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Parents Information

Coronavirus help and guidance

During this time of such uncertainty we have put together the following information to try to offer you some assistance….


‘While we can’t hug’ is a child friendly guide written to help children understand social distancing.  Tortoise and hedgehog find lots of other ways to share their friendship.

Whilst we can’t hug


For government advice for parents, please see

Parents advice


The Children's Commissioner has produced a booklet that families may find helpful, the link is below…

Childs guide to coronavirus


The Family Corner webpage has a section on talking to children about coronavirus

URL: https://www.familycorner.co.uk/talking-children-about-coronavirus


For on-line books, games and activities the Book Trust has launched a new hub..

The Book Trust


The Hungry Little Minds website has fun activities and short video clips

URL: https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/



The Toddle About Suffolk magazine is listing what’s happening on line as groups can't meet:-

Toddle About Suffolk magazine      



Suffolk Home but Not Alone scheme is an app you can down load to your phone,

Home But Not Alone



During these unusual time the Change 4 Life site has a section on family meals made easy

URL: https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes/dinner



Suffolk Children’s Centre have put together some  organisations that you may fine useful

Suffolk Info Link



Different types of wellbing support is available from wellbeing Suffolk

Wellbeing support



This current situation can bring additional financial worry, The Money Advice Service as put together some guidance you might find helpful due to the coronavirus outbreak

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/categories/coronavirus



If you are worried about yourself, or your family, or friends as things keep changing and self-isolating to protect yourself or others has extended ‘Mind’ can provide some support

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/for-children-and-young-people/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/



As we rely so much more on the internet to stay connected, please also be aware of cyber criminals SWGfl have produced some advice to guide you

https://swgfl.org.uk/magazine/swgfl-cyber-security-advice-during-coronavirus/



If you need to speak with someone in confidence


www.citizenadvice.org.uk     0344 411 1444    Confidential advice


www.relate.org.uk    02392 827 026    Relationship support


www.suffolkscb.org.uk/parents-and-carers  For safeguarding matters


We may not currently be fully open, but we are here if you need us.  Please email . Private facebook message or leave a message on our phone, we will get back to you


Layham Playgroup CIO

Layham Village Hall, Church Lane, Lower Layham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5LZ

Tel: 07999 866419

Registered charity: 1160254, Ofsted Registered EY498133,

PLA Member (Pre-school Learning Alliance)