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Reading Parenting Service

Reading Borough Council Children’s Action Teams also provide a Parenting Service.

The Parenting Service offers a range of evidence based parenting skills and support programmes for parents and carers living in Reading. Courses are run by fully trained and experienced parenting practitioners, many of whom are parents themselves.

Reading parenting practitioners understand that parenting is a learning journey and that from time to time all parents may want or need a bit of extra information and guidance.

By attending a Reading parenting programme, you will have the opportunity to learn positive parenting approaches that are proven to be effective and develop your parenting skills in a supportive environment.

Parents who complete courses tell us they gain in confidence and enjoy meeting other parents.

Reading also commissions Local Charity Parenting Special Children to deliver Time Out courses for parents with children that have additional needs.

All courses run from 5 to 14 weeks depending on the programme and are delivered in groups at community venues across Reading throughout the year - except during School holidays.

For parents and carers with children under 5 years that need help with childcare, limited crèche places are usually available.

To access the Reading Parenting Service we encourage you to self - refer or speak to a professional who can make a referral on your behalf. 

Who to contact

Telephone
Teresa or Kate - 0118 9376782
E-mail
parenting@reading.gov.uk

Where to go

Name
Childrens Action Team North, Emmer Green Youth and Community Centre
Address
Reading Borough Council
Grove Road
Reading
Berkshire
Postcode
RG4 8LN

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Parents can self refer by contacting the the team or by completing the online Early Help form: https://reading-self.achieveservice.com/AchieveForms/?form_uri=sandbox://AF-Form-617d9ef0-62c6-45e3-ac23-ad4391e2df26&category=&isPublished=false&noLoginPrompt=1

Practitioners working with families can also refer Parents and Carers for Parenting support services.

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This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide and Reading Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Disability Information Scheme (DISC), Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.