Family Hub training
Positive Parenting Relationships
Positive Parenting Relationships are vital in supporting children’s and young people’s health and wellbeing. There is clear evidence parental conflict can have a lifelong negative impact reducing children’s and young people’s opportunities to achieve. Families need the knowledge and skills to make positive change and improve outcomes.
OnePlusOne is a digital training package that is designed to support parents and professionals. Families will be able to access three main online courses:
- Me, You and Baby Too – designed to help new and expectant parents cope with the changes that could happen in their relationship when they become parents and learn how to cope with stress and conflict constructively.
- Arguing Better – designed to raise awareness of the impact parental conflict can have on children and help parents develop better ways of managing stress and arguments together.
- Getting it Right for Children – designed to support separated parents, helping them to avoid the harmful situation of their children getting caught up in the middle of their conflict.
OnePlusOne professional training offers a guide to these resources so practitioners are equipped with the knowledge and skills to support parents to access this digital offer. There is also the opportunity to develop group sessions for parents.
Open to all agencies who are interested, there is a working group that is developing the Positive Parenting Relationships offer available in Derby.
Reducing parental conflict
The Parental Relationships Spectrum helps professionals and parents to distinguish between healthy, conflictual and abusive relationships.
Regular regional webinars are held on assessing the difference between parents in conflict and domestic abuse.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss either the training, tools or resources.
There are a range of other family support services.
EY practitioner wellbeing support
Get ideas by visiting the GOV.UK/Early years practitioner wellbeing support website on how to support the mental health and wellbeing of yourself and other practitioners working in your early years setting including:
- the importance of early years practitioner wellbeing
- early years practitioner wellbeing case studies
- support for early years practitioners
- workplace toolkits and resources for managers.
Stronger Practice Hub
The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Early Years Stronger Practice Hub’s vision is to support and empower practitioners working in the diverse range of early years settings across our region, enabling them to be at the cutting edge of great practice.
Their work will specifically focus on supporting children who have been the most affected by Covid-19 to recover from its impact. They will be building peer-to-peer networks and supporting settings with areas of development that research informs them have been most impacted by Covid-19 - personal social and emotional development, communication and language, and early literacy and maths.
You can find out more by visiting the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Early Years Stronger Practice Hub website.
The National Centre for Family Hubs
Anna Freud leads the National Centre for Family Hubs, the national initiative funded by the Department for Education, to help ensure all babies, children and families have the support they need through a network of Family Hubs across England.
Their Implementation toolkit contains 18 modules based on what the research tells them works for families and has been developed with the input of their evidence partners, participation workers and practitioners.
Their Start for Life toolkit proposes action in the following six areas to develop baby-centred transformation of support:
- health visiting
- parent-Infant Mental Health
- infant Feeding
- Special Education Needs and Disability.
Mental health for EY
We all have mental health, just as we have physical health. In the same way that we can be more or less physically healthy from time to time, we can also be more or less mentally healthy from time to time too.
Help for Early Years Providers has added new information and guidance on supporting babies and young children with their mental health. The guidance:
- explains how practitioners can support positive mental health in early years children
- includes emotional and behavioural support strategies to use in early years settings
- links to further reading and resources.
Improve your setting
Find practical advice for supporting you and your staff in your setting:
elearning for healthcare
elearning for healthcare (elfh) was formed in April 2007 to deliver a range of programmes, after a successful pilot with the Radiology-Integrated Training Initiative (R-ITI) which generated a model for the future delivery of generic and professional healthcare training.
In 2013, elfh transitioned across to Health Education England and continues to work in partnership to develop elearning programmes to support the health and care workforce.
elfh is now in the process of delivering or developing more than 400 elearning programmes in collaboration with organisations including Royal Colleges, Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement and Public Health England.
EY child development training
Find information about each area of learning in the EYFS and get ideas for activities you can do with early years children: