Parenting courses and advice


Schools, nurseries and childminders are reopening. See Schools, children and families’ services.

Local parenting support

Find details about current programmes on the Open for parents website. They are for parents and carers of children and young people up to 19 years old.

Support in Hastings and Rye with emotional well-being issues

Education Futures Trust (EFT) offer Forest School and parenting courses.

Or search ESCIS for ‘parent support’. ESCIS is the East Sussex Community Information Service (ESCIS).

For more information, call the parenting team on 01424 725800 or email

Online advice and helpline

The charity Family Lives has a free helpline open seven days a week. See the website for advice, live chat, befriending, parenting and support groups.

Care for the Family has information on parenting and family life.

Parenting troubled teenagers – Relate.