Parental groups and support

Stoke-on-Trent Family Hub has partnered with the Solihull Approach to offer free access to expertly designed online courses for parents, carers, grandparents and teens living in the region. Click here to sign up and to access the course you need: In our place - Stoke-on-Trent.

Key information on this page includes:

Parenting support groups

The supporting families team provide a wide range of parenting support for families in Stoke-on-Trent. These groups are open to every family in Stoke-on-Trent. Parents, carers, grandparents, foster carers and special guardians can attend these groups. All groups are free.

The groups can be accessed face-to-face at Family Hubs across the city.

All of our groups are led by trained professionals. By attending a group, parents will gain knowledge and skills whilst getting to know other parents.

Each course supports parents at different stages of their children’s life. Parents can access more than one course at any time.

What do I need to do to join a course?

  1. Send an email to with your name, telephone number and name of the group you are interested in.
  2. Your Group Worker will contact you to arrange a home visit. This is a great opportunity for them to get to know you a little better and to give you more details about the group. It also gives you a chance to ask any questions or raise any specific concerns about your child.
  3. Attend our friendly interactive group sessions
  4. Keep in touch. Unlike other family groups we do not stop support when you complete the course. If you would like us to, we can remain on hand to help you with any needs you have around parenting - we can even come and visit you at home.

My baby and me (postnatal)

Pregnant woman dressed in blue denim overalls holding her stomach with her hands in the shape of a heart


The Solihull Approach ante-natal course is written by midwives, health visitors and clinical psychologists. Supporting parents to enjoy a health pregnancy, prepare for the birth process and understanding the emotional changes that happen for them and their family. This group runs for eight weeks.

We offer a range of courses to support you and your family.