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Adoption and Fostering

Au Pair/Childcare Agencies, Organisations and Recruitment

Child Health, Wellness and Disabilities

Complementary Therapies

Counselling Services and Psychologists

Family Issues, Support and Adoption

General Health Resources

Grief Resources

Infertility Support and Assistance

Mother and Baby Clubs

Pregnancy Complications

Post Natal Depression Support Organisations

Pregnancy and Childbirth



Adoption and Fostering


BAAF - Adoption and Fostering   BAAF Adoption and Fostering is an independent organisation and charity, promoting the highest standards of child centred policies and services for children separated from their families of origin.

Fostering  We are an independent fostering agency who are passionate about ensuring positive outcomes for children and young people.



Au Pair/Childcare Agencies, Organisations & Recruitment

AuPairAids  Aupairads.com offers childcare opportunities to host families across Europe. It is an online au pair matching service for au pairs from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland.

Best Bear Childcare  Best Bear Childcare is recommended by WHICH? for its definitive list of recommended childcare agencies and nurseries that pass its rigorous testing criteria. There is a section for parents, for childcarers and for agencies, plus an Ask The Expert section.

Child Care Jobs   An online jobsite specialising in nursery and other child care jobs.

Child-Daycare-Directory.com  Search for accredited daycare centers in your area, learn about accreditation for daycare providers, and shop for quality children's products.

Ebor Nannies Ltd    Need care for your children? We will find a carer for your children should you need a Nanny, Mother's Help, Maternity Nanny,  Babysitter, daily or live in, full or part-time, permanent or temporary.  Jane, the founder and Director of Ebor Nannies is a mother of two with personal experience of employing childcare for own children. Her ethos for the company is to provide a personal service with highest level of professionalism. The children are at the heart of every consideration. Great emphasis is placed in vetting and screening all applicants. Ebor Nannies are a registered body of the Criminal Records Bureau. Of equal importance is to understand exactly from the family the children's needs and those of the family. Getting that right means a long term, happy relationship for all
concerned so family harmony is achieved.  Tele 01904 767777     Fax  01904 767700  Email: info@ebornannies.co.uk

Emergency Childcare  The only organisation in UK that helps parents find backup childcare whenever they need it. This is made possible due to our exclusive relationship with the NCMA/SCMA, with nurseries up and down the country and our collaboration with Tinies Childcare. We also provide corporate childcare solutions for companies – we tailor the service to meet the company’s needs, to provide a back up care solution for ALL their staff. We work with benefits providers, all the leading voucher companies, and HR and payroll departments of all sizes.

Little Darlings Nanny Agency, UK  Little Darlings is a Nanny Agency supplying Nannies, Maternity nurses, Mothers Help, Equestrian and Domestic Staff. All clients are personally visited to understand their home and life style and all of the nannies are carefully screened and police checks conducted. Support is also provided through contract negotiation and advice on insurance and statutory requirements.

Our easy-to-use service gives parents access to detailed profiles of babysitters and child carers in every corner of the country enabling you to find exactly the right person for your family whenever and wherever you want them.

Out of School Care  Outofschoolcare.co.uk has been developed as a simple search and booking service for parents looking for children's holiday club providers and summer camps in their area. Book online at the same price as offered by the clubs. We also provide corporate childcare solutions for companies – we tailor the service to meet the company’s needs.

Tinies Childcare, UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa   Tinies Childcare is the UK's leading chain of childcare agents for parents and child carers.  They provide a wide range of services for parents and families who are looking for child care, and for Nannies and Child Carers who are looking for employment.



Child Health, Wellness and Disabilities

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities  This site has been designed to provide information about issues which affect the lives of people with learning disabilities and the work of the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.  The website, which is the largest site on learning disability issues in the United Kingdom, has also been designed to act as a gateway to some of the other resources on learning disabilities, both in the UK and overseas.

Dr Paul - Children's Health and Wellness  Dr Paul Roumeliotis is the paediatrician responsible for the Dr Paul Child Health and Wellness site.  dr Paul produces state of the art educational health resources, which are trustworthy, accessible and informative.

The Association For Research Into Stammering In Childhood   Stammering is a complicated problem which can be very distressing for children and their families. ARSC is a charity that was set up to help, its main aim being to support the specialist speech and language therapy service that is offered at the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children in London.

NCH   NCH is one of the UK's leading children's charities. NCH improves the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children and young people by offering them diverse, innovative and responsive services and by campaigning for change.


Complementary Therapies

Therapy Directory Therpay Directory promotes the benefits of complementary therapy and aims to give visitors all the information they need to help them make an informed decision about which therapy would be right for them. The website has an FAQ's section, a number of useful articles written by its members and the facility to search for a practitioner in your area.

To ensure the professionalism of the website, all listed therapists have proven qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.



Counselling Services and Psychologists

Karen Lehman, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist  Karen is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Santa Barbara,CA. She specializes in issues related to parenting, prenatal preparation, women's issues, and family therapy. Karen would be available to consult or conduct therapy either locally in Santa Barbara, or over the telephone.

Royal Oak Therapy  Sheri Noga's reputation has been built on her commitment to her clients as well as honesty, support and goal-focused therapy.  Sheri's  goal as a therapist is to understand a client's underlying issues and the necessary therapeutic interventions as quickly as possible. She will often give clients feedback and a sense of direction for the therapy by the end of their first session.



Family Issues

Child Suicide  A supportive resource for families who have lost a child to suicide. Owned and run by Jan Andersen.

Relate - Realtionship Counselling    Relate is the UK's largest and most experienced relationship counselling organisation. For over 60 years they have been helping people to work through their relationship difficulties and reach their own decisions about the best way forward.


General Health Resources


Mesothelioma Information   We provide mesothelioma patients with free resources, support, education,
and referrals to experienced mesothelioma doctors. We are a current sponsor of the American Cancer Society, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Make a Wish Foundation and the National Patient Travel Center. We’ve also established a scholarship for high school and college students
that will help further educate students of this rare cancer.


Grief Resources

Child Suicide A supportive resource for families who have lost a child to suicide. Owned and run by Jan Andersen.

The Compassionate Friends  The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is an organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children. They also offer support, advice and information to other relatives, friends and professionals who are helping the family.



Infertility Support

Issue -The National Fertility Association  A totally confidential and comprehensive service, which includes factsheets, information, support, counselling and literature on infertility and reproductive health.
Helpline: 01922 722888  email: info@issue.co.uk



Mother and Baby Clubs

Huggies Mother and Baby Club   By registering as a member with the Huggies' Club, you'll be able to chat on-line with other parents, ask the experts, find out where to go and what to do in your area, take advantage of special offers and find out about the things that really matter to you, your baby and your family.

Tesco's Baby and Toddler Clubs  It costs you nothing to join either Baby Club or Toddler Club.  By becoming a member you will be entitled to many benefits, including:  saving up to £150  on a whole range of baby or toddler essentials, special treats and exclusive offers and receiving free magazines focusing on the key stages of pregnancy, childbirth and your child's development, packed with advice from experts.

Bounty   When you join bounty.com you become part of a large community designed to keep you informed of the most important information and offers available to you as a parent. 

Sainsbury's LittleOnes   Designed especially for you and your children under five, it's packed with terrific offers, fresh food ideas and savings on products from Sainsbury's.

Tumble Tots   Tumble Tots, the leading active physical play concept for pre-school children was first introduced in 1979 by ex-national Olympic Gymnastics Coach, Bill Cosgrave.  Designed to develop children's physical skills of agility, balance, co-ordination and climbing through the use of brightly coloured Tumble Tots equipment. The programme is structured to develop children's positive personality traits including confidence and self-esteem.  Each 45-minute weekly session is led by trained staff and is structured according to the different ages and stages of a child's development. Tumble Tots has more than 450 centres in the UK and over 60,000 members. Since its inception in 1979, close to a million children worldwide have benefited from the Tumble Tots programme.

Heinz Baby Club   Heinz Baby Online offers a vast range of nutritional and product information to help your baby grow into a healthy child.



Post Natal Depression Support

Post Natal Depression Support Association South Africa    PNDSA (Post-Natal Depression Support Association of South Africa) is a non-profit-making association started by a group of health professionals and women who have recovered from Postnatal Depression.   The association is dedicated to supporting other women who may be going through the same experience and to making it easier for them to find help.

Veritee's Post Natal Depression Site    This site provides you a comprehensive list of links to sites of help to PND sufferers, together with an online forum, personal stories and recommended books.


Pregnancy Complications

APEC - Action on Pre-Eclampsia   Action on Pre-eclampsia (APEC) is a UK charity set up in 1991 to ease and prevent suffering from pre-eclampsia and improve care and understanding of the condition.

Ectopic Pregnancy Trust    The aim of the Trust is to raise awareness of ectopic pregnancy amongst health professionals, all women of childbearing age and the general public, to campaign for improvement in diagnosis and management, to research causes, treatment and prevention and to provide support and information to those affected by this condition.



Pregnancy and Childbirth

Active Birth Centre  Helping you to you can make informed choices, and gain the confidence to be actively in charge of your pregnancy, birth and early parenting.

ARC  ARC is the only national charity that provides non-directive support and information to parents throughout the antenatal testing process. Their role is to help parents arrive at the most appropriate decision for them in the context of their family life.  ARC offers information and support to parents who are making decisions during the antenatal testing process and those who are told that their unborn baby has an abnormality and are having to make difficult decisions about continuing the pregnancy.

Home Birth Reference Site   The aim of this site is not to persuade you to choose home birth, but to provide information about home birth, for parents who think that it might be the right choice for them, and for health professionals looking for facts and ideas.  Includes a wonerful section for older mothers.

Contact La Leche League   Our aim as an international charity is to help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education. We also aim to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

La Leche League Leaders are accredited breastfeeding counsellors who take helping calls and lead monthly breastfeeding support groups throughout the country (and worldwide).

The National helpline 0845 120 2918 connects you directly to your nearest counsellor, who can offer support and information and details of local support meetings.












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