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CHILDCARE

Useful information about childcare and Early Years settings

The best care for your child

Discover more about childcare from PACEY - the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years - click here to find out more about childcare options and click here to explore the benefits of childcare for your toddler on the pacey website.

There are wraparound services to support babies, parents and carers (provided by public sector organisations) - find out more in the Families Information Service Directory by clicking here.

Help with childcare costs

For help with childcare costs and to find out if you’re eligible to claim tax-free childcare, click here.

Explore other topics relevant to your baby's first years

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BECOMING A PARENT

Information and free tools to help new parents

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LOOKING AFTER YOUR BABY'S HEALTH

Useful NHS information about caring for your baby

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SCREENING TESTS

Find out when to have vaccinations and screening tests with the NHS, for you and your baby 

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SLEEP

Explore links, advice and support about safe sleep

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FREE ACTIVITIES TO DO AS A PARENT

Explore a range of free activities and group sessions

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CHILDCARE

Find out more about childcare options and help with costs

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HEALTH VISITNG
(0-5) SERVICE

Find out all about your local health visiting (0-5) service 

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INFANT FEEDING SUPPORT

Infant feeding information, support and advice

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DEVELOPMENT MILESTONES

Explore the key milestones in your baby's first years 

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REGISTERING THE BIRTH OF YOUR BABY

How to book an appointment to register the birth of your new baby

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KEEPING YOUR BABY SAFE

Information about safeguarding babies from harm

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RETURN TO WORK & YOUR RIGHTS

Information about returning to work after maternity leave

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