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Parenting Support

Parenting Courses
Reading Borough Council, offer many different parenting use the following link to find out more and to register an interest Parenting. Your local children's centres will also run courses and offer support to families, check with your local centre to find out if  they are planning to run any courses.

Breastfeeding Support
Confidential trained support from other mums. Everybody warmly welcomed, siblings and bumps too. Any stage welcome, just starting, going back to work, weaning
Visit the Breastfeeding Network website.

Reading Community Learning Centre
RCLC runs a small programme of courses for women who may not feel very confident about learning. Courses are informal and fun, giving the chance to make friends and enjoy learning in a centre that welcomes people from all cultures and religions. Phone: 0118 959 9009 or 0118 959 5455 for more information. Reading Community Learning Centre

Home-Start Reading offer a number of services to families who are struggling and have a child under the age of five years in the Reading area, pleases uase the following link to find out more. Home-Start Reading

Separation Advice & Information there are two free online resources available to families who are going through a separation, these sites offer advice and practical information.

Sorting Out Separation is a useful place for anyone to look who needs help and support after separation, showing you where to find reliable information easy-to-use tools and specialist services on a range of topics.

Child Maintenance Options, provides free impartial information and support to help parents make informed choices about child maintenance.