Parenting Programmes

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding, yet challenging roles in life! The North Bristol Children’s Centre provides a range of parenting programmes to help provide parents and carers the skills and support they need. 

The Nurturing Programme

The Nurturing Programme provides adults and children with the understanding, skills and ability to lead emotionally healthy lives, build resilience, empathy, self-esteem and support positive relationships.

The Nurturing Programme was developed to address and use the following four constructs as building blocks of emotionally healthy relationships:

  • Self-awareness
  • Appropriate expectations
  • Empathy
  • Positive discipline

The Incredible Years® Parent Program 

The Incredible Years® Parent Programs help parents meet the social and emotional needs of young children. The programs strengthen parenting skills and fosters involvement in children’s lives to promote children’s academic, social and emotional competencies and reduce conduct problems.

The parent programs focus on strengthening parent-child interactions and attachment, reducing harsh discipline and fostering parents’ ability to promote children’s social, emotional, and language development. 

Five to Thrive

The Five to Thrive model is a way of understanding how connected relationships are fundamental to human wellbeing and help us build resilient communities.

The Five to Thrive building blocks describe a sequence of relational activities that build healthy brains in young children and maintain healthy brain function throughout life.

The five to thrive approach is a set of 5 key activities; the ‘building blocks’ for a healthy brain. They are drawn from research into the key processes of attachment and attunement that forge bonds between young children and their carers.

The 5 key activities are: Talk, Play, Relax, Cuddle & Respond.