0-5 Parenting Programmes

Flying Start birth to five parenting programmes

These programmes are aimed at families with babies and children from birth to five. Parent/child interactions in the very early years are extremely important and help lay the foundations for children’s life skills. This includes the ability to build productive relationships, support emotional regulation and develop communication, problem solving and cognitive skills. Some parents, however, struggle to provide their child with a sufficiently nurturing environment and so need high quality support that is matched to their needs. Flying Start is supporting a range of universal and early help evidence based parenting programmes to ensure all parents in Luton have access to this support:

The Flying Start parenting programmes include:

  • Five to Thrive – a parenting approach to support strong attachment for parents and babies using five key messages Respond, Cuddle, Relax, Play and Talk
  • Peep groups – for supporting parents of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers to provide healthy home learning opportunities.
  • The Nurturing programme – a parenting programme supporting parental emotional health and wellbeing
  • Bite size parenting programme – practical groups supporting parents with many of the challenges of parenting including sleeping, toileting , feeding their baby and behaviour issues
  • Incredible Years® –programme for parents with children 3-5 years old who are needing some extra support to manage their children’s behaviour
  • Parents as Partners – support for couples around healthy relationships and effective parenting
  • Strengthening Families/ Strengthening Communities – a culturally sensitive parenting programme
  • Mellow parenting   – parenting programme for mothers who need some extra help in managing
  • Henry– a parenting programme to support healthy lifestyles

For further information:Five to Thrive (horizontal)

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If you are a parent click here

For more information or assistance, contact your local children’s centre or email the office on flyingstart@luton.gov.uk