Parenting Advice

Don’t let the pressure of parenting get you down. Try these simple tips and tricks, formulated by researchers and NHS mental health experts, which are backed by science and proven to work with families.  

Families Under Pressure | Maudsley Charity (July 2021)

The above website has some simple top tips which you may find beneficial.  

For local advice you can call the Family Information Service on 020 8547 5215 or have a look at their website at

Please make sure that your child's immunisations are up to date.  You can speak to your GP or your child's health visitor if you are unsure.  Usually children are offered:

Eight weeks:     6-in-1 vaccine, MenB vaccine and Rotavirus 
12 weeks:  6-in-1 vaccine (2nd), Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine and Rotavirus (2nd) 
16 weeks:  6-in-1 vaccine (3rd), MenB (2nd) 
One year:  Hib/MenC (1st), MMR (1st), Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine (2nd), MenB (3rd) 
Three years and four months:  MMR (2nd), 4-in-1 pre-school booster 

Sometimes children are offered additional Immunisations. 

Child Accident Prevention Trust

For free safety advice for families and carers please have a look at the above website.  Remember accidents can be prevented.  

The Child Accident Prevention Trust have reported that 'doctors warn that food is responsible for over half of all fatal choking accidents, with grapes the third most common cause of death in food related incidents', if you give your child grapes please chop them in half lengthways and then in half again. 

Plough Green Pre-school