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Summer 2023 Family day's out - Parent's comment's:


"I thought the days out where great it was nice to do things with just *****, and it was amazing to see him try new things, and use his words"


"We came to the deer farm and my child loved it. It was lovely to spend time with other children and families through the summer"


"I was anxious about taking ***** out on day trips, but the supported outings were a perfect starting block and enabled me to use the same schedule/plan for our own day trips"


"It was especially lovely as we are new to the school/ area so don't have a support network for the holidays yet. The days out where a highlight for the children and me, Swimming was our favourite"


Hampshire Family Information and Services Hub


Havant Family support service - September timetable and helpful numbers

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Speech and language needs and disabilities - BBC Tiny Happy People



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Is your child too poorly for school or nursery? New advice will help you decide  

It is always a worry when a child becomes unwell, but it is not always obvious how to care for them and whether you should keep them at home. You can now find handy NHS guidance in one place online that will help you identify a possible condition, so you can decide whether to send your child to school or nursery.  


On the website is a list of common childhood illnesses and conditions from conjunctivitis to head lice, as well as symptoms such as a high temperature and a sore throat and what these might mean. There is advice about what to do and when a child should return to education after being treated.    


Visit the Should your child go to school/nursery today? website at or go online and search for ‘0-18 should child go to school’. Please bookmark this website so it is easy to find if ever your child becomes unwell. 


If you are unsure about a child’s wellbeing, please talk to your local pharmacist, call the NHS helpline on 111, or contact your GP.  


The guidance has been created by the County Council, with the NHS and local authority partners through the Healthier Together initiative, which aims to improve the health of children and young people in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. 




BBC Article - Parents' Toolkit

Here is an article on BBC Bitesize if your child/teenager has questions about the war in Ukraine. Please read through and think about your own responses: 


How to talk to your teenager about the invasion of Ukraine: tips for parents and carers - Parents' Toolkit - BBC Bitesize



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