Online Courses

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Parents, you can find out more about our online courses here at Ourplace or buy them for yourself or as a gift.



If you are already on the course for parents (not the online antenatal course) and bought it over 12 months ago you are likely to be on the old version of the course, the Moodle version. Please contact us if you would like to be updated to the new version of the course, which works on mobiles and tablets. You can also access the old or new version at Ourplace.

Practitioners and commissioners

We have a Solihull Approach antenatal online course and a course for parents of children aged 6 months to 18 years. We will soon have a postnatal course available. The online course for parents ‘Understanding your child’ was the first to be awarded the CANparent Quality Mark by the Government.

We have converted the material in our face to face groups into online courses. This has several advantages:

  • when a mother or father is attending a group but their partner is unable to attend, their partner can access the same material online
  • it increases accessibility for parents in remote areas
  • it increases accessibility for men, who traditionally tend not to attend groups
  • it provides an alternative for parents who do not want to attend a group
  • it increases accessibility for grandparents or other carers who may not get a place on a group
  • it has the potential to be used imaginitively to increase population access to evidence based material that has been shown to impact positively on the parent/child relationship with all the advantages that that will bring across the lifespan
  • it can be used as part of an early intervention or prevention strategy

The course for parents costs £39. The antenatal course costs £19. If you would like to purchase multiple copies of the Solihull Approach online course for parents and carers, contact us or   order here  We will then arrange to invoice you and enable access. Discounts for multiple purchases are available. The discount is 10% for orders of 10-49, 15% for orders between 50-99 and 20% for orders above 100. Many areas buy multiple copies at a discount to use as part of their strategy.

The course for parents of children aged 6 months to 18 years includes finding out about children’s brain development and how it affects behaviour. It helps parents understand more about why a child behaves a certain way when they are angry, having a temper tantrum or trouble sleeping.

The Understanding your child sessions include:

• interactive activities
• quizzes
• video clips
• practical handouts
• other parents’ views
• ideas to try with your children
• summaries

Consisting of 13 Modules, most taking about 20 minutes, the course can be done at a time and place that fits into family life.

The Modules are:

• How your child develops
• Understanding how your child is feeling
• Tuning into what your child needs
• Responding to how your child is feeling
• Different styles of parenting
• Having fun together
• The rhythm of interaction
• Why is sleep important?
• Self-regulation and anger
• Communication and tuning in
• Looking back and looking forwards

There are also information sheets to download, as well as a Notebook. The face to face group is accredited with OCN for parents who wish to gain credits and we are working towards accreditation for the online course.  Parents can revisit the course at any time.

The antenatal course ‘Journey to Parenthood: Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby’ consists of 9 Modules and is especially written for fathers as well as mothers.

  • Module 1 Welcome!
  •  Module 2 Helping you and your baby through pregnancy and birth
  •  Module 3 Getting to know your baby in the womb
  •  Module 4 You, your baby and the stages of labour
  •  Module 5 Helping you and your baby through labour and birth
  •  Module 6 Feeding your baby
  •  Module 7 Who’s the Daddy now? – I’m the Daddy!
  •  Module 8 After your baby is born
  •  Module 9 Congratulations