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We love keeping in touch with you to let you know about what’s happening within Families In Focus CIC, with information about our courses, workshops, Siblings First, Parent Network support and information groups.

From 25th May 2018, data protection laws are changing the way we handle data.

If you no longer wish for us to contact you again in the future please email maria@familiesinfocus.co.uk and we will remove your details.

We do not permanently hold a database of email addresses this information is only gathered at the point of a course being booked or if you email us yourselves direct.

We do keep your mobile numbers, to update you on when your courses are due to start and for any Parent Network that you have attended we remind you of the next one.

Again if you no longer wish for us to text you a course or Parent Network reminders please email maria@familiesinfocus.co.uk with your mobile number and we will ensure you are removed from our T2P texting service.

Booking Now for New Courses from September 2018

Families in Focus CIC provides parenting courses that support parents, grandparents and adoptive parents in their local community to bring harmony, balance and enjoyment to family life. Free courses available across Hertfordshire.

CURRENT COURSES with Bookings open 2018


Complete Guide to Parenting Children with Additional Needs

South Oxhey: Tuesday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th November, 4th, 11th, 18th December, 8th, 15th, 22nd January 9.30am-11.30am *FULLY BOOKED* Can email name to waiting list

Potters Bar: Tuesday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th November, 4th, 11th, 18th December, 8th, 15th, 22nd January 6.45pm-8.45pm

St Albans:  Wednesday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November, 5th, 12th, 19th December, 9th, 16th, 23rd January 9.30am-11.30am *FULLY BOOKED* 

Hemel Hempstead: Tuesday 29th January, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th February, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 2nd April 6.45pm-8.45pm *FULLY BOOKED*

Watford: Tuesday 29th January, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th February, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 2nd April 9.30am-11.30am 

Handling in Your Family

Hemel Hempstead:  Monday 5th, 19th, 26th November, 3rd, 10th, 17th December 6.30pm-8.30pm *FULLY BOOKED*

Watford:  Tuesday 6th, 20th, 27th November, 4th, 11th, 18th December 12.30pm-2.30pm *FULLY BOOKED*

Letchworth:  Thursday 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th November, 6th, 13th December 12.30pm-2.30pm *FULLY BOOKED* 

Hatfield:  Wednesday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November, 5th, 12th December 12.30pm-2.30pm *FULLY BOOKED*

South Oxhey:  Tuesday 29th January, 5th, 12th, 26th February, 5th, 12th March 12.30pm-2.30pm

St Albans:  Wednesday 30th January, 6th, 13th, 27th February, 6th & 13th March  9.30am-11.30am

Places are funded by DSPL Area 9 Supporting Families, Children & Young People in Watford, Three Rivers, Bushey and Radlett BOOK your free place NOW!

*NEW* Professional Parent Toolkit Watford:  Monday 26th November 9.30am to 11.30am Change of Venue – Stanborough Centre, Watford

Siblings First – Welwyn Garden City, South Oxhey, St Albans, Watford and Stevenage. Hemel Hempstead and Hatfield new for 2019

Support Groups for parents caring for children with AUTISM, ADHD, PDA, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Learning Difficulties, Additional Needs and or Chronic Illness

  • Provides regular, free networks for parent carers, grandparents, adoptive parents to share experiences, build local community support and reduce isolation.

  • Bringing parents together to share knowledge and learning to build parental resilience and enhance family life in focused sessions

  • Training parents to become Parent Network hosts and facilitators with continued support from Families in Focus CIC.

Parent Network Locations: No need to book just turn up! Free!

Click Here to see Dates and details on our Parent Network Info page

Adeyfield Mornings With Danielle & ClareAdeyfield Community Centre, The Queens Square, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4EW.  9.30am to 11.30am.

St Albans Evenings with Maria & Hayley – The Alban Way Childrens Centre, Sherwood Avenue Recreation Ground, Marshalswick, AL4 9QL.  7pm to 9pm.

Hemel Hempstead Mornings with Francine & Lesley – South Hill Centre, Cemetery Hill, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1JF.  9.30am to 11.30am.

Watford Evenings with Francine & Lesley – Stanborough Centre, 609 St Albans Road, Watford, WD25 9JL.  7pm to 9pm.

Stevenage Mornings with Francine & Lesley – The Phoenix Centre, The Hyde, Stevenage, SG2 9SE.  9.30am to 11.30am.

Biggleswade Mornings with Francine & Lesley – Ivel Village School, The Baulk, Biggleswade, SG18 0PT.  9.30am to 11.30am.

Award winning courses

Certificate of accreditation for our Complete Guide to Parenting Children with Additional Needs and Handling Anger in Your Family by CanParent…

“These classes can be relied on by parents to make a positive difference, is evidence based and monitored and evaluated to improve parent/child relationships. Parents can rely on the integrity of Families In Focus, its professional conduct, competence, financial and governance systems and confidentiality to ensure suitability to deliver a class and recommended by parents. Both classes are responsive, warm and relational, engaging with parents and builds on these effective relationships to meet their needs”


About Families in Focus

Making learning fun

Our Mission: To promote understanding of the needs of children and support those upon whom children depend, to develop and deliver high quality products and services that help children lead happy, healthy lives and grow into self-sufficient, socially responsible, emotionally stable adults.


Latest News

Course & Summer Update

New course date and venues to be announced in September 2018 when we get funding news from Hertfordshire County Council.  If you would like to go on a waiting list for our courses please email bookings@familiesinfocus.co.uk then we can let you know as soon as we have news.  The Just for Dads workshops are going […]