Useful websites

What to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage: a guide for parents

Dorset Council provides information about early years education and funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. 

Ofsted provides information on inspection and regulation of daycare settings, nurseries, pre-schools, schools, colleges etc.  Inspection reports may be viewed online.

St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School:

Dorset Family Information Service is a free, impartial information service for parents and carers of children and young people aged up to 19, or up to 25 years for those with special educational needs or disability (SEND)

Dorset Council's Local Offer for children and young people from 0 to 25 years with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) provides information, advice and support for children and their families:

The Xchange: A news and information network for children who are disabled and their families across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole:

Anything Left-handed provides products for left-handers and some information too.  It is a profit-making organisation so bear this in mind when using the website.

NSPCC: Talk PANTS is a simple conversation to help keep  your child safe from sexual abuse, with help from a friendly PANTOSAURUS dinosaur:

Speech and Language UK: Giving families the confidence and skills to help a child​ facing challenges with talking and understanding words. Advice and guidance around diagnosis, support that’s available to you, and the education system.

Ready S.T.E.A.D.I Chat! Dorset NHS Speech & Language Therapy Team: Is your child 0-5 and not started school yet? Are you worried about their speech, language or communication?  Book a 20 minute slot with a therapist for advice and support.

The British Association for Early Childhood Education provides support, advice and information for everyone concerned with the education and care of children aged 0-8, including 'Learning Together' resources than can be downloaded for free.

ERIC: The children’s bowel and bladder charity; includes excellent advice and tips for potty training. 

Refuge: For women and children against domestic violence:

You First (Paragon) provide services relating to domestic and sexual violence & abuse and stalking across the South Coast of England with support, advocacy, advice, guidance and information for women, men and children: 

Tiny Happy People activities to help develop your child's communication skills