Family Learning Timetable

Upcoming activities and courses – Spring Term

As the Spring months approach, we are pleased to say that we have some exciting new courses and activities starting back up, as well as some old favourites!

From cooking wholesome recipes on our slow cooker course, to crafting sessions that spark creativity, there’s something for every member of the family to enjoy.

Please try and book on early, but 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.

Spring 2024     
North and East
DayStart DateWeeksCourse TimeLocation
Art and Creative PlayMonday15th January41.00 – 2.00 pmAsh Green School Upper Site
Baby MassageMonday15th January410.30 -11.30amNorthowram and Shelf Hub
Gel PolishTuesday16th January410am – 12pmAsh Green Children’s Centre
Positive Parents, Confident KidsThursday25th January310.30 – 11.30amKevin Pearce Children’s Centre
Parent and Baby PilatesTuesday20th February41.00 – 2.00pmCreations Children’s Centre
Fit 4 BumpWednesday21st February45.30 – 6.30pmForest Cottage Community Centre
Family First AidFriday23rd February210 – 11.30amIllingworth Children’s Centre
Little Movers  Monday26th February41.00 – 2.00pmForest Cottage Community Centre
Art and Creative PlayThursday29th February412.30 – 1.30pmHoly Nativity Church
Slow Cooker CourseFriday1st March211am – 12pmAsh Green School Upper Site
Slow Cooker CourseFriday15th March211am – 12pmAsh Green School Upper Site
One off Easter arts and craftsTuesday21st March110am -11amIllingworth Children’s Centre
Lower Valley
DayStart DateWeeksCourse TimeLocation
Art and Creative PlayFriday12th January41.00 – 2.00pmThe Space at Field Lane Children’s Centre
Slow Cooker CourseThursday18th January412.30 – 1.30pmElland Christian Centre
Mini DramaFriday19th January411am – 12pmBailiff Bridge Community Centre
Family First AidTuesday30th January210am -11.30amSt Matthews Parish Centre
Parent and Baby PilatesTuesday20th February410am – 11amSouthgate Methodist Church
Positive Parents Confident KidsThursday22nd February310.30 – 11.30amWellhome Children’s Centre
Baby MassageFriday1st March410am – 11amElland Christian Centre
One off Easter arts and craftsWednesday20th March110am – 11amElland Library
Health and Social Care Foundation CourseThursday11th April109.30am – 2.30pmWellholme Children’s Centre

Activity / Course Descriptions

Baby Movers

A 4-week sensory class stimulating hearing, sight, touch, movement and balance through singing, dancing, and playing. (Suitable from birth to wobbly walking)

Fit 4 Bump

Fit 4 Bump is a 4-week program that combines prenatal exercises, addresses and common concerns to help you prioritise your health and wellbeing. As well as helping you feel great, all exercises are going to help you prepare your body for the later stages of pregnancy, birth and beyond (Suitable for women in their 2nd and 3rd trimester)

Slow cooker course

A 4-week cooking parent only course that is based on learning to prepare affordable, healthy meals for you and your family. The primary focus is to define “healthy eating on a budget” and to help you develop your cooking skills. in our sessions you’ll be taught how to prepare, easy and delicious recipes which you can then take home and have a go of cooking the meal yourself in your new slow cooker that you will be given on the course.

Mini Drama

A 4-week creative session developing imaginative play taking children on a journey involving movement, role play, improvisation, and song. (Suitable for 18 months to 3 Years)

Gel Polish

4-week adults only course to learn the skills and knowledge to perform professional Gel Polish Application. Including consultation, Exfoliation, Gel Polish Application and Removal.

Baby Massage

A 4-week course of Baby Massage that promotes happy interventions between parents and babies.  It also enhances the bonding relationships that are formed at this time. May also may aid relaxation and sleep and assist with the symptoms of colic

Art & Creative Play

A 4-week family learning course suitable from 6 months upwards.  Sessions should be aimed at developing a child’s creativity by providing them with the opportunities, guidance, inspiration, and materials to explore, experiment and express themselves through a range of colourful art, creative and sensory activities. The session should help to build the child’s confidence and esteem and parents are encouraged to continue the learning at home. 

Little Movers

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

Parent & Baby Pilates

Our 4-week parent & baby Pilates class is unique and fun which aims to promote health and wellbeing in the post-natal population. Exercises focus on general strengthening and toning post-pregnancy with particular attention to 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. 

Family First Aid

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

Easter Arts and Crafts

A one-off Easter theme art and crafts session that focuses on art and creative play that allows children to have a sensory experience using different resources and equipment.

Health and Social Care Foundation Course

A 10-week term time only Health and Care Foundation course combines core knowledge important to health and care, along with essential employability skills. The units are tailored not only for the health and care sector but also for other relevant industries, ensuring you’re equipped for a brighter future.

Criteria to be accepted for this course – if you earn less than £21,255 annually or are currently unemployed.

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.