Support and Services York

Parenting Courses

Parenting is the hardest job in the world and EVERY parent needs help and encouragement. Family Matters York run parenting courses and workshops for all mums, dads and carers providing you with opportunities to think about what you are doing with your children, and to share ideas with other parents.

We cover topics such as how to build children’s self-esteem, what we can do to set and maintain reasonable boundaries and there is also opportunity to discuss your own issues. The courses are fun and interactive and give plenty of food for thought!

Dilston House, 65 Lawrence Street, York, YO10 3BU

01904 421880


Because NCT has nearly 60 years’ experience in supporting new mums and dads, you can rely on our range of courses to support you through pregnancy, birth and your new life as a parent.

All NCT courses are led by specially trained and experienced practitioners who understand what matters to new mums and dads. And don’t forget, every NCT course gives you the opportunity to meet other parents in your area.

In the NCT Signature antenatal course more than half of the course covers the birth of the baby, plus plenty of time to explore questions, hopes and anxieties in a safe and supportive space. Courses feature information about pregnancy, birth and becoming a parent, with content tailored to the needs of the small group taking part. The courses are usually 18 hours in length and include a dedicated session on breastfeeding and an information pack to take away with you.

Our NCT Essentials antenatal course is our newest course. It’s the shorter and most affordable antenatal course we offer. Every course follows the same, important six themes delivered over six 2-hour sessions. On this course parents will get practical information and emotional support for pregnancy, plus the knowledge and techniques to prepare for the birth of the baby. About half of this course covers important information to help care for the baby.

0300 330 0700



CalmFamily offer workshops & private sessions to help you feel confident and calm in your parenting. Evidence based information along with respectful strategies help you to work with your child to make life happier and more peaceful. Together we can make life feel calmer and more rewarding for everyone.

T: 07894 551275

Mini First Aid

Mini First Aid provide a 2 hour class for parents, grandparents and carers. We cover what to do in a first aid emergency with your little ones. This includes CPR, choking, burns, breaks, bumps, bleeding, meningitis awareness and febrile seizures. The classes are very relaxed and pre-crawling babies are welcome. Class fee is £25 per person.

Mention Mumbler in the special requirements section for 20% off.

T: 07779590036

Orange Kite – Baby & First Aid Classes for Parents

We can give you the skills and confidence to deal with these first aid situations and many more. We will give you all the information you need and you will have lots of time to practise First Aid skills with our specialist equipment. You will leave our classes knowing what to do for your child when they are poorly, in an accident or an emergency.

‘I’d recommend orange kite first aid. They provide brilliant classes. Very reassuring, especially when my little boy was poorly last week.’

DF, Nov 18

T: 07554 631084

Parenting Courses

Being a mum, dad or carer is probably the hardest job there is. It is often pleasurable and rewarding, but there are also times when it can feel exhausting, stressful, frustrating and overwhelming. The added pressures of life today can sometimes make parenthood feel difficult and isolating.

Check out the website for a comprehensive list of resources and programmes available.

Various Venues

T: 01904 554444