Online global community Up All Hours launches today.

Up All Hours is a website bringing together parents of toddlers and teenagers, parents for stepchildren, single parents and same sex parents.

Founder, Sam Sims says “Parenting is the best but hardest job in the world. It’s 24hr and every stage they go through is unchartered water. From teething to teenage anxiety, we want to be there as a support base. Knowing that you are not alone at any stage, combined with having support from other parents and experts in the field is a huge help. Especially at the times of the day/night when it can be hard to find.”

Supporter Jamie Oliver says “I love talking about my kids and what they are doing at whatever age. Sam’s Up All Hours website is offering a fresh and simple approach to supporting parents with children of all ages.”

Things You Might Not Know About UK Parents

  •  29 is the average age of a first time mother in the UK
  • 32 is the average age of a first time father in the UK
  • There were nearly 1.9 million lone parents with dependent children in the UK in 2013, a figure which has grown steadily but not significantly from 1.8 million in 2003
  • Just 2.04 million women are “looking after family or home”, a fall of almost 1 million since records began 20 years ago
  • 4.1 million mothers use Facebook with the vast majority of them (88%) logging in almost every day
  • Britain’s current biggest family has 16 children
  • Five million babies have now been born worldwide with the help of fertility treatment – half of them in the last six years
  • About 1 in every 65 pregnancies in the UK today is a twin pregnancy, which means that about 1 in 32 babies born is a twin