Family Learning for parents and carers

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Family Learning courses are free for parents and carers to help you give your child a positive start in life and to help support your child's learning and development at home and school.

A wide range of courses are offered online, from parenting and wellbeing to maths and English for EAL parents. They are delivered in a relaxed and informal way by supportive and knowledgeable tutors.

Don't worry if you think you don't know enough about how children are taught or if you didn't do well at school yourself. You are exactly who these courses are for. Join one of our friendly groups and together we can share a whole range of resources and ideas around how children learn at school and at home. Learning together is fun - and right now it couldn't be more important.

Some Family Learning classes are available to enrol on now and others have a waiting list. Please enrol now by clicking on the relevant course button below or register your interest for any other courses by emailing family.learning@surreycc.gov.uk.

As these are government funded courses and we want as many parents to access them as possible, please book on a maximum of three courses in a half term. Please check carefully that you can commit to the time and date and read the course description to make sure the course is right for you.

Maths courses

Family Learning maths courses will help you better understand the methods used to teach maths in schools and build up your own confidence and skills too. Choose either from fun workshops about a specific topic or, if you can commit to a regular weekly course, choose a longer Family Maths course. Enrol on a workshop or course, then talk to your tutor about what you can do next.

Enrol on a maths course today


English for EAL parents

English for EAL parents courses are specifically for parents who speak English as an additional language. Courses help parents to understand the education system in England and how to support their children with schoolwork. You can practise your English skills too. Choose from fun workshops to learn about a specific topic or if you can commit to a regular weekly course choose a longer EAL course. Enrol on a workshop or course, then talk to your tutor about what you can do next.

Enrol on an English course today


Parenting courses

From fun storytelling and craft workshops, to Understanding Children's behaviour, we offer a range of courses and workshops that support positive parenting. Enrol on a workshop or course, then talk to your tutor about what you can do next.

Enrol on a Parenting course today


Wellbeing courses

Courses to support you and your family's wellbeing. From helping your child manage anxiety to yoga and mindfulness for the family, to healthy cooking sessions. Enrol on a workshop or course then, talk to your tutor about what you can do next.

Enrol on a Wellbeing course today


Family wellbeing booklet

This booklet provides useful information and resources to support you and your family during these uncertain times.

Topics covered include:

  • Self-care for Parents and Carers
  • Mindfulness
  • Grounding exercise
  • Tips for supporting children
  • Helping children to understand and express their feelings
  • Helping children through an unsettled time
  • Returning to school

Download available below and if you would like to receive a paper copy of this, please contact us.


Get ready for school booklet

We know that the start of school can be a worrying time for parents and, this year especially, there may be increased anxiety around this. Family Learning has produced a guide to help you support your child. Get Ready for School offers hints and tips which are relevant beyond the first term and includes how to:

  • Help to develop your child's confidence and self-belief
  • Support your child to be independent
  • Develop your child's interpersonal and cognitive skills
  • Introduce them to literacy and numeracy skills
  • Help their first day to be successful and settle into school life
  • Give support with home learning
  • Use Family Learning to help you help your child

Download available below and if you would like to receive a paper copy of this, please contact us.


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