Family Learning Timetable

Upcoming activities and courses – Summer Term

As the Summer months approach, we have some exciting new courses and activities starting, as well as some old favourites! Please try and book on early, and always let us know if you are allocated a place and cannot attend. This ensures that we can off the place to another family.

We are also looking for new trainers who might be interested in delivering courses for Sure Start.

If you are interested please contact for more information.

Activity / Course Descriptions

Understanding Autism Course – The Level 3 Certificate is aimed at family members, parents and carers who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of autism. (Adult Only)

Health and Social Care Foundation Course – A 10-week term-time only course combining core knowledge important to health and care, along with essential employability skills.

Applicants must earn less than £21,255 annually or be currently unemployed

Baby Massage – A 4-week course promoting happy interventions between parents and babies which may aid sleep and assist with the symptoms of colic.

(Suitable from 6 weeks to 6 months)

Art & Creative Play – A 4-week family learning course to explore and experiment through a range of colourful art, creative and sensory activities. (Suitable from 6 months to preschool)

Baby Movers – A 4 week class for parents and babies to stimulate hearing, sight, touch, movement and balance using singing dance and play. (Suitable from birth to wobbly walking)

Mini Movers – A 4-week course that focuses and explores movement and play and the natural urge to dance, sing and perform. (Suitable from walking)

Ready Steady Nursery – A fun 6-week programme to prepare your child for starting nursery. Covering independence skills, learning to focus and pay attention and speech and language development. (Suitable for children aged 2-3 years old)

Slow Cooker Course – A 4-week course teaching you how to prepare affordable, healthy meals for you and your family. You can then take your cooking home and have a go cooking the meal yourself in your new slow cooker that you will be given for free on the course. (Adult only)

Parent & Baby Pilates – A 4-week parent & baby pilates class, promoting health and wellbeing. Exercises focus on strengthening and toning post-pregnancy with particular attention on the abdominals, gluteal and pelvic floor. Babies are welcome from birth and can join in from 6 weeks onwards (once they’ve had their initial check-up). Mums should be able to participate from 8—10 weeks if they had a C-section.

Paediatric First Aid – A 3-week accredited course in emergency first aid, learners will gain the knowledge in dealing with first aid situations for example choking, CPR and Shock. (Adult only)

Family First Aid – A 2-week First Aid course providing basic knowledge and skills to deal with minor accidents and health emergencies at home. Children welcome to attend with parents.

Get Creative with Nail Art – A 3-week course focusing on nails foils, applying decal and gems, marble effect and glitter embedding using different techniques. (Adult Only)

Fitness for Mums – Enjoy a full body workout with like-minded mums. A mixture of Boxfit, Strength & Conditioning, HIIT, and Core Confidence. Bring your baby/children along too!

Places on our courses and activities are limited. If you are allocated a place and cannot attend please ensure you let us know by ringing 01422 251090, this enables us to allocate the place to another family.

Once you have submitted your online booking form this will be processed. If you have been allocated a place you will receive a confirmation text and email approximately 10 days to 2 weeks before the course is due to start. Places are not given on a first come first served basis, we have an allocation procedure in place.

Please note all information was correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.