Your child and you age 2 to 5 years


There are many services available to support you and your child. Please select from the links below:

Parenting

Free online parenting courses - the Solihull Approach


Parenting courses at our local Family Hubs


Positive parenting - the NSPCC guide


Top Tips for Parents


Child health and wellbeing

Physical activity guidelines for under 5


Healthier Families (previously Change4Life)


How to keep your baby or toddler active


Healthy Cornwall - support with:

  • healthy eating
  • weight management
  • physical activity
  • stopping smoking
  • healthy pregnancy

First aid


Caring for teeth


Vaccinations guide


Rashes in babies and children


Common difficulties in the early years


Dental helpline: telephone 01392 822348 or email accessdentalhelpline@nhs.net.  The dental helpline gives advice to people on where to find an NHS dentist, and how to access dental care in an emergency.


Education

2 year old nursery funding


Early years foundation stage and early years education provision

A full list of early years providers is available from the Family Information Service on 0800 587 8191


Family and Childcare Trust 

Have a step-by-step guide on finding childcare which you might find helpful.


BBC transition to school  materials


Starting school


Transition resources


Speech, language and communication

Book Trust


Speech, language and communication


Tiny Happy People


0-5 Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years


Ways to help babies and children talk


Words for Life


Speech and language helpline:  01208 834488
Parents, or the child’s educational setting, can contact the service at any time with questions or to request information. Please note that the helpline is a call back service and a qualified Speech and Language Therapist will return your call.

Toileting

Special needs

SEND local offer


Parental health and wellbeing

Young parents

Useful Apps

Handi app:

HANDi Paediatric app gives up to date advice about common childhood illnesses and how to treat them. It’s now available to download for free onto any Apple or Android smartphone or tablet. The app contains information about when and how to ask for help, along with what to expect when your child is being assessed.


Baby Check app

Features 19 simple checks that parents can do if their baby is showing signs of illness. Each check tests for a different symptom and when completed, a score is calculated that tells parents or carers how ill their baby is. The app then lets parents know whether their baby needs to see a doctor or health professional

Download Baby Check app

DadPad

Is the essential guide for new dads.  Take a look at the website, or you can download the appl for Apple or Android devices.

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