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Support for parents

We hope this page helps you to find guidance and support for issues and challenges that your child may be facing at home. As well as providing you with important information about things such as, oral hygiene. We also have a parent library within school with books about different parenting issues you made need support with. You will find this library in the Reception cloak room.


If you feel you need any more support with any challenges or issues you may be facing, then please get in touch with your Health Visitor or GP. 

Oral Hygiene

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2021) states: 'The provider must promote the good health, including the oral health, of children attending the setting.'


Within our setting we ensure we dedicate time to teach the children about oral health, we do this through taught sessions but also through activities during provision. 


If you feel like you need more support on how to manage your child's oral hygiene, then please follow the link below which will take you to the NHS website. If you have not already done so, ensure that you register your child at a local dentist. 


Dummies and Bottles


Some advice states that the recommended time to wean a child off a dummy and bottle is around their first birthday. An extended use of a dummy may contribute to dental and speech problems. Children may have tooth decay and their front teeth may not meet up. Children may also have limited tongue movement. Good tongue movement is important for eating and speaking clearly. 

If you feel your child is ready to ditch the dummy and you need some support, please find a link below with additional information as well as advice on how to ditch the dummy and bottles. You can also speak to your health visitor to get advice on how to wean your child off their dummy.


Every child is different and will be out of nappies at different ages. At Riddings Infant and Nursery School we will support your child with whatever stage of potty training your child is at. 


The NHS website states: 

  • by age 3, 9 out of 10 children are dry most days – even then, all children have the odd accident, especially when they're excited, upset or absorbed in something else. 


If you feel like you need more information about potty training then please follow the link below to the NHS website. If you have concerns about your child's toileting then please speak to your Health Visitor or GP.