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Parenting Classes

Parenting classes can provide advice and guidance to parents/carers if you're struggling with the behaviour of a child or would like support to address issues around parenting teenagers.

Our courses can help you to find new ways and ideas of how to work with your children, to problem solve, reduce stress and address behavioural problems. You'll be encouraged to build upon your existing skills and learn from other parents and carers, allowing you to see that you're not on your own.

The courses are delivered throughout the year in Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton during term-time, with morning, afternoon and evening sessions.

Incredible Years Baby course (0-4 months old)

This is a 10 week course for 2 hours a week. It is for parents at risk of not bonding with their baby or finding it difficult to settle into a new routine. The baby attends the course with the parent/carer.

You can make a verbal referral by ringing the lead contact person at the centre.

Date/time

Location

Contact person

20 January to 30 March, 1pm to 3pm

Langley Children's Centre, Windermere Road, Middleton, M24 4LA

Stacey Dunbar, 0161 653 9526

10 January to 13 March, 9.30am to 11.30am

Meanwood Children's Centre, Churchill Street, Rochdale, OL12 7DJ

Paula Marshall, 01706 926700

22 January to 1 April, 10am to 12noon

Sandbrook Children's Centre, Hartley Lane, Rochdale, OL11 2LR

Sam O'Neill, 01706 653677

20 January to 30 March, 1pm to 3pm

Derby Street Children's Centre, Derby Street, Heywood, OL10 4QJ

Lisa Holroyd, 0161 653 9526

Webster Stratton Incredible Years course (2-9 years old)

For parents with children aged over two and to their ninth birthday only. This course is a 14 week course for 2 hours a week, you will learn strategies around:

  • Tantrums
  • Fights between siblings
  • Bedtime problems
  • Behaviour in public places
  • Stealing
  • Lying
  • Mealtime problems

You can make a verbal referral by ringing the lead contact person at the centre, referrals open 6 January.

Please note: There will be no sessions running between 6 April to 17 April and 27 May to 31 May due to half term.

Date/time Location Contact person
20 March to 10 July, 9.30am to 11.30am Meanwood Children's Centre, Churchill Street, Rochdale, OL12 7DJ Samantha White, 01706 356634 or 927198
18 March to 10 July, 6pm to 8pm Littleborough Children's Centre, Denhurst Road, Littleborough, OL15 9LD Alison Kennedy, 01706 753240 or 926761
5 March to 25 June, 9.30am to 11.30am  Derby Street Children's Centre, Derby Street, Heywood, OL10 4QJ Sarah Byrne, 01706 649729
5 March to 25 June, 9.30am to 11.30am  Newbold Children's Centre, Moss Street, Rochdale, OL16 5NL Receptionist, 01706 649729
6 March to 26 June, 9.30am to 11.30am  Sandbrook Children's Centre, Hartley Lane, Rochdale, OL11 2LR Carl Huddart, 01706 647959
6 March to 26 June, 9.30am to 11.30am  Langley Children's Centre, Windermere Road, Middleton, M24 4LA Stacey Dunbar 0161 653 9526
6 March to 26 June, 9.30am to 11.30am  St Patricks School, Foxholes Road, Rochdale, OL12 0ET Claire Heywood, 01706 648089
19 May to 19 August, 12.45pm to 2.45pm Boarshaw Children's Centre, Stannycliffe Lane, Middleton, M24 2PB Parenting admin, 0300 303 0430

Strengthening Families course (10-14 years old)

Both parent and child attend this course. This is a 6 weeks course for three hours a week.

  • Course focuses on Appreciating family members, communication within the family environment
  • Young person needs to be aged over 10 and have not turned 14 by the end of the course.
Date/time Contact number
15, 22, 29 January and 5, 12, 19 February 0300 303 0430
4, 11, 18, 25 March and 1, 22 April 0300 303 0430

 

To refer into this course please complete the Strengthening Families referral form below:

Strengthening Families Referral form (548KB)

Parent Plus Adolescent Parenting Programme (11-16 years old)

The Parents Plus Adolescent Programme is a practical and positive programme on parenting adolescents (aged 11 to 16)

  • Course focuses on effective communication, problem solving and building positive relationships. Parents Plus is an eight week programme for 2 hours a week.

Parent Plus timetable 2019/20

Date/time

Location

Tuesday 4 February to 31 March, 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Matthew Moss Youth Base, Matthew Moss Lane, Rochdale, OL11 3LU

 

For more information and programme dates please contact: 01706 924691 or email: parenting@rochdale.gov.uk.

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Who to contact

Telephone
0300 303 0430
E-mail
nina.sloan@rochdale.gov.uk
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