Supporting you as Parents and Carers
Please find below a selection of websites and documents giving help and advice.
Calderdale Website Links
Schools - everything you need to know about Calderdale schools
Admissions - how to apply for primary and secondary school places.
Parental Support - useful information and guidance about support services for parents
Childcare - here you will find links to childcare funding, childcare providers, children's centres and more
Childcare and Education - wide choice of childcare providers in Calderdale
Safeguarding Calderdale - help and advice safeguarding children young people and adults
Calderdale CAMHS - The Open Minds Partnership - how to refer
Out of school activities - details of events and activities happening throughout Calderdale.
At Home Activities page - some great ideas for activities to do at home
Calderdale College - adult learning
Website Links - Young Children
Healthy Early Years - parents guide from birth to 5
Tiny Happy People - here to help you develop your child's communication skills - from the BBC
Hungry Little Minds - simple, fun activities for children, newborn to 5
Help Paying For Your Childcare - Government help with childcare costs for parents Gov.UK
Schools and Curriculum - Gov.UK
National Autistic Society - parent and carers page
British Dyslexia Association - advice page
A-Z Parent Guide to Support, from Young Minds - gives advice on how to help your child with specific mental health conditions, and life events which might be negatively affecting their wellbeing. Also shows where you can get help.
Child Bereavement UK - help for children and young people, parents and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies
Head lice - NHS help and advice
Online Safety - advice from the NSPCC. Some of the links are more relevant to keeping older children safe on the internet
Internet Matters.org - helping parents keep their children safe online. The links below are from this website also:
Stop Speak Support - created by young people for young people, the code offers simple steps to take positive action to deal with cyberbullying
Starting a Conversation - expert tips to help you talk about cyberbullying with your child
Online safety leaflets and resources - from Internet Matters, a comprehensive collection of guides for parents to help with all areas of online safety for children and young people
Joe Wicks, The Body Coach - stay fit and active. Videos for children and adults to follow along with.
ADHD - Parent information and advice on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) from Young Minds
Bereavement - Parent information and advice on helping a child deal with grief and loss from Young Mind
Share Aware Guide - from the NSPCC and O2 giving help and advice about online safety and the the dangers of sharing information online
Internet Matters - Digital at Primary School - online safety tips for young children
Internet Matters Moving to Secondary School - online safety tips
Transition to Secondary School - parent's guide
First Aid Advice - Choking
The following video from GEM Compliance Training gives expert advice on how to help a child or infant who is choking and useful tips to help minimise the risk of choking.