Sign up for SSAFA’s family break

SSAFA is offering a family break exclusively to military families who have children additional needs and disabilities. The weekend away will be held at the Calvert Trust Exmoor on 23 March 2018, with 30 plac...

Drawing and talking together

MORE people will be trained to provide innovative therapy to Service children thanks to a partnership between a mental health specialist and a military charity. The collaboration between Drawing and Talking ...

A&Y Book Club: The Tickle Test

In this Army&You and Reading Force Book Club, three Service youngsters have been reading The Tickle Test, written by Kathryn White with illustrations from Adrian Reynolds. Isla & Logan Thompson (4/...

Young ones

Nurturing under-fives is an important part of our Service communities. We look at a couple of local initiatives bringing younger children together… “CHAPLAINCY values every member of the community,” said S...

Toddlers on their travels

Being posted overseas with young children can be a great adventure, but it can also have its drawbacks. Childcare provision and facilities for under-fives varies from location-to-location, so the key thing is t...

Big support for little people

Living an unpredictable Army life can make keeping a regular and continuous support structure in place for your child tricky. If you add Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) into the mix, it becomes ...

Army life for under-fives

A new posting affects every member of your Army family – even those too young to understand or have their say. You might expect older children to kick up a fuss about moving house and school but what about unde...

Playtime for Hampshire Forces families

THE thousands of military families living in and around the home of the British Army in Hampshire have a new children’s entertainment centre on their doorstep. Located a short drive from Aldershot, 360 P...

New treasures for Little Troopers

CHILDREN of serving parents can tap in to new resources from charity Little Troopers designed to support them at school and helping to connect families when a parent is away from home. Free app Little Troope...

The long road to parenthood

Lizzie Allan and soldier husband Steve welcomed baby girl Matilda Poppy to the world in February – five years after they first began trying to conceive. Lizzie chatted to Army&You about their IVF journey… ...