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  1. Complementary and alternative therapies

    Complementary and alternative therapies are those that fall outside of mainstream healthcare. Everything from acupuncture and homeopathy to aromatherapy, meditation and colonic irrigation can be considered complementary or alternative. This section has information on those that offer complementary or alternative therapies. As with details on other areas…
  2. Getting involved in your child's education

    As a parent, you will already know that you are your child’s most valuable teacher. The lessons they learn at home will affect how they interact with other people and the world around them. And, like most parents, you will probably want to do all…
  3. Secondary schools

    If your child’s time at primary school comes to an end next summer, then this autumn term is the time to start thinking about what secondary school you want them to go to. Why start thinking now? Because your child won’t automatically be given a…
  4. Education and schools

    One of the most important areas where you can support your child is in their schooling. When parents are involved in their children's education they tend to enjoy school more, go to their lessons regularly, get better results and have fewer problems with their behaviour.…
  5. 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…
  6. Counselling

    Please click on the Counselling link for details of services, support and information within our Health and Well-being section. 
  7. Safety in the home

    On this page you will find some useful information on safety in the home, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.  
  8. Safety for babies

    On this page you will find some useful information on safety for babies, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites. If, however, you can't find what you're looking for or you know of services that should be listed…
  9. Staying safe

    Parents want their children to be safe – but you know that you can’t keep them ‘wrapped up in cotton wool’. Bumps and bruises are all part of growing up – of trying out new skills and of learning to be independent. At the same time none…
  10. 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.…
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