As a teacher for 20 years I know just how much parental influence can affect a child’s ability to learn as well as their social skills. As a Mum for many years, I understand that parents often feel schools see more of their children than they do! Teachers, like you, know so well that bringing schools and parents together is vital to improve children’s academic and social success.

I can offer parents workshops with topics that will interest them and which can take place within the familiar environment of the school. These workshops help children grow in confidence and resilience by teaching parents about Growth Mindset, as well as showing parents how to get their children to listen to them; how to connect with their children so that they feel calm and able to try new things and persevere when things don’t work out. And when parents do this in a calm way it removes the pressure from children.

Any parent can attend these workshops, including parents of children with special needs. I also offer workshops for school staff.

Workshops are 90 minutes long and the group size can be between 20 and 100. If there is a topic you would like a workshop on that is not listed below please do contact me.

Workshops for parents:

  1. Bringing out the best in your children (P1)
  2. Positive Discipline, when things go wrong (P2)
  3. How to listen so kids will talk (P3)
  4. How to talk so children will listen (P4)
  5. Staying calm and being positive (P5)
  6. Fostering sibling harmony (P6)
  7. Raising confident children (P7)
  8. Helping children cope with life’s setbacks (P8)
  9. Developing happy, creative and motivated learners (P9)
  10. Homework, increasing motivation and decreasing stress (P10)

Workshops for school teachers:

I know from personal experience how demanding the job of being a teacher is. Balancing the academic success and stimulation of pupils with their social growth and emotional well being in order to get the best out of each child for their learning is no mean feat. I also know that teachers are a hugely warm, caring, empathetic bunch of people who really do want to see their pupils succeed and be happy but that often discipline and behaviour management is challenge. I can offer teachers courses to help them bring out the best in the children in their care while at the same time ensuring that discipline is positive and effective.

Positive Parenting classes run in your school

If you are a school within the BR3 Beckenham and borders area I can run my 5 or 10 week positive parenting programme in your school for your parents. This is a real catch as many private schools, including for example, Dulwich Prep, run their own in house positive parenting programme as they know how valuable it is to have parents bringing children to school in a calm way, supporting their learning at home in a positive and non pressurised environment and managing their emotions and behaviour in a way that builds connection and communication.

Please do contact me to register your interest and for more details and prices.

Nurseries and pre-schools work so hard to provide a strong caring environment for children as you know how vital you are to a child’s development. Parents trust you with their children at this wonderful stage in their lives. You see them copying and learning from each other and you, and using new skills and language all the time.

It can be really tough for parents and children and staff when young children move from their home environment to nursery. Children often need help managing their big emotions as they don’t have the rational thought or verbal dexterity to express themselves. Parents and staff want their children to thrive at this early age. This is why I can offer positive parenting workshops at nursery schools.

My workshops for parents of children at this age are ideally held within the environment of the nursery school community and can be tailored to fit with the nurseries ethos and values. They can either take the form of an informal coffee morning style talk to introduce parents and teachers to the skills I teach; or can be a 60-90 minute workshop style presentation that covers the key principles of my courses. These can cater for groups of between 10 and 100.

With the skills and strategies learned during the parent workshop, parents help children grow in self-esteem, develop good social skills and an interest in learning can blossom.

See below for my list of workshops. This is not a complete list, so if there is something different that you would like a workshop on please do let me know. I can also offer nursery staff two half day training seminars. Please get in touch if you have a specific workshop in mind.


The Nursery Years

  1. Bringing out the best in young children
  2. Getting children to follow instructions
  3. Moving away from the naughty step - positive discipline for the under 5s
  4. Dealing with toddler tantrums
  5. Helping children prepare for the transition to ‘big’ school
  6. Bringing out the best in little boys

Who attends?

Any mum or dad or carer, with children in nursery including children with special needs

Nursery school staff

Workshops for nursery school teachers

I offer workshops in nurseries for nursery staff. Nursery teachers are caring and creative professionals, and I appreciate how much is required of them in stimulating a class of toddlers, caring for them emotionally whilst managing behaviour as the children try to grasp learning skills and interact with their peers and teachers. I know that nursery teachers sometimes feel under-equipped to manage toddlers’ behaviour positively so I teach tried and tested techniques that bring out the best in toddlers while ensuring discipline is positive and effective, making for a happy nursery environment.

Who attends?

Teaching staff and assistants interested in developing further skills for the classroom