Parenting and Family Relationships

Free Online Parenting Courses (Solihull Online): Understanding Your Child (up to 18 years)

If you are a Luton resident, we would encourage you to sign up to this eLearning course with your Luton postcode on (see further instructions below or

  • How your child develops
  • Understanding how your child is feeling
  • Tuning into what your child needs
  • Responding to how your child is feeling
  • Different styles of Parenting
  • Having fun together
  • Rhythm of interaction
  • Why sleep is important?
  • Self-Regulation and Anger
  • Communication and tuning in

There are courses are for ALL Luton parents-to-be, parents, grandparents and carers of any child from the antenatal period right up to 18 years of age.

  1. Go to
  2. Type in the access code: HATTERS
  3. Create your account using your email and Luton postcode and choose a password.
  4. Select the course you want to do from the dashboard (you can do them all over time)
  5. Once you have registered, you have non-expiry access to these courses that can be completed at a time and place that suits you. They work on most PCs, tablets and mobile phones and work best with Google Chrome.
  6. If you do have any technical issues email or ring 0121 296 4448 9am – 5 pm Mondays to Fridays for support.
  7. Responses to any questions will be anonymised and you will not receive any marketing emails but just congratulatory emails when you complete a module.

The Parenting Puzzle (currently on ZOOM AND In-person)

The Parenting Puzzle is a series of weekly 2 hr sessions over 4/5 weeks that support parents of young children exploring the following topics:-

  • Understanding your children’s behaviour
  • Listening and communicating with babies and children
  • Praise, encouragement and guidance
  • Power of play
  • Boundaries and parenting styles
  • Looking after ourselves as parents

Next course:

– 24 June to 15 July from 10am to 12pm at the Flying Start Family Hub at Pastures Way, LU4 0PE

Please enquire about this group via our Registration form if new. If not- just email/call us to book!

What other parents say:

Very relaxed way of thinking through bringing up children. Good structure of programme- important values taught. Good variation of material given- good for all ages of child for parents

Great safe atmosphere to be able to share and learn from others and share own experiences without judgement.”

Zoom Parent Group Sessions- one off sessions on a particular topic for parents

A great opportunity to meet other parents, these sessions focus on a range of topics linked to your young child’s development.

  • Fussy Eating (over 1s) Wednesday 3 July- 1pm to 2.30pm on ZOOM
  • Toilet Training (over 1s) Monday 15 July- 1pm to 2.30pm on ZOOM

However, RECORDED VIDEOS are/will be available for:

  • Sleep and Bedtime Routines – available on demand
  • Common Childhood Illnesses – available on demand
  • Oral Health – available on demand
  • Toilet Training – available on demand
  • Understanding Behaviour – coming soon!
  • Fussy Eating – coming soon!

Please enquire about these groups via our Registration form if new. If not- just email/call us to book!

What parents say:

“Thank you again for all your help! I’m always learning something new and really encourages me to stay on track to be a healthy mama and good role model”

“It was so good to learn about correct ways to maintain good oral hygiene practices and the different types of sugars found in food, this will change the way I view and select foods in the future”

Other Useful Links and Resources:

Healthy Child

For information, support and tops tips to help your child eat well

Child Safety

Safe at Home Luton is a child accident prevention programme aimed at families from pregnancy through to the child’s 5th birthday.

SEND families

If you think that your child may have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) you should speak to someone about your concerns- find out more on Luton’s Local Offer

Five to Thrive

Just as our child’s body grows better when you give them good food, your child’s brain grows better when you do five simple things that feed the growing brain:

Respond ● Cuddle ● Relax ● Play ● Talk

Talking Takes Off

Talking Takes Off is a programme to support improvements in speech and communication in children from 0-5 years old in Luton.


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