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Parent Support

We hope that some of the following information will be helpful to support you and your child both in and outside of school. 

HENRY workshop

The HENRY programme is an 8-week course for parents/carers who have children aged 0–5 years living in Enfield who have concerns about their child, to tackle these concerns using a holistic approach to parenting.

HENRY workshops are available to families with children aged under 5 years old who live in Enfield. 

There are two workshops available: 

  • Fussy Eating 
  • Understanding Children's Behaviour

If you are a parent with children under 5 living in Enfield and would like to book onto a course, please complete the online booking form.

Face to face courses are running from January 2024.

Start for Life

Chat - Every chat you have with your child helps them develop their social skills. Children love it when you chat, play and read with them, and it sets them up nicely for school.


Play - Children's brains are like sponges, soaking up everything around them. And when you play with them, you give their brains a boost. 


Read - Reading together is great, and it gives your child's brain a boost, helping them get ready for school. 


Get support at Start for Life where you wil find ideas and ways you can support your child to Chat, Play, Read Together


Support for multilingual families at home

Time together booklet

Parents and children chatting together, singing songs and sharing books in their home language is a fantastic way to support children's development.

The Time Together booklet is a colourful and easy-to-read guide that is full of suggestions for how parents can support their young child's learning at home. It has been translated into 22 different languages to support the multilingual families in our community.







Click here for more translations

Tiny Happy People 


Tiny Happy People is a BBC website  designed to help you develop your child's language skills. Explore simple activities and play ideas and find out about babies and toddlers' amazing early development.



Speech and Language Concerns

If you have concerns about your child's speech, language or communication, please speak to your child's class teacher who will be able to offer you support and advice.



Speech and Language advice and guidance to families:

Speech and Language UK: Information and support



Children’s Wellbeing Booklist

This booklist can be used to support children’s mental wellbeing and help them feel positive about starting school or nursery. 

There are links to books (and videos) that may support you in talking to your child about:

  • Worries or anxiety
  • Separation and being away from home
  • Anger and dealing with unwanted emotions
  • Being positive

Oral Health

Dental decay is the most common oral disease affecting children and young people in UK, and it is largely preventable!

You can reduce tooth decay in children by:

Reducing the consumption of food and drink containing sugars 

Encouraging children to be aware of what good oral health means 
  • Helping them to understand the importance of cleaning their teeth with fluoride toothpaste and eating healthily

  • Click here for a song to support you child in brushing their teeth regularly!

Visiting the dentist on a regular basis.
  • Take your child to the dentist as soon as the first teeth erupt, and the dental team can give you the appropriate oral health advice for your child. Ask your dentist about fluoride varnish.

  • Please click here to find contact details for local Dentists