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Places to go for families

If you are looking for fun days out or somewhere to go with your family or friends, please see this section for a range of ideas. Looking for things to do for the family? Visit the Things to do section to find details of farms, leisiure centres,…

Parent and toddler groups

Parent and toddler groups provide a meeting place for parents and carers with babies and small children to relax and chat together while children play. They offer opportunities for friendship, learning & fun! Groups are usually run and used by grandparents, childminders and nannies as…

Breastfeeding and Infant Feeding

Whether it's your first baby or your fourth, it’s ok to ask for help and information about breastfeeding and infant feeding. Why not come along to a group where you can receive practical support, advice and solutions in a relaxed environment?   Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme: In addition…

Managing your child's behaviour

Most parents find bringing up their children very rewarding, but also pretty demanding. All children challenge the rules of behaviour they're set - this is just a part of growing up, learning and becoming and independent person. It takes time for a child to understand…

Early learning for 2 year olds

This section provides information and guidance for parents and carers on the funded early learning places for 2 year olds, also known as 2 year old funding or early education. How to apply To apply for an early education place for your child please visit…

Looked after children (children in care)

What does “looked after children” mean? The term “Looked After” was introduced by the Children Act 1989 and refers to children and young people: under the age of 18 who live away from their parents or family are supervised by a social worker from the…

Lone parents

Being a single parent can be hard work. It can be lonely sometimes - and hard work.  As well as the day-to-day stuff there are all the things two parent families take for granted...not having a second opinion in the middle of the night when…

Cultural groups and organisations

On this page you will find some useful information on cultural groups and organisations, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.

Child employment and chaperoning

Working can be a positive experience for young people but there are rules and regulations which have to be met before and during the time a young person is employed. These rules and regulations help to protect the welfare of the young person while at work.  The link below will…

Employment and training

Many parents now seek to combine work and family life and there are a number of services devoted to helping families.  Whether you want to go to college to learn new skills, need help finding a job or changing your job you will find information…
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