Parenting resources for babies



  • Breastfeeding. Is this normal? a post from Unicef describes how important it is to recognise that each experience we have is unique and individual and to go with the flow and follow what our baby needs, rather than imposing unrealistic expectations on our baby’s behaviour and ourselves.

Some suggested parenting websites

  • Maggie  “Commonly known as Australia’s ‘queen of common-sense’, Maggie Dent is an author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist with a particular interest in the early years and adolescence. Maggie is an advocate for the healthy, common-sense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities. She is a passionate, positive voice for children of all ages. ” This is a great resource full of insightful articles and blogs.


Local parenting courses & workshops

Family links Parenting Puzzle groups run by Surrey Nuturing links host different types of parenting courses. Courses are either free or have a small weekly charge, depending on funding availability.

  • The 10 Week Parenting Puzzle course run by Surrey Nurturing Links explores the Nurturing Programme in depth. It is suitable for children of all ages although some courses may be run for specific groups.
  • The 4 Week Parenting Puzzle Workshops are mainly run in Children’s Centres for parents of under 5s.  However, these workshops also run in some schools for primary aged children.

The Surrey Henry Programme.  The HENRY Group Programme is an 8-week course designed to give parents and carers of children up to the age of 5 the tools and skills they need to provide a healthy family lifestyle. HENRY is a unique and highly successful evidenced-based intervention to protect young children from the physical and emotional consequences of obesity.  HENRY works because of its holistic approach, recognising that emotional well-being and confident, responsive parenting are just as important for a healthy lifestyle as nutrition and activity.

The Surrey Parenting Handbook

Boxgrove children centre run

  • Hatchlings, a bookable group (following a health visitor referral) on Tuesdays for parents to discuss topics like sleep, feeding, baby first aid & looking after yourself.