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Parenting support for all expectant and new parents

All parents and carers, including fathers need help and support from time to time as they begin their journey into parenthood. Sometimes new parents can access support from families and friends, but sometimes they need more support.

Parenting support for all expectant and new parents

Nottingham University Hospitals Parent and antenatal classes

The Parent Education Team at Nottingham University Hospitals are offering choice of either face-to-face or online sessions. Please use the link below to book on to a session. If you have difficulty completing the forms please email [email protected] or phone us on 0115 9691 169 ext. 55178

Link to NUH parenting classes
mum and new born

Online Post Natal Classes via Microsoft Teams

We discuss all aspects of early parenting in the first month

Thursdays 2 - 3.30pm 

Open to all families who had their babies at Nottingham City or QMC Maternity Units 

Contact to join us:
Parent Education Department – 0115 969 1169 ext 55178

Contact to join

Register the birth of a baby

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby! To register their birth, you'll have to make an appointment at the Nottingham Register Office (if your baby was born in the City of Nottingham). It's located at the Council House in Old Market Square, Nottingham, NG1 2DT
Opening hours are: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm 
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 0115 841 5554

In England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, you have 42 days to register your baby's birth after they're born. And remember, you'll need to register the birth of your baby before claiming Child Benefits with HMRC.

Click on the link below to find out more and book an appointment.

Register a Birth

Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy 2.0, the free pregnancy and parenting app from the charity, Best Beginnings, is here!

Baby Buddy gives parents the skills and confidence to take care of yourself and give your child the best start in life. There's bite-sized personalised daily information, over 300 videos featuring stories from parents and advice from healthcare experts, and tools to help you manage pregnancy and beyond.

Link to Baby Buddy App

"Baby Buddy has helped me going through my pregnancy and my babies 1st six months by sending daily reminders which were to the point and nothing was irrelevant. All the information was quite useful for me from first trimester to baby's birth, my mental health and physical health to babies health and food."


Children’s Public Health 0-19 Nursing Service

Parenting support is available for all families through the 0-19 Public Health Nursing team, including advice on healthier lifestyles, food and diet, mental health, sleep, continence and behaviour.

In addition, every child is assessed at key stages, as per the Healthy Child Programme, for healthy growth and development and signposted to additional support if required.

Our Nutrition Support Workers can offer support with breastfeeding and healthy lifestyle choices.

Link to CityCare website

Small Steps Big Changes (SSBC) Family Mentors

Small Steps at Home 

Are you pregnant, or do you have a child under 1? Sign up for Small Steps at Home and get a Family Mentor.

Adapting to life with a new baby is a challenge.

Whether it’s feeding, sleeping, or teething, we all like some friendly support sometimes. SSBC’s Family Mentors are here to help.

The service is free for families who live in an SSBC area. Whether you are based in Aspley, Bulwell, Hyson Green & Arboretum, or St Ann's.

Register here for Small Steps at Home

"It has been amazing having a Family Mentor and sharing the first 4 years of my child's life with her - the good, the bad and the hilarious. Knowing I could ask her anything without her judging me has been great. She has given me some amazing tools and tips to being a fantastic parent that will help me in years to come. Thank you!"

Amanda, Aspley