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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: 


Free parenting courses

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  The dental helpline gives advice to people on where to find an NHS dentist, and how to access dental care in an emergency.


Nursery funding for 2 year olds

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

Tiny Happy People

Ways to help babies and children talk

Words for Life

Chat, play , read : better health, start 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.


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


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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