The Nurturing Programme

Children are rewarding, stimulating and fun, however looking after them can be stressful and challenging.

The Nurturing Programme helps you deal with those challenges so that you can have a calmer, happier family life. A tried and tested programme for parents, it helps us think about what we do, why we do it and how it makes us feel.

You can read more about Family Links, who developed the programme here

What does the course cover?

  • Helping you understand why children behave as they do

  • Recognising the feelings behind behaviour (our own behaviour as well as theirs!)

  • Exploring different approaches to discipline

  • Finding ways to develop co-operation and self-discipline in your children

  • The importance of looking after ourselves as parents and carers

Feedback from parents who were part of previous groups

Since the group finished we’ve been able to be there for each other, especially in lockdown. Sharing the usual problems parents have - too much screen time, fights over TV, and sometimes helping each other by suggesting different ways of doing things”

I can’t wait for Mondays. I look forward each week to coming here for our group time. It’s time for myself.”

What to expect

There is a welcome week where you meet the group leaders and other parents taking part, find out more about the course and ask any questions you may have. For those using the crèche, it is also helpful for getting your child settled before the course starts.

There are 10 weekly sessions, 2.5-hours each including tea/coffee break

Usually 8-10 parents/carers are invited led by two trained group leaders.

You should try to come to all ten weekly sessions as the programme fits together like a puzzle. Sessions are term time only.

It’s fine to come on your own or with a partner, and you can also come with another relative or friend – just mention this when you book your place..


A FREE crèche is provided for your children but please book their place. If you haven’t used a crèche before, speak with our team about how best to prepare your child for the crèche experience.


Our next group will run: TBC

Please contact us to register your interest!

We look forward to welcoming YOU!

Call 02079871949 and ask for Sara or Joanna to find out more, ask questions and book on

Since starting the course we’ve started having so many warm fuzzy moments as a family. My daughter’s really amazed me with how she’s been able to think about other people.”

This course has made me realise I need to work on my own self-esteem, so I can help my children with theirs.”