Parents and carers at a Sunderland playgroup have reviewed a new website designed to help anyone who looks after children. SunderlandParents was set up by two Sunderland mums in October. After just a few weeks thousands of parents were logging on in the half term holidays for ideas of days out.
Demand from parents in Newcastle has led them to launch NewcastleParents this week. They hope to go on to cover the whole of the North East. Hear what other parents and grandparents think of the site.
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