Further Information


If you feel unsure about your child’s development or have any concerns, please speak to your child’s class teacher.  Alternatively you might want to speak to someone from your local Children’s Centre, or health professional.


For information about NHS services and support for parents visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/Pages/services-support-for-parents.aspx


To find a Sure Start Children’s Centre in your area visit: www.gov.uk/find-sure-start-childrens-centre


Useful resources can also be found at the following links:





Support Offered

Book Trust



Book Trust transforms lives by getting children and families reading.

Resources to support reading of all ages to develop the skills that will improve their opportunities in life.

Children’s Food Trust


Leaflets and guides

Range of advice and information to ensure a balanced diet in the early years.

Communication Trust













Small Talk

For parents of children aged 0-5 to show where children are likely to be with their communication at a certain age.

Top Tips Leaflet

10 Top Tips to help parents or professionals develop children and young people’s communication skills

Through the eyes of a child

Four films full of useful advice on how parents can encourage their child to talk and interact with them.


Information for those who want to find out more about supporting children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.

Listen up


Resources to encourage listening, understanding, interaction and play.

Summer Talk


Pack with games and activities that support families to encourage children’s communication skills when they are out and about this Summer.

Families in the

Foundation Years



Outline of information available to parents to help in making choices and plans. Links are also provided to other websites to offer you more information if you need it.

This site is designed to help you work your way through the information and support on offer to help your child get off to a great start in life.

Family Information




Information on services available to parents.

Your local Family Information Service (FIS) provides a range of information for parents from details of local childcare and early years provision to family activities in your area.




Five to thrive

Printed guides, posters, pop-up banners and a range of age-specific supplements are all available to support the implementation of five to thrive.

Literacy Trust



Early Words Together

Early Words Together is a targeted, literacy peer education programme for families with children aged two to five that empowers parents to support their child’s early learning, through small groups run within an early years setting.

National Numeracy




How does what parents say about maths affect

their children?

Falkirk Council Education Services have created a lovely video with some great suggestions for everyday maths activities.

Help Your Child With Numeracy: Age Range 3-7

Clear descriptions of the ways in which maths is taught in schools today, as well as examples of the kinds of calculations children will learn at different ages.

Parents in Touch


How I can help my under 5 year old

Resources to help with maths, phonics, handwriting and English.

Play England



Reports and guides

Written by experts, the resources ensure that parents access to a wide-range of research, good practice and guidance to support them to increase children’s freedom to play.



Support throughout pregnancy and as baby grows.

All the help and advice you need during pregnancy, birth and parenthood for mums, dads, family and friends.