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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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Parenting Support

Reading Family Information Service

Parenting Courses
Brighter Futures for Children BFfC offer many different parenting courses use the following link to find out more 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 .

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. Tel: 0118 959 5455 for more information visit Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC)

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 use the following link to find out more. Home-Start Reading

Separation Advice & Information there is a useful section on the .gov website for anyone who needs help and support after separation, where you can find reliable information on a range of topics (including child maintenance).

Page reviewed June 2021