Enabling families to be stronger together
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Our MissionTo enable parents to support their children to lead happy healthy lives and grow into respectful, socially and emotionally responsible adults.

“Other things may change us but you start and end with family”                            Anthony Brandt


Francine and Lesley have a wealth of relevant experience in working with families, children and adults. They believe confident connected parenting leads to happy, motivated children helping families getting the best out of life. Francine worked for many years as a counsellor of both adults and children and Lesley in education with children and young people at high risk of exclusion from school. They are compassionate, respectful qualified facilitators who share their knowledge with clarity, sensitivity and energy mixed with an infectious sense of fun.

  • We are qualified in PTLL’s Level 3 & 4 and have Level 4 Working with Parents
  • Francine & Lesley facilitate all parenting courses and professional training workshops
  • We follow the Family Partnership Model in working with parents.

 

Director and Parenting Facilitator

Francine Swaby

“As a mother of a son with additional needs
I am passionate about bringing parents together
and creating a safe space for parents enabling them
to help their families flourish”

 

Director and Parenting Facilitator

Lesley Chance

“As a parent I realised life can be a bit like a rollercoaster – the highs and the lows and never knowing quite what’s around the next corner! By bringing all our personal parenting experience and our professional knowledge together to develop our courses, Francine and I intend  to work in the best way we can to offer parents tools to inspire and encourage all family members to reach their full potential.”

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NEW PARENT NETWORK DATES AND NEW COURSES ADDED TO 2018

We are pleased to confirm that we have now updated our website to include all new Parent Network dates for January 2018 and a brand new location for our Complete Guide to Parenting Children with Additional Needs in Potters Bar for 2018 has just been added. 🙂

NEW COMPLETELY FREE COURSES AVAILABLE TO BOOK VIA OUR BOOKING CALENDAR

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW COMPLETELY FREE COURSES FOR THE YEAR AHEAD HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED ON TO OUR BOOKING CALENDAR. JUST FOR DADS STARTING IN APRIL HANDLING ANXIETY STARTING IN APRIL COMPLETE GUIDE TO PARENTING A CHILD WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS STARTING IN JUNE, SEPTEMBER AND JANUARY 2018 HANDLING ANGER IN YOUR FAMILY STARTING IN […]

FULLY BOOKED PDA Conference – 9th May 2017

BOOK HERE NOW Working in partnership with the PDA Society, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Conference Understanding more about the complex condition of, PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) Learning useful strategies to understand and manage challenging behaviours Speaker from The PDA Society.  For parents and professionals supporting children Booking essential and deposit of £10.00 per person to […]

December News

Parent Network support & information groups launched in St Albans and Hatfield, funded by local DSPL. 21 Parent Volunteer Hosts have been trained. 2017 Parent Volunteer Host training session in Hemel Hempstead and Welwyn Garden City now available. Parent Facilitator training will start ahead of schedule from Summer 2017. Parent Network Member Specialist Events: 2 […]

Families in Focus June News

Parent Network has now been launched in Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Hemel Hempstead and Watford. Lesley and Francine have been really pleased that each session is growing with more parents dropping in and always great to see parents who have been on our courses before and catching up with news from there families. Parents have […]

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