HIVE Directory: Support For Parents

Boogie Mites

Boogie Mites Portsmouth offer educational music groups and sessions for Nurseries / preschools, parent and carers, parties and events. We also offer Intergenerational music sessions partnering nurseries/ preschools with local care homes and care homes with families.

All our sessions enhance learning, language and literacy skills and are in line with the EYFS.

023 9281 7274

Family Information Service

The Family Information Service (FIS), shares information, advice and guidance for families with children from pre-birth to 19 and those working with families.

For further information see website

Guildhall Square
United Kingdom

Healthier together

The Healthier Together programme relies upon patients and healthcare professionals working together to improve how local healthcare is delivered. The website provides advice for parents, young people and pregnant women, and clinical resources to support healthcare professionals – which means that your child is likely to receive consistently high-quality care, irrespective of which healthcare professional they see.

Make ‘N’ Play

Make ‘N’ Play is an art and messy play group for young children and their parents/carers.
Our sessions are an hour long, where your child will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of play.
Children can explore messy play, sensory play and simple art & craft activities, finishing with a short singing time, a drink and a biscuit!

Mainly aimed at under 5 year olds, but we will also be running through the school holidays and older siblings are very welcome

Fawcett Rd
United Kingdom
07808 171065

National Childbirth Trust - New Parent Support

National Childbirth Trust

0300 330 0700

The Elizabeth Foundation

The Elizabeth Foundation is a charity supporting infants and preschool children with all degrees of deafness and their families. We are inclusive of children with additional physical, sensory and specialist learning needs. Our experienced team of professionals support children with all degrees of deafness to learn to listen and speak using the multi-sensory oral/aural approach, which engages all of a child's senses in natural, fun and child-centred activities that support communication development.

Southwick Hill Road
United Kingdom
02392 372735

The Parenting Network - Baby Bank

The Portsmouth Baby Bank aims to help alleviate child poverty and support families during times of financial and emotional stress, whilst reducing waste and promoting reuse of items.

We collect baby clothes, maternity items, toiletries, equipment, cots, prams and toys that are pre-loved, and pass them on to families in need.

Our service is provided free of charge and we receive referrals from a whole range of professionals who are in contact with families.