The Solihull Approach ‘Understanding your child’ online course is a well-established and trusted way of understanding more about your child. ‘Understanding your child’ is for mums and dads and grandparents or anyone around your child. It was the first to receive the Government’s CANparent Quality Mark.
Parents often say they feel calmer, more confident and have a better relationship with their child.
The courses were developed in the NHS together with frontline practitioners from all sectors and with parents.
The online antenatal course is about becoming a parent. ‘Prepare for pregnancy, labour, birth and having a relationship with your baby’ has content by Registered Midwives and Health Professionals.
The course has been designed for everyone in your ‘birth team’: mum to be, dad to be, birth partner, partner, grandparent etc.
The online postnatal course ‘Understanding your baby’ is for everyone around a new baby: supporting you and the new arrival from birth to 12 months.
This course gives you information about your baby’s brain development and your baby’s physical and emotional development.
It shows how important your relationship with the baby is for the baby’s development
These courses are for ALL parents-to-be, parents, grandparents or carers of any child from the antenatal period to age 18 years. You don’t need to be struggling. This course is relevant to parents of all children, including those with special needs, autism, ADHD etc.
They are for enjoyable and popular online learning courses for parents and carers, called: ‘Understanding your pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby’; ‘Understanding your baby’; and ‘Understanding your child’. The courses have been written by the Solihull Approach, which is a well recognised NHS provider of information and courses for parents.
For ALL parents-to-be, parents, grandparents or carers of any child from the antenatal period to age 18 years. You don’t need to be struggling. This course is relevant to parents of all children, including those with special needs, autism, ADHD etc.
Research shows that this online course helps reduce conflict in families and increase closeness. Families tell us these course help with managing children’s strong feelings, family communication, understanding each other and behaviour. We are actively involved in evaluating all our groups. ‘Understanding your child’ and ‘Understanding your pregnancy…’ are accredited by the DfE.
All you need to get started is your access code, an up-to-date internet browser on a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone (the local libraries or your school may be able to provide access to this), and an email address. Go to the website www.inourplace.co.uk and apply the code when prompted. You will be asked for your email address and a password of your choice. This is so that you can return to the site, sign in and your account will remember that you have access to the course(s) and will resume from where you last left the course.
They have between 9 and 11 sessions which take about 20 minutes each. We recommend you do about one session a week. There are activities for you to try between your online sessions which can enhance your learning.