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This page lists the websites that span age groups and cover various topics. They are the most referenced on our baby to preschool pages.

If you are browsing for more general help or guidance, these websites are a great place to start.

  • Health Visiting Service

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    The Health Visiting Service website covers topics including diet and nutrition, dental health, development, immunisations and more. The website is divided into three age groups, 0 to 1, 1 to 2 and 3 to 4.

  • The Institute of Health Visiting

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    The Institute of Health Visiting website has factsheets to find expert advice on key areas of looking after your new baby from when they are born to when they go to school.

  • NHS

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    The NHS website is the first place to go for all things health and wellbeing. There are sections for baby (including children's health), pregnancy and mental health.

  • Start for life

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    The Start for life website provides trusted NHS help and advice during pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

  • Family information directory

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    There are lots of activities for children and families in Oxfordshire. Search the directory or view all the records.

  • NCT - the national charity for pregnancy, birth and early parenthood

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    The NCT mission is to support parents through the first 1,000 days to have the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

  • 50 things to do before you're 5

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    The 50 things to do before you're 5 app lists exciting activities for families in Oxfordshire with young children. There are great suggestions for how to have fun and learn at the same time.

  • Netmums

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    Netmums is the UK’s most relevant, inclusive and supportive parenting community, welcoming millions of parents every month. They want to make parents feel heard, supported and entertained on every step of their parenting journey.

  • Words for life

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    The Words for Life website provides parents, children and young people with activities and support to improve their language, literacy and communication skills from home.

  • Henry

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    Henry is a local charity focusing on healthy lifestyles early on. The website includes meal ideas, activity ideas and support for parents.

  • Oxfordshire Mind

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    Oxfordshire Mind is here to ensure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.

  • Family Lives

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    Parentchannel.tv hosts a collection of over 200 videos addressing day-to-day questions and concerns spanning wellbeing, behaviour and learning. Visit the Family Lives website for more support and advice.

  • Home-start

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    Home-Start supports families, so they don’t have to face their toughest times alone. There are regional groups for OxfordBanbury, Bicester and Chipping Norton, and southern Oxfordshire.

  • Speech and Language UK

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    The Speech and Language UK website includes a guide to the typical stages of speech and language development in babies, children and young people. You will also find guidance and resources if you are concerned about your child's communication skills.

  • CBeebies

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    The CBeebies website from the BBC includes a wide range of games, activities, videos and music to keep your little ones entertained.

  • PACEY - professional association for childcare and early years

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    Get advice about the different types of childcare available, paying for childcare and what quality looks like on the PACEY website.


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    Get support and tips from the NSPCC website to help you keep children safe. From advice on children’s mental health to staying safe online, support for parents and what to do if you’re worried about a child.

  • OSCB

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    OSCB - Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board advice for parents:

  • Help for the rising living costs

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    Help if you’re concerned about how to pay for everyday costs and financial support.