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Are you a young parent?

No matter what age you are when becoming a parent, it is a very worrying and scary time, and it is not until you have your baby that you really know what it's like to be a parent. During this time it can be really helpful meeting other parents in the same or similar situation. Young Parents' groups provide friendship, social and learning opportunities as well as support and information.

Family Information Service (FIS)

A One-Stop-Shop for advice and information:

www.leics.gov.uk/index/children_families/family.htm

FIS provides information on the services offered for both parents and children. These services may include health visitors, childcare and play, young parents groups, toy libraries, book start and more.

Progress: Opportunities for Young Parents

No young parent is the same as another. Each young parent is an individual in their own right. It can be really hard to get back into learning once you find out that you are pregnant or become a young parent – there is so much to take in!

We've developed a range of flexible options, from studying at home, to part-time courses for 2/3 days a week. There are courses you can take when you are pregnant and when you've had your baby, some that have on-site childcare, some where you learn with your child and others where you can access free childcare.

For more information on the opportunities available in Leicestershire visit:

www.parentsunder20.co.uk

The Good, The Bad, The Unforgettable

The good, the bad, the unforgettable is a Facebook page for all young parents to add their thoughts experiences and feelings; it is designed to break down the stereotypes and misconceptions about young parents.

www.facebook.com/thegoodthebadandtheunforgettable