useful links for parents and carers

You can't beat getting together with other families and practitioners to share parenting ideas and experiences - but there are also lots of ideas and information online. Here are a few:

>  Peep social media pages - all @PeepleCentre -  FacebookInstagram  ~  Twitter

>  CBeebies' The Baby Club and The Toddler Club - lots of episodes and songs available on the BBC iPlayer, with more being filmed.  We've loved being education consultants for these fab series since the beginning. 

>  BBC Tiny Happy People - lots of great video clips of activities and info, filmed with families. 

>  Parenting across Scotland - links for free parenting programmes (and other info) across Scottish local authorities.

>  Sure Start Partnerships in Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland Sure Starts focus on supporting parents from pregnancy to school with their children's learning skills, health and well-being, and social and emotional development.

>  England - The government in England doesn't currently have a centralised webpage with info or links to local Children's Centres (previously known as Sure Start) or Family Hubs. However, Family Hubs are replacing (or re-naming) children's centres, so more will probably appear on the Family Hubs Network website.  Local councils also have links to their children's centres and/or family hubs, as well as local Family Information Directories, which provide information about local services.

> Dadvengers - blogs, podcasts and free weekly get-togethers (via instagram live) from Nigel Clarke (The Baby Club presenter and Peep Ambassador), to support dads on their journey through parenthood. 

> Play.hooray - lots of playful early learning ideas on Instagram from Peep ambassador Claire.