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  1. 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…
  2. 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.…
  3. In the community

    In this section you will find information about some of the key local organisations and community services in Redbridge, as well as opportunities for you to be involved in your local community and how you can make a difference! Charity shops Community centres  Cultural groups…
  4. Volunteering opportunities

    Volunteering is a great way to help build your confidence, improve your skills, meet new people as well as gaining valuable experiences. There are many organisations and volunteering projects available within Redbridge which rely on individuals who are willing to get involved, so whatever your…
  5. Health matters

    The health and well being of your children is something that you will think about from the moment you know you are having a baby. These pages provide a basic guide to the services that are available from that first point and on through childhood and…
  6. 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…
  7. Safety on the Internet

    The internet is absolutely amazing! We live in a time where we do so many things on line; keep in touch with relatives who live far away, watch catch-up TV and even buy the weekly shopping. However, there are new risks that we all need to be…
  8. Just for dads (parenting)

    Being a dad is a big job. You’re like a hero to your child and there’s no time off. They want you there to steady their bike, help them with homework, play football, read stories and make them laugh. The more you are there for…
  9. Divorce and separation

    Divorce and separation can be very painful and distressing. But if you have recently separated from your partner, or your children are trying to adjust to a new family, you’re not alone. Family change is all around – more than one in four children in…
  10. 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…
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