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Free online courses: understanding your baby, child or teenager

Free online courses about understanding your pregnancy, child, teenager and relationships are available for families living in Surrey. The courses include top tips from childcare, education and NHS health experts. 

You can get free lifetime access to the courses by using the code 'ACORN' and visiting the In our place website.

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The following courses are available:

  • Understanding your pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
  • Understanding your pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby: for women couples 
  • Understanding your baby
  • Understanding your child
  • Understanding your child's feelings
  • Understanding your child's mental health and wellbeing
  • Understanding your teenager's brain
  • Understanding the impact of the pandemic on your teenager
  • Understanding the impact of the pandemic on your child
  • Understanding your brain (for teenagers only!)
  • Understanding your feelings (for teenagers only!)
  • Understanding your child with additional needs/learning disabilities
  • Understanding your relationships
  • Understanding your preterm or sick baby in hospital
  • Understanding your preterm or sick baby at home
  • Understanding your own trauma.

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The 'Understanding your child: from toddler to teenager' guide is available in languages including Bulgarian, Modern Standard Arabic, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Urdu and Welsh. Find out more on the In Your Place website.

The online courses have been written by experts and contain advice relevant to expectant parents, parents, grandparents and carers of children of all ages including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Access to the courses is unlimited with no expiry date, so you can return as and when you need and want to.

Each guide has between 9 to 11 sessions which last roughly 20 minutes each, there are also activities that can be carried out between courses.

These courses are provided by the Solihull Approach and brought to you by Children and Family Health Surrey and Surrey County Council.

Watch the Surrey TV video about the free online guides

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