Early years workshops

For parents of children aged 0-5, covering topics such as sleep, speech and language, and early years entitlements.

Browse our range of workshops below. We are continually adding new dates, so if there is not a workshop suitable for you, please come back again later.

Some of the workshops below are one-off sessions from our six-part Brighter Beginnings course, which we’re not able to run as usual during the pandemic. Thanks to a range of funding, we’re able to offer free virtual one-off sessions instead.

Workshop topics

Early Years Entitlements

Find out about Early Years educational provision and childcare provision, how to get help with childcare costs and the benefits/grants and other support that is available.

Friday 1 July 10:00 am

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Support for parents/carers of children with anxiety (aged 0 to 5).

What are the causes of anxiety and how does it make your child feel? Strategies to help you and your child/ren recognise and manage their anxiety.

More dates to be announced

Toilet Training

Children with additional needs may not be ready to start toilet training until they are older. This workshop will help you to understand when they are ready and how to start.

Thursday 7 July 10:00 am

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Encouraging Positive Behaviour

Gain a better understanding of why young children with additional needs behave the way they do. Learn ways to handle difficult situations in a calm, stress-free manner. Explore ways of supporting and encouraging your child and how to get support and help.

Tuesday 12 July 7:30 pm

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Educational support for young children with additional needs

Understand what support is available for your young child (aged 0 to 5) in Early Years settings (in England). Understand SEND provision and Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.

More dates to be announced

Speech and language 0 to 5

Suitable for parents of young children (aged 0-5) with speech, language and communication issues.

This workshop will help you to think about how you can best communicate with your child and how you can share this knowledge with those in their early years and school settings.

Written and delivered by a very experienced speech and language therapist and adviser to the children’s communication charity, I CAN.

Tuesday 5 July 6:00 pm

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Helping your young child sleep

During the disruption of Covid-19, it can be extra challenging to manage young children’s sleep patterns. This online workshop gives the opportunity to hear other parents’ experiences, learn new strategies and share as much or as little of your story as you wish.

Wednesday 6 July 10:00 am

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Money Matters for parents of young children

An overview of benefits, DLA, Carers Allowance, grants available, discounts on utilities, leisure, discounts for carers. Accessing services for support with financial applications. Local information and helplines. Dispelling myths around benefits. Also covers Covid 19-related financial updates.

Dates to be announced

Wellbeing for parents/carers of young children with additional needs

Understand clearly what stress is & how it affects you. Identify new ways of coping with stress & reducing your stress levels. Try new stress busting ideas until you find ones that fit with you! 

Dates to be announced