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Sources Of Help And Advice

Parents Centre has information for parents and carers who want to help their children to learn. Key documents are available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Greek, Hindi, Punjabi, Somali, Turkish, Vietnamese and Urdu.

Directgov has advice on choosing quality childcare.

Daycare Trust is a national charity working to promote high-quality, affordable childcare for all. It also provides audio information for parents in Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, English, Greek, Portuguese, Punjabi, Somali, Turkish and Urdu.

Local Children’s Information Services (CIS) provide face-to-face and phone advice on childcare. Telephone 0800 2346 346 (8.00am-8.00pm, Monday to Friday, 9.00am-12.00pm Saturday) for details of your nearest CIS.

Parentline Plus offers support to anyone parenting a child. The website has useful information and a message board that lets you talk to other parents.

The Foundation Stage leaflet gives information on the first part of the National Curriculum from age 3 to the end of the Reception year in primary school. It is available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Somali, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Learning Journey, produced by the DCSF for the Foundation stage and Key Stage 1, explains the National Curriculum for parents. It is available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Somali, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.

The Advisory Centre for Education offers information about state education in England and Wales for parents of school-age children.

Friends, Families and Travellers gives advice and information to Travellers, whether traditional or new, settled or on the road. Telephone 01273 234 777.

The Refugee Council has advice lines providing impartial advice on the asylum process, support and entitlements to refugees and asylum seekers. Telephone for general enquiries, 020 7346 6700.

The Real Histories Directory supports teachers, parents and the wider community in teaching and learning about cultural diversity in the UK.

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