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Nannies and Au pairs (also known as a Home Childcarer)

For many families a Nanny or an Au Pair is a well-liked alternative to nurseries or childminding, they can offer flexibility for parents looking after children in their own homes.  Nannies can work on a daily basis or live in the home providing early starts…

National Bullying Helpline

Help and advice covering bullying in the workplace, bullying at school and online harassment.


Netmums is the UK's fastest-growing online parenting organisation, providing information to mothers on everything from where to find playgroups and how to eat healthily, to where to meet other mothers.

New campaign urges parents to bin disposable nappies to prevent recycling contamination

Wigan Council has joined forces with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy to launch a new campaign aimed at stopping the millions of disposable nappies that are contaminating recycling. It comes on the back of new research which reveals that more than one million UK nappy…

Platt Bridge Start Well Family Centre

(A Sure Start Registered Children’s Centre) We provide support and services for the communities of Hindley and Hindley Green; Abram and Platt Bridge; Ashton and Bryn. What's on Please selet the Activity timetable Where? You can access our services at our linked sites: Hindley Bryn…

Reusable Nappies

An estimated three billion nappies (around 500,000 tons!) are thrown away every year in the UK. By the time a baby is potty trained, they could have used between 4,000 to 6,000 disposable nappies. This accounts for 2-3% of all household waste. Ref: - Reusable…

SEND Advice and guidance for parents form the DFE

Who is this guide for? This guide is for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 years who have special educational needs (SEN) or a disability. What is it about? This guide describes how the system that supports children and young people…

Setting up a new Business - Gov.UK

Looking to set up your own business?  You will find lots of help on the Gov.UK website from starting and growing to Tax and registering.

Shining A Light On Suicide

Suicidal thoughts are far more common than people realise and can happen for lots of different reasons. With the right help and support, your feelings will change and you can overcome your suicidal thoughts. If you are concerned about someone else, or have been bereaved…

Sleep and tiredness after having a baby

Looking after a baby can be really tiring - especially in the first few months after the birth when your child is likely to wake several times during the night. Most parents cope with a certain level of tiredness. But if you're feeling low, bad tempered…
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