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Help your child's learning - 0-5 years

Childcare provisions are a great place for your child to learn. However, you and your child can continue to learn at home through play activities, socialisation, relaxing, cuddling, responding, talking and communicating.

Take a look at the information on this page to find out how you can develop skills to better understand your child’s learning and development and how you can continue the learning, whilst nurturing creativity and imagination, encouraging your child aged 0 to 5 years to become school ready.

Family Journey

Family Journey is a programme of sessions for all families to help them support the development and early learning of their babies and young children. 

For further information please see the Family Journey page (internal link).

Find you local children's centre (internal link).

Five Ways to Thrive leaflet (external link).

Hungry Little Minds - Simple, fun activities for children 0 to 5

Many little things light up hungry little minds. Kids take everything in, and even the smallest things you do with them can make a big difference.

For more information please see the Hungry Little Minds page (internal link).

Hungry Little Minds - Free ideas and activities

Tiny Happy People

Tiny Happy People can help you develop your child’s language and communication skills, so they get the best start in life.

For further information please see the Tiny Happy People page (internal link).

Values Money and Me

Values Money and Me is a free online resource to help children explore the world of money with teachers, parents and carers.

For more information please see the Values, Money and Me page (internal link).

Values Money and Me - Free online resources


Bookstart offers the gift of free books to all children at two key ages before they start school, to inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life. 

For more information please see the Bookstart page (internal link).

Bookstart Books for families

Words for life

As a parent you can make all the difference to your child’s communication skills. Helping your child learn to communicate will help them develop good relationships, do well at school and be confident and happy.

For more information please see the Words for Life page (internal link).

Words for Life - Free learning resources

Big Little Moments

Babies and toddlers are growing and learning every day and the little moments you share can make a big difference.

For more information please see the Big Little Moments page (internal link).

Small Talk

Small Talk is a pilot project from the National Literacy Trust, run with the Department for Education (DfE).

For more information please see the Small Talk page (internal link).

Family Learning Service

Improve your child’s confidence and self-esteem and raise their achievement in school by attending learning together programmes with the Family Learning Service.

For further information please see the Family Learning Service page (internal link).

Some local places to access fun, learning sessions with your child

Websites for kids


Actiphons is a unique phonics teaching resource and programme which inspires children to learn their phonics through playing fun, sporting activities.

For more information please see the Actiphons page (internal link).

Baker Ross (Educational Resources)

Baker Ross is a family owned and run business whose innovative ideas have led us to become one of the leading suppliers of arts and crafts to schools, playgroups and organisations in the UK.

For more information please see the Baker Ross page (internal link).

Little Linguist

Little Linguist provides multicultural books for children in over 50 foreign languages.

For more information please see the Little Linguist page (internal link).


ToucanLearn helps childminders and parents implement core features of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a host of linked activities and a daily diary for each registered child.

For more information please see the ToucanLearn page (internal link).

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