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Parent Resources

On this page you will find lots of online resources that are available for parents and carers.

Information about services:

Tameside Early Help Access Point can provide you and your family with help and support, advice and guidance about lots of child related subjects including:
  • General advice is available from the Family Information Service covering many subjects including child care provision, childminders and free child related activities, impartial advice on all aspects of childcare including choosing care, providing listings of Ofsted registered childcare in your area, advice on how care is regulated and the best options for you and your child. We can also provide extra help and support if you have never used childcare before or are finding it difficult to access childcare to suit your needs. We offer information about the Free Entitlement Funding (FEF) - free 15 hours childcare places for all 2, 3 & 4 year olds including support with completing an application form to apply for the free 2 year old funding. We can offer information regarding the ’30 hours free childcare’ for 3 & 4 year olds including advice on how to apply via HMRC, criteria, etc. We can inform you about activities and groups for families including pre-school playgroups, toddler groups & Children’s Centre activities. We can signpost you to services both local and national organisations including information relating to SEND.
  • Sign posting to other support services as appropriate
  • Early Help Assessment (EHA Advisors are available to speak to you).
    The Team Around Approach - (Neighbourhood Coordinators are available to speak to you).
  • If your family needs help from a keyworker, with your permission your family will be discussed at a panel which is attended by professionals from other support services. You will be notified if a keyworker is allocated.

Please ring our Early Help Access Point and speak to our friendly and helpful staff who will listen to you and take some details and where necessary gain your consent to share information if it’s appropriate to do so. Self-referrals can be made by contacting The Early Help Access Point on 0161 342 4260. It’s ok to ask for help.

Educational support:

For little one, there is also a lot of activity and information being shared via the ‘Grow in Tameside’ Facebook page.
To help families with children of all ages, we have pulled together some useful online learning resources and wellbeing activities to do at home, which can be downloaded from here

Understanding your child’s behaviour and development:

Health Information and Support:

SEND Information and Support:

The SEND Support Service is now operating a Parent/Carer Helpline. This service is for the parents/carers of children with EHCPs, currently not in school. The service will offer support and guidance to parents/carers with SEND children at home, and who are currently struggling to support, engage and/or manage their SEND needs. Whilst the SEND team may be able to offer strategies to help a child engage with school work set by the child/ young person’s school, they cannot set a curriculum for your child. This will continue to be provided by school. The helpline will be available to parents/carers from Monday 30th March, and will operate between the hours of 9am-1pm. Helpline details as follows:
Working hours:
09.00-11.00 0161-3438381
11.00-13.00 07971132375

Other Information:

Free online course: Good practice in autism education

This free online, four week, course from Bath University commenced on 30 March for parents and professionals.
It begins with a forum for people to share tips on being at home with a child, in light of our current situation.
Register for a place here

Parenting Helpline

The Parenting Team have opened a Parenting Helpline, available 3 days a week, ‪9-11am. If you have any struggles, worries or concerns in relation to parenting in this difficult time, please contact the team on the numbers available here or email
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