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50 Things to do before you're five

What is it?

An app full of ideas for things you can do with your child: Find out about '50 Things'.

Naming Ceremony

What is it?

The perfect alternative to a christening or baptism: Celebrate your new arrival with a naming ceremony tailored for you and your family. 

YES website

What is it?

Your East Sussex (YES) is packed with what's going on for families in the county every month.

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Early Years Educator apprenticeships

Build on your experience as a parent and earn as you learn valuable skills with an early educator apprenticeship.

Have your say

Take part in survey about childcare needs - closes 30 November 2023.

World Mental Health Day: 10 Oct 2023

Check out these top tips to get active from Every Mind Matters.

National Breastfeeding Week: 18-24 Sept 2023

Support and guidance with infant feeding.

Have your say

Take part in survey about child safety - closes 30 June 2023.

Choking risks

Mini eggs around Easter time are exactly the same size as a toddler’s airway. Visit the Child Accident Prevention Trust for guidance.

Safer sleep in winter

How to keep your baby safe when the weather gets cold, handy advice from The Lullaby Trust.

Firework Safety

Know the Risks! Find out about firework safety from RoSPA, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

National ICON evaluation study

The researchers are looking for participants to take part in their study about information given to families to help cope with crying (known as ICON messages). Let them know you'd like to take part in the study.

ICON Week: 26-30 Sep 2022

ICON is a programme adopted by health professionals to provide information to families about infant crying, including how to cope and reduce stress. This week, watch more than 15 webinars, open to everyone.

Competition time: Aug 2022

Head over to our 50 Things East Sussex Facebook page for your chance to win fantastic resources for your family to use over the summer holiday! Closes 8 August 2022.

Mental Health Awareness Week: 9-15 May 2022

If you are worried about someone who may be feeling lonely, there are lots of simple actions that you can take to help. Find out how you can help lift someone out of loneliness.

NHS Healthy Start scheme

Find out if you could be entitled to get help to buy 🥦 Vegetables 🍎 Fruit 🥛 Milk 🍼 Infant formula milk 🥫 Pulses 💊 Healthy Start vitamins.

Safer Sleep Week: 14-20 March 2022

The Lullaby Trust is reminding everyone of simple and easy to follow safer sleep advice.

Nutritious meals on a budget

Check out some frugal tips on how to make food shopping for your family more affordable - on the YES website.

#NHSHealthyStart scheme

You could get help to buy healthy food and milk for your child. Check if you’re eligible - NHS Healthy Start website.

Share your story

Visit speakout.family, a safe space for parents and young people to share their experiences of seeking family support. From the Early Intervention Foundation, Race Equality Foundation & Action for Children.

Competition time: Nov 2021

Head over to our 50 Things East Sussex Facebook page for your chance to win theatre tickets for your family this Christmas!

Help with infant crying

There are lots of things you can do to help soothe your baby. Check out ICON's top 5 tips to help with infant crying.

Reduce the risk of SIDS

Safer sleep advice from The Lullaby Trust, gives simple steps for how you can sleep your baby to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) also known as cot death.

Free Warm Home Check

Is your family struggling to keep warm at home this winter? Find out if you are eligible for a free COVID-secure Warm Home Check and essentials to help your family keep warm and well.

Primary school application deadline

If your child is starting primary school next September, then you need to apply for a school place. Deadline 15 January 2021.

Secondary school application deadline

If your child is in Year 6, don't forget to apply for a secondary school place. Deadline 31 October 2020.