Free Parenting Courses by the Family Support Service

The Family Support Service offers a variety of parenting programmes to give you the confidence to parent your child in a way that meets their needs and reduces stress and arguments at home.

Different courses specialise in different things like:

  • an age group or life stage (like starting school or becoming a teenager)
  • a topic (like nutrition and communication)
  • children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND)

All courses run in a confidential, supportive and non-judgmental environment. They are also evidence-based which means they have been shown to work. The people running the courses are trained to teach them and are experienced Family Support Workers. This gives them lots of knowledge of Family Support.

Our Parenting Courses

Incredible Years

Incredible Years is a 12 to 14-week programme catering for Pre-school ages (3 to 5) and school ages (4 to 11). This course runs in these areas:

Aylesbury Vale Incredible Years (School Age)

Chiltern and South Buckinghamshire Incredible Years (School Age)


STOP Programme

The STOP programme is a 10-week step-by-step course for parents with pre-teen or teenagers aged 10 to 16-year-olds. This course runs in these areas:

Chiltern and South Buckinghamshire STOP Programme

High Wycombe STOP Programme


Talking Teens

Talking Teens is a 4-week programme which focuses on relationships within the family, communication, negotiating, decision-making and strategies to reduce conflict. This course runs in these areas:

Aylesbury Vale Talking Teens

High Wycombe Talking Teens Parenting group

Stepping Stones Triple P (SSTP)

Stepping Stones Triple P is a 9-week programme for parents of children with disabilities and covers all ages. This course runs in these areas:

Aylesbury Vale Stepping Stones Triple P

High Wycombe Stepping Stones Triple P


Little Talkers

Litter Talkers is a 5 to 6-week programme for parents of children between 18 months and 3 years who are concerned around their talking and understanding of language. It’s designed by Buckinghamshire Speech and Language Therapy service and is a fun and relaxed session for you to attend with your child where you can learn useful ways to encourage your child’s talking and listening skills. This course runs in these areas:

Aylesbury Vale Little Talkers

Chiltern and South Buckinghamshire Little Talkers


Register for a course

Register online for a parenting course or programme

Complete the online form and include which course or courses you would like to attend.

If you’re interested in a course but can’t see one that suits you yet, you can still complete the form to be added to our ‘Register of Interest’. This helps us plan our future courses in areas of demand.

If you have any questions or need help in registering email: or call 01296 383 293.


Other parenting programmes and resources

Search for other parenting support and courses

Local schools, churches, teachers and groups also run parenting support programmes in Buckinghamshire. You'll also find online courses by the likes of Netmums and Family Links.