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24 Weeks Plus
24 Weeks Plus is a charity helping premature babies and their families. Their aim is to support everyone affected by a premature birth. for more information please contact: email@example.com
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4Children is the national charity dedicated to creating opportunities and building futures for children. You can register for free to receive regular free updates.
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AFASIC (Speech, Language & Communication)
Afasic was founded in 1968 as a parent-led organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families, providing information and training for parents and professionals, with a range of publications.
All kids provide parenting information and shopping facilities. This web site has been online since 1999 and is still growing.
Allergy UK provides up to date information, advice and support to help you with your allergy. The information Fact Sheets are written by Allergy Specialists, reviewed and updated every year and cover all the common allergies to enable you to manage your allergic condition as best as possible.
Amica Pregnancy crisis Centre
Represents the caring guidance and friendship found in the Pregnancy Crisis Centre.
Angela Harrison Charitable Trust (help4mums.org)
The Angela Harrison Charitable Trust is a registered charity which aims to help women and their families by raising awareness and to provide information on Postnatal depression/illness.They produce information leaflets, arrange PND study day's for professionals and have formed a support group for new mums.
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Babylicious is an award winning range of frozen food for babies created by mother and food scientist, Sally Preston. Babylicious is designed specifically for busy mums by a busy mum!
The Babysitclub provides an online messaging system where only subscribed, registered members can contact you. Every registered babysitter and Parent babysitter is provided with their own free personal calendar, this calendar can be viewed by parents looking for babysitters for specific dates and times of the day.
BBC Parenting www.bbc.co.uk/parenting
On BBC Parenting you will find useful Information such as Having a baby, Childcare, Working and Family Matters.
Bestbear Childcare Ltd was established in 1998 to create the only comprehensive and quality controlled guide to childcare agencies across the UK. Bestbear provides a unique and ongoing nationwide survey of childcare agencies in the UK, using a proven research methodology. To date over a thousand agencies have been investigated and those that passed have been invited to advertise their agency details on the Bestbear web site.
Blooming Marvellous provides the UK´s largest range of stylish, practical and good value maternity wear and baby clothing along with the best in safe, innovative and stimulating nursery products.
Bookstart is a national scheme offering free books to every child and advice to every parent. It encourages parents and carers to share books with children from a very early age and is based on the belief that it's never too soon to share books with babies and that children introduced to books at an early age start school with an advantage that can last throughout their life.
A large community of mums and dads have joined Bounty.com where you can sign up free of charge. The benefits of this site include; Discussion forums, Online diary and personal messaging, Competitions with great prizes, Personal web pages, Chat rooms and much more!
British Association for Early Childhood Education
The British Association for Early Childhood Education, founded in 1923, is known as Early Education. It is the leading national voluntary organisation for early years practitioners and parents with members and branches in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
BUPA Childcare provide flexible, tailor-made childcare packages for employees. A wide range of childcare services are available, such as help finding and arranging childcare, right through to the option of full on-site childcare provision.
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The BBC's children's channel; where with the help of a grown-up, children can sign up to have lots of online fun. Children can design, adopt a cbeebies pet, and even view themselves on the cbeebies web sites
The BBC give grown-ups the chance to look into the cbeebies web site for themselves, where there is information regarding how you can help your child to have online fun, why it was created in the first place and what's on the cbeebies web site for children to enjoy.
Child Bereavement Trust
The Child Bereavement Trust has produced books, videos, CD-Roms and developed a wide range of information leaflets and resources that are helpful to families and professionals.
Child Health and Paediatrics Medicine Hyperlinks - NHS
Your Child's Health is aimed at introducing the best web page on any particular child health related topic. It is aimed at parents, patients and doctors. There are 2 A-Z's, the first covers the net and for example look for 'whooping cough' under 'W'. The second covers local links and you will need to look under the name of your local hospital.
The ChildcareLink national web site provides childcare and early years information collected from over 170 English and Scottish local authorities, with sign-posting information from the Welsh National Assembly. The web site contains useful information about the different types of childcare and early education in your local area and helps you to make the right choice for the whole family.
The children's society work with and for children to help them deal with life's harshest challenges and face the future with confidence .Currently they focus on four groups: children at risk on the streets, children in trouble with the law, disabled children and young refugees.
The one-stop-shop for the childcare & education community. Their aim is to enhance childhood experiences and provide an effective network for childcare providers, to provide a range of high quality, affordable tools, services and products.
Contact a Family
Every day over 75 children in the UK are born or diagnosed with a serious disability or rare syndrome and the vast majority of them are cared for at home. Contact a Family is the only UK charity providing support and advice to parents whatever the medical condition of their child.
Cry-sis offers support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies.
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Daycare Trust is the national childcare charity. They have been working since 1980 to promote high quality affordable childcare for all.
The Durham Local Educational Authority has been running a series of trials to try and further understanding of possible nutritional management of specific learning conditions.
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Early Childhood Unit
The Early Childhood Unit works to encourage discussion and debate with those who are involved with children from birth to eight, by working with other specialist departments across NCB at both strategic and operational levels.
ERIC (The Education & Resources for Improving Childhood Continence)
Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence [ERIC] is a national registered charity  which provides advice and information to younger children, teenagers, parents and professionals on the common and stressful condition of nocturnal enuresis or bed wetting. ERIC also offers advice on childhood day-time wetting and soiling.
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Face to Face
The one-to-one befriending service for parents of disabled children. For those who have recently learned that their child has a disability there is an online facility to talk to other parents who understand what you are going through and can offer emotional and practical support.
Family Holiday Association
Working to promote the quality of family life for those parents and children who experience disadvantage as a result of poverty through the provision of and by promoting access to holidays and other recreational activities.
Family Links through the Nurturing Programme aims to increase the confidence of parents in their parenting by building empathy, developing realistic expectations and addressing behaviour management.For more details visit: www.familylinks.org.uk
Fathers Direct is the national information centre on fatherhood and are available to help harness the full potential of fatherhood with news, training information, policy updates, research summaries and guides for supporting fathers and their families.
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Gingerbread is the leading support organisation for lone parent families in England and Wales. Gingerbread was started in 1970 and is a registered charity maintained by lone parents providing valuable information about support for lone parent families.
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Hannan Consultancy work in partnership with organisations to provide high quality, flexible, cost-effective services utilising the combined strengths of both parties.
Home Start (UK)
Home-Start offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in local communities throughout the UK and with British Forces in Germany and Cyprus.
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I CAN is the charity that helps children with speech and language difficulties across the UK. The charity works to create a society where their special needs are recognised, understood and met, so that they have the same opportunities in life as other children.
Following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) the current universal BCG vaccination programme delivered through schools will be replaced with an improved programme of targeted vaccination for those individuals who are at greatest risk.
Saving for school fees. You can open a high interest savings account with as little as £1 over the internet, the telephone or by post.
IT4Kidz help parents find information and enable them to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for their children on their home PC
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Kids Clubs Direct
Kids Club Direct was established in 1996 when the Managing Director, Christine McGrory was unable to locate suitable childcare for her daughter Megan. The solution was to form an After School Care Service, Primary Play care, operating from 5 centres caring for over 200 children a day.
Kids Lincs is a Children's Information Service, offering free confidential advice on a range of childcare issues which are matched to the individual needs of parents and for those working with children.
Kidsactive (formerly HAPA) is a national charity promoting play for disabled children. Kidsactive works in close partnership with the full range of professionals who provide services for disabled children, with parents and carers, and voluntary and statutory bodies in the play and disability fields.
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Linguatots – Languages for Children
Linguatots was established because of our belief that children should be introduced to a second language at as young an age as possible. There are life-long advantages to be gained from early language learning, in areas which extend way beyond the gift of language alone.
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MATCH (Mothers Apart From Their Children)
MATCH is a self-help support network started in 1979, run entirely by volunteers who are, or who have been, mothers separated from their children in a variety of circumstances. Sometimes separations last for many years, sometimes forever.
Meet A Mum Association
The Meet A Mum Association was created to try and help thousands of mothers who feel depressed and isolated when their babies are born. Even if you escape 'depression', but simply find yourself strangely lonely, and isolated, in the new world of motherhood, the company of other mothers can bring comfort and real, lasting friendship.
Meningitis and septicaemia are life-threatening diseases. Knowing the signs and symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia, and acting quickly to get medical help, can save lives.
midwivesonline.com is a world-class web-based portal dedicated to the information needs of all midwives, Nationally (UK) and Globally.
Mosac is a voluntary organisation supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused. They provide advocacy, information and advice, befriending, counselling, play therapy and support groups following alleged child sexual abuse
Equazen's special interest is omega-3 and omega-6 long chain fatty acids. Our nutritional supplements are made from the highest-grade marine and botanical oils, and reflect the latest research in the field of lipid metabolism
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Online aupair and nanny search service, work and jobs with 1000´s of nannies and job vacancies. Provides Mother´s Help, Nurses, Governess' & Housekeepers.
National Association of Toys and Leisure Libraries
The National Association of Toy & Leisure Libraries (NATLL) is the national body for toy and leisure libraries in the UK.
Children learn through play: from birth it enables them to explore their world. Through play, and with regular access to appropriate toys, they learn about their environment, how to relate to people, and how to recognise and handle everyday objects. Play is fun, an essential part of child development, and something to be enjoyed by the whole family.
National Childminding Association
The National Childminding Association (NCMA) is a national charity and membership organisation that speaks on behalf of registered childminders in England and Wales. Working in partnership with the Government and the Wales Assembly Government, local authorities, Early Years Development and Childcare Partnerships, Ofsted and other childcare organisations, aiming to ensure that every registered childminder has access to services, training, information and support to enable them to do a proper job.
National Children's Bureau
NCB promotes the voices, interests and well-being of all children and young people across every aspect of their lives. As an umbrella body for the children's sector in England and Northern Ireland, they provide essential information on policy, research and best practice for our members and other partners.
National Council for One Parent Families
One Parent Families believes we can build a fairer society for all families, in which lone parents and their children are not disadvantaged and do not suffer from poverty, isolation, or social exclusion. One Parent Families provides information based on the laws and benefits system of England and Wales
National Day Nurseries Association
National Day Nurseries Association is the national membership association of day nurseries in the UK.NDNA is dedicated to the provision, support and promotion of high-quality care and education for the benefit of children, families and communities.
National Family and Parenting Institute
The National Family and Parenting Institute (NFPI) is an independent charity working to support parents in bringing up their children, to promote the well being of families and to make society more family friendly.
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is the UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. Founded in 1884 as the London SPCC by the Reverend Benjamin Waugh, the NSPCC is the only UK children's charity with statutory powers that enable it to take action to safeguard children at risk of abuse.
National Youth Agency
The National Youth Agency was founded in 1991 and is based in Leicester, England. They aim to advance youth work to promote young people's personal and social development, and their voice, influence and place in society. The National Youth Agency supports those involved in young people's personal and social development and works to enable all young people to fulfil their potential within a just society.
Local network for mums by mums with a wealth of information and advice on being a mum with young children in your home town.
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One Parent Families Scotland
One Parent Families Scotland has been working on behalf of lone parents and their families since 1944. They are a national voluntary organisation, registered as a charity. Members include individual lone parents, various organisations working with lone parents and others who just simply want to support the cause of lone parents.
Opportunity Links will continue to be at the forefront of national thinking on social information and will only consider themselves successful when all parents and service providers have all the information they need, when they need it, to make meaningful choices about their lives and the lives of their children.
Orelena Hawkes Puckett Institute
The Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute is a not-for-profit organization engaging in activities that enhance and promote healthy child, parent and family functioning. Our goal is to foster adoption of evidence-based practices that build on the capacities and strengths of children, parents and families, communities, and public and private organizations.
Osteopathic Centre for Children
A charity, running two clinics in London and Manchester, providing a paediatric osteopathic service for newborns and children up to the age of 18. They treat pregnant and newly delivered mothers. They also train post-graduate osteopaths in paediatrics, which is a two-year course resulting in a Masters in Paediatric Osteopathy.
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PALS - Patient Advice & Liaison Services
PALS Online is the web site of the national network of NHS Patient Advice and Liaison Service. Providing information about the NHS and helping with any other health-related enquiries.
The Parents Centre provide information and support for parents on how to help with your child's learning, including advice on choosing a school and finding childcare.
Parent-Child Solutions is a provider of courses to improve parenting and relationship skills. It was founded by Frances Byatt-Smith and offers a down-to-earth perspective on ways to support parents and carers at all stages of a child's life.
Parenting Education and Support Forum
The Parenting Education & Support Forum is the national umbrella body for people who work with parents. Their aim is to promote best practice in the field by establishing Quality Standards, supporting good practice, keeping members informed about new developments in the field, providing opportunities for members to network and informing policymakers about best practice and what is needed.
Parentline Plus is a UK registered charity which offers support to anyone parenting a child. Parentline Plus works to offer help and support through an innovative range of free, flexible, responsive services - shaped by parents for parents.
Parents at Work
Working Families helps children, working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work. By operating in the real world of pragmatic advice and practical solutions, we are making our vision a reality.
PEEP - Peers Early Education Partnership
PEEP supports parents and carers in their role as children's first and most important educators, and provides training and support for practitioners working with families. PEEP offers ideas and activities to support children's learning in everyday situations, for use at home and in group settings. These are included in our Learning Together folders, videos and songbooks/ CDs.
The Pelvic Partnership was created by people who have experienced SPD personally and is intended to benefit others who might be affected by the condition now. They are a national registered charity and offer information to people anywhere in the UK through publications and e-mail contact.
Peter Pan Nursery for Children with Special Needs
The Nursery was set-up in 1969 by a small group, including mothers with special needs children, to provide much needed specialist care for children with special needs and much needed support for the parents.
Pre-school Learning Alliance
The Pre-school Learning Alliance represents and supports 15,000 community pre-schools in England. Registered as an educational charity, the Alliance is the national dimension of the pre-school movement, which began in 1961 when, in the absence of state provision, parents started their own self-help nursery schools.
Pre-School Music Association
The Pre-School Music Association promote music among pre-school children. They are a registered charity run entirely on voluntary help from the parents and teachers involved with PRESMA. The teachers who run the classes are self-employed under the PRESMA umbrella which supports them by providing: publicity for the classes,administration of waiting lists, organisation of events,the issue of a regular newsletter and,
where possible, help with any other matters. We also run a supported fee system for those needing financial support.
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raisingkids.co.uk offers you practical parenting advice, whether you're a parent of a baby, toddler or a troublesome teenager. Their mission is to help parents. They offer information for parents on child nutrition, child development, parenting skills, education and more, plus a chance to talk to other parents about parenting issues.
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Safety assured provide Unique award winning safety solutions for commercial safety compliance and domestic safety-proofing.
Save the Children
Save the Children fights for children in the UK and around the world who suffer from poverty, disease, injustice and violence. They work with them to find lifelong answers to the problems they face.
Scottish Cot Death Trust
The Scottish Cot Death Trust is the only Scottish charity working to find the cause of Cot Death, to support the families affected by this tragedy and to provide education on the topic for both the public and health care professionals.
Service Children's Education
Service Children's Education (SCE) is dedicated to the education of the children of Service families. You can expect from us objective and impartial advice on the school opportunities open to your children.
Single Parents UK
At singleparents.org.uk. they have brought together information, advice and first-hand experiences to help you manage and enjoy life as a single parent.
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The Baby Café
Baby Café drop-in centres are for pregnant and breastfeeding mums and their supporters. Originally set up in Haywards Heath in 2000 with UK government funding, the model was so successful that other Baby Cafés started opening across the UK.
The High Street Help Centre
The High Street Help Centre seeks to provide information and support for anyone with a problem, which is proving difficult for them to resolve.
The Parent Infant Clinic
The School of Infant Mental Health offers integrated educational and training programmes for professionals working with under-5s. Career Training. Primary Care. Specialised Psychotherapeutic Skills.
TIPS-Trotters Independant Publishing Services Ltd
Breastfeeding: the essential guide. This new site aims to educate and inform parents and professionals about best practice in breastfeeding, neonatal skin care/cordcare and other related midwifery subjects.
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UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative
The UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative provides a framework for the implementation of best practice by NHS Trusts and other health care facilities, with the aim of ensuring that all parents are helped to make informed decisions about feeding their babies and that they are then supported in their chosen feeding method.
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Watch? What about the Children?
A national charity which promotes parental responsibility with particular emphasis on the emotional needs of children during their crucial first three years.
Weight watchers can help you to make the positive changes to reach your goals.
The Wordplay Program is built around well-researched developmental learning models that enable young people to improve their communication, literacy and thinking skills.