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We recognise that community services can often appear to be geared around the needs of Mothers. Dads can feel left Happy Baby, Stepping Stones Children Centreout. However, we feel that fathers have an equally important role to play with their children and have needs of their own - after all children don't come with “instructions” and a parent's role can be very demanding for both Mums and Dads.

So Dads, if you would like to find out more about how you can get involved, or you have ideas about how we can be supporting Dads in general, please let us know.

We know that sometimes dads are not available in the week to spend time with their children, because of work commitments, time constraints, access arrangements. This is why we are opening Earlswood Infant and Nursery School once a month to provide a place where fathers can spend time with their children in a relaxed, secure environment.

Why not come along and meet other dads, share your experiences and have fun with the kids!

This group called D.A.D.S (Dads and Daughters/Sons) runs on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 9.30am - 11.30am. Bacon sandwiches and toast provided!

Please speak to Marie King if you are interested in helping our Dad's group become a success. We are particularly interested in finding male volunteers to help us run the group.

Dads Group Dates:

14th February 2015

14th March 2015

11th April 2015 


Dads info
We're here to get information to dads, so that they can get the best for their kids.

The information and services available for 'parents' are usually aimed at mums and, as we've found ourselves, it's all too easy for dads and dads-to-be to end up feeling sidelined.

We're a new company set up to change that - to give dads a free and permanent source of the information they're likely to need - from pregnancy, birth and babies to financial, legal and education info - from a dad's perspective. A new home for dads on the web.

Click here to view Dad's info web site

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Dads UK
A voluntary support group for dads offering advice, information and forums.
Click here to view the Dads UK website

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Families Need Fathers
Families Need Fathers is a registered UK charity which provides information and support to parents, including unmarried parents, of either sex. FNF is chiefly concerned with the problems of maintaining a child's relationship with both parents during and after family breakdown.
Click here to view the Families Need Fathers website

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Fathers Direct
An organisation that promotes the role of all fathers. Articles and forums.
Click here to view the Fathers Direct website

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Home Dad
An interactive web site for dads bringing up their children. Dads can meet up, offer advice and support and share their experiences of hands-on fathering. The site has news, features and information, details on starting a playgroup and how to find other home dads. There is a bulletin board for messages and regular chat room sessions.
Click here to view the Home Dad website

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An American site with a searchable collection of articles and links to sites for all fathering issues.
Click here to view the Slow Lane website

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