As parents, we are the centre of our young child’s world. How we respond to them has an enduring impact. When they are little we can spend so much time trying to meet our children’s physical needs that we don’t have space to think about what they need from us emotionally. Circle of Security Parenting Groups are designed to give parents ‘a map’ for understanding and responding to their children’s emotional needs. Research shows that parents who are able do this in a loving and consistent way give their children an amazing start in life.
The groups run for eight weeks and usually have about twelve people per group.
Here’s what some parents have said about the groups:
“Circle of Security was an absolute eye opener. You have to see it for yourself and then you’ll understand.”
“Circle of security was such a huge help to us and our son. It really encouraged my husband and I to understand our son a bit better (particularly during the stressful terrible two stage)! It was such a positive thing to do and we are so glad to have participated! Highly recommended. Much better alternative to Supernanny any day!”
We run Circle of Security Groups at The Centre and we also have a group of trained Circle of Security Parenting facilitators working with The Centre who run groups across London.
There is a suggested donation of £100 per participant.
Our next courses are starting in January. We will be running one in the day time starting on 26th January and another in the evening starting on 29th January. To book for the Friday day time, click here or for the evening course here. There are crèche facilities available for the day time session, although spaces are limited and cost £5 a session, so please indicate if you would like to take up a place.
Animated videos for parents interested in The Circle of Security Parenting© Programme
- Like to attend a group at The Centre
- Find your nearest Circle of Security Group
- Interested in hosting a group?
Drop in sessions for Circle of Security Updates
We run regular ‘drop in’ parenting clinics for people who have attended a group and need a little help, advice or on-going support. Sometimes it helps just to have a little reminder or extra advice in areas we’re finding tricky.