4Children (formerly the Kids’ Clubs Network)
CAPT – Child Accident Prevention Trust
Supports working parents and carers and offers free fact sheets on flexible working, maternity leave and childcare on their website.
1-3 Berry Street, London EC1V 0AA
Telephone: 020 7253 7243
Free legal helpline: 0800 013 0313 – for parents and carers
Citizens Advice Bureau
Childcare Approval Scheme
Can provide advice and trained support workers if your child has complex needs.
Telephone: 0845 450 0350
Contact a Family
Supports families with disabled children.
Helpline: 0808 808 3555 – where you may be able to discuss your needs with other parents in your area.
A national scheme offering free books to children.
Early Support Programme
A Government initiative to improve services for disabled children and their families, especially those under the age of three. For an ‘Early Support Family Pack’ call 0845 602 2260 and quote reference ESPP1.
Early Years Equality
Forum for maintained nursery schools and Sure Start Children’s Centres
Useful information for dads.
Equal Opportunities Commission
Supports fathers who are staying at home to raise their children.
National Association of Toy & Leisure Libraries
NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)
National Childbirth Trust
For info and support for pregnancy, birth and early years parenting.
Alexandra House, Oldham Terrace, London W3 6NH
Enquiry Line: 0870 444 8707
National Childminding Association (NCMA)
National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA)
For a list of day nurseries and tips on choosing childcare.
Oak House, Woodvale Road, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 4AB
From June 2007:
Unit 13, Pennine Business Park, Longbow Close, Bradley Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1GN
Telephone: 0870 774 4244
Family & Parenting Institute (NFPI)
One Parent Families
Learn about your child’s early education, interactive links and information about online safety.
Pre-School Learning Alliance
Offers friendship, support and practical help to parents with young children.