Offering life changing peer support for
mothers, fathers and babies in Essex. 

How to get involved?

Do you want to make the difference of a lifetime?

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For expectant dads

Dads have told us that they would like to meet up with other Dads and would like more information about pregnancy, birth and becoming a parent.

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What we offer and where

We offer a range of friendly and free activities during pregnancy, birth and after the birth.

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How do parents benefit?

93% of the parents we support report improved wellbeing 3 months after the birth.

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Latest news

  • Win big and support Parents 1st with The Essex Lottery!

    Play The Essex Lottery and help to support families in your local community by raising funds for Parents 1st Read more

  • New rooms for hire!

    Room hire now available at the Parents1st offices in Laindon, Basildon, Essex. Our meeting rooms are available both weekdays and weekends, at various rates to commercial/ business organisations and not-for-profit organisations, community and voluntary groups. Read more

  • Wrisk project survey for pregnant mums

    We have received a request to ask pregnant mums to participate in the Wrisk project survey. Read more

  • VIG success

    Congratulations to Terina and Celia on reaching milestones in their VIG training. Read more

Latest Events

  • Paediatric First Aid for Parents December 2019 (Basildon)

    Paediatric First Aid for Parents A paediatric first aid course which focuses on expectant parents, and parents of young babies up to pre-school age. Aimed at preparing attendees for real life scenarios which could occur at any time. Read more

  • Antenatal information sessions November 2019 (Canvey)

    For mums-to-be living within Canvey. A set of informal themed antenatal information drop-in sessions, covering health and wellbeing for mum and baby, practical baby care and preparing for labour and birth. Read more

  • Antenatal information sessions November/December 2019 (Basildon)

    For mums-to-be living within Basildon, Billericay and Wickford. A set of informal themed antenatal information drop-in sessions, covering health and wellbeing for mum and baby, practical baby care and preparing for labour and birth. Read more

  • Antenatal information sessions November 2019 (Thurrock)

    For mums-to-be living within Thurrock. A set of informal themed antenatal information drop-in sessions, covering health and wellbeing for mum and baby, practical baby care and preparing for labour and birth. Read more