety that your child may face and transitions

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Everyday activities to encourage the development of children 0-2

Everyday activities to encourage the development of children aged 0-2 factsheetThis popular factsheet contains Ideas for ways in which you can support your child to maximise learning possibilities from our early years experts.

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A parent's guide to promoting positive behaviour

A parent's guide to promoting positive behaviour factsheetThis factsheet has tips to promote and support positive behaviour, the typical behaviours your child may display and how to work with your child’s nursery to combat them.

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Parent’s Guide to Nursery Types  

Parents - Guide to Nursery TypesIn 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. 
 
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Caring for babies and children with heart defects or feeding issues

Lagan's Foundation factsheet This Lagan's Foundation factsheet is a guide for professionals on caring for babies and children with heart defects or feeding issues.

Parents’ and carers’ guide to funded childcare

 

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

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Parents - Starting school and COVID-19

Starting school and COVID-19 factsheetThis factsheet has been developed to support parents that have children going to school in September, with strategies to ease the transition.

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

Supporting your child's learning journey factsheetThis factsheet has a range of activity ideas to support your child’s development using resources that you have in the home or local community.

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Parent's guide to home learning

Parent's guide to home learning factsheet This factsheet looks at what is naturally occurring within your home and ideas to broaden this further to ensure your child goes on to achieve the best outcomes they can. 

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Fire safety for parents and child carers   

Fire safety factsheet

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

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.

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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.

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

Choosing the right nursery for you and your child (England) factsheet This factsheet will provide what questions to ask, what to look for from a nursery and what legal requirements a nursery has to follow. 

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A parent's guide to weaning and toilet training

Parent's guide to weaning and toilet trainingThis factsheet has guidance on some of the common development stages that your child may go through, including weaning, food refusal and fussy eaters and toilet training. 

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

SIDS factsheetSudden 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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