Useful links and resources

Childcare choices – help paying for your childcare (30 hour funding)

SENDIASS – impartial special educational needs and disability information, advice and support in Hampshire.

Speech and language development – up to 5 years old. A useful guide for the stages in communication: listening and attention; understanding; speech sounds and talk; social skills.

First words – words to five years old

Hampshire Local Offer – information for children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities.

CBeebies – games and activities for early years children.

Understanding and responding to children who bite – useful information about why children may bite and how to respond when they do.

Common difficulties in the early years – really useful information on the following categories from aggression, anxiety, bereavement, crying, play, separation anxiety, sharing, sleep, tantrums, toileting, trauma, withdrawn behaviour.

Parentkind – a useful website full or resources, links and information to support you as you prepare your child for big school.

Ready, Steady, School! – is your child starting school soon? Are they ready? Are you ready? A useful leaflet with lots of advice to help you build your child’s confidence so that they start school with enthusiasm; curious and ready to learn.

What to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage – A parent’s guide