Parents As First Teachers

Training for Early Years workers

Parents as Teachers training, Pre-birth to 3 Years, is a comprehensive five day training with the option of a follow- up day of technical assistance after workers have been implementing the programme for several months.

The training covers:

  • development-centred parenting and family well being
  • facilitation of parent child interaction
  • neuroscience research on early development and learning (pre-birth to age 3)
  • parenting behaviours
  • effective personal visits
  • ideas for parent group meetings
  • ways to provide connection to community resources
  • service to diverse families
  • red flags in areas of development, hearing, vision and health
  • recruitment and programme organisation
Recently trained workers commented :-

“The programme is very structured and I will therefore be more able to facilitate it. It is very relevant to the families we are working with and targeting.”

“I appreciated the opportunity to discover and learn about the different elements involved in supporting families to make changes in order to make their own lives and their children’s lives enjoyable, rewarding and successful.”

"The resources are accessible and comprehensive."

"The training prepares you very well to use the programme."

"I found the training and trainers very nurturing and empowering."


Workers and Supervisors have commented :-

"The Family Support Workers love it. Every visit is a complete piece of work. It gives the workers such satisfaction."
Children's Centre Manager, Norfolk : 2014

"The outcome for this family has been amazing. It just shows how powerful the programme is."
Family Support Worker, Buckinghamshire : 2015

"We use the programme to engage the most challenging of families."
Action for Children Children's Centre Co-ordinator 2014.

"One of the best investments we made was sending our child development specialist on the PAFT training .  .  ."
Early Intervention Service Delivery Manager, Outer London : 2014

"Your team are wonderful and PAFT has proved to be an extremely effective way of working with vulnerable families at home."
Children's Centre Manager, Norfolk : 2014