Parenting children under 5 years

The first 1001 days of a child’s life – from conception to their second birthday – are really important in building a healthy brain, forming the foundations for happy relationships and building resilience to cope with the challenges of life. All the experiences a baby has during these early weeks and months will contribute to this process.

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Children grow and change at quite a pace, and this can be exhausting and sometimes alarming! As your child approaches nursery and school the changes can be difficult for you and your child. Find out more here about getting ready for primary school.

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Most parents (especially first time parents) find things very challenging at times. Your child doesn’t need you to be a perfect parent – good enough is fine! – but if you feel overwhelmed or you need some extra support it is available.

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