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Support for Parents - Common Childhood Issues

When you become a parent your beautiful new baby does not come with a guide on how to be a good parent. From time to time we all encounter issues that we are unsure about and which we would like some advice on.

Occasionally, we can also become overwhelmed by issues affecting our children or our family and would really love some help to work through it. We thought it might be useful to post information about sources of help or information on some common issues that you might find helpful. If you are still struggling to resolve an issue or you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact school and ask to speak to Ms Stevens or Mrs Cutts.

Perinatal support group leaflet. Support for parents experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties during the perinatal period (pregnancy – birth and up to one year).


Quality sleep is essential for children’s growth and development. A decent night’s sleep will help them to do better at school, allow them to react more quickly to situations, have a more developed memory, learn more effectively and solve problems, plus it will make them less susceptible to colds and other minor ailments, less irritable and better behaved!

Sleep deprivation causes increased hyperactivity and other behavioural problems, as well as damaging physical and mental development. Poor sleep habits from an early age can lead to long term sleep problems.

There are so many different factors which can affect children’s sleep which you can read about below. 

Follow the link to watch a video of the sleep workshop delivered by the Mental Health Support Team.

There are lots of helpful tips about helping your child (and yourself) to get a good night's sleep.

The Children's Sleep Charity Website

Children's Sleep Charity Resources

Safe Sleeping


How to set boundaries and build positive relationships

The NSPCC website has a document about positive parenting click here

Positive Parenting -Encouraging Better Behaviour