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Parenting groups and courses

Parenting groups and courses


Fran Bailey


0113 266 2066





We are running another parenting group, this time on autumn Tuesday mornings

It is specifically aimed at parents with very small children and those in the foundation stage at school (nursery or reception)

The dates are:

6 October

20 October

3 November

17 November

24 November

Everyone who has attended one of these groups knows just how valuable they are to parents

This is the first time we have attempted to run at the same time as the Babies and Toddlers group so we are not sure how it will work out!

We will hold the crèche in The New Room but adults will meet in the Large Upstairs Meeting Room above

Once again we being supported with a crèche worker from Roundhay St John’s School as well as with some resources for parents

Come and share your ideas, worries and concerns

To book your free place, message

Oakwood Church through facebook

or simply contact me


We need help. Could you:

Bake a cake for one or more weeks?

Volunteer to help in the crèche for one or more sessions?

Commit to pray for the running of the group and the parents attending?

If you can help, please let me know ASAP

Many thanks

Past Courses

Positive Parenting

Our last Care for the Family, Positive Parenting group ran at Oakwood Church for 5 weeks from Thursday 26 February to 26 March 2015

People with parenting responsibilities came to share ideas, worries and concerns and we provided a free crèche

We met from 09.30 until 11.00 but were around for a coffee from 09.00

Limited places were available

How to Drug Proof your Kids

Steering kids away from the harmful use of drugs

We ran a 6 week course for parents on Tuesday evenings beginning 20 May 2014. We met  at Oakwood Church from 19.45 until 22.00

Limited places were available

"Research clearly shows that the most influential way to steer children and young people away from harmful alcohol and drug use is by giving them a healthy family environment. Where parents and their children have deep and loving relationships, with lots of meaningful communication, it can reduce the risks for their children.

The course starts by giving a realistic overview of drug use in society and the harm it can do to people and families. We take a look at what makes drug use more likely (risk factors) and what can help our children and teenagers make good choices (protective factors).

The sessions will help parents strengthen their influence in aspects of their children’s lives, such as emotional wellbeing, and assist them to develop helpful ways of communicating. It will offer useful ways forward for responding to difficult issues such as alcohol use.”