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Free Online Family Learning Sessions

We are pleased to be able to offer a range of sessions for families across the country.

The sessions, courses or activities are to support the parents and carers of babies and children under five.


Let’s Learn Together @ Home

FREE activity packed 3 week programme offering loads of ideas on how to keep your little one happy, motivated and learning.

Mum and daughter on sofa

Please join us for an activity-packed programme offering loads of ideas on how to keep your little one happy, motivated and learning.

The three-week programmes are going to take place throughout September 2022 to March 2023.


What will my family gain from doing this course?

The course offers a personal approach to family learning and will help you better understand how children like to learn. By taking part in a variety of fun activities together, the course will help improve communication between you and your child.

Plus you’ll have the chance to learn in small groups and meet and connect with other families online.

And you’ll even get a certificate too once you’ve completed all the sessions.

What ages are the programmes aimed at?


What does the course cover?

  • Session One will explore the importance of the home learning environment and thinking about how singing and sharing stories can support children’s early language development as well as their emotional and physical development.
  • In Session Two we will create awe and wonder, by creating bubble snakes together as well as exploring how we can make the most of the great outdoors and how this can support your child’s learning.
  • In Session Three we will be making music with the kitchen band as well as sharing some further activities giving you ideas about how you can support your child’s emotional development in the home.

How many sessions are there and how are they are delivered?

One session will be delivered online per week, for three weeks in total.

How much does the course cost?

The course is free of charge thanks to the support of the Department for Education

Book your place here



Being Together, My Baby and Me is a free online five-week programme especially designed for families with babies.

This online programme, funded by the Department for Education, combines advice on baby’s learning and development with post-natal support for new parents.

There are five sessions, each one an hour long, looking at a different topic with lots of opportunities to share and learn as we discuss our thoughts and chat about our experiences together.

Topics covered include:

  • baby brain development and sensory play
  • early language and communication
  • positive mental health — especially by being outdoors (for parents/carers and babies)
  • keeping your baby safe
  • the importance of play. 

Each programme is held virtually on Zoom – and don’t worry we know that babies don’t always follow a timetable, so the sessions are very relaxed and informal giving everyone a chance to see and talk to others in a similar situation to themselves.

There will also be a chance to share your experiences and get to know other families with new babies.

The course is free of charge thanks to the support of the Department for Education

Book your place here



Parent Connect – free online sessions for parents

Gay mums

Parent Connects are one-off online events providing an opportunity to connect with other parents and carers via Zoom and learn about topics relevant to families and children aged 0-5. Plus you will share ideas in how to support children’s early education and each other.

The Connect sessions are free thanks to funding from the Department of Education.

Songs, stories and rhymes , supporting early communication

“Knowing more words, makes you smarter!”

In this session we explore the importance of speech and language development and how you can support your children’s early communication.

Join us to explore why communication and language development is so important in the early years, and how you can encourage this at home with songs, stories and rhymes packed with lots of information, ideas, and tips!

 9 November 10am – 11am

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Supporting your child’s emotional wellbeing

Parents provide the main support to children’s emotional development. We will discover how you can help your children as they become people in their own right, learning to walk, talk and master other routines of daily life and how to help you manage children’s moods. Join us to understand what children need emotionally, and how best to encourage healthy emotional development.

30 November 10am – 11am

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