Last updated:

11th July 2023

Parenting and families

Pregnancy, birth and parenthood

The NHS Start4Life website has lots of information for parents. You can also sign up to receive weekly emails on a range of parenting topics relating to pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

Parents living in Wokingham can access free breastfeeding support, offering 1 to 1 help from a trained supporter. The support is mostly phone or text based, but in certain circumstances a home visit could be arranged. Face-to-face support is offered via our various drop-ins around the area, where you can arrange to meet your supporter. For further information visit the Breastfeeding Network website.

Babies to teens

Common childhood illnesses

  • Visit the NHS UK website for a guide to common childhood illnesses, and advice on whether or not to keep your child off school, nursery or playgroup when they're unwell. 

Confidential advice for parents

  • Visit the Family Lives website (formerly known as Parentline) for confidential online and telephone support for parents.

Find health services

Visit our community directory to find local and national health and wellbeing services:

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