Support for families of children aged 0 to 6

Groups and services for parents and carers, helping to build positive relationships.

Incredible Years

For parents and carers of children aged 3 to 6 years.

Learn how to manage challenging situations using positive parenting methods. 

At Incredible Years sessions we watch videos on child development, followed by a group discussion. It's a chance to meet and support other families in a friendly environment.

"It helped build a better relationship with my child. It was a good way to meet people that were going through the same challenges"

"Calmer behaviour, more fun, better relationship, not so stressful"

"I wasn't getting judged, it was very relaxed and friendly"

"Coming to Incredible Years gave me something to look forward to every week. It became part of my routine. My son is now getting on great in nursery and is not getting into trouble at home."

"Give it a go; don't knock it until you have tried it!"

We hold sessions online due to COVID-19. The groups run weekly for 14 to 16 weeks. Sessions last up to 90 minutes.

Members of the family nurture support team lead each session. Contact and support is available between sessions.

We have groups covering Arbroath, Carnoustie/ Monifieth, Brechin/Montrose and Forfar/Kirriemuir. Families can attend any of the groups within Angus. 

New groups starting in 2022:

  • Kirriemuir/Forfar: starts Thursday 27 January at 1pm
  • Brechin/Montrose: starts Tuesday 15 February at 10am
  • Carnoustie and Monifieth: starts Monday 21 February at 1pm
  • Arbroath: starts Thursday 27 January at 10am
  • Angus-wide: starts Friday 25 February at 10am

To find out more email

Psychology of Parenting Project - IncredibleYears Storyboard for Parents from NES on Vimeo.

Triple P

For parents or carers of children aged 0 to 6 years.

Practical tips and ideas to help you raise happy, confident children.

Work though the programme at home with regular input from a member of the family nurture support team.

Watch the videos to learn more:

Or email your questions to

Five to Thrive

A free, fun and engaging session for parents, carers and children aged 0 to 3 years. Try new activities, meet other families and learn about the five building blocks of child development:

  • how does my child's brain develop? (week one)
  • talk (week two)
  • play (week three)
  • relax (week four)
  • cuddle (week five)
  • respond (week six)

Groups are held online (because of COVID-19).

New groups start:

  • Tuesday 25 January 2022 at 1:30pm (6 weeks)
  • Thursday 27 January 2022 at 10:30am (rolling programme)
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 at 1:45pm (8 weeks)

To find out more email

Happy Me, Happy Baby e-newsletter

For parents and carers with a baby or toddler aged 0 to 3 years. Helps you with the daily challenges of parenthood:

  • get new activity ideas that will support your child’s brain development
  • learn about the five building blocks of child development: Play, Talk, Relax, Cuddle and respond
  • read hints and tips on how to fit self-care into your busy life as a parent
  • get regular up-to-date information about services and activities for families in your community  

Sign up to receive your copy (unsubscribe at any time)

Advice line

Being a parent or carer can be challenging.

Call the advice line and the family nurture support team will offer advice and support on Incredible Years and Five to Thrive Programmes.

Call 01307 494746 on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 2pm and 4pm.

The advice line will not be in operation week beginning 27 December 2021 and week beginning 3 January 2022.