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Useful Links and Contacts

Tickton Pre-school and Play Pals: 
01964 510744

FISH (Families Information Service):
01482 396469

Courses and training (East Riding): 
01482 392425

Social Care referral number: 
01482 395500

Childline - the UK's free, 24-hour helpline for children in trouble or danger. Trained volunteer counsellors comfort, advise and protect children and young people who may feel they have nowhere else to turn.
0800 1111

For information about the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) visit -

Ofsted (The Office for Educational Standards (OFSTED) - regulate educational and childcare establishments.
0300 123 1231 
Email -

Raising Kids - Website for parents covering child health, education, parenting, safety, travel and family finance.

Physical Play and Activities for toddlers and young children:


Money and Benefits:
Department for Work and Pensions - support and advice to people of working age, employers, pensioners, families and children and disabled people.
Working Child tax credits - Information and apply online for working and child tax credits, or call 0845 3003900 for an estimate of entitlement or 0800 500 222 for an information pack.

SEND (Special educational needs and disabilities) and Inclusion:

FISH (families information service): 
01482 396469 
(Fantastic for sign posting parents and families to the right support services).

ES (Early Support)

Hearing and Vision (ISSS): 
01482 318400
Family Fund - helps families caring for a severely disabled child by giving grants and services to complement what is available locally.
Scope - information and advice for people with cerebral palsy
Understanding autistic spectrum disorder


Internet Safety advice:
Useful Links - Parents Protect


Working parents:
working families - information for working parents.
Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) - advice on parental rights and sex discrimination.
Maternity Alliance - information on maternity rights issues.
Fathers Direct - the UK's national information centre for fatherhood.

Single Parent Families:
Gingerbread - a registered charity maintained by lone parents offering support to lone parent families.
Lone Parent Helpline - information and free publications on key issues, including advice on benefits and money matters.

General information for parents:
Useful information and contacts for parents – free downloads
Information for parents and ideas and activities for their children.

Department for Further Education and Skills - education, training and career information for young people, parents, students and adult learners.

Learn direct - offers hundreds of courses at a time, place and pace to suit you and free advice.

Department of Health - produces circulars and guidance including choosing with care and a guide to the general food hygiene regulations.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - produces publications such as accident prevention in day care and home safety.

Healthy Eating Advice:
Change4Life has loads of healthy eating tips and recipes, and fun ways to exercise.

The Eat Better, Start Better programme – Children’s Food Trust
The Eat Better, Start Better programme helps young children to eat well.
Healthy eating for 1-3 year olds.‎
Tips to Eat Well for Less.

Healthy packed lunch advice.
Expert advice - packed lunches. Packed lunch policy.

Healthier Lunches for Children
Government packed lunch advice.

Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID) - aims to prevent infant death and promote baby health.
Winston's Wish - provides information, guidance and advice for bereaved children and young people.

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