Solihull Approach | Online Parenting Guides

Solihull Approach and Frimley Local Maternity System which is part of Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS), a partnership of NHS, health services, local authorities, voluntary sector and local people working to improve health and care services have created a series of guides for families to help develop their parenting skills.

Register For Free Online Guides for Families

Bringing up children is a lot of fun but can also have its challenges and times when receiving some advice would be helpful.

If you live in the Frimley area which covers Ascot, Bracknell, Farnham, Maidenhead, North East Hampshire, Slough, Windsor or in Surrey or South Bucks you can have free access to four online parenting guides which include top tips from childcare, education and NHS health experts.

  • Understanding your pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
  • Understanding your baby
  • Understanding your child 0 to 19 years
  • Understanding your teenager’s brain

The online guides contain advice relevant to expectant parents, parents, grandparents and carers of children of all ages including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The guides are also available in different languages.

Access to the guides is unlimited with no expiry date, so you can return as and when you need and want to. Each guide has between 5 to 11 sessions which last roughly 20 minutes each, there are also activities that can be carried out between courses.

How to Register for the Guides?

Registration is quick and easy:-
Register for our online guides – click here  or go to
Apply the access code 'PARENTING’ (or if you live in Surrey it is ACORN).
(Access codes are not case sensitive)

January 2024 Update

Solihull Approach has a range of free courses to help understand children, relationships and trauma. We strongly encourage you to share this with the families you are working with and advocate that they work their way through the appropriate topics according to their needs.

These include:



Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby

understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby : for women couples


Postnatal 0-6 months

understanding your baby

understanding your pre term or sick baby in hospital

understanding your pre term or sick baby now you're home


6 months to 19 years

understanding your child: from toddler to teenager

understanding your child with additional needs


Preteen to teenager

understanding your brain [for teenagers only]

understanding your feelings [for teenagers only]



understanding your relationships


A number of courses are also available in various languages including Urdu, Arabic, Somali, Welsh, Polish, Bulgarian and simplified Chinese. You will receive a certificate for each completed one, so please advise any of the families you work with that they are welcome to share them with you. Completion of appropriate Solihull Topics is a pre-cursor for attending a Triple P Parenting Programme or the Incredible Years Parenting Programme. Should you have any queries, please Johanna Mullin – Family Services Team Leader at