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Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on here are still in the process of posting service updates. Many phone lines and websites are still available, but some contact details have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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Teenage Parents

Useful information for soon-to-be and new parents
Regardless of how young or old we are, we all need a bit of help or advice when it comes to having children and bringing them up.

Fairview drop-in sessions for teen parents
A drop-in session for young parents up to the age of 19 is running at Fairview Community Centre (Civitas Academy) Reading on Mondays from 1pm-3pm. The sessions are free, and include toys, books and craft activities for the children, refreshments and of course, the chance to meet other young parents. Contact Samantha Ferguson 07966 801878 for more information or if you would like to attend.

Young Mums To Be Training Programme;
YMTB-Parents-to-be programme is a comprehensive, holistic course specifically designed for young parents. Young women are keen to attend YMTB as it provides accessible antenatal care. Contact Samantha Ferguson Tel: 07966 801878 for more information on how to join the course.

Breastfeeding Support
Confidential trained support from other mums
Tea and coffee, feel free to bring your own lunch
Leaflets and books on loan
Everybody warmly welcomed, siblings and bumps too
Any stage welcome, just starting, going back to work, weaning
Visit the Breastfeeding Network website.

Children's Centres
Some Children's Centres have dedicated sessions for young parents.


More Useful Links

Care to Learn - Care to Learn can help pay for your childcare costs while you learn, if you're under 20.


Last reviewed April 2019.