Having a safe place to put your baby for sleeping, both during the day and at night, is really important.
It’s not known why some babies die suddenly and for no apparent reason from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), or cot death.
Experts do know placing a baby to sleep on their back reduces the risk, and exposing a baby to cigarette smoke or allowing them to overheat increases the risk.
It’s also known there’s an association between sleeping with your baby on a bed, sofa or chair (co-sleeping) and SIDS.
Follow the advice on the NHS website and from the Lullaby Trust to reduce the risks as much as possible.
You can find out information about applying for a maintained nursery school, primary school or secondary school place on the Stockport schools admissions web page.
For information on nursery school places or nursery classes within a school, including dates you can apply and the process you have to follow, click here
For information on Primary School places including applying for a Reception place and the dates you need to apply click here.
If you’re applying to a private provider, you’ll need to apply directly to them.
You can find more information on our early years and childcare web pages.
Schools and education – Stockport Council
The Stockport Local Offer provides advice, information and services to children and young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) and their families.
This video aims to provide parents or carers and professionals with the knowledge and strategies to help them support the development of their child or young person’s sensory processing: https://bit.ly/Understandingsensoryprocessing
Vision impairment – What to do if you think your child may have a vision impairment
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Visit the NHS website for useful advice about how to help your baby to sleep.
Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give your child a healthy start in life. It can be difficult to stop smoking, but it’s never too late to quit.
Every cigarette you smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, so smoking when you are pregnant harms your unborn baby. Cigarettes can restrict the essential oxygen supply to your baby. As a result, their heart must beat harder every time you smoke.
If you are pregnant and a smoker your midwife can refer you to specialist stop smoking services to help you to quit.
You, your partner or anyone you live with can also get free help to stop smoking from Healthy Stockport Service.
Speech and language therapy
The Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service provides assessment, diagnosis, advice and treatment for children with a range of speech, language and communication and swallowing difficulties. Treatment may be offered on an individual or group basis or through programmes of advice. The NHS SLTs may also be funded by a child’s school/local authority to meet a child’s needs under an educational duty as described in Special Educational Needs and Disability code of practice.
The service is divided into teams depending on your child’s age & needs.
For more information Including how to get in touch with this service click here
Babies and young children can become ill during very hot weather. Their health can be seriously affected by:
- heat exhaustion and heatstroke
The NHS website has tips for keeping your child happy and healthy in the heat.
A child that has been in the sun or heat for a long time may suffer from heat exhaustion. They might be sweating, have ashen, cool skin, a headache or dizziness and feel sick. The symptoms are often the same in adults and children, although children may become floppy and sleepy. The Red Cross website has information to recognise the symptoms and learn first aid treatment for children with heat exhaustion and heatstroke.