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Active lifestyles

You don't have to be a sporty type to be active. Going for a walk, doing the housework or carrying the shopping are all effective. Just putting a bit more effort into physical tasks and relying less on labour saving devices is an excellent start.…

Advice on becoming a single parent (Family Lives)

Becoming a single parent can be a very overwhelming and stressful time in your life as you face having to raise your children on your own without the support from your partner. Most of us don’t plan to bring up children on our own but…

After school clubs in Redbridge

After school clubs offer childcare during the hours following the school day. They are generally open to those aged from 4 years to 12 years although some are able to cater for older children. Clubs are either offered by a school or by an external…

Antenatal support

When you first learn that you're pregnant, get in touch with a midwife or GP as soon as possible so that you can start your antenatal (pregnancy) care. This will also help to make sure you receive maternity healthcare that takes into account all your…

Babysitting

All parents deserve some time-out from the kids, to enjoy the company of their partner (you might actually get to finish a conversation!), have an uninterrupted meal (cooked by someone else, of course) or just a nice glass of wine at the pub. But not…

Bereavement

At some point in life we may experience bereavement, or grief which is a complex process that is considered normal and may be accompanied by a variety of emotional reactions, behavioral responses, and thoughts after a significant loss.  Bereavement is usually referred to the loss…

Breakfast clubs in Redbridge

Breakfast clubs offer childcare before the school day starts. They are generally open to those aged from 4 years to 12 years although some are able to cater for older children. Clubs are either offered by a school or by an external childcare provider based at a…

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?   Additional support can be found…

Bullying

Bullying is a frightening experience. It can isolate and damage a young person's self-confidence. Some ongoing bullying can have negative long-term effects on children, leading to depression and even suicidal thoughts and actions. School days are a time when the influence of other children is…

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…
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