Parenting Programmes

Parenting Programmes

Update: Plymouth Information, Advice and Support (for SEND) are now delivering some Parenting Programmes virtually and hope to resume some courses face-to-face from the Autumn term. We are also accepting applications for future courses.

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

See the Solihull Approach for free online courses for parents and parents-to-be for residents in Devon, Torbay, Plymouth, Cornwall and the Scilly Isles.

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

Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND offer a range of internationally and locally 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.

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Incredible Years Course Dates

IY Basic: 3-6 years

  • Wednesday’s 15 September – 15 December 2021, 1pm-2:30pm
    Venue: PIAS (Virtual)
  • Thursday’s 23 September – 16 December 2021, 9:30am-12pm
    Venue: Nomany Children’s Centre, St. Johns Road, Plymouth, PL4 0PA

IY Toddler: 1-3 years

  • Future courses tbc.

IY School Age: 7-12 years

  • Monday’s 20 September – 13 December 2021, 1pm-2:30pm
    Venue: PIAS (Virtual)
  • Tuesday’s 21 September – 14 December 2021 – 9:30am-12:30pm
    Venue: PIAS, Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre, Beacon Park Road, Plymouth PL2 2PQ

IY ASC: 2-5 years

  • Future courses tbc.

Strengthening Families Programme 10-14 UK Course Dates

  • Thursday’s 23 September – 9 December 2021, 5pm-7pm.
    Sign-up session: Thursday 23 September 2021.
    Venue: PIAS, Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre, Beacon Park Road, Plymouth PL2 2PQ

Note: PIAS hope to resume face-to-face groups from September 2021, dependent on Government guidelines.

Supporting Parents on Kids Education in Schools (SPOKES)

Supporting 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:

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

SPOKES Newsletter

SPOKES Course Dates

SPOKES Ready for School Programme: Reception & Key Stage 1 (9 weeks)

  • SPOKES Ready for School Programme
    Wednesday’s 29 September – 1 December 2021, am
    Venue: St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Chapel Street, Plymouth PL1 4DJ

Applying for Parenting Programme

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

Please select whether you are a parent or professional.

Apply for Parenting Programmes