Supporting Parents and Carers

All early years settings should:

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  • Support all children and, where appropriate, their parents or carers (including adults with responsibility for looked after children).
  • Provide access to support to help parents or carers develop their parenting skills.

This may involve providing information or offering small, group-based programmes run by other agencies e.g. Children’s centres or the Local Authority.

Early years settings should provide information to parents relating to social and emotional wellbeing and preventing mental health problems.