Early Times Resources/Links

Blogs for mummies

Blogs for mummies
http://first-timemummy.blogspot.com/

Health

NHS Early Years Life Check
http://www.nhs.uk/planners/birthtofive/pages/birthtofivehome.aspx

Child Accident Prevention Trust
Tel: 020 7608 3828
www.capt.org.uk

National Childbirth Trust
Alexandra House, Oldham Terrace, London, W3 6NH
Tel: 0870 444 8707
www.nctpregnancyandbabycare.com

NHS Direct
0845 4647
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

Dentists
Tel: 0845 4647
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

Breastfeeding

La Leche League
Tel: 0845 456 1855
www.laleche.org.uk

Breastfeeding Network
Tel: 0300 100 0210
www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

NHS
www.breastfeeding.nhs.uk

Childcare

Devon Early Years and Childcare Service
Kingfisher House, Western Way Exeter. EX1 2DE
0845 155 1013
discinfo@devon.gov.uk

Plymouth Children Services
Early Years Childcare and Development Team
Services for Children and Young People
Plymouth City Council Plymouth PL1 2AA
earlyyears@plymouth.gov.uk
01752 307450

Devon Child Minding Association
For information about the service and registered Childminders’.
01752 202059
www.devonca.org

Parents Centre
Information and support for parents on how to help with your child’s learning, including advice on choosing a school and finding childcare.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/index.htm

Daycare Trust
A national childcare charity campaigning for affordable, accessible childcare for all
info@daycaretrust.org.uk
www.daycaretrust.org.uk

Ofsted
The official body for inspecting childcare providers.
Tel: 0300 123 1231
www.ofsted.gov.uk

Direct.gov Childcare
A national directory of childcare and family services - find information on support available at every stage in a child’s life
www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Childcare

Parenting and Family Support

Devon Information Services for Children
www.devonfsd.info

Torbay Family Information Service Torbay Council
1st Floor, Commerce House, 97 - 101 Abbey Road Torquay. TQ2 5PJ
0800 328 5974
FISenquiries@torbay.gov.uk

Parenting In Torbay
www.parentingintorbay.org.uk

Parent Partnership Devon
01392 383080
Provide information, support and training for parents and carers of children with special educational needs in Devon.
www.parentpartnershipdevon.org.uk

Contact a Family
Tel: 0808 808 3555
www.cafamily.org.uk

Homestart UK
Freephone: 08000 68 63 68
www.home-start.org.uk

Maternity Alliance
Tel: 0207 490 7638
www.maternityalliance.org.uk

Family Lives
0808 800 2222
www.familylives.org.uk

Working Families
1-3 Berry Street, London EC1V 0AA.
Tel: 0207 253 7243
www.workingfamilies.org.uk

Positive Parenting
Specialising in the support of parents and those who work with them. Produce Resources, Training and the Delivery of parenting support in the community.
www.parenting.org.uk

Public Services
www.direct.gov.uk
All sorts of advice, all in one place, for everyone - including parents and parents-to-be.

Home Start
0800 068 63 68
Support is free, confidential and non-judgemental, Almost 25% of families refer themselves to Home-Start.
www.home-start.org.uk

Children First for Health by Great Ormond Street Hospital
Extensive guide to family health
www.childrenfirst.nhs.uk

National Childbirth Trust
0300 3300 770
Help over a million mums and dads each year through pregnancy, birth and early days of parenthood. They offer antenatal and postnatal courses, local support and information to help all parents.
www.nct.org.uk

Bookstart
Inspiring a love of books in any child
www.bookstart.org.uk

Bliss
Information and support for parents of premature babies
Tel: 0500 618 140
www.bliss.org.uk

The Meningitis Research Foundation
An informative website and 24 hour free phone helpline, providing parents with advice on this potentially dangerous condition
Tel: 080 8800 3344
www.meningitis.org

The Citizens Advice Bureau
Helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice
www.citizensadvice.org.uk