Useful Links

Phonics play

Phonics games, printable resources and advice for parents

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 their early years.

Communications Trust

Small talk:

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

Top tips leaflet:

10 top tips to help parents or proffesionals develop children and young peoples communication skills.

Through the eyes of a child:

Four films of useful advice on hw 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 in the summer.

Families in the Foundation years

Outline of information available to parents to help in making choices and plans. 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 centre

Your local Family service (FIS) provides a range of information for parents from deails 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

Resources to help in Maths, Phonics, Handwriting and English.

Play England: Reports and guides

 Written by experts, the resources ensure that parents have 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 a baby grows: All the help and advice you need during pregnancy, birth and parenthood for Mums , Dads, Family and friends.

Save the children

Support for reading with your child: Lots of practical ideas and ways to help your child's early literacy and reading.

Talking point

advice and tips for parents and professionals and further information on the ELPD.

Talk to your baby

Information for parents and professionals.

Early support Programme

Advice and support booklets available in England but web access UK-wide.

Foundation Years Web-site

Foundation Years

I can enquiry line:

For parents and professionals who have concerns about children tel: 020 7843 2544

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