Courses for parents and carers

We offer free courses for parents and carers who would like some support. They are held online or in small face to face groups.

Get in touch to book one of our courses or to get more information.

Request support from the Early Childhood and Family Service

Understanding your child (Solihull approach)

A ten week course with practical activities. This course will help you learn more about your child’s development, and the reasons behind certain behaviours. Topics include:

  • Communication
  • Interactions
  • Having fun together
  • Ages and stages of growing up
  • Managing feelings
  • Sleep
  • Relationships

Find out more about the Solihull approach: Parent groups - Solihull approach | Parenting.

Triple P

This eight week course offers support, information and practical answers to everyday parenting concerns. You will learn effective strategies to respond to your child’s behaviour, and how to promote positive and caring relationships between you and your children. Find out more about Triple P.

Freedom programme

This is a ten week course for women looking at healthy relationships. It's a safe environment to be able to discuss and understand previous and current relationships. Visit for more information.

Healthy relationship groups are provided by ECFS along with other partners. 

Circle of security

An eight week course to help you understand your child’s emotions. You will learn how to support them to manage their emotions, and build a stronger, more secure relationship. Find out more about circle of security.

Video Interaction Guidance

Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) will help you reflect on video clips of interactions with your child. This course will help your family set its own goals and ask you what you want to change. Adult/child interactions are filmed to be able to see what is working well. Find out more about VIG.

Reducing parental conflict

Conflict between parents is a normal part of relationships and family life. If it is frequent, intense, and poorly resolved, it can have a negative impact on children’s mental health. This six week programme can help you learn how to resolve conflict in a way that’s better for your children. 

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