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  1. Islington Lifelong Links

    Support for young people aged 14-25 who are in care or are care leavers Islington Lifelong Links is a new and exciting project for children and young people aged 14–25 who are in care or care leavers. It’s a great way of creating a positive,…
  2. Bright Start New Parents Group

    The Bright Start New Parents Group is available to all parents in Islington who have babies under 4 months old.  The group is a welcoming and friendly space where new parents have the opportunity to meet other new parents in their local area. It is…
  3. 11 by 11

    What is 11 by 11?   11 by 11 is a free programme of creative and cultural activities for children, young people and teachers.   It is a borough wide commitment for schools, cultural organisations and council services to work together to ensure the access…
  4. Islington mental health and resilience in schools (iMHARS)

    The inspiration for Islington mental health and resilience in schools  (iMHARS came while thinking about why schools pick particular interventions, what they aim to achieve, and how they monitor them. Resilience programmes, mindfulness lessons, nurture groups and therapy services are becoming increasingly popular and widespread, but…
  5. Grow my Brain: your baby's development

    Baby development Research shows that babies who feel safe and secure experience better brain development, even when they're still inside their mother’s tummy. Watch these eight short videos for ideas of loving interactions you can do with your baby, before and after they’re born, to…
  6. Helping your child to learn

    There are a range of local and national resources, services and activities to help parents support their child's development and learning. Parents can sign up for the Bright Start Bright Ideas newsletter, which is full of tips and ideas on how to support with early…
  7. Parental Mental Wellbeing

    Welcoming a new baby is amazing and can be a really happy and exciting time for families. It can also be hard work as you adjust to learning how to feed and care for your little one, whilst also recovering from the pregnancy and birth.…
  8. Mental Wellbeing in Pregnancy

    Pregnancy can be a really happy and exciting time but can also bring some challenges to your mental wellbeing as you adjust to the physical and emotional changes that you are going through. More than 1 in 10 women (and many men) experience some mental…
  9. Baby on the way? Next steps

    Having a baby is one of the most incredible parts of a person’s life. You might be feeling a mixture of emotions, ranging from excited and happy, to nervous and overwhelmed. That’s why Bright Start Islington is with you every step of the way, from…
  10. Information for families, Islington FIS

    Free, impartial information and advice for families with children and young people aged 0-25 and the practitioners who work with them.  Phone: 020 7527 5959 (answer phone outside 9am to 4pm)Email: fis@islington.gov.ukFollow us on Facebook  
  11. Starting Solid Food

    The first time a baby eats solid foods is a new chapter in your baby’s life and can be both exciting and a little scary. The good thing is that if you wait until your baby shows that they are ready, it will be much…
  12. Feeding your baby

    Breastmilk or first infant formula is the best source of all the food and fluid your baby needs in the first 6 months of life. If you are breastfeeding, breastmilk will continue to give your baby extra protection against illness, for as long as you…
  13. Help for Families New to Islington

    Have you recently moved to Islington and have children aged 0-25?  For information about support and services available in your new local area, contact Islington FIS (Family Information Service). Useful links: 1. Activities and support for families with Under 5s at Bright Start Islington venues 2. Finding childcare: Islington…
  14. Early Years SEN Funding Panel

    The purpose of additional SEND Funding Many children with special educational needs and disability may benefit from additional support/intervention. In the first instance this must be organised by the early years setting where existing provision resources and other non-financial support currently available from other external…
  15. Help for New Parents in Islington

    If you have just had a baby and need information about support and services available in your local area, contact Islington FIS (Family Information Service). Islington FIS helps families with children aged 0-25. Useful links for new parents 1. Registering the birth of your child 2. New…
  16. Find Children's Centres and Bright Start Services

    Bright Start Islington is our name for services for under fives and their families and includes our Start for Life (from conception to 2) and Family Hubs offer. Find children's centres, and discover what's going on for families with under 5s including indoor, outdoor and online…
  17. Becoming a childminder

    For those wishing to become a childminder in Islington, the Early Years and Childcare team offer a pathway to becoming registered with Ofsted. The free support provided is a mixture of essential information, training and ongoing advice. To find out more join one of our…
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