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Through our courses and workshops, parents are able to share and reflect on their experiences and concerns. We recognise that one size does not fit all, so our sessions are semi-structured, ensuring that parents feel listened to and valued, with courses being built to their specific needs. Parents are able to leave with a deeper understanding of their children with a set of practical strategies to use at home, tailored to the individual family.

We are both accredited parenting practitioners and have completed evidence based parenting programmes including Parenting Positively, The Solihull Approach, Millpond Sleep Training, Positive Parenting (which includes Time Out for Parents) and the TEACCH approach, recognised by the National Autistic Society. We work collaboratively with many different organisations including Children Centres; Early Years Teams and settings; primary and secondary schools; home tutor groups; charities; parent support and additional needs groups.

Two happy children  drawing in sommer park

Our parenting courses  cover a range of topics including parents self esteem and confidence, understanding the difficulties of being a parent, the importance of time spent with your child, understanding differing parenting styles, realistic expectations and managing different types of challenging behaviours. We offer courses for parents who have children and young people who have additional needs. We include a full evaluation for all of our courses, focusing on outcomes.

Our workshops cover a range of topics including:

  • Sleep
  • Managing tantrums
  • Fussy eating
  • Eating issues for children with additional needs
  • Supporting young people in a digital world
  • Managing anxiety and building resilience
  • Understanding anxiety for children and young people with Autism and ADHD
  • Toilet training

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Upcoming Events

Greenwich Early Years Staff Training 

Managing Challenging Behaviour for Early Years Settings (MCB)

Saturday 7th March 9.15-12.30

Advanced Managing Challenging Behaviour for Early Years Settings (follow on to MCB)

Saturday 18th January  9.15-12.30

Saturday 11th July 9.15-12.30

These are open to all Early Years staff. To book please contact eyc.training@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Bexley Early Years Staff Training

Managing Challenging Behaviour in a Setting

Saturday 8th February 9.30-12.30pm

Child’s Play – Learning through Play and Interaction 

Saturday 22nd February 9.30-12.30pm

Advanced Managing Challenging Behaviour for Early Years Settings (follow on to MCB)

Saturday 21st March 9.30-12.30pm

 These will be open to all childminders and Early Years staff. Please contact the Early Years Team on 0203 045 4263 to book.

Bexley Workshops

Friday 24th January 2020 10-12pm

Parenting Workshop

Northend Children’s Wellbeing Centre, Slade Green, DA8 2EB

Wednesday 5th February 10-12pm

Parenting Workshop

Normandy Children’s Centre, Fairford Avenue, Bexleyheath, DA7 6QP

Wednesday 11th March 10-11.30am

Why won’t they listen? Workshop

Northend Children’s Wellbeing Centre, Slade Green, DA8 2EB

Stay and Play sessions are drop-in sessions for you to come with your children and play. We will be available for any questions and to offer support, guidance and practical strategies to help with your child’s sleep, tantrums, fussy eating, toileting, additional needs, managing feelings and more.

Autism Awareness for Retail

Future dates to be arranged

For managers, section heads and sales staff wanting to gain an awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how best to support customers in a retail setting. It will encourage you to explore the shopping experience from a customer’s perspective and provide practical knowledge to build confidence and skills.

Please contact info@purpleparenting.co.uk for more details.