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Incredible Years

We hope that all parents enjoy their children's 'Incredible Years', but being a parent is, without a doubt, the hardest job of all.

With this in mind, there are opportunities across PKC for parents to join the following Incredible Years (IY) groups:

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The Incredible Years® evidence-based early intervention parenting programs will promote social- emotional learning, academic competence, and child wellbeing. The group sessions support and empower parents/carers to continue to build positive relationships and interaction with their child, to help promote their children's academic, social, and emotional skills and address challenges such as conduct or emotional regulation .

The programs are delivered to groups of parents/caregivers according to their child's age group: babies (0-12 months), toddlers (1-3 years), preschoolers (3-6 years), and school age (6-12 years).

IY toddler programme ages 1-3

  • Help your toddler feel loved and secure / strategies to manage separation and reunion
  • Encourage language, social  and emotional development
  • Establish clear and predictable routines
  • Handle separations and reunions

 

IY basic programme ages 3-6

We run Incredible Years Preschool Parent Programme courses throughout the year in a variety of areas throughout Perth and Kinross. The programme runs for 2 hour weekly sessions for 15 weeks in school term time. These courses will focus on bringing parents/carers together to share ideas and support positive outcomes with the following:

  • building their child's language, academic, emotional and social skills to help them become ready for school
  • building relationships between parents/carers and children
  • supporting their child to develop independent behaviours and routines, such as mealtimes, bedtimes, getting dressed and following house rules
  • managing behaviours such as tantrums, defiance and aggression.
  • Parents also learn how to build school readiness skills and are encouraged to partner with teachers or Early Years professionals so they can promote children's emotional regulation and social skills. 

 

IY school age programme 7-12

We run Incredible Years School age Programme throughout the year in a variety of areas throughout Perth and Kinross. The programme runs for 2 hour weekly sessions for 15 weeks in school term time. These courses will focus on bringing parents/carers together to share ideas and support positive outcomes with the following:

  • building relationships between parents/carers and children
  • reducing harsh discipline
  • Monitor children after school
  • Set rules regarding TV, computer, and phone use
  • Support children's homework
  • Building relationships with teachers so that they can promote children's academic, social, and emotional skills

When is the next Incredible Years Programme running? 

The next intake for our Incredible Years programme is August 2024.

How to apply

You can apply by completing an   Application Form (PDF) [94KB]  and returning it by email to parenting@pkc.gov.uk

Parents can apply individually or applications can be submitted by anyone who works with a child or family.

Last modified on 07 February 2024

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