Parents and Carers

Being a parent can be demanding and rewarding in equal measure.

There are so many things parents are expected to know, and it is often the more complicated things that require the quickest response.

As a parent, you cannot possibly have all the answers all of the time.

Cardiff Family Advice and Support understands this, which is why we are on hand with the help you need, when you need it.

For more information about support for young parents, visit our Becoming a Young Parent section.

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Get in touch

You can call us on 03000 133 133 and trained advisers will listen to your questions and try to offer useful information, advice or assistance.

Send an email and somebody will get back to you as soon as possible

What’s Next? Your Life. Your Future.

A website for young people hosting provision and opportunities available in Cardiff.

Are you a parent or carer of a young person aged 16-24?

Using ‘What’s Next?’, you can help them to explore their options into work and feel more confident about their future. The ‘What’s Next?’ platform lists an exciting range of opportunities, to help young people access rewarding careers:

Further and Higher Education

To find out more, visit

Other advice and support:

Cardiff Parenting 0-18 is for any family expecting a baby, or with a child or young person aged 0-18 living in Cardiff.

Additional information about Parenting in Cardiff can be found on Dewis Cymru

Cardiff Housing is supported by Cardiff Council and the Cardiff Housing Associations, Cadwyn. Cardiff Community Housing Association, Hafod, Linc, Newydd, Taff  Housing Association, United Welsh and Wales & West Housing. The website offers information about rented and affordable accommodation in Cardiff, including Cardiff housing waiting list, assisted home ownership schemes, and privately rented accommodation . It aims to help those looking for a home to make choices about the most suitable option for them.

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Additional information about Housing in Cardiff can be found on Dewis Cymru

Help with managing your money and debts.

Dealing with money issues can be confusing, but if you don’t understand how things like credit or mortgages work, you could end up losing out financially or getting yourself in debt.

If you’re struggling to manage your money, we can offer help and support in a number of areas such as budgeting, income maximisation and managing debt.

Hubs offer many services under one roof from advice, benefits and housing as well as community events, training and internet access.

Additional information about Money in Cardiff can be found on Dewis Cymru

Find registered childcare in Cardiff

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The Childcare Offer for 3 and 4 year olds.

Apply for a school place, school term dates, catchment areas, how to contact a school and Special Education Needs support.

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Adult Learning Cardiff are proud to provide courses suitable for all learners of all abilities within the Cardiff Local Authority.

Welsh Medium

Whatever language you speak at home, Welsh-medium education can give your child additional opportunities, experiences and skills.

Here are some frequently asked questions that may help you decide whether you’d like to take advantage of what Welsh-medium education has to offer.

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Mudiad Meithrin

Mudiad Meithrin is a voluntary organisation specialising in Welsh-medium early years provisions. It aims to give every young child in Wales the opportunity to benefit from early years services and experiences through the medium of Welsh.

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Cymraeg for Kids

With over 65,000 children in Welsh-medium or bilingual primary schools in Wales, why do parents consider the Welsh language important for their children?

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Parents for Welsh Medium Education

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Additional information about Education and Training in Cardiff can be found on Dewis Cymru

The Index is Cardiff’s voluntary register for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs.

Additional information about Disabilities or Additional Needs in Cardiff can be found on Dewis Cymru

The Into Work Service provides employment and digital support to individuals actively seeking employment or looking to up-skill. You do not have to be out of work to access these services.

Additional information about Employment in Cardiff can be found on Dewis Cymru

Children, Young People & Family Health Services

Additional information about Health in Cardiff can be found on Dewis Cymru

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Activities and things to do at home

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Additional information about Children and young people’s activities in Cardiff can be found on Dewis Cymru