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Useful Guides

Kent Local Offer

For information on Support for families; Childcare and Preschool; SEND local offer; Protecting Children; Schools; Children in Care; Educating your child at Home; Activities outside school; Adopting and Fostering;  HeadStart Kent and College, Sixth form, employment and training.

Children’s Centres

Supports for 0-5’s and their families. Each centre offers different services, including:

  • childcare

  • early education

  • training or finding a new job

  • antenatal classes

  • baby clinics

  • support with breastfeeding

  • support with parenting and speech and language

  • drop-in sessions for parents and children

  • services for children with special needs and disabilities

  • opportunities for families to get involved with volunteering and designing services


Potty Training Advice by NHS

Tooth brushing NHS guide

From brushing their first tooth to their first trip to the dentist, here's how to take care of your children's teeth.

Healthy Eating

Change4life – Advice on Tasty Recipes; Food facts; child’s weight; Mental wellbeing tips for parents; how to wash hands; indoor activities for kids and many more.

Speech and Language Therapy

Also check Children’s Centre for drop in Speech and Language sessions (details above)


For support on helping children communicate.

National Autistic Society


You’ll find services directed towards autistic people, parents and carers and professionals. We advise that you speak to your GP, health visitor and NHS professionals working with you and your child.

What to expect, When?

Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage

Development Matters

Development Matters demonstrates how the four themes of the EYFS Framework and the principles that inform them work together to support the development of babies, toddlers and young children within the context of the EYFS framework

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