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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…

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…

Mental health

When you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information - about a condition, treatment options, or practical issues - is vital.   MIND - the mental health charity For general and specific mental health advice…

Money for childcare

Everyone seems to be talking about the cost of childcare these days. And it’s true, childcare isn’t cheap. Fortunately there are lots of options out there to suit you, your child and your budget. Better still, there’s more financial help available than you might imagine.…

Money for families on benefits or low incomes

On this page you will find some useful information on money for families on benefits or low incomes, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.

Money matters

Money, money, money! That is what these pages tell you about - the funding that is available to help you as a family what ever your circumstance, along with the sources of advice available for all things money. Emergency Food: There are organisations in Redbridge who…

Nursery education

Free Early Education for Three and Four Year Olds All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early education a week term time until they either go into reception or reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday).…

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…

Parenting

Your job as a parent is one of the most important there is - and unlike many other jobs it doesn’t come with training or a handbook! All parents need advice and guidance at some point when they are bringing up their children and you…

Parenting Classes

Parenting can be challenging but it can also be fun, rewarding, wonderful and exciting. There is something really special about being a mum or a dad, but there is not a set 'how to parent' guide. However, there are strategies you can try to counteract…
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