External Links

Here are some other websites you might find helpful.

Advisory Centre for Education                                                                             Information for parents on education issues including bullying, exclusion, school admission, appeals and special educational needs.

Website: www.ace-ed.org.uk                                                                                              Tel: 0800 800 5793

Children and Young People’s Directory
New online directory for families living in Waltham Forest divided into four ‘zones’ (Children’s Zone, Young People’s Zone, Practitioner Zone and Parent and Carer’s Zone) each listing things to do, places to go and people to talk to.
Website: www.walthamforest.gov.uk/csd

Contact a family
Information, advice and support for familes caring for children with disabilities or special needs.
Website: www.cafamily.org.uk
Freephone helpline: 0808 808 3555

Domestic Violence – Women
Information for women experiencing domestic violence including access to 24hr helpline providing access to emergency refuge accommodation and an information service including safety planning.
Website: www.womensaid.org.uk
Tel: 0808 200 0247

See also
www.kiranproject.org.uk
www.ashiana.org.uk

Domestic Violence – Men 
Offers help and support for men experiencing domestic abuse.
Tel: 0808 8010327
Website: www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Directgov
Government website providing information on public services including benefits and employment.
Website: www.direct.gov.uk

Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International
Information for disabled people who are parents, those who wish to become parents and professionals concerned with disability and/or pregnancy and parenthood.
Website: www.dppi.org.uk
Tel: 0800 0184730

East London Community Law Centre
Free advice, information and representation on immigration, welfare benefits, debt, housing, education and employment issues.
Website: www.eastlondoncommunitylawservice.org.uk
Tel: 020 85581865

E-safety

Advice for parents in lots of community languages:http://www.lgfl.net/esafety/Pages/parental-advice.aspx

These links take you to advice including how to talk to your child about being safe online and setting up parental controls on lots of different devices:http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carershttps://www.getsafeonline.org/safeguarding-children/under-5/

Digital Parent magazine has articles and information about the latest developments and what you can do to help your child get the most from them safely. Read it online at http://vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk/

Do the Accidental Outlaw quiz to find out how much you know about what you can and can’t say/write online. It will help you stay safe, and it will help you when your child starts doing their homework online and they want to use pictures and quotes they find online.

http://www.theparentzone.co.uk/parent tells you about all kinds of things including gaming ratings and posting selfies online

At http://www.cbbfc.co.uk/bbfcinsight-trailer, the British Board of Film Classification’s Insight section, you can check the certificate of films and television programmes that you want to show your child

Family Lives (formerly Parentline Plus)
Information on all aspects of parenting. 24 hour helpline also available.
Website: familylives.org.uk
Tel: 0808 800 2222

Family Rights Group
Provides independent and confidential advice, information and
Website: www.frg.org.uk
Tel:  0808 801 036 (confidential advice)

Fathers
Wide range of information for Dads on relationships, fatherhood, bringing up children, money, health, education and work.
Website: www.dad.info
See also www.fatherhoodinstitute.org

Foundation years
An indispensible site to support you as a professional working with children and families in the foundation years.
http://foundationyears.org.uk/

Grandparents Plus
Information, advice and support for grandparents.
Website: www.grandparentsplus.org.uk
Tel: 0300 123 7015

One Plus One
Help to build stronger relationships.
www.oneplusone.org.uk

London Borough of Waltham Forest
Gateway for all Council services and information in the Borough, including education, housing and places to go. Information on local childminders, nurseries, playgroups, schools and holiday schemes, also Child Tax Credit and the Nursery Education Grant.
Website: www.walthamforest.gov.uk
Tel: 020 8496 3000

Multikulti
Information in 12 community languages on various issues including, debt, immigration, employment and health.
Website: www.multikulti.org.uk

National Childbirth Trust
Information on pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. Info Centre has A-Z list of topics to choose from. Also details of breastfeeding and pregnancy/birth helplines.
Website: www.nct.org.uk

Netmums
Lots of information for mums of babies, toddlers and school aged children.
Website: www.netmums.com

NHS Direct
Information and advice about health, illness and health services.
Website: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
Tel: 111 for non-emergency medical advice

Ofsted
Website:  www.ofsted.gov.uk

One Parent Families/Gingerbread
Advice and support for lone parents including downloadable fact sheets on many issues including legal advice, employment and benefits.
Website: www.gingerbread.org.uk
Tel: 0808 802 0925

Parent view
Website: parentview.ofsted.gov.uk

Relate
Support, information and counselling for couples having problems with their relationship.
Website: www.relate.org.uk
Tel:  0300 100 1234

Contact Low Hall Nursery School

If you would like to talk to a member of staff at Low Hall, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the contact page.