Parent Advice

Throughout the year we will host a variety of parent information evenings to share advice with parents that can contribute to their child’s academic and personal development.  Details of these evenings will be sent via parentmail with booking details available on the homepage.

We also work closely with Herts County Council to ensure that parents can access independent advice when it is needed the most.  We are therefore pleased to signpost parents to the Families First portal. 

Families First is Hertfordshire's programme of early help services for families. It is aimed at taking action to support a child, young person or their family, as soon as a problem emerges. This can be at any stage in a child's life from pre-birth to adulthood and applies to any problem or need that the family cannot deal with on their own.

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A whole directory of early help services at will help you find the information and support you and your family need.


Hertfordshire County Council’s Childhood Support Services

Hertfordshire County Council’s Childhood Support Services have developed a directory that shows all parenting provision in one place so that both parents/carers and professionals can see what parenting support is available in Hertfordshire.

The directory allows parents/carers and professionals to view parenting provision either by district or county wide and also allows parents/carers to: 

• search the directory using keywords
• see a map of provision
• view expected outcomes of courses
• see if crèche provision is available

The parenting directory is available at 


The parenting directory lists all courses that are available to parents/carers in Hertfordshire and cover a range of topics including: • parenting a child with additional needs • healthy relationships healthy baby programme • confident fathers programme • caring dads • understanding teens. 


Supporting Children, Young People (0-25 years) & Families in Early Years, Schools, Colleges, in the Community and at Home in Watford, Three Rivers, Bushey & Radlett.  Provide a service that finds positive solutions to multi-complex needs. The Team will consider service requests to support families, children or young people with multi-complex/agency needs that require intensive involvement. DSPL9 use a triage technique to identify services or organisations that will meet the need. In cases where this cannot be accomplished DSPL9 will endeavour to design and apply an appropriate solution.

Service Requests are accepted from Professionals, Parents, Carers and Young People. If you prefer to have a conversation you are welcome to call Jan on 07715 415894


Parent Information evening – Getting on with your Teen

We are pleased to provide details of a parent information provided by our colleagues at Herts Children’s Services.  The course will provides an interesting insight to help understand your child’s behaviour and how to help your children manage their feelings.  It will also provide some guidance on how to negotiate your way through conflict and answer the question “Why does my child do that?”. 

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