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Positive Parenting

Our popular and accessible parenting courses help mums and dads build strong and secure relationships with their children.

droplet_blue 4Being a parent can be both rewarding and challenging, and at times parents need others to come alongside them in their journey. Our courses aim to support parents and help them build a strong and secure relationship with their child, whatever their age.

Using a common sense, user friendly and practical approach these informal and interactive courses are popular with parents. Each course is built on sound principles and informed by evidence based research, and run by trained facilitators.

How can I facilitate Positive Parenting courses?

The Early Years 3We want to ensure that those running our courses have the skills and knowledge to deliver them well, which means they can only be run by our licensed facilitators.

To become licensed to run our Positive Parenting courses you will need to complete our Facilitating Groups and Working with Parents training.* Our high quality training is accredited and valuable professional development.

This training will enable you to run our core range of Positive Parenting courses:

Specialist parenting courses

droplet_blue 2We have three specialised courses which look at specific areas of parenting. In order to run one of these you will need to hold a Positive Parenting facilitator licence and attend a familiarisation day.

Our Positive Parenting specialist courses are:


Facilitator licence

Once you have completed your training you will be issued with a facilitator license for a period of 24 months. This will be renewed for a further 24 months when you register at least one course within this time period and return course documentation to Care for the Family.

We provide our licensed facilitators with on-going support through a free-phone helpline, dedicated webpages and e-newsletters.

Information for:

Facilitators in training

Current facilitators

* If you have completed appropriate prior training with a recognised provider, and have facilitated courses, it may not be necessary for you to attend both our training events to receive a licence to facilitate our core Positive Parenting courses. Find out more about Approved Prior Learning