'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 - Tuesday 6 March 2018
  • Getting what you need - Tuesday 6 March 2018
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviour - Tuesday 13 March 2018
  • Money Matters - Tuesday 13 March 2018

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

To book, email adele.meader@contact.org.uk


North East

  • Encouraging Positive Behaviour - Friday 2 March 2018
  • Support and Information - Friday 9 March 2018
  • Building Parental Confidence - Friday 16 March 2018
  • Money Matters - Friday 23 March 2018

At Deckham Childrens Centre, The Elgin Centre, Elgin Road, Deckham, Gateshead NE9 5PA

All workshops will run from 09.30-11.30am - Refreshments provided.

  • Encouraging Positive Behaviour - Friday 23 February 2018
  • Support and Information - Friday 2 March 2018
  • Building Parental Confidence - Friday 9 March 2018
  • Money Matters - Friday 16 March 2018

Marske Children's Centre, Windy Hill Lane, Marske by Sea, TS11 7BL

All workshops will run from 10.00am-12.00pm - Refreshments provided.

To book on to these workshops and for any crèche places, please call us on 0191 213 6300 or email northeast.office@contact.org.uk


South East

  • Support and information - Thursday 22 March 2018
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviour - Wednesday 21 February 2018
  • Money Matters - Wednesday 28 February 2018

Kids Nursery Pebbles Children's Centre, Shakespeare Road, Basingstoke RG24 9BP

All sessions take place at the same venue and from 10am-12pm.

For more information and to book please contact Judy Trayford on 07920 654989 email Judy.Trayford@contact.org.uk

  • Support and Information - Monday 5 March 2018
  • Building Parental Confidence - Mondary 12 March 2018
  • Encouraging positive behaviour - Monday 19 March 2018
  • Money Matters - Monday 25 March 2018

The Phoenix Children's Centre, 40 Masons Hill, Bromley BR2 9JG

All sessions take place at the same venue and from 10am-12pm.

For more information and to book please contact Judy Trayford on 07920 654989 email Judy.Trayford@contact.org.uk

 

London

  • Support and information - Tuesday 20 February 2018
  • Getting what you need - Tuesday 27 February 2018
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviour - Tuesday 6 March 2018
  • Money Matters - Tuesday 13 March 2018

Jessop Children's Centre Lambeth

To book, email Vicky.Keeping@contact.org.uk

  • Support and information - Wednesday 21 February 2018
  • Getting what you need - Wednesday 28 February 2018
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviour - Wednesday 7 March 2018
  • Money Matters - Wednesday 14 March 2018

Kaleidoscope Lewisham

To book, email Vicky.Keeping@contact.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.