PRISM is the new umbrella name for a group of organisations that you may have already heard of in Croydon; The National Autistic Society (NAS), Parents In Partnership (PiP), Jubilee Parenting, and Woodlands Children's Centre. We will now be working closely together to provide services to families of children with special needs in the borough, supported by Croydon Council.
Early contact before 12 weeks of pregnancy to maternity services is important to ensure best care for you and your baby.
Information about where to go for Pregnancy & English classes.
This takes place at Broad Green library every monday 10-11 am
Smoking and pregnancy - Effects of smoking
Video on the effects of smoking in pregnancy You already know that smoking is bad for you, but smoking while you are pregnant will also harm your growing baby, and increase the likelihood of problems in your pregnancy.
In this video, a breastfeeding support specialist gives practical advice on how to breastfeed twins, and a mother of twins describes her experience.
Crystal Palace Transition
Do you want to have fun, make new friends, be active in the community - all while saving the planet? Then come and join us! We're part of the Transition Town movement in which communities are making the transition from oil dependence to a more sustainable future.
The Father's Institute
"Our vision is of a society in which there's a great dad for every child a society that: gives all children a strong and positive relationship with their father and any father-figures supports both mothers and fathers as earners and carers, and prepares boys and girls for a future shared role in caring for children." The Fatherhood Institute
Information on Autism
The web site is designed to be a one stop shop for information about autism and the services available in Croydon.
Information about the harmful effects of sugar and how to replace it in your diet Too much sugar means extra calories, which cause fat to build up and could lead to heart disease, some cancers and type 2 diabetes.Eating too much sugar can also cause tooth decay, so be sure to clean your teeth twice a day and check your kids are doing the same.
How do I play with my child to help their development? (9 to 12 mths)
We all know that playing is fun. It's also the most effective way for young children to learn. By playing, children can practise all the skills they'll need as they grow up. To grow and develop, children need time and attention from someone who's happy to play with them. Parents should make the time to play with a first or only child. And while brothers and sisters are natural playmates, parents can also play an active role in siblings' games.
These walks are aimed at people who would like to discover the beauty of the natural open spaces in Croydon. The walks are suitable for most people as the pace is generally easy, although paths can be uneven, muddy at times and hilly in places.
There are many myths and misunderstandings about whether it's safe to have a vaccine. Here are the facts about when your child should and shouldn't have jabs.
Croydon Credit Union
Join, Save and Borrow At Croydon Plus helping you to manage your personal finances is important to us. We're here to help you make the most out of your money. If you live or work in Croydon, Merton or Sutton, you can join the credit union and set up a savings account. We'll help you manage your finances, encouraging you to save regularly and borrow responsibly and affordably.
If you need help or support with breastfeeding your baby please ring the Croydon Breastfeeding Support Team on 020 8714 2985 or National Breastfeeding Helpline on 0300 100 0212 open 9.30am - 9.30pm everyday. Breastfeeding Support in Bengali / Sylheti 0300 330 5469 Breastfeeding Support in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi 0300 330 5469
Change 4 Life: Eat well;Move more; Live longer
For FREE texts, emails and 'how to' videos (approved by the NHS!) for you and your partner, sign up to the Start4Life Information Service for Parents. You'll get expert help and advice, every step of the way.
Road safety for young children
The Children's Traffic Club is a proven and effective child road safety programme, focusing on helping parents/ carers teach their children how to keep safe when out and about but have fun at the same time! As a member of the Club, children get 3 DVD packs through the post (1 every 4 months) that's a year's worth of stories, to listen to, songs to sing, games to play all helping them to learn lifesaving messages!
When to start introducing solid foods
Introducing your baby to solid foods sometimes called weaning or complementary feeding should start when your baby is around six months old. It's a really important step in their development, and it can be great fun to explore new flavours and textures together.
World Book Day
Videos of your favourite stories plus information and ideas for having fun with books.
Health MOT Fancy a quick health MOT? This will take about two minutes and the information collected will be used to give a brief report at the end, as well as some suggested actions to take. Good Luck!