About The Parenting Network

The Parenting Network is a not-for-profit social enterprise located in Portsmouth that provides a much loved and much needed service for local families. We are working to build a supportive community of families and drive forward social change through education on positive parenting and best practice.

Our work with families is delivered through a series of parental support services that utilise social learning theory as a model to promote fun learning, strengthen family bonds and bring together communities whilst tackling gender stereotyping and isolation.

We delivering a range of parental support services with our core projects being Dadzclub, The Young Families Project, Parental Voice and Therapeutic Developmental Baby Massage.

We also provide staff training, consultation services and parental engagement programmes to businesses and educational organisations.

Our Projects


Group for Dads

Dads don’t babysit. It’s called “Parenting”

Fatherhood has evolved and today’s modern men want to be much more actively involved in parenting

The Young Families Project

Group for young families

Nurturing and supporting young families in Portsmouth. 

TPN Baby Massage

Therapeutic Developmental Baby Massage

Therapeutic Developmental Baby Massage



Summer Picnics, Easter Egg Hunts, Halloween Discos and Christmas Parties! 

The Family Card


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Support local families

Support local businesses

TSAT Parents

Parental Voice in Education

Enhancing parental voice & engagement with home learning for over 2000 families.


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