Information for mums, dads and carers

Being a mum, dad or carer is probably the hardest job there is. It is often pleasurable and rewarding, but there are also times when it can feel exhausting, stressful, frustrating and overwhelming. The parents zone has lots of information on anything and everything to do with family life.

If you have any questions you can't find the answer to or would just like to talk things though the get in touch with Family Information Service.

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Children's Centres

Sure Start Children’s Centres are here to help you give your child the best start in life.  From pregnancy, preparing for parenthood, through your child’s early years and into primary school.

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Family Support and Parenting

Being a mum, dad or carer is probably the hardest job there is. It is often pleasurable and rewarding, but there are also times when it can feel exhausting, stressful, frustrating and overwhelming.

This section gives details about what different types of parenting groups and support is available in York.

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Childcare

When it comes to choosing childcare there are lots of options to think about. Take a look at our childcare section for information and support with finding childcare.

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Being healthy

Being healthy can mean being physically healthy, sexually healthy, mentally and emotionally healthy. 

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Bullying

Tackling bullying is taken seriously in York. Since 2011, schools in York have been invited to take part in a survey about bullying involving children and young people. If you feel or know you child is being bullied the first step is to talk to their school.

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Bringing your family to York

If you are planning to bring your children from overseas to live in York, we have put together some information about schools, information on childcare for children age 0-5 and opportunities for young adults over 16 years old.

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Family Learning

If you're a mum, dad or carer of a pre school or primary aged child, then the most important educator in that child's life is you! Support your child's learning with Family Learning, 

Looking for activities for under 5s?  Check out the events page.

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Child protection

For information on child protection and how to report child abuse in the City of York visit the Safeguarding Children Board website