A list of organisations that provide information and resources to help with the early years care and development of your child. Please contact us if you discover that any of the information is out of date or if there is anyone you would like to see added to the list.
The website of I CAN, the children's communication charity. The website provides information and practical advise on communication development and disability. It includes 'talking links' for the early years and an excellent database of communication development services such as speech and language therapy.
BT's Better World
BT's education site offers free resources, games, and ideas about developing communication skills for parents and carers.
The NSPCC has 180 projects working with children and families in the UK and Channel Islands. As well as working directly with children and families, the organisation seeks to influence legislation, policy and public attitudes and behaviour with the aim of ending cruelty to children.
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 500
NSPCC Cymru/Wales Child Protection Helpline: 0808 100 2524
NSPCC Asian Child Protection Helplines:
Bengali: 0800 096 7714
Gujarati: 0800 096 7715
Hindi: 0800 096 7716
Punjabi: 0800 096 7717
Urdu; 0800 096 7718
English: 0800 096 7719
An excellent website for all parents, Netmums provides a wide range of information about parenting, early education, as well as details about your local places of interest such as play centres, family friendly restaurants and forthcoming events.
Practical and supportive advice on almost every aspect of parenting and family life. Includes links to programme-related activities and materials.
A host of healthcare experts and other professionals offer advice, opinion and ideas on topics from sorting out your finances before your child's birth to reclaiming some 'you time' after the baby arrives.
An excellent national scheme that offers free storybooks to children and literacy support for parents.
Child Accident Prevention Trust
Help and advice on baby and child safety in and out of the home.
Early Support Programme
A Government initiative to improve services for disabled children and their families, especially those under the age of three.
International Children's Digital Library
Thousands of classic and modern children's books from many world cultures are available to read for free on this intriguing site.
A site that interactively introduces children to road safety and the Green Cross Code. Walk your hedgehog down Hog street to find safety tips, jokes and quizzes.
A website that supports fathers who are staying at home to raise their children
Offers friendship, support and practical help to parents with young children.
National Childbirth Trust
Information, support, and training for pregnancy , birth, and early years parenting.
One Parent Families
Information and advice for parents bringing up children on their own.
Learn about your child's early education, interactive links, and information about online safety.