For parents-to-be and parents of 0 to 3 years
Face-to-face group or individual sessions have been postponed due to the government restrictions regarding Covid-19. In this section of our website, there are alternative options available online for parents/carers where you can find further advice, guidance and support.
Face-to-face group or individual sessions have been postponed due to the government restrictions regarding Covid-19.
In this section of our website, there are alternative options available online for parents/carers where you can find further advice, guidance and support.
Understanding Your Pregnancy and Understanding Your Baby
Warwickshire midwives and health visitors use these guides in the work that they do with children and families. The guides are available online free for Warwickshire residents to complete at your own pace with resources to help you prepare for pregnancy, labour, birth and building a relationship with your baby.
For your free code and to access the guides, see Free online guides for parents.
Children and family centres
Your local children and family centre are offering a virtual timetable of activities and family support workers continue to offer telephone advice and support. To find out more about what is available, check out their facebook page or contact your local children and family centre.
HENRY - healthy start, brighter future
HENRY is a free 5 week programme to support the whole family make positive lifestyle changes, for a healthier, happier home environment. The HENRY programme will support your family with parenting confidence, sleep and behaviour management, fussy eaters, portion sizes, finding a balanced plate and activity ideas for the whole family. It is delivered by health visitors on a one-to-one basis. Find out more.
Hungry Little Minds
This site contains lots of ideas and activities to share with your baby and child from 0 - 5 to help them bond and learn about the world around them. Find out more. Please note, this website also provides a search facility for activities in your local area which will take you back to our Children and Families page. Further information on local activities in Warwickshire can be found from the Children and Family Centres.
The site also lists a range of apps you can use with your 2-5 year olds. Click on the 'Apps and Information' button.
A free online course run by Family Lives consisting of six interactive modules filled with helpful techniques and ideas to support you become a more confident and happy parent. The modules are aimed at parents and carers of children up to five years but would also benefit parents/carers of children up to eight years. There is no time limit to complete the course; you can complete at your own pace. Note: this course requires Internet Explorer or Google Chrome to run. It will not run on iPads or mobiles using Safari.
For more information, see the Family Lives website. Alternatively, call their helpline on 0808 800 2222.
Future Learn Babies in Mind
Why the Parent’s Mind Matters: find out how parents and caregivers influence children’s minds, from conception through infancy. This free online course is designed for weekly study (4 weeks at 4 hours per week).
Note that free access to this course is for six weeks, with an optional upgrade to £42 after this time.
For more information and booking, visit Future Learn website.
Care for the Family – Time Out for Parents
Care for the Family offer a range of parenting courses to support you and to help you build a strong and secure relationship with your child, whatever their age. They are run in community venues around the country and are usually made up of six 2-hour sessions, led by trained facilitators.
Bump to 3 – Antenatal and Postnatal Courses in South Warwickshire
A number of different courses from antenatal to toddlers, for which there is a charge. Find out more.
Gentle Touch Parenting
Run a number of different classes for parents of babies and toddlers. There is a charge for classes. Find out more.