Family Learning for parents and carers

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

A wide range of free 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. Remember, that as parents, carers and grandparents, you are experts in your own right. 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 below or register your interest for any other courses by emailing

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. Fun maths workshops are also available.

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 own English skills too. Workshops are also available.

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 Parenting course today

You can find out more by emailing

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 Wellbeing course today

You can find out more by emailing

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 express and understand 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. With this in mind Family Learning have produced a guide to help you prepare your child for school. Get Ready for School will give hints and tips on how to:

  • Help to develop your child's confidence and self-belief
  • Support your child in being 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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