Welcome to School for Parents

We’re a Nottingham-based charity


We’re a Nottingham-based charity that supports babies and preschool children with conditions such as cerebral palsy that cause motor disorders or motor development delay. We also run specialist projects to help children with Down’s syndrome improve their communication skills.

We work closely with both the children and their parents to encourage and motivate each child’s desire to achieve tasks. At the same time, we give parents the knowledge, confidence and strength they need to cope with their child’s disability and understand how they can help.

All our activities have a common goal – to help every child reach his or her full potential within a safe, fun, and supportive environment. Read more.

Our work is inspired by the principles and practices of Conductive Education, developed at the Petö Institute in Hungary. This approach places the parent firmly at the forefront of their child’s education, encouraging the child’s personality to develop alongside their mother or father. Read more.

You can take from me that this tiny place genuinely and fundamentally changes the lives of these special little children and the lives of their parents. I know this because it’s changed our lives and I’ve seen it change others’ too. Some parents are really without hope before they find School for Parents.