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Booking Now for New Courses from January 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.


Places are funded by DSPL7 so Free for Parents living in AREAS OF St Albans, Harpenden, Redbourn, Wheathampstead, London Colney And Colney Heath BOOK your free place NOW!

Handling Anger in Your Family: Monday January 8, 15, 22, 29   February 5th  12.30 to 2.30pm

Parenting a newly diagnosed child with SEND: Monday February 5th 9 to 12pm 

Becoming a Professional Parent: Monday February 26th 10am to 12pm

Sleep Tight: Tuesday January 23, 30 February 6th (Break for half term to include practice of learned techniques) February 20, 27 March 6th 12.30 to 2.30pm

 Parenting with Empathy to build your families emotional wellbeing and reduce behaviours that challenge: Monday March 5th, 12, 19th 12.30 to 2.30pm

Complete Guide to Parenting Children with Additional Needs – Watford *FULLY BOOKED* Email to add name to waiting list

Complete Guide to Parenting Children with Additional Needs – Hemel Hempstead *FULLY BOOKED* Email to add name to waiting list

Complete Guide to Parenting Children with Additional Needs – Potters Bar *FULLY BOOKED*

Siblings First – Welwyn Garden City, South Oxhey, St Albans, Watford and Stevenage


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

Hemel Hempstead – South Hill Centre, Cemetery Hill, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1JF.

Watford – Stanborough Centre, 609 St Albans Road, Watford, WD25 9JL.

Stevenage – The Phoenix Centre, The Hyde, Stevenage, SG2 9SE.

St Albans – St Michaels Parish Centre, St Michaels Street, St Albans, AL3 4SL.  (Park in Verulanium Museum free after 6.30) 

Dunstable – Houghton Regis Childrens Center, Tithe Farm Road, Houghton Regis, LU5 5JB.  *NEW VENUE* 

Biggleswade – Ivel Village School, The Baulk, Biggleswade, SG18 0PT.  

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.


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We are pleased to confirm that we have now updated our website to include all new Parent Network dates for 2018 and Siblings First.  Our courses are updated as funding comes in and we have new courses coming to St Albans area in Spring 2018. Sleep tight is our Brand New course for parents, grandparents […]