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Information that can help you in supporting your child’s development at home.

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Introduction

Below are links to useful resources and information that can help you in supporting your child’s development at home.

Hungry Little Minds
“Kids take everything in, and even the smallest things you do with them can make a big difference”
This website has ideas and activities broken down into age groups from newborn to five years old, for parents and children to do together.

Parent Carer Toolkit
With the help of Somerset parents and carers, Somerset Partnerships have created a toolkit which has lots of information to support parents and carers with the job of ‘being a parent’.

Speech and Language UK
Offering free resources and services that can help with understanding what to look out for, how to get support and even some simple ways you can help your child at home.

Start for Life
Trusted NHS help and advice during pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

Tiny Happy People
With tips for during pregnancy to activities to try with your toddler this website includes lots of fun play ideas to encourage children’s communication skills.  Includes SEND resources and activities for parents to try at home from pregnancy to age 5.

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Somerset Partnerships – Parent Carer Toolkit
With the help of Somerset parents and carers, Somerset Partnerships have created a toolkit which has lots of information to support parents and carers with the job of ‘being a parent’.

Somerset Skills and Learning (SSL)
SSL is a vibrant staff-led Social Enterprise, which delivers a wide range of education services to young people and adults across Somerset.

Early Years Alliance
A page for both providers and parents, the Early Years Alliance is the largest and most representative early years membership organisation in England.

Somerset Play Forum
A page for both providers and parents, Somerset Play Forum works to support play provision across Somerset.

PACEY
A charity dedicated to supporting everyone working in childcare and early years to provide high quality care and early learning for children and families. They have a great section designed specifically for parents.

Pathways to School Readiness Toolkit
This useful toolkit has been produced by the School Readiness Working Party to support practitioners in schools and early years settings in preparing children for the transitions that they need to make in their early years.

Ofsted
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.

Dillington Advertising Services
Dillington Advertising Services is a recognised advertising agency. They are specialists in public sector recruiting but offer advertising services to other sectors.

Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership
The Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership have a statutory duty to co-ordinate how agencies work together to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of children and young people in Somerset.

Last reviewed: December 6, 2023 by Helly

Next review due: June 6, 2024

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