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Middlefield Community Primary School


Community Primary School

Child and Family Support

Incredible Years Parents Group


What is the Incredible Years Parents Programme?

A widely researched and effective parenting programme used throughout the country. 

The programme is widely used in Liverpool for parents and children of all ages.

Who is it for?

Parents who are having difficulties in managing their children’s behaviour or

Parents who are interested in developing and enhancing their parenting skills.

Developing Skills

Parents learn how to

  • Help children learn through play/special time
  • Stay calm
  • Improve children’s self esteem
  • Feel a success as a parent
  • Set limits
  • Deal with difficult behaviour
  • Build strong relationships

What is involved?

  • 12 weekly sessions for 2.5 hours a week
  • Watch videos, group discussions, practice skills, home practice
  • Group leaders provide guidance and support, and parents give help and support to each other.

What will I have to do?

  • Attend weekly sessions
  • Try out new skills at home
  • Give feedback to the group each week


A Quiet Place

The main objective of ‘A Quiet Place’ at Middlefield is to develop the emotional intelligence of our children from Nursery to Year 6. Identified children work with Quiet Place staff through a variety of interventions designed to support and develop their emotional intelligence.

People who are feeling good about themselves are both eager to learn and more likely to be successful in achieving their potential.

The elements of Emotional Intelligence are:

  • Managing behaviour
  • Resilience and empathy
  • Self esteem
  • Confidence and awareness
  • Successful communications and relationships

A Quiet Place Body Work/Massage

Massage is an important part of the A Quiet Place protocol and must be done with care in order to keep children safe. Much research shows the connection between touch, emotional health and well-being. Massage is offered in conjunction with a number of programmes to assist with relaxation and reduce tension.