0-5 year olds
Raising a child can feel like a roller coaster ride from being new parents and taking care of a baby to the extreme highs and lows of toddlers. Then your child is growing up and on his way to becoming a pre-schooler and developing a mind of his own. Get the support you need as your child reaches each of the milestones.
Keeping your baby safe at home gets more challenging as he starts crawling. Baby proofing and having a safe environment allows children to explore their surroundings
National: Keeping Kids Safe
National: Child Car Seats: the Law
Other: In car safety
0-4 Eating & Nutrition
Both you and your baby benefit from breastfeeding but it can be hard work. Feeding a baby is one of the top concerns parents have.
0-4 School & Learning
Finding the right childcare is a big deal. There are lots of different childcare options.
Local: Help with childcare costs
Countywide: ESCIS –
Preparing your child for school
Home-Start support families to improve their home learning environment so their preschool children are ready for school. Trained volunteers offer emotional and practical support while role-modelling how to play and read and with their child, and how to help children meet other developmental milestones.
When your child first starts school, it’s a big change in your family life, especially if it is your oldest or youngest child.
0-4 Health & Hygiene
First Aid – the occasional fall or accident is inevitable and emergencies do happen. As a parent it’s important to be prepared.
Local: A-Z Support and services | Eastbourne, Wealden & Lewes
National: British Red Cross
Other: St John Ambulance
During the Early Years, whether it’s their first tooth, or their visit to the dentist, a child’s early experiences of oral health can impact on the rest of their lives.
0-4 Behaviour and Discipline
While many kids are lucky enough to become the best of friends with their siblings, it’s common for brothers and sisters to fight. (It’s also common for them to swing back and forth between adoring and detesting one other!)
Temper tantrums usually start at around 18 months and are very common in toddlers. Hitting and biting are common, too. One reason for this is toddlers want to express themselves, but find it difficult. They feel frustrated, and the frustration comes out as a tantrum.
0-4 Sport & Fitness
Your infant spends the majority of his time on his back. Turning him over onto his stomach helps build the muscles in his neck, arms, shoulders, back, and stomach.
0-4 Child Development
Getting your baby to sleep through the night is every parent’s goal.
National: Millpond Sleep Clinic
Is your little one hitting all the right baby milestones?
0-4 Parenting with Additional Challenges
Adoption and Fostering
Foster and Adopted children are vulnerable and can be challenging, with the right support they can have fulfilling, positive lives.
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