Promoting positive partnerships with parents

Mother dropping off baby at nurseryGood parent relationships need to be in place to raise outcomes for children.

This intermediate course looks at the importance of the key person role in developing effective relationships with parents/carers. It explores what authentic relationships look like, meeting the needs of individual families, holding difficult conversations with parents and recent research findings.

Course details 

Duration: Half day or Full day 
Who should attend: Suitable for all practitioners
Level:  Intermediate

What will I learn?

Key course topics

  • The vital role parents play in their child’s care and education
  • Barriers to parental involvement
  • Communication skills needed to engage all families 
  • Key strategies to developing and maintaining effective relationships
  • Courageous conversations with parents and carers
  • Ideas to develop home learning with parents


    Prices are based on up to 16 delegates (we recommend 10 as a minimum). A small extra charge applies for extra delegates. You will receive a certificate of attendance to demonstrate your ongoing professional development.

      Weekday  Weekday Saturday  Saturday 
       Half Day  Full Day   Half day  Full day
    NDNA Member   £505  £569  £569  £765
    Non-member  £631  £806  £712  £885

Find out more:

For more information contact our training team by calling 01484 40 70 70 or email

“Excellent course, very informative and at the right level. I would definitely recommend.”
  - Trudy Burton, St. Mary’s Childcare Centre