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Useful Websites and Contacts


The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.

St Giles C of E Primary school

Our local Primary School

NHS choices

A comprehensive health information service with thousands of articles, videos and tools, helping you to make the best choices about your health and lifestyle.

Family information service

First steps contacts

Chris Wheatley - 01825 790467

The Village Toddler group

Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 in the Martindale.

Horsted Keynes Babysitting service

A list of available babysitters.

Karen Griffiths - 01825 791033

Preschool learning alliance

They offer information and advice, produce specialist publications, run acclaimed training and accreditation schemes and campaign to influence early years policy and practice. 

Department for education

They are responsible for children’s services and education, including higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England.

Cbeebies grown up info

CBeebies page for parents & grown-ups. Chat, support, exclusive show extras & all things parenting & CBeebies!

Childcare choices

All about Government help with childcare costs, including 15 to 30 hours free childcare, Tax-Free Childcare, tax credits, Universal Credit, vouchers and more.

West Sussex parent carer forum

Help for parent carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with additional needs and disabilities to improve and make positive changes to the lives of their families and others.


Providing children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives.

West Sussex safeguarding board

The West Sussex Children’s Safeguarding Board is a partnership of the various organisations and agencies that work across West Sussex in order to keep children safe and promote their well-being.

Jolly phonics

Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics.


Our Early Years online learning journey.

Family Lives

Family Lives is a charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life.

Start 4 Life

They offer a series of emails and text messages for mums and dads covering a range of topics, including your baby’s development, preparing for labour and choosing childcare.


A website of articles, tips and advice aimed at dads.

Family Rights Group

They support families whose children are involved with, or require, local authority services because of welfare needs or concerns.


They provide advice and practical support for single parents.


Netmums is a family of local sites that cover the UK, each site offering information to mothers on everything from where to find playgroups and how to eat healthily to where to meet other mothers.

Parent Connection

They help parents who are either going through separation or who are struggling with issues associated with parenting after parting.

The Couple Connection

They places a wealth of research and practical experience directly into the hands of couples and parents, empowering you to work on your relationship for yourself.


Dedicated to helping you get the most out of your relationships, no matter how big or small the issue.

Single Parents Action Network

Parenting site by single parents for single parents

Young Minds

They are committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

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