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. 

Getting Ready for School: Maths Confidence

Getting ready for school: maths confidence factsheet for parentsThis factsheet will support parents with getting their children ready for school with regards to maths confidence.

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Parents - Separation anxiety and transitions

Separation anxiety factsheet for parentsThis factsheet will support parents during and following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with children's separation anxiety.

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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.

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Getting Ready for School: Developing Literacy at Home 

Getting Ready for School: Developing Literacy at Home parents factsheetThis factsheet will help parents to get their children ready for school in regards to developing literacy skills at home.

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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 from early years experts to support your child’s development using resources that you have in the home or local community.

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A 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

Download this government guide for advice and tips on fire safety in the home for parents and child carers.

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Getting Ready for School: Building Children's Confidence

Getting Ready for School: Building Children's Confidence parents factsheetThis factsheet will support parents to get children ready for school in regards to building confidence. 

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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 when choosing a nursery, 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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A parent's guide to preparing for nursery

Parents - preparing for nursery factsheetThis factsheet has been developed to support you through this process and make that transition from maternity leave to a working parent a little easier.

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

SIDS factsheetThis Lullaby Trust factsheet includes steps parents can take to help reduce the chance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) occurring.

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