Parenting Resources

We are now providing a Parent Information Point for any parent who would like to find out information about parenting and local services.

 If you are a parent or look after a child we can:

    Direct you to parenting programmes and groups
    Offer advice and support on looking after children from 0 -16 years
    Provide information on local services and activities

Children enjoying messy play
We will be happy to share ideas about play opportunities through PlayTalkRead, Peep groups (Parents Early Education Partnership), Baby Massage and the Play@Home programme. 

We have information about what's on in the local area as well as on a range of things affecting families such as mental health issues, lone parenting, disability, finance and childcare. 

As well as information about Home-Start, we can provide details of other agencies who can offer more specialist advice and support if necessary.

Useful websites

Parenting Scotland information and support for families in Scotland
Play Talk Read     packed with ideas and activity suggestions
Edinburgh City Council information about support available to parents in Edinburgh
Children 1st          support and information for parents and run ParentLine Scotland Tel. 0800 0282233
Peep                  information about the Peep opportunties

Money matters:
Citizens Advice Bureau advice about a range of issues including money, housing and legal matters
Turn2us                       service that helps people access money available to them through benefits and grants

Edinburgh City Council                   housing advice for people living in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Housing Advice Partnership advice and information about housing aiming to prevent homelessness

Health and Wellbeing:
ROSPA                                         Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Child Accident Prevention Trust       information about child safety and accident prevention
Ready steady baby                       information for parents-to-be
Eat Better Feel Better                    Information and advice on healthy eating for all the family with recipes and top tips.
Weaning How to Start                      information on breast feeding, bottle feeding and weaning
Change for life                                lots of tips, recipes and ideas for looking at small changes that make big differences