Parenting Programmes

Please Note: Due to coronavirus, Plymouth Information, Advice and Support (for SEND) have suspended the delivery of all Parenting Programmes until further notice. However, we are still accepting applications for future courses.

If you need some advice and support now, please see: Dedicated Phone Support for Families.

See the Solihull Approach for free online courses for parents and parents-to-be for residents of Devon, Torbay and Plymouth.

See the latest information about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND offer a range of internationally recognised Parenting Programmes that have been shown to work in Plymouth for a wide range of families.

The course you choose will depend on the age of the children:

Please Note: We can only accept applications for families whose postcode come under Plymouth City Council area (Plymouth, Plympton and Plymstock). Check your postcode to find your local council.

Apply for Parenting Programmes

Incredible Years Course Dates

Course Type Course Dates Time Venue Creche
IY Toddler 16 Jan-26 Mar 2020 Thursday
9.30-12.00
Plymouth Information, Advice & Support for SEND,
Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre,
Scott Business Park, Beacon Park Road, Plymouth PL2 2PQ
No
IY Basic 6 Jan (sign-up)-23 Mar 2020 Monday
9.30-12.00
Plymouth Information, Advice & Support for SEND,
Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre,
Scott Business Park, Beacon Park Road, Plymouth PL2 2PQ
No
IY Basic 8 Jan-25 Mar 2020 Wednesday
9.30-12.00
Plymouth Information, Advice & Support for SEND,
Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre,
Scott Business Park, Beacon Park Road, Plymouth PL2 2PQ
No
IY School Age 7 Jan (sign-up)-24 Mar 2020 Tuesday
9.30-12.00
Plymouth Information, Advice & Support for SEND,
Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre,
Scott Business Park, Beacon Park Road, Plymouth PL2 2PQ
No
IY Toddler 23 Apr-16 Jul 2020 Thursday
9.30-11.30
Lark Children's Centre (at rear of Ham Drive Nursery), Ham Drive, Plymouth PL2 2NJ Yes
IY Basic 20 Apr-20 Jul 2020 Monday
9.30-12.00
Plymouth Information, Advice & Support for SEND,
Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre,
Scott Business Park, Beacon Park Road, Plymouth PL2 2PQ
No
IY School Age 14 Apr-14 Jul 2020 Tuesday
9.30-12.00
Plymouth Information, Advice & Support for SEND,
Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre,
Scott Business Park, Beacon Park Road, Plymouth PL2 2PQ
No

Strengthening Families Programme 10-14 UK Course Dates

Course Type Course Dates Time Venue Creche
Strengthening Families Programme 10-14 UK 15 Jan (sign-up) - 25 Mar 2020 Wednesday
5-7pm
Plymouth Information, Advice & Support for SEND,
Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre,
Scott Business Park, Beacon Park Road, Plymouth PL2 2PQ
No

Note: Due to Coronavirus, PIAS have suspended the delivery of all Parenting Programmes until further notice.

Supporting Parents on Kids Education in Schools (SPOKES)

SPOKES NewsletterSupporting Parents on Kids Education in Schools (SPOKES) is a free Ready for School programme for children in Key Stage 1. It is a 9 week course where parents can learn skills to support their children and help them become more confident with their listening, talking, reading and writing.

Please note, the online Parenting Programmes applications below are only for Incredible Years and Strengthening Families Programme (SFP).

If you are a parent or professional and want to find out more about SPOKES or to register your interest, please contact Jo Best on 01752 258933 or email: jo.best@plymouth.gov.uk

You can also read more about SPOKES in our latest newsletter or on our SPOKES page.

SPOKES Newsletter

Course Type Course Dates Time Venue
SPOKES Ready for School Programme: Reception & Key Stage 1
21 Jan-24 Mar 2020 Tuesday
12.30-3.00
Prince Rock Primary School, Embankment Road, Plymouth PL4 9JF
SPOKES Ready for School Programme: Reception & Key Stage 1
22 Jan-25 Mar 2020 Wednesday
9.30-12.00
Virtual School at DELL Children's Centre, c/o High View School, 2 Torridge Way, Plymouth PL3 6JQ
SPOKES Ready for School Programme: Reception & Key Stage 1 27 Jan-20 Apr 2020 Monday
9.15-11.45
Plymouth School of Creative Arts, 22 Millbay Road, Plymouth PL1 3EG

Applying for Parenting Programme

You can apply for our Parenting Programmes by completing our online application.

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