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Courses for parents of 0 to 5 year olds

The courses listed below are for parents of babies and young children aged up to 5 years old.

All of the courses are free for parents in Peterborough.

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1. Baby Triple P

Triple P for Baby aims to prepare parents for a positive transition to parenthood and the first year with baby.

Parents actively participate in a range of exercises to learn strategies to develop a positive relationship with their baby, promote their baby’s development and help teach their baby new skills.

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The Baby Triple P course is for parents of babies up to 1 year old. You can start the course during pregnancy or any time during baby's first year.

The course will help you to understand what you can do to promote your baby’s development, build a stronger bond, and support their emotional and physical health.

The course covers:

  • Creating the best environment for your baby
  • A variety of strategies to cope with crying
  • Baby sleep patterns and healthy sleep habits
  • Promoting your baby’s social and cognitive development
  • Taking better care of your own emotional well-being
  • Improving your communication with your partner and other family members
  • Really enjoying life as a new parent!

You can choose:

  • Online: you can complete the modules anytime on your phone, computer or tablet. The course includes videos and interactive learning.
  • In a group: delivered for 2 hours once a week for 8 weeks.

There are two pathways for this course, self-referral and targeted referral:

  • Self-referral: Parents can self-refer through the Triple P for Baby course website, you will need to complete a short pre-application survey to confirm your eligibility on the Triple P for Baby course website. You will then be contacted to give you the choice of doing the course online or in a group, and you will be issued with an access code if you choose to go online.
  • Targeted referral: Professionals can contact the Family Hubs team to request a place on the course for a parent by emailing familyhubprogramme@peterborough.gov.uk.

What parents have said about the Triple P for Baby course:

"This course has changed my parenting for the better"

"It's good to be able to work through the course at your own pace."

2. Peep Learning Together Programme

Peep groups are for parents and carers and their young children, some are for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers (3-5) or young school-age children, while others are for mixed age children.

In Peep groups, practitioners and families share ideas and simple, low-cost activities that support your child’s learning in everyday life, talking, singing, sharing books and playing together. They're also a great way to get to know other families.

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Peep is for parents and carers of young children, including babies, toddlers and pre-school. 

The Peep Learning Together Programme can be taught in the following ways:

  • In universal or targeted groups (usually for about six to twelve families)
  • One-to-one
  • Drop-in sessions (such as Stay and Play or child health clinics)
  • In a school or nursery

Contact the Family Hubs Team to enquire about accessing a place on the Peep Learning Together Programme by emailing familyhubprogramme@peterborough.gov.uk.

3. Solihull In Our Place online courses

The Family Hubs team have partnered with In Our Place to offer free courses to help you understand how best to support your child. There are free courses available for parents and carers including:

  • Understanding your baby
  • Understanding your child: from toddler to teenager
  • Understanding your child's mental health and wellbeing

Further details, including how to access the courses, is available on the free online courses for parents and carers page.

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