Early years support

We’re here to help you, your family and your child through the early years of their life.

Read our advice on getting a flu vaccine and protecting your child from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) this winter.

If you care for a child aged 5 and under please join our new baby and toddler email group and get our latest advice to help you and your child stay well this winter.

A-Z medical conditions

If your child has recently been diagnosed, find out more about their condition in our online medical directory.

a-z medical conditions

All about diagnosis

Our information for families going through the diagnosis process, including support for children with rare conditions or who don’t have a diagnosed condition.

all about diagnosis

Common concerns

Advice on helping you and your child sleep, behaviour that challenges, speech and language difficulties and more.

Common concerns

Childcare

Find out about your rights to good quality childcare, including free childcare schemes and help paying for childcare.

childcare

Support in early years education

Read about the support your child is entitled to in early years settings, including nurseries and at the childminder.

Support in early years education

Brighter Beginnings workshops

We run online and face-to-face early years workshops for parents at the beginnings of their journey.

brighter beginnings workshops