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Grandparents

The role of grandparents has always been important but with more of us relying on our parents to help out with childcare - one in four grandparents care for their grandchildren on a regular basis - grandparents are becoming more and more central to family…

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…

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…

Your toddler's development

On this page you will find some useful information on your toddler's development, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.

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…

Fostering and adoption

Fostering gives many children a chance to have a brighter future. By choosing to foster a child you will be offering them a home on a temporary basis, as most children will return home after a period of time, but some foster parents offer long…

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…

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…

Your baby's development

All parents are keen to see their baby reach the developmental milestones - each new ability ticked off is another sign she's healthy, and progressing normally. Here are some useful websites, links and guidance pages regarding your baby’s development.
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