Parents-to-be can help and advice at free workshops.

Acorn Children’s Centre in Beridge Road, Halstead, has teamed up with the town’s NHS midwives and health visitors to launch antenatal early days workshops, starting next week.

The first session is on Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm. Call the centre on 01787 477162 to book a place.

Families can also get help and support from the centre, including advice on dealing with debt, benefit changes, funded places for childcare and courses.