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Free guides: understanding your baby, child or teenager

online guidesFamilies living in Surrey can get access to free online guides that include top tips from childcare, education and NHS health experts.

You can get free access to the online guides by using the code 'ACORN' and visiting the In Our Place website to sign up today. 

The following guides are available:

  • Understanding your pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
  • Understanding your pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby: for women couples 
  • Understanding your baby
  • Understanding your child
  • Understanding your child's feelings
  • Understanding your child's mental health and wellbeing
  • Understanding your teenager's brain
  • Understanding the impact of the pandemic on your teenager
  • Understanding your brain (for teenagers only!)
  • Understanding your feelings (for teenagers only!)
  • Understanding your child with additional needs
  • Understanding your relationships

The guides are available in other languages including Urdu, Chinese and Polish.

The online guides have been written by experts and contain advice relevant to expectant parents, parents, grandparents and carers of children of all ages including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Access to the guides is unlimited with no expiry date, so you can return as and when you need and want to.

Each guide has between 9 to 11 sessions which last roughly 20 minutes each, there are also activities that can be carried out between courses.

These guides are provided by the Solihull Approach and brought to you by Children and Family Health Surrey and Surrey County Council.

Please visit the other webpages on our website for further tips, advice and support.