Free guides launched for all parents and families in Surrey

Free guides launched for all parents and families in Surrey

Parents, carers and grandparents across Surrey will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of their child’s behaviour and development as new, free online guides are launched by Children and Family Health Surrey and Surrey County Council.

The guides normally cost £39, but Surrey residents can register for free access through their computer, tablet or smartphone by visiting www.childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk or www.surreycc.gov.uk/learnonline. After registering online, they will have unlimited access.

Pauline Bigwood, Professional Lead for Health Visiting at Children and Family Health Surrey, says: “Anyone living in Surrey who cares for a child – mums, dads, carers and grandparents – will find these excellent, free guides really helpful in understanding their children. I really do encourage everyone to try the guides out and tell your family and friends in Surrey about this really wonderful opportunity.

“We are really pleased to be working in partnership with Surrey County Council to make these high quality guides available for all families living in Surrey.”

Clare Curran, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Children says: “These online guides are packed with insights into how children grow and develop as well as practical advice and have been helping families around the country cope with the challenges that life throws at all of us. I’d encourage all families in Surrey to take advantage of this great opportunity to access them for free.”

There are three guides to choose from:

  • Understanding Pregnancy, Birth and Your Baby
  • Understanding Your Baby
  • Understanding Your Child 0-19 years.

There are between 9 and 11 modules in each guide as well as interactive activities, quizzes and video clips. Each module takes around 20 minutes.

The online guides were put together by the Solihull Approach, an accredited, evidence-based approach to childcare established 20 years ago by psychologists, health visitors and other health professionals.