'Birth to five' workshops

We're running a series of welcoming and informative workshops for parents of children in the early years.

Our workshops are funded by the Department for Education to help raise awareness about early years entitlements.

Give your confidence and knowledge a boost in a range of topics, from money matters to child behaviour. See below for more on our workshop topics and events in your area.

Our parenting workshops

We're running four workshops:

Support and information

  • Know about support services for you and your family.
  • Know how to find support in your local area.
  • Understand how to get support.

Get what you need for your child

  • Develop better communication skills.
  • Feel more confident to make decisions about your child.
  • Prepare for meetings with professionals.

Encouraging positive behaviour

  • Understand the reasons for behaviour.
  • Working with others to encourage positive behaviour.
  • Top tips to help.

Money Matters

  • Know how to improve your finances.
  • Understand what you're entitled to.
  • Know where to get support.

Upcoming workshops

Our workshops will continue throughout 2017 and early 2018, and we'll keep this page updated with all upcoming early years events.

South West

  • Support and Information - Monday 6 November
  • Getting what you need - Monday 13 November
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviour - Monday 20 November
  • Money Matters - Monday 27 November

Venue: Staple Hill Children's Centre, Page Road, Bristol, BS16 4NE

To book, email sarah.Ambe-King@cafamily.org.uk

North West

  • Support and Information - Monday 18 September
  • Getting what you need - Monday 25 September
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviour - Monday 2 October
  • Money Matters - Monday 9 October]

To book, email: cathie.jones@cafamily.org.uk

North East

  • Encouraging Positive Behaviour - Monday 6 November
  • Support and Information - Monday 13 November
  • Getting what you need - Monday 20 November
  • Money Matters - Monday 27 November

Venue: Riverbank Children's Centre, Gilmour Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6PF 

To book email: northeast.office@cafamily.org.uk

East of England

  • Support and Information - TBC
  • Getting what you need - TBC
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviour - Wednesday 20 September
  • Money Matters - Tuesday 26 September

Venue: Beccles Centre, Castle Hill, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 7BQ

To book email: georgina.sait@cafamily.org.uk

East Midlands

  • Support and Information - TBC
  • Getting what you need - TBC
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviour - TBC
  • Money Matters - TBC

Venue: Austin Sunnyhill Children's Centre, Homelands, Browning Street, Austin Estate, Derby, DE23 8DN

To book email: westmids.office@cafamily.org.uk 

Yorkshire and Humber

  • Support and Information - Wednesday 20 September
  • Building parental Confidence - Wednesday 27 September
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviour - Wednesday 4 October
  • Money Matters - Wednesday 11 October

To book email: karen.hoe@cafamily.org.uk

Nothing in your area?

We're only able to fund workshops in certain areas, but we might have other events for you. Find Contact a Family support in your area.

You can also see our online support in the early years, or contact our helpline to talk to an adviser about any aspect of caring for a disabled child.