National Organisations

4Children (formerly the Kids’ Clubs Network)

City Reach, 5 Greenwich View Place, London, E14 9NN
Telephone: 020 7512 2100

CAPT – Child Accident Prevention Trust

22-26 Farringdon Lane, London, EC1R 3AJ
Telephone: 020 7608 3828

Working Families

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

Basic Skills

Citizens Advice Bureau

Childcare Approval Scheme

Helpline: 0845 767 8111


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.

Daycare Trust

National childcare charity.
21 St. George’s Rd, London SE1 6ES
Telephone: 020 7840 3350

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

Offers support for ethnic minority parents.
Telephone: 01244 310 569

Forum for maintained nursery schools and Sure Start Children’s Centres

Fathers Direct

Useful information for dads.

Equal Opportunities Commission

Advice on parental rights in the workplace.
Telephone: 0845 601 5901


Advice line freephone service.
Telephone: 0800 018 4318


Supports fathers who are staying at home to raise their children.


Helpline: 0845 762 6579


Play and opportunity for disabled children.
6 Aztec Row, Berners Road, London N1 0PW
Telephone: 020 7359 3635

National Association of Toy & Leisure Libraries

Telephone: 020 7255 4600

NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)

Helpline: 0808 800 5000

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)

Information on choosing a childminder and drawing up contracts.
Royal Court, 81 Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 1TG
Telephone: 0845 880 0044

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)

430 Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL
Telephone: 020 7424 3460

Parentline Plus

A UK registered charity which provides a free 24-hour helpline and offers support to anyone caring for a child.
Telephone: 0808 800 2222

One Parent Families

Information and advice for parents bringing up children on their own.
Telephone: 0800 018 5026

Parents Online

Learn about your child’s early education, interactive links and information about online safety.

Pre-School Learning Alliance

For info on pre-school provision.
Telephone: 020 7697 2500

Home Start

Offers friendship, support and practical help to parents with young children.

Counselling Directory

Water Safety for Children