Useful Links


Education

www.foundationyears.org.uk
Foundation Years – provides a forum and library of information for parents and professionals working with children from birth to five years. It also explains the Early Years Foundation Stage framework provided by the government for professionals working with young children.

www.wandsworth2yearold.org.uk
Early Education Places for two-year-olds – Information for parents on a low income with children aged two years old who may be entitled to up to 15 hours of free early education for 38 weeks of the year.


Childcare

www.ncma.org.uk
National Childminders Association – provides helpful information about finding a childminder or nanny.

www.childcare.co.uk
Childcare Link – a government site providing information on local and national childcare.


Work, Housing, Finances, Family Advice

www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk
Job Centre Plus – This site now connects you with Directgov, Business Link, and the Department for Work and Pensions, all of which provide information for job seekers.

www.hmrc.gov.uk
HM Revenue and Customs- for a range of information including tax credits, child benefit, income tax, and national insurance.

www.familylives.org.uk
Family Lives – opportunities for live chat as well as online advice on all aspects of family life.


Health

www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
NHS Direct – Health advice and information. Also you can call 0845 4647 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Other Helpful Links

www.cafamily.org.uk
Contact a Family – offering advice and support for families with disabled children.

www.frg.org.uk
The Family Rights Group – providing advice for families whose children are involved with children’s services.

www.netmums.com
Netmums – Helpful articles on pregnancy, babies and young children, returning to work, finances, links to support groups, and lots of local information.

http://fis.wandsworth.gov.uk/kb5/wandsworth/fsd/home.page
Family Information Services in Wandsworth– A family friendly guide to childcare, health, finances, education, special educational needs and disabilities, parenting and local news and events.

http://www.family-action.org.uk
Family Action – Working with disadvantaged and socially isolated children and families to provide practical, emotional and financial support.