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Support for families at home

Support for families at home

This section of our website is designed to support parents and families at home, whether you are looking for advice on activities to do as a family at home or advice and support on a whole range of topics, this page is the place to come.

Information and sources of support
Connect for Health (School Nursing Service)

If parents have questions about 

  • Parenting
  • Behaviour
  • Fussy eating
  • Sleep
  • Continence
  • Referral onto additional services
  • Support for young people on topics such as: Emotional wellbeing including stress and anxiety or relationships

Or if young people have questions about

  • Healthy eating
  • Dental health
  • Friendships
  • Bullying
  • Anxieties about changing schools

Then contact the school nursing team (Connect for Health) 

  • Parents/carers can call the service on 03300 245 204 or text Parentline on 07520 619 376.
  • Young people aged 11-19 can text ChatHealth on 07507 331 525.
  • These services are available Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am‑4.30pm.
Family Support Work Team

If you are finding that your child is showing behaviours that are challenging and you need advice and support on how best to deal with this, or if you have two or more children who just cannot get along no matter what you seem to do. 



If you, your children or your family need advice or support with any aspect of family life then contact the Family Support work duty line for practical and helpful advice on 01926 412412.  The team are available from Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.  

Family Information Service (FIS)

FIS provide information, advice and one-to-one support for families with children and young people aged 0 to 25 across Warwickshire on issues including:

  • family relationships
  • finance
  • housing
  • parenting support
  • special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • childcare
  • health and wellbeing


Twitter – @WarksFIS

Facebook – Warwickshire Family Information Service

Phone : 0800 408 1558 or 01926 742274

Parenting Support

Warwickshire County Council has produced a series of free online guides for parents to help try and unpick the maze that is parenting at different ages and stages.  There are guides from pregnancy all the way up to the teenage years.  Visit the link below to access the guides.


Anxiety and Worry

Anxiety and worry is one of the main concerns parents and families discuss with us about their children.  There are a number of resources that can help with this.  The services above such as Connect for Health and the Family Support Work team can be a great source of advice and guidance.  


For strategies which parents can discuss and implement with their children at home we particularly suggest the 3  'Worries' a guide for parents booklets.  These can be completed, one per week with your child at home and are a fantastic resource.

Activities for home
Do you need some ideas for activities at home with the children? Then this is the section for you. Below are a range of ideas, resources and weblinks to help with rainy days and holidays.

Do you want to be an urban gardener? Would you like to try gardening with the children but don't even have a garden? Well the Royal Horticultural Society have lots of ideas to get children under 11 and their families gardening in a whole range of small and easy to have a go at projects.  You can make a mini allotment on a windowsill, be a store cupboard scientist, or even a potato bag monster.  Have fun with nature no matter where you are! Click the link below to see all their fabulous ideas.



If art and craft is your thing then try out these idea from Place2Be.  You can create a seasons tree, awesome animal homes or visit space.  Maybe even try all three! Materials suggested are recycled and you can be as creative as you like.  Good photos for inspiration included.

This activity pack from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health includes things to do for you, for others and quizzes too! 

This is a set of rainy day or stuck inside ideas for children and families of all ages.  My personal favourite is the dance alarm....or maybe the pirate adventure...or being a superhero....