Deanesfield Primary School

Dream, Believe, Achieve... And Make A Difference!

Support for Parents, Carers and Families

Tips to Save Money at Home

Parent Factsheet - Cost of Living Support

Holiday Activities and Food Programme


The Easter programme will be shared here shortly and will run between Monday 1 to Friday 12 April.


View the webpage HAF programme - Hillingdon Council where you can find out more about HAF, check out the summer programme offer and find booking information.  


How to book a place on the HAF programme: 

  • Go to the webpage and choose an appropriate programme from our list 
  • Use the links provided to book a place directly through the provider. Booking links and contact numbers are listed for each provider.  
  • When booking their free places, you will be prompted to provide your child's unique individual HAF reference number which has been sent directly to parents of all eligible children.  
  • If your are unable to locate your reference number, please contact us and we will be happy to assist. 


The HAF programme are able to provide a limited number of discretionary places to vulnerable children that do not meet the Free School Meal criteria, if you would like for a child you are supporting to be considered for a place please email with the child's name, date of birth, address and parent contact details.  


If you require any help or support, please contact the HAF programme via or 01895 277222. 

    Healthy Living

    My Choice :: Hillingdon Families 0-19 ( 

    Want your children to be fitter, healthier and happier?

    Join this free, fun, healthy living programme taking place near you!

    Six week programme delivered by health professionals. Parents and guardians must attend each session with their child.

    For more information call 01895 484900 or email

    • Join us and find out how to eat more healthily and be more active
    • Children and parents must attend every week together
    • Meet other local families
    • Learn from My Choice leaders and each other in an open, supportive environment
    • Develop fit and healthy habits together
    • Learn fun ways to make positive changes

    Parenting Support

    Parent Zone 

    At the heart of digital family life | Parent Zone | At the heart of digital family life


    Young Minds offer three different services to parents and carers who are concerned about their child’s mental health, up to the age of 25. Please click here to find out more: Parents Helpline | Mental Health Help for Your Child | YoungMinds 


    Support for parents | NSPCC 

    Parenting tips for all stages of your child's life, as well as advice on how to deal with difficult situations.

    You can also find a range of help parent leaflets here: Parents' leaflets | NSPCC Learning. These cover topics such as: 

    Handle with care 
    Gives advice on safe ways of holding a baby and suggests ways parents can soothe and cope with a crying baby.

    Home or out alone guide
    Practical tips to help parents and carers decide whether their child is ready to either stay at home or go out alone.

    Positive parenting
    Gives advice on setting boundaries for children, building relationships with them and keeping cool when children’s behaviour is challenging.

    Look, Say, Sing, Play
    A set of resources to help parents interact with their baby, boosting child development and setting up positive behaviour as their child grows.


    Place2Be: Parenting Smart: Articles 

    The children's mental health charity, Place2Be, has launched a new website aimed at helping parents with typical situations they can find themselves in with their children.

    Advice can be found on over forty topics including:

    • Understanding sibling rivalry 
    • My child is lying, what does it mean, what should I do?
    • My child has trouble going to sleep
    • My child says ‘I hate you!’
    • Cultural identity: who am I?


    Parenting and Family Support - Family Lives (Parentline Plus)

    Family Lives is here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the free Parentline. You can call them about any family issue, big or small.


    Family Action, Building stronger families (

    England's leading family charity and our services help over 45,000 disadvantaged children and families every year.


    Home | Gingerbread

    They provide advice and practical support for single parents. Expert advisers answer our helpline, this website is packed full of useful information

    National Sleep Helpline


    How to Talk to Your Child about Difficult Topics

    Mental Health & Well Being

    Parents Mental Health Support | Advice for Your Child | YoungMinds -  lots of practical advice and tips on supporting your child - from how to encourage your child to open up about their feelings to dealing with mental health services.


    Home - We Are With You  - Get free, confidential support with alcohol, drugs or mental health either in one of their local services or online.


    Support | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems - Explains difficulties you may face as a parent with a mental health problem, support available and suggestions on how to help yourself and your children.

    Local Resources

    Hillingdon Families Information Service provides a range of information concerning childcare and early education for employers, parents and carers


    Stronger Families Hub - Hillingdon Council  operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide families in Hillingdon with information, advice and support.


    South Ruislip Children's Centre is behind our school and provides various services and support to local families with children under 5 years of age.


    Netmums (Hillingdon) has lots of useful information and advice on family matters as well as information about local leisure activities for you and your family