The Children's Information Service is the most comprehensive childcare service in Oxfordshire. However parents have recommended the following:
Contact details: 67 Princes St, Oxford, OX4 1DE, Tel: Heather on 01865 249466,
click on the above link to be directed to their website.
NPN are a local self-help group welcoming parents of children up to 8 years of age, especially new parents and parents new to Oxford. They provide lots of local information, advice, support and publish a comprehensive local guide "Oxford for the Under-Eights" as well as a magazine 3 times a year. Coffee groups, early education groups, workshops and pub nights with a range of speakers on parenting issues are also arranged. There is also an active email group as well as a Dads group.
For more information please call 0808 800 2222 or click on the above link to be directed to their website.
Parentline Plus is a national charity that works for and with parents. They offer a range of services including telephone groups, publications and online discussion groups.
For more information, please call 020 8325 2250 or click on the above link to be directed to their website.
Parent Pages is a UK directory for families with babies and children. They cover childcare, tutors, days out and events, parties, activities, schools, nurseries, after school clubs, charities and helplines, holidays, children and sport, shopping & more. Local and national listings. If your life revolves around 0-18's this is a very useful resource.
For general enquiries or for membership please click on the above link to be directed to their website.
NCT offers support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. They have antenatal classes, coffee groups, nearly new sales, homebirth support and much more.
This scheme aims to promote inclusion and remove the barriers to play and childcare and leisure for disabled children and young people. It is available for children and young people under 19 years of age with impairments or emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties who would otherwise be prevented from taking part.
The scheme is funded from government grant money, through Oxfordshire County Council.
Short-term financial support is available to play, childcare and leisure providers (including childminders), to pay for additional staff hours to support children, fees, equipment or, in some instances, transport.
Information and advice to support the inclusion of disabled children is available from Community Childcare and Play Officers and, for pre-school settings, from Early Years Special Educational Needs Inclusion Teachers.
Childcare, play and leisure providers who receive a grant will be expected to attend disability equality training.
The scheme cannot give grants retrospectively or give grants directly to parents.
Contact Tel: 01865 323004 or Email: email@example.com for an application form.
For more information please call the children’s centre on: 01865 372591 or click on the above link to be directed to their website.
Saturdads is a service of the Oxford Children's Centres. They offer several activities on Saturday mornings for male carers and their children to enjoy, such as football or dance.
For more information please call 01865 484373 or click on the above link to be directed to their website.
Energisers offer pre-school classes that introduce your children (from crawling to 5 year olds) to physical activity. The class offers your child the opportunity to develop their motor skills and body awareness and is available for children of all levels of ability. A qualified coach teaches each class and they are held at Brookes University Centre for Sport. Energisers also cater for children’s parties.